Ever since Apple introduced FaceID with the iPhone X, its customers have been complaining about Nach. Apple doesn’t seem to care about the online response, though. It even puts a damn notch on its latest MacBook Pros. However, it now appears on Apple There is Aware of criticism, and trying to come up with a solution. Most people thought that Apple would try to make it smaller in a “pinhole” design like the Android world. However, it looks like it could go even further and get rid of the notch completely.
According to a recent patent granted by Apple, the company envisioned a camera system behind the display. The patent has a title, “Electronic device with a disposed camera behind the display”, which sounds quite straightforward. According to the details presented by Patently Apple, this new design allows the camera system to take pictures through the display, which will be the first for Apple. According to the article (and the image below), “Apple notes that ‘although the camera # 420 does not necessarily communicate with the display # 410, the camera is closer to the rear surface of the display (# 418) than the front surface # 417.”
As you can see in the picture above, Apple is showing both its groove and non-notch design here. The main hurdle is how to allow the camera system to work normally while “watching” even though it has a display with content. Apple seems to have managed it though. Another part of the patent discusses how it can “reduce image distortion” due to a display. The image provided by Apple includes a set of two filters that must pass through the light to get into the camera. Images include incoming light passing through an optical filter and then a bandpass filter. According to the patent, the bandpass filter will probably remove some of the light based on the combination of light. It further notes that the phone will require a processor connected to both the camera and display to handle this filtering.
Like all Apple patents, it can never see the light of day. The company patents everything under the sun if it is Maybe Need a day. For example, it previously patented both an iPhone and a Mac Pro tower made entirely of glass. Still, although most iPhone users have learned not to notice the groove, we suspect that someone will miss it. For Apple, it always seems like a brilliant engineering failure because it removes so much of the display area. Although it’s not a big deal on an iPhone. We usually don’t Need Look at the top of the screen, and wrap the content around it. However, this is especially cruel for MacBook professionals, because you need to compress the content to avoid noticing it while enjoying full-screen videos or apps. Who knows, maybe Apple will drop it on iPhone 16, then finally port it to Mac by 2030.