Apple has always been known for setting trends with its devices, especially with the iPhone and not getting carried away by certain trends until they decided to do so. This is what happened with the phones with large screens and is what is going to happen with the notch since everything seems to indicate that this notch will disappear in the future iPhone 13.
Apple could remove the notch on the iPhone 13
A report published by the Chinese media News My Drivers, the American manufacturer Apple is studying the possibility that the iPhone 13 will remove with the notch on the front.
Starting with the launch of the iPhone X in 2017, Apple eliminated the classic front home button that functioned as a fingerprint reader to replace it with a notch or notch at the top of the screen, which houses the front camera and all the sensors necessary for its facial unlocking technology, called Face ID, to work.
The main reason why the American brand decided to incorporate the notch in the iPhone was to increase the screen ratio of its mobile devices as much as possible and thus make the most of the front of the device.
The design of the phones with a notch was highly criticized among users with Android phones, which is why the manufacturers of these devices have been adopting, for about 4 years, other alternatives such as the notch type drop or, more recently, the hole in the screen.
Thus, according to the media consulted, Apple would be testing a prototype of the iPhone 13 without a notch and if the tests are satisfactory, likely, both the iPhone 13 and the following generations will not use this notch on the front.
One of the reasons for abandoning this notch could be that in the current situation, in which we all have to wear a mask, it would not make much sense for the new Apple phone to have Face ID, since this technology does not work if we wear the mask.
iPhone 13 without a notch might bring a design for the camera
According to the sources consulted, if the iPhone 13 arrives without a notch on the front, Apple will most likely decide to integrate an in-display fingerprint sensor to replace Face ID, since it is the most suitable and most polished biometric unlocking technology to date.
However, a question that is more complex to answer is where the front camera will be housed in the iPhone 13 since there is still no indication that either an under-screen camera or a notch or hole-in-panel design is in the works.