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Seanm87

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It always amused me when people would make mock ups of what a small SE1 sized would look like with a bezel-less design. They always had a notch that shrunk with the size of the screen. This made no sense as the sensors don't get smaller or larger with screen size.

I have a XR and SE1 as a work phone. The notch on that size phone would look so ridiculous it would be a massive eye sore. It looks more bareable on the bigger screens but on a small screen it would look much much bigger.

For this reason I feel that this is proof apple have managed to shrink the notch down. I think they were waiting for this to be possible to make a smaller phone.

Only time will tell though I guess.
 
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Relentless Power

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Personally, I don’t care if they’re not having ‘shrinks’ one way or the other. The whole ‘notch issue’ was overblown anyway from day one, [but then again I remind myself it’s only on sites like this but others make a big deal about it.] All I could ask for is a compact form factor of a phone that’s comfortable to hold and carry in my pocket. It seems a 5.4 it iPhone will probably serve all my expectations and more.
 
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ericwn

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It’s definitely possible that over time newer sensors are developed that take up less space. Hope we’ll see this later this year!
 
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JPack

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Every credible source has told us the notch will be smaller. I don't think there is any doubt on that part.
 
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allianz

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i think one really good reason would be that there has to be space for signal, battery and stuff...
but i don't have seen any measurements or mockups for a 5,4" iPhone with the 'old' notch width??
 
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bushman4

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Shrinking or not it’s still there. So what’s the difference
When Apple puts everything under the screen then we’ll talk
 
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freeagent

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So much sadness over the notch. Go get an android phone and quit crying already. It’s been with us for 3 years don’t you think it’s time to get over it?
 
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ericwn

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So much sadness over the notch. Go get an android phone and quit crying already. It’s been with us for 3 years don’t you think it’s time to get over it?

I’m not sure that attempts to dismiss others’ opinion as crying are necessary either.
 
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blairh

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The notch will be half the size this fall. It will be gone by 2023.
 
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freeagent

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I’m not sure that attempts to dismiss others’ opinion as crying are necessary either.
It wasn’t an attempt, it’s the same voices saying the same thing. So then there’s my voice saying the same thing.. in the end it doesn’t matter what we think.
 
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TiggrToo

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Out there...way out there
It always amused me when people would make mock ups of what a small SE1 sized would look like with a bezel-less design. They always had a notch that shrunk with the size of the screen. This made no sense as the sensors don't get smaller or larger with screen size.

I have a XR and SE1 as a work phone. The notch on that size phone would look so ridiculous it would be a massive eye sore. It looks more bareable on the bigger screens but on a small screen it would look much much bigger.

For this reason I feel that this is proof apple have managed to shrink the notch down. I think they were waiting for this to be possible to make a smaller phone.

Only time will tell though I guess.

That’s not proof. It’s more an observation coupled with an assumption based upon likely probabilities.

Proof would be a confirmed leak, an official presentation or official statement.

Since none of those have transpired, it’s not proof, no matter how much you may wish it so.
 
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Relentless Power

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The notch will be half the size this fall. It will be gone by 2023.

2023? Where would you even come up with that date? Not that I don’t necessarily think that’s not ‘believable‘, but that’s like me making a prediction by 2025 the Apple Watch will be using a ‘hologram‘ for a display, see my point? Not sure how you derived to 2023. I guess my point is, you’re merely mudslinging based off what?
 
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blairh

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2023? Where would you even come up with that date? Not that I don’t necessarily think that’s not ‘believable‘, but that’s like me making a prediction by 2025 the Apple Watch will be using a ‘hologram‘ for a display, see my point? Not sure how you derived to 2023. I guess my point is, you’re merely mudslinging based off what?
I'm judging that based on the pattern of a iPhone redesign we have had every 3 years lately. We will see a redesign this fall. I believe we will see the next redesign in 2023. At which point I expect the notch to be gone.
 
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