Mar 7, 2018

Apple Reportedly To Ditch Notch Entirely In 2019 iPhone Models, While This Year's Lineup To Have Smaller Form

According to Korea's ET News, Apple to drop the notch from its 2019 OLED iPhones, and is said to be working on a new design where the screen will ‘completely fill the front of new iPhones.’ While the iPhones in 2018 will continue to be featured with notch but in smaller factor.

On the other hand, the report reiterates KGI and Bloomberg's rumors in which Apple plans to release three new iPhone models this year, including the second-generation 5.8-inch of iPhone X, a larger 6.5-inch version dubbed iPhone X Plus, and a mid-range 6.1-inch model with design tradeoffs like an LCD screen to achieve a lower price point.

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Besides, the report didn't go on further details about how Apple would deal with all of the technology currently housed in the notch, or the so-called TrueDepth Camera system that powers Face ID and the Animoji. Still, it is believed that each iPhone will retain Face ID in 2019.

"Apple decided to get rid of notch design starting from 2019 models and is having discussions with relevant companies," said a representative for an industry. "It seems that Apple is planning to implement full-screen that is more complete to its new iPhones."

Apple removing the notch on the iPhone X is almost certainly its end goal, but when you think about it that losing the notch after just two generations feels unrealistic. When do you see Apple being able to lose the notch altogether? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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