Apple might launch notch-less iPhone series by 2020

Apple iPhone 11 concept renders

A separate piece of intelligence from Credit Suisse reveals that Apple's screen suppliers in China are working on "full-screen displays".

Apple Inc., which is now going through tough times for in selling its newly launched iPhones the company is planning to launch three more iPhones. According to a report on CNBC, JP Morgan analysts believe that apart from the three premium iPhones, the company will introduce cheaper models that everyone can afford as well.

For one, Apple is said to be developing its own under-display fingerprint scanner (rather than relying on a third-party component).

iPhone with In-Display Touch ID in the works? Apple could also change the screen sizes of its new iPhones in 2020, according to Kuo's previous predictions. By removing all the Face ID sensors and placing the camera and fingerprint sensor under the display, Apple would be able to deliver ideal all-screen iPhones a year later. Because there are sensors for selfies and face recognition at the front, iPhones still have a small notch at the top of the screen. These new iPhones which are going to represent iPhone 11 series, are not going to be 5G enabled and will be launched in 2020.

Such advancements would put the iPhone on a more level playing field with Android rivals like Samsung and OnePlus that have already been minimising the notch. The curiosity of what to expect in the future iPhones has been increased lately - thanks to analysts like Ming-Chi Kuo and JP Morgan. For Apple, however, the notch is not just a design element: it houses the TrueDepth camera system, a complex module that makes a 3D depth map of your face and provides an extremely secure way of unlocking the phone, paying for goods, and quickly signing into services. Many felt that it hinders the smartphone experience and prevents an edge-to-edge display. So these reports of Apple ditching FaceID completely or partially should be taken with a massive pinch of salt.

However an advert released earlier this week, Apple claims that their Face ID is "safer and easier" than Touch ID. Thus, ditching Face ID in favor of Touch ID seems highly unlikely for now.