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Apple's 2020 iPhone to include smaller TrueDepth camera and seven piece rear array, says...

By Shawn Knight · 4 replies
Jul 11, 2019
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  1. Leading iPhone analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple to adopt a smaller front-facing camera in its 2020 handset, potentially reducing the size of the TrueDepth camera array and accompanying notch.

    This route only seems plausible if Apple cannot figure out another method of getting around the notch by then. As we’ve seen recently, companies like Xiaomi and Oppo are already working on under-screen solutions that tuck the front-facing camera beneath the main display. Surely Apple and others are exploring similar techniques – it’s just a matter of how long it’ll take to develop.

    Kuo also said in his note to investors that the 2020 iPhone will feature a seven piece rear camera lens system. If true, it would seem Apple is going all-in on the square / domino style rear camera, a design that arguably looks worse than the front notch.

    Kuo’s notes were shared by MyDrivers who also referenced an analyst from Credit Suisse. According to the second analyst, the 2021 iPhone could abandon Face ID in favor of a full screen in-display fingerprint reader for Touch ID. If true, that means Apple would be backtracking on its preferred authentication method.

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  2. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 2,546   +1,537

    "According to the second analyst, the 2021 iPhone could abandon Face ID in favor of a full screen in-display fingerprint reader for Touch ID. If true, that means Apple would be backtracking on its preferred authentication method."

    Apple only "prefers" Face ID because they couldn't do an underscreen fingerprint reader properly... if they figure out how to do it properly, fingerprints are vastly preferable to Facial ID...
     
  3. XtremeHammond

    XtremeHammond TS Booster Posts: 74   +51

    So, notch again and ugly rear design?
     
  4. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 2,546   +1,537

    I see reading isn't your strong point... the notch will be considerably shrunken (or possibly even gone)...
     
  5. XtremeHammond

    XtremeHammond TS Booster Posts: 74   +51

    How's that not again?
     

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