Reportedly, iPhone 15 will feature slimmer display bezels, but Apple is already requesting manufacturers to explore completely bezel-less displays for a forthcoming model.
“Innovations in iPhone Displays: Trickle-Edge Display and the Possibility of Charging Port Removal”
According to reports, iPhone 15 is expected to have narrower display bezels. Meanwhile, Apple is already urging manufacturers to investigate the possibility of creating a future model with entirely bezel-less displays.
Apple has a recurring pattern of removing certain elements from its products to enhance the visual appeal for users and potential customers. For instance, they eliminated the home button with the iPhone X and replaced it with the Dynamic Island notch in iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
Although there have been speculations about the charging port vanishing, it appears unlikely as that would be too drastic for many users. However, the idea of a display that extends to the phone’s edges is intriguing. But the question remains: when could such a feature become a reality?
Samsung’s Early Curved Display Attempt:
Before the iPhone X from Apple came into the picture, Samsung had already experimented with a similar concept in its Galaxy Note Edge. The device featured a curved display on the side, allowing users to access a taskbar of shortcuts. However, despite being a pioneer in this aspect, the Galaxy Note Edge faced challenges and received limited sales success in 2014, marking it as a failed attempt.
Given Apple’s collaboration with Samsung and LG to explore bezel-less displays for iPhones, it’s highly likely that we might witness this technology being implemented in the Pro and Pro Max models within the next 3-5 years.
For many, a bezel-less iPhone represents the ultimate upgrade, allowing more pixels to be accommodated in the display, resulting in the ability to fit in additional content. As a contrasting example, the design of the iPhone 3G featured a 3.5-inch display surrounded by a home button and a speaker.
The iPhone with bezels was user-friendly, with the thumb able to cover the entire display comfortably. Control Center and Dynamic Island were easily accessible without needing to shift the phone. At the time, this iconic design served its purpose well, but as our desire grew for larger iPhones to showcase content and games, the trend shifted towards bezel-less displays.
Once again, the same concept can be applied to a bezel-less iPhone. Just like before, a bezel-less design has the potential to enhance user experience and offer a more immersive display.
The elimination of the Home Button in the iPhone X allowed for a larger display, but the notch and Dynamic Island retained the speaker. However, if Apple’s endeavors result in the integration of the front camera behind the display, along with a bezel-less design, we might be in for an exhilarating future iPhone once more.