The iPhone X is a bundle of firsts for Apple. It’s the company’s first smartphone with an OLED display, the first to cost $999 for the base model, and the first to feature a notch on the front which houses the TrueDepth camera. The notch is polarizing, some don’t mind it and others can’t wait to get rid of it. Apple might appease both with the 2018 iPhone X that’s now expected to feature a smaller notch.

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Barclays analysts have sent out a note to investors predicting that the second-generation TrueDepth camera system will be reduced in size and that will subsequently bring down the size of the iPhone X’s notch as well.

Even though the system itself is expected to “evolve slightly,” which means that it may not have radically different capabilities, the reduction in size would allow for a smaller notch on the front of the 2018 iPhone X.

The analysts also predict based on supply chain meetings they have had that Apple is going to bring its TrueDepth 3D sensor to its entire iPhone lineup later this year. They also reiterate previous reports that the new iPad Pro is going to get the sensor as well.

It’s still too soon to be believing predictions about the iPhone X. The new iPhones aren’t due until the fall this year and we will surely hear a lot of conflicting reports before Apple officially announces them.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones. Read more about iPhone X.

Display
5.8"
2436x1125
Super AMOLED
463 PPI
Price
~$1185 - Amazon
Camera
12 MP
F1.8 Aperture F-Stop
OIS
Weight
174 g
Battery
2716 mAh
Non-Removable
Wireless Charging
Launched in
2017-09-01
System
3GB RAM
A11 Bionic + None
Storage (GB)
256
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