It looks like pop-up cameras are becoming a thing. In the last one month, both Vivo and Oppo launched their flagship smartphones that come with pop-up camera modules. It’s a move adopted by the companies in order to shave off bezels and deliver a full screen experience with their smartphones. Following the Oppo Find X and the Vivo NEX, other manufacturers are also being reported to take the same route. However, according to a popular industry analyst, Apple will not be joining the bandwagon.
In an Interview with Express, analyst Horace Dediu stated that Apple will most likely refrain from adding a pop-camera to its iPhones, claiming that the technology is more susceptible to damage and will make the device much slower. He further stated that doing so will also take away the device’s water-resistant capabilities, which is a feature many people expect in today’s flagship smartphones. Not to mention, motorized parts are also costly and difficult to implement in devices.
While there will be no motorized parts on the iPhone, the analyst does believe that Apple will ditch the lightning port on its future devices, to rely completely on wireless charging. He also stated the next iPhone could feature slimmer bezels compared to the iPhone X.
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Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones in September this year. The new line-up is said to consist of the successor to the iPhone X, a big 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus and an affordable 6.1-inch iPhone, which will feature an LCD screen.