How manufacturers handle a smartphone’s front-facing camera configuration is a continuing point of debate and conversation among tech design fanatics.
After all, the protrusion of sophisticated camera gear often takes sleek smartphone designs and breaks that form factor to incorporate something that might be awkward or even top-heavy looking.
For those of you that have kept up with our coverage of the latest in smartphone technology and design, you probably remember that article we featured about the Google Pixel phone’s decision to go with a “camera bar.”
A decided move away from the notch, the bar is no less awkward in many ways but, hey, that was the best we thought anyone could really do at the time. And with the iPhone 13 coming just a week away (and expected to feature a traditional design) we probably won’t get any confirmation of this anytime soon.
Well, today PetaPixel shared a rumor via Jon Prosser (renowned Apple watcher) that indicates that the iPhone 14 will have its front-facing cameras fully integrated into the design – eliminating the notch entirely.
That’s cool but, again, this is just a rumor even if it is from a pretty reliable source.
The real question is “how would this work?”
Front Page Tech indicates that Apple will achieve this design feat with a wider iPhone body design that allows engineers to embed it.
You can check out some renders of the notch-less iPhone 14 at FrontPage Tech.
If you missed our coverage of the new camera features coming with the latest update to iOS, you can check that out here.
What do you think of the iPhone 14’s reportedly notch-less design? How does this compare with Google’s decision to go with a “camera bar” for its latest Pixel phone? Let us know in the comments below.
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