19 July 2019
It’s unknown when the Chinese companies which demoed their first attempt on an under-display camera technology will arrive in the smartphone and the top analyst has started postulating the timeframe during which Apple could bring its solution.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the wider notch of the iPhone will get significantly smaller in 2020 and completely disappear in 2021. Currently, the iPhone’s wider notch includes a TrueDepth camera system for Face ID, among other things, but according to the analyst, this may change next year as Apple is planning to shorten the size of the display notch.
The report is short on detail and if we look at the current state, it seems impossible that Apple will choose to remove the notch completely in 2021. In addition to this, Kuo says the 2020 iPhone's rear-facing camera will boast a seven-piece lens system and again there are no further details on the same.
Before this prediction, another analyst Credit Suisse said that Apple will start making use of under-display fingerprint scanner and officially say bye to Face ID in 2021. This means there’s not going to be a wider notch, at least. Or as predicted by Kuo, we may see no front-camera cutouts, whatsoever. Suisse believes Apple will develop its own optical screen fingerprinting solution and use it in future iPhone products as well.