New Apple IPhone Patent Shows Notch Free Future

Posted: Nov 11 2018, 2:18am CST | by , Updated: Nov 11 2018, 4:29am CST , in Apple


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New Apple iPhone Patent Shows Notch Free Future

Apple files patent for camera hole in iPhone cover glass.

The notch Apple introduced with the iPhone X is a compromise. Apple wanted an edge-to-edge screen, but did not know where to put the front camera and sensors. Now we have to live with this notch on top of the iPhone screen. Eventually, Apple will get rid of the notch. A new Apple patent surfaced that details a camera hole in the iPhone cover glass.

Interestingly the location of the hole is not in the center but on the right corner. The patent, published Nov. 8, is very technical in nature. It describes in detail how the manufacturing process of the "Integrated Camera Window."

There are more sensors than the camera on the front that need to be moved under the cover glass to get rid of the notch. There is also the glaring problem of the speaker that needs to find a place on top of the iPhone. When Apple is able to make an iPhone without a notch is unclear. Other smartphone makers tinker with slide-out cameras to avoid a notch or larger bezel on top.

The patent (pdf) was spotted by Dutch tech site LetsGoDigital. See also this year's best iPhone Black Friday deal.

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