Leaked image of next-gen iPhone prototype: No notch!

Via Twitter, Ben Geskin today posted an image of a next-gen iPhone prototype that shows Apple doing away with the inelegant kludge, i.e. the notch housing the TrueDepth Camera system:

One of the 2020 iPhone prototypes has 6.7-inch display with Face ID and TrueDepth camera system housed in the top bezel.

MacDailyNews Take: Good Jobs in heaven, please let this be true. Yes, we hate that inelegant kludge almost more than we hated Apple’s hockey puck mouse. It’s garbage design; a kludge in every sense of the word.

So, if true: Apple, take our money now!


  1. It may be viewed as a kludge but the notch is a trademark just as much as the Apple symbol at the back of the iPhone – and more visible to boot!

    Apple has taken what was a necessity coming from the state of technology at the time of introduction and made it into something instantly recognizable. It shows that this is a mobile phone with FaceID, thus an iPhone.

    Imagine if it hadn’t been there: the front of one bezel-less mobile phone looks exactly the same as any other, as long as you hold it in your hand (as most of us are apt to do most of the time).

    It will be interesting to see what Apple will do to distinguish its phones from the rest of the flock once the notch is no longer necessary …

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