Apple may launch iPhone with smaller notch in 2020

Face ID could use veins to differentiate twin brothers

While competition struggles to get rid of notch (that cutout to house cameras and other sensors that are on the front of the device) already in 2019, everything indicates that this year iPhones will have, just like last year, the very same notch.

That is, if this is confirmed, it will be three long years with this thing preventing us from having a screen with a really incredible use on iPhones. But things could change in 2020 – at least that’s what the world’s most famous analyst Apple, Ming-Chi Kuo, said today in an investor note shared by the Chinese website MyDrivers [Google Tradutor].

To be very specific, Kuo reported that at least one iPhone launched in 2020 will be equipped with a smaller front camera lens, in order to be accommodated in a smaller cut than the current one.

The China Times – quoting an analyst at the investment firm Credit Suisse in Asia – said [Google Tradutor] that Apple plans to launch a new iPhone model without Face ID (and, consequently, the notch as we know it today) in 2020. Still according to the analyst, such an iPhone would have a front camera under the screen and an “acoustic” Touch ID – corroborating rumors already commented here by us.

Already in 2021, the analyst believes that all three models launched will be completely free from clipping, thus completing the transition to devices with frontal cameras and Touch ID under the screen.

In short: in 2019, according to these analysts, iPhones will still have the notch; in 2020, two models will have notch smaller while one of them will no longer have the cutout (with camera and Touch ID under the screen); by 2021, all devices would have a camera and fingerprint sensor under the display.

Will Apple really bet on Touch ID again? It does not hurt to remember that this week, the company ran a new commercial for the iPhone highlighting precisely Face ID, stating that such a method of unlocking is simpler and more secure than the fingerprint reader. ?

via MacRumors