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If so, it’s going to disappoint people who have clung to the rumor that Apple has reduced the distinctive notch on its phones as it needs less space to house the sensors and cameras that make up the iPhone Face ID image recognition system. . Just a few days ago, Jon Prosser said the downgrade was “mostly confirmed”.
It’s no secret that Apple would eventually like to downsize and maybe even remove the notch from its smartphones. Reports from last year suggested future Apple smartphones won’t include a notch, although that won’t happen until 2021.
It’s safe to say that the iPhone’s notch is dividing opinion. First introduced with the iPhone X in 2017, the notch gives Apple phones a distinctive look that manufacturers of Android devices were quick to copy. The notch also supports Face ID, which gives Apple an edge over other devices with its secure face unlock feature, not to mention the fun messaging capabilities with animoji.
But the iPhone’s notch means Apple phones still have a bit of a bulging bezel in the display. Just look at the just unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note 20 to see the benefits of uninterrupted display real estate.
As more and more Android phone makers embrace minimum bezels for their phones, Apple might feel compelled to do the same. Whether or not it starts with the iPhone 12, however, remains very uncertain.