Apple to Ditch Notched Display Design in 2019 [Report]

Posted March 7, 2018 at 2:35pm by iClarified · 12765 views

Apple is planning to ditch the notched display design found on the iPhone X in 2019, according to a new report from ETNews.

Apple decided to get rid of ‘notch’ design, which is an area at the top of a display that is concaved in. Its 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.

“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 unclear where Apple will place the receiver, front-camera, and sensors with a full screen. It's suggested that Apple could either drill holes into the OLED panel or use a BM (Black Matrix) area within the displays.

Last year, Apple said, “Our vision always has been to create a iPhone that has its front completely filled with a display.” Even as Apple works towards this, Android manufacturers are copying the notch on many of their new models.

We don't expect any major changes to the iPhone's design this year; however, three new models are expected including a 6.5-inch OLED iPhone, a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, and an updated 5.8-inch OLED iPhone.

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