The display notch of the iPhone series that was first introduced in 2017 is finally going to be modified with about 30% smaller width in iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini which are scheduled to release this year. Pictures of alleged screen protectors for the new iPhones are shared by DuanRui on Twitter (picture attached below) where you can clearly see the display notch appearing smaller while the inset height remains the usual.
Apple is achieving this new design by apparently reducing the width, hoisting the earpiece upwards into the top frame of the device (screen bezel). If compared to its predecessor iPhone 12 the new iPhone has a visibly smaller screen bezel thus allowing the customers/buyers to have more screen display area. This slight change in the design is being thought to compete with the Android phones market and have a modernized appeal because android phones these days are extensively using punch hole style display cutouts allowing the customers to have a wider screen view.
According to the analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, In 2022, Apple will incorporate punch-hole display in their phones. Mr. Kuo also asserts that iPhone 14 which is in the lineup will not have the 5.4-inch form factor that is now available in iPhone 12/13 mini.
Another astonishing news for iPhone fans is that, in 2023, Mr. Kuo claims that iPhone will completely eliminate the notch feature, replacing it will an entire new camera system under the front screen.