Numerous reports center on Cupertino's rumored new dual cutout design for the iPhone 14's front camera and Face ID hardware. It appears that there will be a system in place to black out the pixels between the two cutouts and make the entire area appear as one solid piece. This is the current common assumption.

Recent reports claim that Apple will rebuild the status bar specifically for the iPhone 14 using the new cutout. Apple probably made the decision to include this functionality for both aesthetic and practical reasons.

Several renders have leaked, implying that Apple may return to a more traditional look. One with complete battery information (percentage and icon) on the far right and the location sign next to it. On the left, there is information about the network signal and the carrier. But take the mockups with a grain of salt.

The space between the two cuts will very certainly be kept for the new privacy indications introduced with iOS 14. It indicates when an app makes active use of the device's microphone or video cameras. This could open up space in the display's corners for extra status icons.

According to other industry sources, Apple will redesign the camera app's layout to better fit controls around the new cutouts. In particular, the status bar will have the flash and Live Photo buttons immediately above it, with the other options immediately beneath the cutouts.

However, it is yet unknown whether the choice to have the cutouts "joined" by black pixels will be a system-wide, default user preference or whether there would be certain use scenarios, such as watching films, where the pixels between the two cutouts will still display content. That is still up in the air.

The iPhone 14 is expected to launch on Sept. 7, with Apple announcing a date for its major Apple September Event. But, with only a week till the big day, we already know what to expect owing to a steady stream of iPhone 14 speculations.

The regular iPhone 14 should be very similar to the iPhone 13, with some improvements in features and specs over the existing variants. Along with the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, we're expecting a larger 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max (or iPhone 14 Plus) with many of the same specifications.

The iPhone 14 Pro models are anticipated to include a more extensive redesign, eventually doing away with the iconic display notch in favor of a new cutout design. The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are also expected to feature an upgraded 48MP main camera, a new A16 Bionic chipset, and perhaps an always-on display.