By Mikey Campbell
Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 4:51 pm Pacific Time (7:51 pm ET)
Apple is expected to drastically reduce the size of the iPhone's TrueDepth notch by 2020, potentially altering or deleting the design feature that divides with the help of a smaller camera, according to the analyst noted Ming-Chi Kuo.
The TF Securities analyst has released this forecast in a recent note to investors, reported by MyDrivers Wednesday.
Kuo expects that Apple will use in its next-generation iPhone a smaller camera lens, which could reduce the size of the entire TrueDepth camera set and make it even smaller. corresponding notch, thus increasing the possibilities of using the screen.
The analyst adds that the handset design is likely to change. It is unclear if the new design is related to the removal of the notch of the iPhone. The report lacks details and does not specifically indicate that Kuo's rating predicts a design change announced by the iPhone X and continued with the iPhone XS and XR.
Given the current state of technology and recent rumors, a decrease in the size of the hack is more likely than its permanent withdrawal. The company is working on a number of solutions to the problem of notch, including a camera and optical technology capable of operating under – more precisely through – the screen of a smartphone .
In addition to TrueDepth predictions, Kuo said that the rear-facing camera of the 2020 iPhone would benefit from a seven-piece lens system.
Kuo's forecasts are more conservative than those of a Credit Suisse analyst referenced in the report. According to Business Time, Credit Suisse's chain controls presented this week at MWC show in Shanghai show that Apple's screen suppliers are developing full-screen displays without cutting, an activity that, according to the research firm, will lead to an uncluttered iPhone as early as next year.
From here 2021, Apple will adopt a full-screen optical-based fingerprint recognition technology, similar to the products used by high-end Android phone makers, said Credit Suisse. The next iPhone could offer both a next-generation full-screen Touch ID solution and a sub-screen TrueDepth camera.
Recently, a report released in early July had announced that Apple was planning to introduce an exclusive iPhone variant to China, abandoning Face ID in favor of a Touch ID subscreen module. By removing TrueDepth, Apple will be able to market the phone at a relatively low price, attracting more of the Chinese market, the report said.