Apple is working on an iPhone that won’t feature its notch-that-divides design, with plans to release the handset in 2020.
Two analysts, including the well-respected Apple Watcher Ming Chi Kuo and a report from an anonymous Credit Suisse member, have claimed that Apple will launch an iPhone with a front camera integrated under the display next year. It will also ditch Face ID in favor of a new in-screen fingerprint scanner.
That would mean there wouldn’t be a need for a notch, although it would mean more facial sweep, which is hard to believe considering Apple has made such a big deal out of Face ID and its precision.
Interestingly, the Credit Suisse analyst says that while Apple will still offer Face ID and a notch design on two iPhones in 2020, by 2021 it will completely switch to a bezel-less look and a new Touch ID system that can register fingerprints. scan anywhere on the screen.
Such plans have already been mentioned by supply chain sources in recent weeks. A report claimed that Apple is looking to switch to Touch ID in China in an effort to cut costs and increase sales.
While it may seem extreme, the relative failure of the iPhone XS and iPhone XR means that Apple is undoubtedly exploring new ways to convince consumers to upgrade.
Apple is set to unveil a trio of new iPhones in September, all based on the current iPhone lineup.