While the notch on the iPhone X has been inspiring a number of Android flagships lately, a new report claims that Apple will drop the notch from its OLED iPhones in 2019.
A report by Korean publication ETNews states that Apple is working on a new design where the screen will fill "most of the front" of the iPhone.
The report does not provide more details as to how Apple plans on getting rid of the notch and where it plans to shift the components housed in the notch area but it states that Face ID will be retained.
An industry representative talking to the publication mentioned that Apple is in talks with multiple companies on how it could get rid of the notch. The representative said, “It seems that Apple is planning on implementing full-screen that is complete to its new iPhones.”
As of now, it seems like Apple is yet to decide on a solution to the notch problem but suppliers are interested in how Apple is planning to get rid of the receiver, front-camera and Face ID components.
Speculation amongst display suppliers includes rumours that Apple may choose to drill holes into OLED panels or use Black Matrix area within displays.
While we wait for Apple to decide how it plans on getting rid of the notch, we do have to take current rumours with a grain of salt. This is because of the information being sourced from supply-chain sources which are not always accurate.