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Apple may reduce or eliminate the iPhone notch in 2019

Android manufacturers embracing the notch design influenced by iPhone X.

Apple is looking to improve, reduce and maybe completely eliminate the sensor notch from the iPhone line up in 2019 or 2020, according to a new report by ET News in Korea. The report reiterates that Apple is planning three new models for 2018 – one with LCD and two with OLED screens, but all to include FaceID, reduced bezels, and probably a smaller notch.

Apple’s notch design for iPhone X has faced negative reviews from some media and fans, but it’s now becoming a hot trend among the Android manufacturers too. Reputable companies like Huawei, LG, Asus, and many others, are launching devices with a design inspired by iPhone X, while the next version of Android (9) will support display with notches.

Leagoo Android phone
Leagoo iPhone X clone

The edge-to-edge designs are definitely hot, but they all, regardless of the manufacturer, have one major flaw – there is no place for the front-facing cameras and other sensors. Apple first introduced the display cutout, and Cupertino may be the first to ditch that design in 2019. Future generations of iPhones, the third generation iPhone X or later, may offer a true edge-to-edge display with 100% usable area without cutouts.

For late 2018, Apple is working on a successor to the original iPhone X, a larger iPhone X Plus, and an LCD model with a 6.1-inch screen and similar to the X line design.

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