For Apple, however, the notch is not just a design element: it houses the TrueDepth camera system, a complex module that makes a 3D depth map of your face and provides an extremely secure way of unlocking the phone, paying for goods, and quickly signing into services. If you are not aware, at present, Apple mainly produces old iPhones such as iPhone 7 in India through its manufacturing partner Wistron.
Apple is expected to launch at least three new iPhone models later this year, at an event that has traditionally taken place around September.
That analyst goes on to claim that all three iPhones in 2021 will lack a notch. The report says that no 2021 phones will have notches, with Face ID supposedly being replaced by in-screen Touch ID tech.
The problem with that idea thus far, of course, is that Apple appears to be unwilling to sacrifice screen-to-bezel ratio for a fingerprint scanner.
In the year 2020, we'll likely see a change in Apple's several-seasons-long central design feature: the notch!
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While it's a minor issue, the Switch Lite will port over the Switch's inability to connect to Bluetooth speakers/headphones. Nintendo has announced Nintendo Switch Lite , a new version of Switch created to play Switch games in handheld mode.
While earlier reports from the Kuo has suggested that all iPhones in 2020 are capable of 5G and come with OLED panels, the latter had predicted that there would be ToF Rear camera sensors along with AR/VR Gaming capabilities for the iPhones next year. This will be a odd move for Apple, going back to Touch ID when they seem to have switched to Face ID with higher-end model iPhone units - but stranger things have happened!
Credit Suisse's channel checks, which were presented at the MWC Shanghai exhibition recently, suggest Apple's screen suppliers are working on full-screen displays without cutouts, according to the Business Times.
According to the source, Apple would add an under-screen front camera and a return to Touch ID, via a full-screen authentication service rather than via a traditional home button. Many felt that it hinders the smartphone experience and prevents an edge-to-edge display. Now Apple is looking to do the same thing if reports are to be believed.
Now the recent reports back such speculations. It is unclear whether Apple plans to do away with Face ID on all their upcoming iPhone models in the future. Thus, ditching Face ID in favor of Touch ID seems highly unlikely for now.