First, a well-known analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, today publishes a new research note on a Chinese website. MyDrivers in which he claims that at least one new iPhone in 2020 will be equipped with a smaller front camera lens for improved screen / frame ratio, suggesting that the notch will be finer.
Second, the China Times quotes an analyst from the Credit Suisse investment company in Asia who thinks that Apple plans to market a new iPhone model without any notch or face ID in 2020. The analyst says that the IPhone will instead feature a front-facing camera under the screen and a full-screen digital fingerprint authentication. , which sounds like a Touch ID version that would work anywhere on the iPhone's display.
The analyst believes that the three new iPhones will be flawless by 2021, thus completing the transition to under-screen front-end cameras and full-screen fingerprint authentication. According to the report, Apple is likely to develop its own under-screen fingerprint technology rather than using a third-party vendor.
Together, these rumors describe the following chronology:
- 2019 Three new iPhones with Face ID and no change in the hack
- 2020: Two new iPhones with Face ID and slimmer notches, a new no-notch iPhone with fingerprint authentication in full screen
- 2021: Three new clutter-free iPhones with fingerprint authentication in full screen
Last week, a report announced that Apple plans to launch a new iPhone with digital fingerprint technology under the screen, but that this device would be limited to the budget-conscious Chinese market, the technology of 39 fingerprint under the screen being supposed to cost less. as face recognition sensors.
Similarly, following meetings with vendors from Apple 's Asian supply chain in May, Barclays analysts claimed that the iPhone 2020 models would have a technology that would make it easier for Apple' s customers. acoustic fingerprint to switch to full screen. Touch ID.
The design has been a controversial design decision since its launch on the iPhone X in 2017 and it has always been felt as a solution on the way to an iPhone with a truly consistent display. These rumors certainly have a certain plausibility. However, these reports should always be viewed with some skepticism until corroborated by other sources. It is also early for these plans to change.
The possibility of a seamless iPhone seems more and more promising. In January, for example, the Apple AMS provider launched new ambient and near-ambient light sensors, while Chinese smartphone manufacturers Oppo and Xiaomi recently introduced smartphones with under-the-front cameras.
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Until now, Samsung has taken a different approach to avoid notches, with its Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 + smartphones featuring circular and pill-shaped front camera cutouts, respectively in the upper right-hand corner from the screen.
Apple's exact approach, if any, remains to be seen, but it certainly begins to sound as if the cut was perhaps no longer there.