It is not just a new year, it’s the beginning of a new decade and tech companies are probably thinking of making huge changes.
Apple is launching its iPhone 12 line and rumors suggest these new phones will have a radically changed design. The earlier design patents in 2019 did not seem to make the iPhone 12 look too different, but the latest designs revealed in December by LetsGoDigital show us a full-screen display and not a single notch. Let’s check out the image below.
New Apple Patent Suggests iPhone 12 Design Loses Notch and Offers Full-Screen Display
LetsGoDigital has published a few more evidence showing us the patent Apple applied for in making their new iPhone lineup. The 2017 notch that rolled out with the iPhone X could be long gone. While this feature was not really welcomed by some users, we must agree that it was technically necessary to hide all those sensors.
But the iPhone 12 design shows us a clean display with not a single proof of a notch or a punch-hole camera or a pop-up camera. How can Apple achieve this design?
The first solution is a bit unlikely since Apple will not trade the notch design, which has room for a camera and Face ID for an in-screen fingerprint reader. Maybe that thin top bezel is hiding away all those sensors and the front camera and there is no compromise to be made.
As for that embedded fingerprint sensor, we should see it arrive on 2021 iPhone models along with the Face ID feature. With Qualcomm improving the 3D Sonic Max in-screen fingerprint reader and increasing its size, Apple will probably turn to the chipset maker for both that tech and the Snapdragon X55 modem.
Interesting features might be added to iPhone 12 models, and as far as rumors go, there are a bunch of possible designs for this year’s lineup. This is why we should all treat this information with a pinch of salt until more details will be revealed.