Apple To Drop iPhone X Notch In 2019, Report Says


The report also speculates that Apple is trying an alternative of embedding the Face ID in the display instead of an annoying notch. Details about the display were not revealed but it is mentioned that the screen will fill the front. Apple needed somewhere to hide the front-facing camera, infra-red camera, dot projector, flood illuminator, speaker, microphone, proximity and ambient light sensors. Yet, at a time where the notch seems to be getting as much attention as it ever has, a new rumor claims that Apple is looking to move away from it. Last year, it was all about the thin bezels but now, companies have released or are planning to announce phones with a notch.

"Suppliers are interested in how Apple will be able to place receiver, front-camera, and Face ID feature and implement full-screen at the same time". ETNews' sources present a couple of solutions: Apple could either drill holes into the OLED displays, or it could include them through the use of a black matrix area within the displays themselves.

The iPhone X was a big experiment for Apple, and one that came with a few features that weren't received well. While there are a number of Chinese manufacturers that produce their own high-end flagships, there's a large market for knock-off devices that retain the look of luxury phones at much more affordable prices.

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In reality, the notch was required due to the iPhone X using an all-screen design.

Since we'll be seeing numerous Android devices in the coming months launching with a notch of some kind, it makes sense for Google to include support in Android P. Google's oversight will hopefully give users a better experience if their phone has a display with a notch. Let us know in the comments.