Many iPhone fans would agree that one of the smartphone’s worst aspects is the notch taking over some front screens. Apple uses the notch to place its sensors and front-facing camera and has since moved to thin screen bezels. the dimensions of the notch have changed over time, getting smaller, but it still bothers many of us, preferring the front of their smartphone to be all screen.
Some Android devices have ditched the notch altogether in favor of hole-punch or pop-up cameras. For example, previous rumors suggested that the approaching iPhone 13 models would have a smaller notch than the present iPhone 12 models. However, recently on the Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso what appears to be an iPhone 13 5G smartphone, makes an appearance during a scene, and it’s no-notch.
If the shoe were on the other platform, you would possibly chalk it up to a prop department grabbing a dummy device that seemed like a real-world product but isn’t. However, considering this is often a show on Apple’s TV network, many believe it’s a teaser hinting that the next-generation iPhone models will ditch the notch altogether.
The phone is seen twice in an episode called “The Signal.” Both times it appears to possess the quality iPhone interface, but there’s little question that it lacks the notch on the front. The iPhone might be the work of a prop department, but it seems unlikely. If the iPhone 13 finally eliminates the notch, it might be a big breakthrough for Apple and likely push many iPhone users to upgrade.
While it’s difficult to inform from the episode’s screen captures, there doesn’t appear to be a pop-up system for the front camera, suggesting there could also be an under-screen camera sensor. The new iPhone 13 models are expected to be revealed next month. However, it’s worth noting that the device is also seen from the rear, and it’s almost exactly just like the current iPhone 12 and has an Apple logo.