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Smartphones today have a front panel almost entirely dedicated to the screen. With the exception of a notch, or a punch for the front sensors
To make room for the screen on the front panel, smartphone manufacturers had to find solutions. In Apple, that’s the notch, for the moment. Still, this one is still quite impressive. Too much for some. But the Cupertino company is working to reduce it, and a more compact version could be introduced with the iPhone 13.
Will the iPhone 13 have a smaller notch?
If you don’t like the current notch design of the iPhone, maybe you are waiting for the next generation? Indeed, although several reports have already suggested that the apple mark did not seem to intend to make it disappear right away, it may soon be less imposing and less visible. At least that’s what a new DigiTimes article announces. According to their sources, the next iPhone, iPhone 13 if it is so baptized, could therefore carry a smaller notch.
New report from DigiTimes bolsters rumor
Apparently, this change is due to the introduction of a new system for Face ID, a system that would need less space. In fact, the notch on the front face could be reduced. The report claims that this was made possible because the different sensors would now be combined in the same camera module. This would make the whole thing quite similar to the LiDAR scanner found in the rear camera module.
Impossible, at this stage, to know how much the notch will be smaller but it is hoped that the decrease is sufficient to make a real difference. This is not the first time that we hear rumors evoking a smaller notch on the iPhone 13. This does not therefore formalize the thing but it makes it more consistent.
There have also been rumors claiming that Apple could finally bring Touch ID technology back to its iPhone, via a sensor integrated under the screen. This heralds great things for this next generation of iPhone.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.