Apple said that Apple is already catching up with Android, slowly killing well-deserved criticism of the iPhone.
Apple is expected to significantly reduce the size of the TrueDepth iPhone fringe in 2020 by changing or possibly removing the dividing structure using a smaller camera, according to a well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Kuo believes that Apple will use a smaller front camera lens in its new iPhone 2020, which could reduce the size of the TrueDepth camera array and the corresponding groove, thereby increasing the useful screen area.
The analyst further says that the design of the iPhone 2020 is likely to change. It is unclear whether this is somehow related to the redesign of the iPhone. The report has few details, and it does not specifically state that Kuo’s note predicts a shift from the design announced by the iPhone X and continued with the iPhone XS and XR.
Given the current state of technology and recent rumors, a reduction in the size of the incision is more likely than its direct removal. The company is working on a number of problems, including a camera and optical technology that can work. more precisely, through the screen of a smartphone.
In addition to predictions regarding TrueDepth, Kuo says the iPhone 2020 rear-view camera will have a seven-part lens system.
Kuo’s predictions are more conservative than Credit Suisse’s forecasts mentioned in the report. According to the Business Times, Credit Suisse checks presented at MWC in Shanghai this week show that Apple screen suppliers are developing full-screen displays without cutouts, which, according to the research company, will lead to the emergence of the iPhone at the highest level next year.
By 2021, Apple will eventually switch to optics-based fingerprint recognition technology similar to products used by high-end Android mobile phone manufacturers, Credit Suisse said. The next iPhone can get the next generation full-screen Touch ID solution along with a TrueDepth camera under the screen.
recently, in early July, it was reported that Apple plans to introduce an exclusive Chinese version of the iPhone, which lacks Face ID in favor of the Touch ID module under the screen. The report said that by removing TrueDepth, Apple will be able to sell phones at a relatively low price, which will attract a wider circle of buyers in the Chinese market.
Recall that the cutout in the iPhone X was widely criticized when it debuted in 2017, although it quickly became the standard for everyone new smartphones, released in the last two years. But manufacturers of Android phones are actively working on creating edge-to-edge displays that don’t require a cutout for front-facing cameras and face recognition sensors.
For example, Samsung has introduced a new punch-like design into the displays of its new Galaxy S10 phones, which is less noticeable than the rims on the Galaxy S9 and the notches on competing phones.
OnePlus and several other companies have added cameras that exit the top of the phone, eliminating the need for a cutout above the screen. Android phone manufacturers such as Samsung and OnePlus are already selling devices that have fingerprint sensors built in.
Those who plan to switch to new iPhones this year, which are expected to debut in September, can expect a new camera with three lenses and an improved Face ID sensor.