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Rumor: Apple to ditch the ‘notch’ design in upcoming iPhones

According to ET News, Apple will ditch the “notch design” in 2019 iPhones. The design provides a concave spot at the top of the smartphone screen that’s home to the front-facing camera, separate infra-red camera for Face ID, dot projector, flood illuminator, speaker, microphone, ambient light sensor and proximity sensor.

The article says Apple’s plan is “to improve obstacles such as 3D sensor and camera module that were in the way of implementing a full-screen on the front of an iPhone.” However, ET News doesn’t say how this will be accomplished.

According to the Sellers Research Firm (that’s me), Apple will indeed do this — IF the company can find a way to keep the current functionality housed in the notch while offering a full-screen display.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.