Apple is working on a smartphone without a screen cutout. This was reported on Twitter by a network insider under the nickname MauriQHD.
The blogger said that he is aware of the existence of the iPhone prototype, which does not have a screen cutout for the Face ID sensor. However, engineers had to make the top frame of the screen wider in order to fit all the necessary sensors and a speaker on the front of the device.
According to MauriQHD, in the generation of Apple smartphones planned for 2021, the company will keep the familiar design of devices. The insider suggested that the prototype described by him can be considered one of the first versions of the American brand smartphone, which will be released in 2022. Presumably this device will be called iPhone 14, and the absence of a screen notch could be one of the main features of the device.
In a number of other tweets, the blogger noted that he could not share an image of the concept device and was not sure if the revealed prototype would go into production. “I would bet that Apple will reduce the size of the display cutout first,” MauriQHD said.
The U.S. company has been using such an element as a screen cutout in its smartphones since 2017-the first such device was the iPhone X. In a special notch on the display is the TrueDepth camera system with a biometric sensor Face ID and a speaking speaker.
Earlier, Chinese insiders suggested that Apple will postpone the release of the iPhone 13 to 2022. The company decided to abandon the appropriate name, naming the new smartphones series iPhone 12s, as planned for the fall of 2021 devices will differ slightly from the devices of the current generation.