No, iPhone X’s notch probably won’t get smaller or disappear anytime soon

“Korean website ET News, a popular source that often publishes industry and supply chain-related information relating to Apple or Samsung, has a new report claiming this year’s new iPhones will all come with a smaller notch and even thinner side bezels around the display,” Raymond Wong writes for Mashable. “ET News also says 2019’s iPhones might come with screens without any notches at all. They’ll still reportedly come with Face ID, but no notch.”

Wong writes, “Everything about this report strikes me as wishful thinking. ”

“I’m all for a smaller notch or no notch at all so we can all get phones with true “all-screen” displays, but it feels too soon for Apple to make any sweeping changes to the existing iPhone X design,” Wong writes. “Apple’s bound to figure out how to shrink the TrueDepth Camera system or combine the various parts into a fewer components, which could result in a smaller notch, but I have my doubts it’ll happen that soon.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Yup.

Seems too soon for Apple to be able to pull this off.MacDailyNews, March 7, 2018

Apple said to be working on ditching the notch in future-gen iPhone displays – March 7, 2018
Apple’s 6.5-inch ‘iPhone X Plus’ display, with notch, shown in leaked photo – February 26, 2018
Apple will require all new iOS apps to support iPhone X notch from April – February 16, 2018
Google’s next Android version to mimic Apple’s iPhone X notch – February 12, 2018
New leak reveals significant iPhone design changes as Apple looks to correct notch design abomination – January 17, 2018
Sloppiness: Apple’s inconsistent iPhone X design guides show attention to detail is no longer a priority – October 13, 2017
It’s not all screen: Apple’s stretching the truth with iPhone X marketing – October 3, 2017
Joshua Topolsky: Apple is really bad at design – October 1, 2017
Apple’s botched ‘notch’ atop iPhone X’s display is a design abomination – September 15, 2017
Apple is turning a design quirk into the iPhone X’s defining feature: Leaning into the notch – September 14, 2017
The lessons and questions of Apple’s iPhone X and iPhone 8 – September 13, 2017
Apple embraces that ugly notched cutout in OLED ‘iPhone’s display – August 30, 2017
It’s time we embraced Apple’s notched/cutout OLED iPhone display – August 11, 2017


    1. It’s not whether you can live with it – of course you can. It’s what it says about Apple’s design principles, under which symmetry used to matter.

      It’s all screen (*except for the notch)

      Edge-to-edge display (*well, three outta four ain’t bad)

  1. I think notch should be trademark for iPhone. Apple should make sure others dont copy it -as-it-is.

    Whenever I see other phones without notch I feel sorry for them as they all look similar… there is no style or difference…

  2. The notch makes no difference to me whatsoever. If anything, until Face ID works at any orientation, it’s a useful cue as to where the top of the screen is. Apple would have to shrink down the highly sophisticated, cutting-edge components inside the notch by about 80% to make it fit in the bezel. Once the “X Plus” comes out the notch will be proportionally smaller and even less relevant. What I care about is that for some reason my WiFi keeps disconnecting and I can’t download app updates, I don’t care about a stupid notch!

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