Apple component supplier LG Innotek has begun work on creating iPhone displays using the UPC1 under-display camera module.
According to the South Korean publication TheElec, the new module will give Apple the opportunity to develop an iPhone with a screen that does not have cutouts or holes. According to leaks, the new UPC front camera has certain limitations compared to traditional cameras, especially in capturing light due to passing through the display layer. In response to this challenge, LG Innotek is developing special lenses that increase the intensity of light reaching the camera sensor.
However, this technological innovation is unlikely to appear in the next 2 years: it will not be in either the iPhone 16, which is expected in 2024, or in the iPhone 17, which will appear in 2025 (it is known that the iPhone 17 Pro is expected to have a round hole for the front camera and under-screen Face ID).
Thus, a full-fledged iPhone without notches can be expected no earlier than the iPhone 18 model, possibly in 2026.