The analyst further believes that in 2021, Tim Cook-led company will launch three iPhones and none of them would feature a notch.
Last week, another report suggested that Apple would launch a new iPhone with an under-the-screen fingerprint scanner, but only in the Chinese market, as the technology would reportedly cost less than the components required for Face ID.
iPhone with In-Display Touch ID in the works?
2020: new iPhone lineups with slimmer notches and one notch-less iPhone with full-screen fingerprint authentication.
The new range of iPhones are expected to feature OLED displays with varying screen sizes of 5.4-inches, 6.1-inches and 6.7-inches. This could be achieved by using a much smaller front camera lens for an enhanced screen to body ratio. We've heard repeatedly that the 2019 iPhones, which are set to be revealed near the end of the year, will only be a modest improvement over the iPhone XS range.
Are you excited about a notch-less iPhone? The curiosity of what to expect in the future iPhones has been increased lately - thanks to analysts like Ming-Chi Kuo and JP Morgan. "It is also early, so these plans could change". There are also reports of Apple readying a fourth iPhone specifically for China with support for Touch ID. OnePlus and a few other companies have added cameras that pop out of the top of their phones, eliminating the need for a cutout above the screen. However, Oppo and Xiaomi have demonstrated under-display cameras already, with Oppo saying it'll be in a handset soon. For Apple, however, the notch is not just a design element: it houses the TrueDepth camera system, a complex module that makes a 3D depth map of your face and provides an extremely secure way of unlocking the phone, paying for goods, and quickly signing into services. However, such reports and rumors must be taken with a grain of salt.