Right now, Apple’s iPhones employ an edge-to-edge display except for the top middle part of the screen where there is a notch that houses the front-facing camera and the TrueDepth camera system used in Face ID. This has been a contentious design, but that could change with the iPhone 15.
Set to launch in 2023, a report from The Elec has revealed that Apple could finally introduce an in-display Face ID system in the iPhone 15. This means that the iPhone 15 could finally feature a full screen display without any cutouts which should lend to a much better design and experience.
Apple is expected to continue using a cutout for the iPhone 14, but the latest leaks have suggested that the company could ditch the notch in favor of a pill-shaped cutout, which is still somewhat intrusive but at least it’s smaller. Other companies like Samsung have been using these types of cutouts for a while, so it’s not new.
We’ve also seen other Android handset makers attempt in-display camera systems of their own, but the fact that it hasn’t caught on widely yet suggests that maybe the quality of the camera isn’t quite there yet. Either way, 2023 is still quite a long ways to go so temper your expectations for now.