Apple to back off from iPhone X notch in 2019 iPhones, report

No Apple, it’s not fair, the Android family has just started playing and you’re planning to quit.

Apple’s 10th-anniversary smartphone, iPhone X has been an inspiration for many Android-powered smartphones manufacturers, as the news about adoption of the features and design of the phone, especially that top-notch started surfacing after one month of iPhone X launch. To date, from Huawei to LG to OnePlus, almost all are rumored to be introducing the iPhone X-like notch in their upcoming smartphones, which is actually the copy of Essential’s PH-1.

As the Android family is moving towards this new trend, Apple is planning to drop the notch from its 2019 OLED iPhones, according to a report by a Korean news outlet ETNews. According to the report, the screen will apparently “completely fill the front of new iPhones.”

In order to get rid of the notch, Apple would have to find somewhere else to place a wide variety of cameras and sensors, which are currently residing in the notch of the iPhone X. The report also claims that Apple will keep using Face ID in its 2019 models, which means that all the necessary sensors will need to be on the front of the phone. As the report states,

“Apple decided to get rid of notch design starting from 2019 models and is having discussions with relevant companies. It seems that Apple is planning to implement full-screen that is more complete in its new iPhones.”

The ideas on how Apple will be accommodating the important sensors were also suggested in the report, as it states that “Some display industries think that Apple will either drill holes into OLED panels or use BM (Black Matrix) area within displays”. This is something Apple’s rival Samsung has already revealed in the patents previously. But honestly speaking, I don’t believe that Apple will tend to use this approach.

Meanwhile, we know that Apple is expected to introduce at least 4 new iPhones in 2018 and some of those models may feature two-cell battery and 4GB RAM.

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