Hate the iPhone notch? You might love Apple's weird new patent

The notch is one of the most contentious aspects of today's iPhone designs. While it houses the all-important camera and Face ID tech, it's also seen as a blight on the supposedly all-screen design of contemporary models – and many are keen to see it disappear. But rather than remove it entirely, it seems Apple is exploring some inventive methods to minimise its impact.

Apple has just won a patent that suggests the company is experimenting with a notch that is able to 'disappear' when required, thanks to a moving display that would be able to hide the front sensors when not in use. We've been hoping to see a notch-less iPhone hit our best camera phones line up, but perhaps we could settle for a disappearing notch in the meantime.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.