New Rumors Claim Apple to Launch Notchless iPhone in 2020

Joanna Estrada
July 11, 2019

However, the 2020 and 2021 iPhones are expected to be much more exciting.

According to a report by CNBC citing notes from JP Morgan, Apple would introduce four new iPhones in 2020.

While the notch is expected to be less noticeable next year, there's a chance Apple could eliminate it entirely in the coming years, according to a Credit Suisse note reported by the China Times. It goes on to say that a future iPhone might arrive with both the Face ID system AND the optical fingerprint reader.

The analyst further believes that in 2021, Tim Cook-led company will launch three iPhones and none of them would feature a notch.

Apple will be looking to completely remove the notch in the next two years.

Ramping up manufacturing in India will also help Apple fulfill local sourcing norms, a necessary criterion for opening its own stores in India.

The overall numbers, however, are still fairly small, with Neil Shah, Research Director at Counterpoint Research, reportedly telling the publication that less than 100,000 units of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 are being exported per month.

Now a third rumor on the topic surfaced as Apple-insider Ming-Chi Kuo said something along the lines of the first report from May.

Apple Inc., which is now going through tough times for in selling its newly launched iPhones the company is planning to launch three more iPhones. "It is also early, so these plans could change".

The 2020 iPhone might reduce the size of the notch. In 2020, the company may give its notch a redesign to make it take up a little less space on that year's iPhone. There are also reports of Apple readying a fourth iPhone specifically for China with support for Touch ID. Because there are sensors for selfies and face recognition at the front, iPhones still have a small notch at the top of the screen. Samsung, on the other hand, has used circular and pill-shaped front camera cutouts to avoid the notch. It's about time Apple shifts away from the notch which debuted way back in 2017; which is a lifetime ago in the tech world. Many felt that it hinders the smartphone experience and prevents an edge-to-edge display.

The Face ID module is quite large, so hiding it is a complex task for Apple. After Apple released the first beta versions of iOS 13, evidence was discovered inside that 3D Touch may not be needed at all.

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