Apple Wants to Make the iPhone Notch Smaller on Future Models
Apple is very keen on improving the existing design of the iPhone X on future models, and part of this plan could be reducing the dimensions of the notch by combining some front-facing elements.
A report from ETNews reveals that Apple is looking into making the notch smaller on the 2019 generation of iPhone by mixing the front-facing camera and Face ID modules.
While this could be very challenging given the complex nature of the facial recognition system, and which includes an infrared camera, a dot projector, and a flood illuminator, reducing the dimensions of the notch could help Apple address one of the most controversial features of the iPhone X.
The report, however, says that Apple “is planning to increase the number of parts that will be used for iPhones,” and presumably the company wants to do this in order to combine some specific components of Face ID with the front-facing camera.