Apple redesigning iPhone this year with Flat Sides and Smaller Notch

Bloomberg has published a new report detailing much of Apple's product roadmap for 2020, including the four new iPhones that have been widely rumored. Corroborating Ming-chi Kuo's analysis from last year, Apple is said to be redesigning the iPhone Pro chassis with flat edges reminiscent of the current iPad Pro. Kuo claimed the screen glass would still be slightly curved, while Bloomberg says it'll be flat.

by Hari Aditya

Updated: Apr 13, 2020 16:55 IST

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Apple's New Design

Bloomberg also published a recent study outlining most of Apple's 2020 technology plan including the four upcoming iPhones commonly speculated. Corroborating last year's Ming-chi Kuo research, Apple is allegedly redesigning the iPhone Pro casing with curved edges reminiscent of the new iPad Pro. Kuo claimed the glass on the screen would still be slightly curved, while Bloomberg said it's going to be flat. Bloomberg notes that there will be two iPhone Pro versions with three cameras on the rear and that they will include the latest LIDAR 3D sensing technology for the iPad Pro — it's not obvious, however, how this would take the place of one of the original three cameras for the iPhone 11 Pro. It's still uncertain whether the boxy update would apply to the two dual-camera versions that supposedly replace the iPhone 11. The study suggests the biggest iPhone Pro would have a "slightly larger" screen than the 6.5-inch display of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, so the height of the Face ID notch would "usually" be shortened. Last year, Kuo expected that the Pro versions will come in 5.4 "and 6.7" frame sizes. 

As early as this year, Bloomberg also says to anticipate a tiny, cheaper HomePod app, following up on its own August coverage. It is now reported that this latest model has a similar nature to the current HomePod, but comes in at only half the scale. Apple has reportedly planned a release in the second quarter. According to Bloomberg, Apple does not anticipate the coronavirus pandemic to trigger significant delays while certain iPhone models may end up shipping weeks later than expected. Engineers are probably going to China to finalize next month before mass development begins on the roster.

 

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