Apple to ditch the notch from iPhones in 2019: Report

As Android smartphones with a notch are launching, Apple is looking at a future that is truly bezel-less.

  • Published: March 8, 2018 10:11 AM IST

An increasing number of Android smartphone companies have lately started adopting the ‘notch’. But Apple, the creator of the notch, is already said to be looking towards a future that is truly bezel-less.

According to a report on South Korea’s Electronic Times, Apple will ditch the notch completely from its iPhones in 2019. Though details are scarce, the report cites sources claiming that the screen on the 2019 iPhones will “completely fill the front of new iPhones”. The dropping of the notch however doesn’t mean that the iPhones won’t come with Face ID. The front camera and all the sensors will still be placed at the front of the iPhone, but how Apple manages to do that without the notch will be interesting to see.

With about an year and half still to go for the launch of the 2019 iPhones, we would advise you to take to this leak with the proverbial pinch of salt. In the meanwhile, Xiaomi is scheduled to launch a truly bezel-less smartphone later this month. On March 27, Xiaomi plans to launch the Mi MIX 2s, which could boast a higher screen-to-body ratio than the Mi MIX 2. It is expected to feature an edge-to-edge display with the front camera taking very little space at the top-right corner.

Apple, on the other hand, is widely rumored to be launching three new iPhones later this year. All three will adopt iPhone X-like design with full-screen display and notch. In addition to the second-generation iPhone X, there will be a high-end OLED iPhone with 6.5-inch, and an affordable LCD iPhone with 6.1-inch display.

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  • Published Date: March 8, 2018 10:11 AM IST