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Monday, February 19, 2018

Apple iPhone X next-gen may Sport a Different Design, Here's How

It has been hardly four months since the arrival of the Apple iPhone X and analysts have already started making claims on its upcoming version this year. While KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has already predicted some changes, a new report from Barclay’s analysts talks about the change that we may see in the upcoming smartphones ‘notch’.
Apple iPhone X next-gen may Sport a Different Design, Here's How
According to the analysts Andrew Gardiner, Hiral Patel, Joseph Wolf, and Blayne Curtis (via MacRumors), the upcoming Apple iPhone X’s TrueDepth system may ‘evolve slightly’. The upgraded component may result in the 2018 smartphones to feature a ‘smaller notch’. Like last year, Apple is expected to introduce three models this year as well. The list includes the next-gen iPhone X , a larger iPhone X and a 6.1-inch LCD model.

“We do expect the sensor to evolve slightly, potentially reducing in size (i.e., smaller notch) and improving in specificity […] helping to further drive very strong growth [for some Apple suppliers] in 2H18 as the second generation of sensor ships in this year's new iPhones,” said the analysts.

On the other hand, some rumours contradict the claims made by Barclay’s analysts. It is being said that since Apple doesn’t want the delay it faced with the iPhone X last year, it may refrain itself from trying something new and may go ahead with the same set of components, keeping the size and the look of the notch the same.

Barclay’s analysts also predict that Apple is working hard on a rear-facing TrueDepth camera for the future iPhone devices. It is not for sure if this year’s handsets will sport this particular feature or not. The tech is said to arrive in 2019.
“Our discussions with suppliers suggests Apple and its partners are working hard on a world-facing solution, but development is ongoing and with over 18 months to go until the 2019 iPhone cycle, not all is yet determined,” they said.
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