Face ID

Redesigned iPhone 14 Pro coming next month

iPhone Pro camera bump

As Apple's September launch event quickly approaches, the company is expected to make changes to the next generation iPhone lineup. iOS 16 beta 6 has been released, bringing the latest software version to beta testers everywhere. As the finishing touches are placed on iOS 16, reports show the iPhone 14 hardware coming into focus. 2022 may offer two iPhone 14 models alongside two versions of the higher-end iPhone 14 Pro.

iPhone 14 to feature 'hole-punch and pill' design

iPhone 14 rumored notch replacement

Apple looks poised to place the letter "i" on the front of the next generation iPhone, if reports are true. The iPhone 14 may shed its famous notch at the top of the screen for a different configuration of sensor cutouts. The so-called "hole-punch and pill" design has been leaked through purported schematics (above) and a photo of a screen component from behind. Rumors indicate Apple is moving away from a full notch design but still needs to accommodate a long list of sensors in front of the iPhone 14.

How to use Face ID with a mask on iPhone

Face ID setup

Many iPhone users have struggled with Face ID unlocking while wearing a mask. Apple Watch owners already can unlock their iPhone from their wrists, even with a mask on. It becomes more difficult when Face ID has trouble recognizing your features because half of your face is obscured. Although some have already had success training Face ID to work with a mask, the feature is now officially supported by Apple.

There are two requirements needed to unlock the iPhone using Face ID with a mask:

iPhone to get under-display Face ID

iPhone Face ID notch

Exciting changes are in store for upcoming iPhone models. If the latest leaks are to be believed, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has bold predictions for the future of Face ID. Changes start with the iPhone lineup this fall, which noticeably shrinks the width of the display notch. The black display notch houses necessary components for Face ID, including the TrueDepth camera.

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