While Android OEMs like Samsung and OnePlus have committed to ditching the notch for more modern implementations like a cut-out in the display or a pop-up camera, Apple’s notch developed into being part of signature iPhone design over the past three generations. Now much like the home button and TouchID, Apple may have decided to ditch the notch in the next-gen iPhone.
While Apple plans to keep FaceID, it will instead move the components into a sleeker upper-bezel, working to retain a uniform bezel all round. It’s similar to the Google Pixel 4 in conception which ditches the notch for a bezel, albeit one that’s bigger than the iPhone’s proposed one.
Earlier this week, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo already reported that Apple would be going back to an iPhone 4 inspired design or the next-gen handset. Paired with the removal of the notch, Apple’s next iPhone would likely be a massive departure from current iPhones in look and feel.