While Android phone makers have come up with clever solutions to hide the notch, iPhone models are still carrying a relatively giant-sized notch. However, iPhone models without a notch may happen in the future, as we've recently seen an iPhone patent featuring an all-screen display. And if reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is to be believed, a notch-less iPhone could become a reality in 2024.
According to Kuo, high-end iPhone models will finally bid goodbye to notches to adopt under-display front cameras and under-display Face ID in 2024. The Apple analyst hasn't clarified which iPhone models will get the all-screen display, but the invocation of "high-end" in the tweet is hinting at what'll possibly be called the iPhone 16 Pro.
I think the real full-screen iPhone will come in 2024. High-end iPhones in 2024 would adopt an under-display front camera alongside the under-display Face ID. A low-light condition is detrimental to front camera quality, and ISP & algorithm are critical for quality improvements. https://t.co/vWjeZYZUPK— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) April 20, 2022
In one of his previous tweets, Kuo mentioned that iPhone with under-display FaceID will launch in 2024 and that it's a marketing decision. However, the analyst is now saying that software and hardware limitations are what Apple is trying to address to perfect the under-display technology. What's good about it for Apple fans is that the Cupertino tech giant seems to be confident that it'll be able to address those limitations in under two years.
With rumors suggesting that this year's iPhone 14 series will come with a pill-shaped camera cutout, Apple seems to have finally decided to be rid of the notch design for its premium iPhone models. However, the lower-end iPhone models, such as the iPhone SE, will likely embrace a notch design to replace the larger bezels.