The Notch inspired by the car?
Thoughts on Apple Car, Part 102
There has not been a bigger discussion around iPhone design after the removal of the headphone jack in iPhone 7 than about the latest X-factor: The Notch.
FaceID made possible what no one has thought could happen: An ugly iPhone.
After some time, it turned out, the notch wasn’t a problem at all.
Today, it occurred to me, that we have seen a notch before. And, too, was it designed because of cameras and sensors.
Cars have had notches for years.
This is what a windshield looks like today.
Full edge to edge glass, and a notch to host all the camera and sensor tech.
Was the car the inspiration for the notch?
As I wrote before, FaceID was really made for Apple Car. It makes authentification from the distance possible – an important user experience feature when approaching a selfdriving car.
But is there more to that? Did Apple ID actually get the idea for the notch from the tinkering with the car?
We’ll never know.