Apple to introduce iPhone with smaller notch in 2020


In 2017, Apple introduced the iPhone X which brought about a new design language to the smartphone market. Since then, almost all smartphone manufacturers have taken design cues from Apple to implement an all-screen design along with a notch at the top. Also, the design is now almost three years old with the iPhone 11 being the third phone to use the recycled design.

Apple to introduce iPhone with smaller notch in 2020

All eyes are on 2020, the year when Apple is expected to introduce an iPhone with a new design. Some rumours point to the return of the industrial design of the iPhone 4 with the chamfered edges that people loved. However, it’s pretty clear that next year’s iPhone will sport a much smaller notch compared to the humongous bar on the iPhone 11.

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Apple to introduce iPhone with smaller notch in 2020

It’s also possible that Apple decides to stick to the same notch as of the iPhone 11 but its a clear move as the company would have figured out a way to pack the same or powerful components in a smaller package. We have heard from multiple sources regarding the same which seems to confirm the new change.

2019 has been a year where Apple listened to its users and its critiques to bring about changes that actually matter and improve the user experience. The 2019 iPhones are thicker and heavier as they pack larger batteries which improve the iPhone’s battery life marginally compared to the previous generation models. The 16” MacBook Pro is also thicker and heavier while packing a larger battery and a traditional keyboard mechanism which is much more reliable compared to the butterfly keyboard found on the 2015-2019 MacBooks.

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If Apple continues to improvise by listening to its biggest critiques, then we expect the company to introduce the next iPhone with a USB-C port instead of the proprietary Lightning port.


Abhay Ram

Abhay Ram is a News Editor at iLounge. He has been writing about the Apple ecosystem and accessories since 2010. Abhay's work has been featured in various publications. When he's not writing about all things Apple, you can find him playing video games or enjoying a good cup of coffee.