Apple to launch one notch-less iPhone in 2020, three in 2021


According to a reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, in a published, she says that at least one of the new iPhones planning to launch in 2020 will be slimming down their notch.

Are you excited about a notch-less iPhone? With the Trump administration continuing to play hardball on the issue, Apple is reportedly looking to move between 15-30 percent of its iPhone production outside of China to hedge its risks going forward. It is possible that Kuo is talking about this China-specific model, which will ditch TrueDepth sensor needed for Face ID, thereby significantly reducing the size of notch required for the FaceTime camera. The latest hint this may happen comes from an industry report on revenue performance for manufacturers making the modules that enable 3D Touch, stating that although "Apple may remove 3D touch sensors from all 2019 iPhone devices", sales for these companies may still grow.

Apple appears to have begun exporting iPhones that are made in India to a handful of European markets. The analyst shared no details as to what design changes to expect, including if the changes will be related to the notch or to the overall form factor. It is also not clear if the smaller notch design will extend to all iPhone models next year or to just one.

Kuo's predictions about next year's iPhone possibly having a smaller notch is one of several rumours that have surfaced so far about Apple's 2020 smartphones.

This years iPhones are rumored to get a number of upgrades, this will include new cameras and the top models are expected to come with three cameras. The phones are said to sport under-screen front cameras and full-screen acoustic fingerprint authentication, which is likely a version of Touch ID that would work anywhere on the iPhone's display. Many felt that it hinders the smartphone experience and prevents an edge-to-edge display. It is unclear whether Apple plans to do away with Face ID on all their upcoming iPhone models in the future.