Apple’s new patent exposure, “no bangs” iPhone surfaced: must buy!

In 2017, Apple released the iPhone x, its 10th anniversary mobile phone. Instead of the home button at the bottom and the wide border on the top and bottom, the phone replaced the full screen scheme designed by bangs, which further improved the proportion of iPhone x screens. < / P > < p > although this solution can bring users a more immersive visual experience, the bangs of iPhone x will cover up part of the display content, and the actual appearance will be affected. As a result, many Apple fans hope apple can eliminate the bangs on the iPhone. < / P > < p > now it is 2020, and the iPhone still uses the Liu Hai screen design, which also disappoints many fruit fans. However, the good news is coming. According to foreign media Apple insider, Apple has found a solution to eliminate iPhone bangs. According to the report, apple is working on an ambient light sensor that can be embedded under the iPhone’s screen, which will help the iPhone eliminate the bangs or reduce the size of the bangs to achieve a truly full screen. The patent was first submitted in March 2019 and granted on September 17, 2020. < / P > < p > the patent document shows that the location of light sensors can be challenging, and if not careful, ambient light sensors may occupy more space than expected in electronic devices. In addition, due to the potential interference of other components, it is also a great challenge to operate the ambient light sensor accurately. < / P > < p > the most typical example is that the ambient light sensor installed under the pixel of the iPhone screen will receive additional light information from its own pixel, thus unable to read accurately. At the same time, apple points out that the pixel array installed above the ambient light sensor can be controlled when the sensor receives the measured value. < / P > < p > for example, the control circuit can adjust the brightness of the image frame displayed by the pixel array. By modulating the brightness of a specific image frame, stray light from the screen itself can be adjusted. After that, the system will automatically detect those stray lights, reduce their impact on the ambient light measurement, and generate accurate readings. In this way, the ambient light sensor at the bottom of the screen can work better, such as automatically changing the brightness of the screen or adjusting the color temperature. < / P > < p > from this new patent, we can see that Apple wants to eliminate the bangs or reduce the volume of the bangs by using new light sensors. At the same time, Apple also shows us a new solution to solve the problem of bangs. However, the scheme is still in the stage of research and development, and whether the model equipped with this scheme can be successfully produced in mass production is still unknown. Of course, words can’t be dead. Although apple did not disclose the commercial feasibility of the new patent, we can speculate whether the implementation of this solution can completely eliminate the bangs by analyzing the components inside the iPhone bangs. < / P > < p > the reason why the iPhone’s bangs are so big is that it contains a lot of components inside. As can be seen from the structural diagram below, the internal components of iPhone bangs include infrared lens, floodlight sensor, distance sensor, speaker, microphone, front camera and dot matrix projector. Because of this, iPhone has realized the functions of face unlocking, mimetic expression and so on. < / P > < p > we can see that there is already an ambient light sensor in the current iPhone bangs. Apple’s new patent is to embed new sensors under the screen, rather than at the top of the screen as it is now. < / P > < p > combined with the current position of ambient light sensor, if it is moved to the bottom of the screen, the volume of the longitudinal fringe of iPhone can be further reduced, but it can not completely eliminate the bangs, unless other components are also moved to the bottom of the screen. In addition, Apple also clearly pointed out in the patent that this method has certain risks, and it needs to reconsider the placement of the new ambient light sensor. If you are not careful, it may make the iPhone’s bangs bigger. < / P > < p > to put it simply, Apple’s solution can indeed reduce the volume of iPhone bangs, but it is unlikely to completely eliminate them. < / P > < p > if you see the friends here, you may have to ask questions again. Isn’t the off screen camera already in mass production? Why not use apples? Is it because the new technology is not mature? In fact, apple does not use immature technology, but the answer is not accurate. First of all, we need to understand the concept of off screen camera. To put it bluntly, it is to put the front camera of smart phone under the screen, which is the same as Apple’s new patent. In fact, the off screen camera scheme can only hide the image sensor under the screen, while the iPhone’s bangs include not only the front camera, but also other sensors. < / P > < p > and Apple’s new patent only hides the ambient light sensor under the screen, not other sensors. That is to say, even if Apple uses an off screen camera and a new patent solution, the iPhone bangs may not be completely eliminated. < / P > < p > before this, there was a rumor that Apple had integrated all the components inside the bangs into the top border to solve the problem of bangs on the iPhone. < / P > < p > although this method is feasible, it is very demanding for the technical requirements of the supply chain. All components inside the iPhone bangs need to be further compressed, and the performance should not be lost. According to the current technology, it should be more difficult to achieve. Even if we can make this kind of frizzle free iPhone, we can’t ensure whether the yield can reach the standard. Secondly, the cost will be very high, which will lead to the price of iPhone only increasing. If, because of the cost problem, the price of an iPhone without bangs is around 20000, how many consumers are willing to pay for it? < / P > < p > at present, if you want to get rid of the bangs on the iPhone, there are two ways. One is that Apple gives up face ID, and the iPhone front lens is only used for self portrait. I’m sure Apple won’t do that, so the first method can be abandoned. The second is that Apple will continue to explore new solutions. Sooner or later, the no bangs iPhone will meet you. 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