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Rumor | Apple has a notchless next-gen iPhone prototype

Maybe iPhones can finally evolve out of the notch? (Source: Twitter)
Maybe iPhones can finally evolve out of the notch? (Source: Twitter)
The leaker @MauriQHD has posted claims that Apple has finally produced an edge-to-edge iPhone display. Unfortunately, it is also apparently a prototype, and may not be intended for the upcoming 13 (or possibly 12s) series. In other rumors, the Cupertino giant might see fit to "invent" 1TB internal storage options in 2021.

Apple has persisted with its wide, eye-dragging notch for quite a few generations now, even though Android OEMs have moved on to more refined options, from punch-holes to even under-display cameras, since the initial sensor bar-less iPhone X. However, a Twitter-based leaker now claims the Cupertino giant has also finally cracked notchlessness in 2021.

Then again, this new prototype (which apparently has thicker bezels on all sides of its display instead) may not be destined to make it to market in the form of the 13 series. For one thing, this year's iPhones are increasingly being regarded as the "12s" generation, thanks to rumors that they will have iterative upgrades only compared to those of the renewed, flat-edged design.

According to Ice Universe, this includes the definite presence of notches, although they are at least touted to be shallower and thus potentially more unobtrusive than ever before. The 13-slash-12s series just might also have larger batteries - as well as more capacity in other ways, too.

The YouTuber Jon Prosser also now "exclusively" claims that Apple will finally include a 1TB SKU among its upcoming new smartphone offerings, as opposed to a maximum of 512GB in fixed internal storage throughout iPhone history. This may be welcome among many fans, although the price of such a new top-end version might prove less so.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-01-29 (Update: 2021-01-29)