How Apple Wants to Remove iPhone Notch

After years of procrastination, Apple has finally decided to put the famous Notch aside. The American company could well require a technology still new in the industry, according to the BGR website.

Sensors placed under the screen

Suppose the technology will not arrive with the next iPhone 13. In that case, the latter will nevertheless benefit from a smaller notch. Clearly signalling a desire of Apple to detach itself from it after years of loyal services. And to move on, the American giant has reportedly decided to follow market trends, placing the photosensors under the screen.

In recent weeks. Many patents allowing the reading of 2D and 3D information through a screen have been discovered on the Web. The latter should eventually allow the use of Face ID and fingerprint reading through the screen. Thanks to this technology. Apple would no longer need to infringe on the screen of its smartphones with a notch or even a punch.

The two patents that show a change in positioning at Apple are USPTO patent number 11,067,884, which allows you to read the information in 2D and 3D through a screen, and patent number 11,073,712, which allows Apple devices to read fingerprints through a screen. 

A design that is getting old

Apple is not the first firm to think of ways to no longer make a notch or punch photo sensor appear on its smartphone. For example, OnePlus had been able to offer with its OnePlus 7 Pro a sliding and motorized photo sensor on its top edge, offering a higher size/screen ratio than the competition in 2019.

In addition, other firms such as Xiaomi or Samsung have been working for a few months already on a technology allowing the installation of a photosensor under the screen. This is notably what is expected of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, the next folding smartphone from Samsung scheduled for a presentation on August 11.

Thus, Apple would join with its competitors’ new technology, leaving aside a design now archaic, even if unique and synonymous with the identity of iPhones in 2021. For the first time since November 2017, Apple would therefore give in to the market and competitive pressures over the design of its flagships.

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