Apple exporting its ‘Made in India’ iPhones to Europe

Apple exporting its ‘Made in India’ iPhones to Europe

It's about time Apple shifts away from the notch which debuted way back in 2017; which is a lifetime ago in the tech world.

As per TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who also happens to be the foremost authority on Apple-related leaks, the Cupertino-based giant will be reducing the TrueDepth "notch" in 2020 iPhones.

Following a meeting with suppliers in Apple's Asian supply chain in May, Barclays also recently claimed that the 2020 iPhone models may feature acoustic fingerprint technology which will support full-screen Touch ID. This could most likely be an enhanced version of the in-display fingerprint sensor that will work anywhere across the screen.

A separate report by a Credit Suisse analyst has suggested that by 2021, Apple will be implementing a full-screen display with no cutouts of any kind.

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Kuo's note suggests that Apple's 2020 iPhones will feature a smaller front-facing camera cutout, therefore reducing the size of the notch. We've heard repeatedly that the 2019 iPhones, which are set to be revealed near the end of the year, will only be a modest improvement over the iPhone XS range. According to a report on CNBC, JP Morgan analysts believe that apart from the three premium iPhones, the company will introduce cheaper models that everyone can afford as well.

The company is also working towards the bigger goal of completely removing the notch, and the way to do that would be to place the whole Face ID module under the screen, so it works through the display, but is hidden from view.

Samsung, for example, implemented a new hole punch-like design in the displays of its new Galaxy S10 phones, which is less noticeable than the bezels on the Galaxy S9 and notches on rival phones. However, these reports should still be viewed with some scepticism until they are corroborated by other sources.

The fact that Apple will be using a notch-less iPhone is very appealing. Apple may launch three iPhones featuring only OLED displays in 2020.