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The iPhone Notch is Not Going Away Anytime Soon

iPhone notch 2019

Apple moved to the all screen display with iPhone X by ditching the Home Button and reducing the bezels to the bare minimum. The one thing they couldn’t do without is the camera modules at the top of the screen, which led to the birth of the Notch.

While the notch received a generally positive response and has been mimicked (and refined) by Android smartphones, there are some people who see it as a big eyesore. If you are one of those haters, we have some bad news for you.

According to Ice Universe, Apple’s next-generation iPhones too will come with the same notch. Now, you might be wondering why Apple is still sticking to this wide notch when brands such as Samsung and OnePlus have evolved its design into a thinner and smaller look. The answer to that is that they simply have no other option.

The OnePlus phones come with an extremely narrow waterdrop notch which makes for a much better screen-to-body ratio as compared the iPhone, and Samsung has taken it to a whole new level with a punch hole front camera, entirely doing away with even a notch, giving their new Galaxy A8 the best screen to body ration in the market.

Other smartphone manufacturers such as Lenovo, Huawei and Honor, too, are reportedly incorporating the punch hole camera in their upcoming models, which signals that this is the way of the future.  But unfortunately for Apple fanboys and fangirls who, too, are itching for the punch hole tech, the wait is going to be a long one, for it is only at the onset of the next decade that Apple may be able to adopt it.

Why the Punch Hole is Far from Apple’s Grasp

So why exactly hasn’t the super smart tech team at Apple been able to incorporate the front tech camera? The reasons are twofold. Firstly, Apple, unlike Samsung, doesn’t manufacture its display screens in-house. Instead, they buy them from third party manufacturers such as LG and Samsung. So for them to introduce any new tech to their display, they need to first design the feature in collaboration with their suppliers and then see if it’s commercially viable to mass produce it.

Secondly, it’s Apple greatest strength that turns into their weakness when it comes to the punch hole camera. I’d say sorry for the drama, but that’s the catch 22. Basically, because of their extremely complex and secure facial recognition mechanism, each iPhone requires an IR sensor in addition to their normal camera sensor. All of this machinery needs some space and, therefore, demands Apple’s wide notch display.

So, if Apple wishes to do away with their notch, they need to do some serious tech magic to fit all the essentials in a punch hole sytem while maintaining the security features. But then again, if there’s any company that can achieve this feat, it’s Apple. After all, no matter how much the other brands tout the refinements in their versions of the notch, it was Apple who introduced them to the concept of the notch in the first place. That’s an achievement that nobody can take away from them.

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