Rumor: Apple to ditch the ‘notch’ design in upcoming iPhones

According to ET News, Apple will ditch the “notch design” in 2019 iPhones. The design provides a concave spot at the top of the smartphone screen that’s home to the front-facing camera, separate infra-red camera for Face ID, dot projector, flood illuminator, speaker, microphone, ambient light sensor and proximity sensor.

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The article says Apple’s plan is "to improve obstacles such as 3D sensor and camera module that were in the way of implementing a full-screen on the front of an iPhone.” However, ET News doesn’t say how this will be accomplished.

According to the Sellers Research Firm (that’s me), Apple will indeed do this — IF the company can find a way to keep the current functionality housed in the notch while offering a full-screen display.