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9 Reasons to Wait for the 2020 iPhone & 6 Reasons Not To

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Wait for A Smaller Notch

Wait for A Smaller Notch

If you buy a iPhone in 2019 you'll have to contend with a notch on the display. 

The 2018 iPhones featured a notch that's similar to the notch found on 2017's iPhone X. The notch houses important sensors, but it's drawn the ire of many smartphone users due to its intrusiveness. 

The 2019 iPhones come with the same notch area as the 2018 iPhone models, but the company is reportedly looking to slim down, and/or eliminate, the notch on the 2020 iPhone models. So if you aren't a huge fan of the notch you'll want to keep your eyes on the 2020 iPhone.

Leaker Ben Geskin claims Apple is currently testing different Face ID prototypes that could allow the company to use a smaller notch on the 2020 iPhone models. 

Earlier this year, Geskin released concept images (seen here) of a rumored 2020 iPhone prototype with a 6.7-inch display and a Face ID and TrueDepth camera system housed in the top bezel.

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, at least one 2020 iPhone will come with a smaller front camera lens that could lead to a slimmer notch. This is not the first time we've heard this. 

Apple is reportedly exploring ways to combine Face ID and the front-facing camera a move that could reduce the size of the notch.

Apple supplier AMS has also announced new sensor technology that could help the company deliver a smaller notch on upcoming iPhones. 

“Smartphone OEMs today are striving to maximize their products’ screen-to-body ratio, reducing the bezel area as much as possible on the display’s face,” said David Moon, Senior Marketing Manager at ams. “The TCS3701 enables phone designers to take this trend to a new level, potentially eliminating the bezel entirely."

Furthermore, an analyst from Credit Suisse in Asia believes that Apple will release an iPhone without a notch or Face ID in 2020. 

The same analyst believes Apple will completely eliminate the notch by 2021 with the phones relying on full screen fingerprint sensor. 

Economic Daily News claims Apple is meeting with a Taiwanese touchscreen manufacturer to discuss the development of an iPhone with an under-the-screen fingerprint reader.

The publication states that Apple plans to use Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint sensor inside an iPhone in 2020 or 2021. 

Things are still in flux, but if you hate the notch, you'll have to wait until next year. At least.

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