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Apple Will Reportedly Drop Notch on 2019 iPhone Lineup

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According to a report from South Korea’s Electronic Times, Apple will remove the notch from its 2019 iPhone lineup. Even though there are no specifications for the device in the report, the publication said that the screen will “completely fill the front of the new iPhones.”

In order to completely remove the notch, the company would have to position the front-facing camera and the TrueDepth Camera sensor for Face ID behind the display. The report did confirm that the 2019 iPhone will continue to use Face ID.

Considering that we are so far out from a 2019 iPhone launch, it will be a little while longer before we learn anything about Apple’s official plans for their iPhone lineup.

As always, we recommend taking these reports with a grain of salt, especially since they are predicting something so far out in the future. However, if Apple manages to achieve this, it would be a clear breakthrough in the industry and would set the standard for devices that follow.

[via 9to5Mac]

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  • Joe

    Make control center easier to access. By far my biggest pet peeve about the notch is how little I use control center now.

  • Aleks Oniszczak

    Hope it’s true. The status bar really suffers in the current design. Might as well put the headphone jack back too. Then we can pretend all this was just a bad dream.

  • Nick

    I would say the issue here is that if they get rid of it developers won’t have much incentive to make apps work well on the iPhone X.

  • Bill___A

    The iPhone X kind of reminds me of Windows 8. I don’t like the interface.

  • BeaveVillage

    Excellent news, now just bring back the fingerprint scanner and we’re good. I’m not showing you my face.

  • CYK123456

    Once Apple remove the Face ID I will come back

  • FragilityG4

    If they can get everything behind the screen that would be amazing! I’m not holding my breath on this as it is only a rumour. And despite people asking for Touch ID back I say no way! Face ID is superior in so many ways!

  • FragilityG4

    Your face is stored on the device and never off loaded.

  • FragilityG4

    No way! Face ID is so much better!

  • AHFOD

    I’m sticking with my 6S Plus until that horrid notch is gone….and maybe the return of the headphone jack?

  • Victorious Secret

    Do you know that? You’re 1000% sure they don’t use it?

  • FragilityG4

    Are you so sure about your fingerprint?

  • Dany Quirion

    Obviously you dont own an iPhone X as the notch is somethiny we never see when using the phone.

  • AHFOD

    Right.

  • Geoffrey Spencer

    Very true. I have the iPhone X and love it. The notch has status information beside it on both sides.

  • Geoffrey Spencer

    Agreed but having both options would be good too. FYI, I have the iPhone X and loving it.

  • Geoffrey Spencer

    It is stored on your iOS device’s Secure Enclave chip and not on the web like Android devices. That is why you have to do the process again on all your devices.

  • Geoffrey Spencer

    Why is the notch affecting you using the Control Centre. Just slide down from the right of the notch. I got used to it.

  • Kris

    The notch is ugly especially when watching video. They should get rid of it and replace it with a slim bezel instead with all the sensors in it like Samsung does… That would be much cleaner looking.

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