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Apple might finally ditch the iPhone notch, but not until 2022

All this iPhone tech might have to find somewhere new to go soon. (Source: Apple)
All this iPhone tech might have to find somewhere new to go soon. (Source: Apple)
A new research note allegedly issued by the legendary analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states that the iPhones launched in 2022 will have punch-hole displays in place of the notches that have come to define these flagships. The third-gen SE is now also thought to launch in that year, and just might come with the same new kind of screen.
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2021's new iPhones are currently slated not to change much in terms of their design. Though they might have new displays with high-end specs and features such as always-on displays, the panels are still thought to bear their line's prominent, signature notch. However, this might finally change in their successors.

The blog MacRumors claims to have been privy to new notes written by Ming-Chi Kuo, looking ahead to the iPhones to be released in 2022 already. The respected analyst now reportedly asserts that Apple will exchange its characteristic notch for its first-ever punch-hole display in that year's iPhones.

This potentially polarizing change will apparently apply to the higher end of the "14" series - at least, depending on the supply lines available to Apple in the run-up to their launch. Therefore, even the SE 3 might not have a notch.

That third-gen "affordable iPhone" might have been pushed back in order to give the iPhone 13 Mini a chance to sell instead. However, it is now projected to return in 2022, possibly with a newer processor, 5G connectivity and even a Plus model in tow.

Then again, Kuo apparently does not expect its design to change otherwise, meaning its display might stay around 4.7 inches and be placed above a physical Touch ID sensor.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-03- 1 (Update: 2021-03- 1)