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2019 iPhones

The 2019 iPhones Could Ditch the Notch for Good

March 7, 2018

The 2019 iPhones could ship without the iPhone X’s controversial notch, according to Korea’s ETNews.

Two months ago, ETNews said Apple was planning on decreasing the size of the notch on 2019 iPhone models. The publication’s latest report suggests Apple’s time frame has moved up.

The three new iPhone models expected to arrive this year could now have slimmer bezels and smaller notches:

Apple is planning to release two models with OLED display and a model with LCD display during this fall. It is heard that OLED models will be available in 5.85-inch display and 6.46-inch display while a LCD model will be available only in 6.04-inch model. All three of these models will have Face ID function and it is heard that there will be less bezel and smaller notch design.

Meanwhile, the 2019 models could see the removal of the notch:

“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.”

It’s only March, so it’s likely we’re going to hear varying rumors about this year’s iPhones in the coming months. Regardless, it’s becoming clearer that Apple’s rethinking the iPhone notch on future models. In doing so, it’s likely the company plans on combining the front-facing camera and Face ID on future models, thereby reducing the size of the device’s TrueDepth sensor housing. What happens after this year remains to be seen.

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