iPhone fans, it’s time to save you from an expensive mistake. We already know almost everything about Apple’s surprisingly disappointing iPhone 11 and we also know the company has more ambitious iPhone plans. And now they look even better.
Building on an explosive report from JPMorgan, China Times has attained information from a presentation by multinational investment bank Credit Suisse which reveals Apple is planning a far more radical iPhone than we imagined. In fact, it has the potential to be the most exciting iPhone the company has made in years.
Credit Suisse says Apple is currently working with suppliers to finalise a full-screen display without any cut-outs thanks to a new under-screen TrueDepth camera. Moreover, the financier understands that this notch-less iPhone will be ready in 2020 as a standout model alongside older iPhone 11-based designs. This makes sense because it is how Apple launched the iPhone X: a major new design alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
And it isn’t just the lack of a notch which makes this new iPhone interesting. Credit Suisse reveals that Apple will retain Face ID but also integrate a new in-display Touch ID as well, technology the company has been openly working on for some time. Interestingly, this also puts Credit Suisse on the same page as fellow investment bank Barclays.
From here, Credit Suisse says Apple will follow the iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR playbook by adopting the radical 2020 design across the entire iPhone range in 2021.
Throw in the news that Apple is also equipping its 2020 iPhones with 5G, installing new screen sizes and bringing a new lens system and the 2019 iPhone (despite its triple camera and welcome battery boost) looks thoroughly outgunned. As such, it isn’t surprising that recommendations to skip Apple’s 2019 iPhones are growing. The smart move is to wait.