Although the iPhone 12 series comes with the most significant design change in three years, it still retains the notch of the iPhone X. In the meantime, most Android vendors have switched to pinhole displays, and some have even brought out all-screen phones pop up and Cameras under the display. Apparently, the next iPhone a report suggests will be called that iPhone 12S, will also eliminate the notch.
According to tipster Mauri QHD, one of the current prototypes has no notch, which is not necessarily good news as the device has slightly larger frames than that iPhone 12.
Does that mean the iPhone 12S has a chunky top bezel instead of a notch? That sounds unlikely, as several reliable sources claim that the next generation wouldn’t be that big of a deviation in terms of design. According to these reports, the 2021 will have iPhones slightly smaller notches than the current phones. The notch should be reduced in height and not in width. The new handsets are also expected to be a hair thicker, presumably to make room bigger batteries.
The iPhone 12S (13) is not expected until September, so Apple may not have finalized the design yet. Still, the new phones are unlikely to get an all-bezel design again. 2017 iPhone 8 was Apple’s last flagship with such a design. The 2020 iPhone SE doesn’t exactly have modern aesthetics, but it’s a budget phone.
It could be that the prototype mentioned above has a camera under the display. Patents Filed by Apple suggests the company might want to place sensors under the display to help get rid of the notch. Tipster Ice Universe has already said that the iPhone’s notch could “disappear without a trace” in 2021.
Most of the reports also suggest that the next iPhones will work Touch ID under the display. Face ID is going nowhere as it is also seen as useful for augmented reality and photography.