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An end to the iPhone notch is heralded again in a new leak

This iPhone render might become a reality. (Source: FrontPageTech)
This iPhone render might become a reality. (Source: FrontPageTech)
Apple is currently tipped to drop the display notch in a future generation of iPhones previously. Now, an eminent leaker has given these rumors more weight, in a new post asserting that the Cupertino giant has a prototype that has not merely more screen-to-body ratio, but an enhanced refresh rate. This might be one of the best indication yet that a 13-series successor with a truly updated screen is on the way.

Apple introduced the infamous notch in its X flagship in 2017, for all it seems this kind of iPhone display has been around forever at this point. However, there are now signs that it might finally go away in the next few years - if not in the 14 series, then perhaps in its 2023 successors.

Now, an eminent tipster asserts that this is indeed the case, as the Cupertino giant is finally combining the 13 Pro series' best new screen attribute with a popular notch alternative from many up-to-date Android devices.

To be more precise, Digital Chat Station now asserts that there is a prototype iPhone with a 120Hz refresh rate and Apple's inaugural punch-hole camera out there. As if to add credence to this new claim, the prolific Weibo tipster offers a code-name for this device: D85x.

Then again, should this kind of iPhone even exist, there is no guarantee it will ever make it to market. Apple may also be working on versions of the same with an under-display camera instead. Then again, it will allegedly deprive 2022's 14 series of either, albeit with what might be the smallest notch yet.

It is strange to think we may already know how a by-now signature iPhone feature fades away; on the other hand, Apple may well not rush itself on this type of upgrade, preferring to stick with its typical strategy of drip-feeding spec upgrades to its mobile customers at the slowest rate possible.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-10- 8 (Update: 2021-10- 9)