Apple started the trend of display notch in 2017’s iPhone X, but this feature is getting obsolete just a few years later.
The iPhone X notch created a huge trail of reactions. Some liked it others said that it was just not aesthetically pleasing, resulting in apps that are meant to hide the notch.
Benjamin Geskin, the design creator of upcoming smartphones, claimed that the notch might fade away in at least one model of the 2020 iPhone lineup.
Notch will be absent in iPhone 12
Geskin tweeted that notch, one of the prototypes for the iPhone 12, will go away. Apple will find a different place for the Face ID and TrueDepth camera systems. It would be a very crowded, narrow top bezel of the smartphone, alongside other features like the speaker and microphone.
Geskin’s tweet also follows a research note done in July by acclaimed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In this research, it was claimed that Apple was looking to add more display real estate to the iPhone by cutting down the size of the front camera. There is also a possibility that Apple will remove the notch as early as 2020, with the prediction that Face ID might also be on the way out.
Display Screen will Go Larger
It is believed that Apple might even replace the 6.5-inch OLED display on the iPhone 11 Pro Max with a larger 6.7-inch screen in 2020, so Geskin is likely referring to the iPhone 12 Pro Max in his tweet.
The speculation of the removal of the notch, however, already has a formidable opponent in Steve Hemmerstoffer, who leaked the design of the iPhone 11 Pro months before the device’s official announcement.
The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max all were just shortly announced, but the speculation is already making the surge with tidbits on future iPhones. A new patent also divulged that the Apple logo at the back of the smartphone might be made to work as a notification light.