Other Would you opt for a slightly larger top bezel like the new iPad Pros to ditch the FaceID notch?

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  1. Appurushido macrumors 6502

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    Now that the iPad Pros have been announced, the Face ID camera notch is not present in that all glass form factor. Would you be ok with a slightly thicker bezel to have a full glass screen with no notch on future XS models? Or do you think Apple will go for an embedded in-screen front facing camera like Samsung recently announced?

    Also, now that the iPads have USB-C, will the the 2019 iPhones adopt that for next years models? What else can they add? They've got OLED, FaceID, 3D Touch, True Tone, and and Dual Camera lenses. They need to have that one new feature in every upgrade.
     
  2. Renho macrumors 68000

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    It’s like 12’ big, you can hide whatever you want in those bezels. Larger bezel on such a small device (phone) is not the answer or future. They are working on the notch. You will see the notch reduced by half next year and completely gone In 2. Maybe even gone by next.

    USB C should be coming but why would they do that? they make a lot off Lightning. That’s taking a lot of money out of there pockets if they adopt USBC for iPhone.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Nah, I've got no beef with the notch on my X
     
  4. Broadus macrumors 6502a

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    What notch? ;) Seriously, I've had the XR for a day and sort of see the sides of the notch certain indicators lie. I haven't really thought about it.
     
  5. gadget123 macrumors 68020

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    Its not on new IPad plus the design is IPhone 4 like.

    Can we expect next years X to look like IPhone 4 without a notch?
     
  6. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a

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    Never know... they added Touch ID to the MBA despite all the talk about how Touch ID is never coming back.

    LOL

    It would be cool if next year's phones didn't have the notch... I'd feel a lot better about upgrading from my 8 Plus. :)
     
  7. bpeeps macrumors 68030

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    Next year's phones will have a notch unless you're both hiding some technology that allows all that tech to hide under the OLED display.
     
  8. Garemlin Suspended

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    I don't think they could ever go back to a phone without edge to edge display. The world would stop turning for many. So as long as there is edge there will probably always be a notch. Though they may find a way to streamline it a little.
     
  9. adamgbiggs macrumors 6502

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    Nope, the notch and wings are usable, notch houses bits & bobs and wings show time, battery etc, if the notch went then more space would be needed for the date/battery info across the top.

    Adam.
     
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  12. MyMacintosh macrumors 6502

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    Only time I notice the notch is when I change Wallpapers. The Max gives me enough room that i'm hardly ever looking up there anyway.
     
  13. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Nope.
     
  14. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    Notch will stay until they can somehow embed all that tech under a panel. I've only owned a phone with a notch for 4 days and I don't notice it at all.
     
  15. Deacon-Blues macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I think the notch is a terrible design. I'm mostly used to it now, but I would take a slightly larger top bezel over a notch, definitely.
     
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    I like the new iPad Pro’s design because it uses elements from the iPhone 5, 5S and SE. I honestly think it could be a sneak peek on next year’s design refresh for the iPhone. I would opt for visible bezels rather than the notch any time! No matter how you look at it, the notch is terrible despite its advantages.
     
  18. kre62 macrumors 68020

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    Id take a bigger bezel, or opportunity to hide the notch and turn the sides into status areas only
     
  19. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a

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    That would be nice. I'd seriously consider an upgrade from my 8 Plus next year if the notch were gone or if it were slimmer.

    I can see myself embracing Face ID long before I embrace a notch in my screen. Still... a Touch ID option would be nice... you know... kinda like how they added it to the new MBAs even though we've heard for the last year how Touch ID was dead. :p
     

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