Apple is planning to reduce the size of display notch in at least one of the 2020 iPhone models, famed Apple-tracking analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims. This development will increase the screen-to-body ratio of the phone; however, it is unclear if this would be the case with just one model or all iPhone models. Separately, an investor note shared by Credit Suisse in China says Apple is working with its screen suppliers to develop full screen displays without notches on top.
According to a report by Chinese publication MyDrivers, the Credit Suisse investor note corroborates Kuo’s claims and adds that by next year, the Cupertino, California-based company will also have at least one new iPhone without notch.
As per reports, Apple is preparing at least three iPhone models for 2020. These models will have display sizes of 6.7-inches, 5.4-inches, and 6.1-inches. There have also been rumours of a China-specific model with Touch ID support. It is possible that Kuo is talking about this China-specific model, which will ditch TrueDepth sensor needed for Face ID, thereby significantly reducing the size of notch required for the FaceTime camera.
Earlier, CNBC had also reported a similar iPhone lineup, citing a JP Morgan note. The note had mentioned the presence of 5G modem as well as OLED screens in the 2020 iPhone models.