According to a new report from MacRumors, Barclays investment bank analysts Andrew Gardiner, Hiral Patel, Joseph Wolf and Blayne Curtis have made predictions about what Apple‘s next iPhone – the successor to the X – will look like.

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The research note, obtained by MacRumors, said: “Based on several data points within the [fourth-quarter 2017] reporting period and our supply-chain meetings at CES [Consumer Electronics Show], we remain confident that Apple is set to deploy its TrueDepth 3D sensor across the iPhone range in 2018.”

The TrueDepth sensors are part of the phone’s Face ID, but the note suggests that the second-generation sensors could lead to a “smaller notch” on the iPhone X. 

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The analysts also claimed the range itself will comprise three iPhone X-based designs: a second generation iPhone X, a larger iPhone X Plus and new, mid-range LCD model.

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They also predicted that a rear-facing ID sensor could come to phones by 2019, and added: “Our discussions with suppliers suggest Apple and its partners are working hard on a world-facing [rear] solution.”

The report states the Face ID will also be added to Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro, which is coming this summer. 


Read the full MacRumors report here.

This article originally appeared on Hypebeast.

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