According to South Korea’s The Elec report, the iPhone 16 Pro will be changed to the Face ID function under the screen to provide more available display area.
The name “Under Panel Face ID” is expected to be applied to the iPhone 16 Pro next year. Apple will move the Face ID module directly to the bottom of the iPhone screen. When Face ID is not needed, the TrueDepth camera for Face ID will be hidden on the display The bottom of the screen is integrated with the surrounding area of the screen, making the overall area of the screen larger.
Based on the technical challenges remaining for under panel cameras to meet discerning brands quality requirements as well as panel manufacturers’ cost requirements, I still believe this roadmap makes sense for the iPhone. pic.twitter.com/3ck5X3sVcL
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) May 10, 2022
The change is in line with a May 2022 timeline laid out by display analyst Ross Young. The Elec also confirmed rumors that all four mainframes of the iPhone 15 series will offer dynamic islands, and in late 2023, the feature will expand from the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to two standard models.
The report also mentioned that because this technology is not yet mature, the iPhone 15 Pro will still use the display design of the iPhone 14 Pro this year.