The newest episode of the good Apple TV Plus sitcom Ted Lasso might have provided a glimpse at the way forward for the corporate’s iPhone handset, minus the annoying notch.
The present, which options an eccentric American school soccer coach (performed by Jason Sudeikis) answerable for a fictional English soccer workforce known as AFC Richmond, typically depicts characters utilizing Apple merchandise. We very often see not-so-subtle product placement of iPhones and Macs, in addition to software program like FaceTime on present.
Nevertheless, within the episode that debuted on Friday, a personality seemed to be wielding an iPhone with out the notch that homes the Face ID sensors and front-facing digital camera.
The extra observant Ted Lasso followers seen this explicit iPhone didn’t have a notch, whereas the handset options the iPhone 12 digital camera array and the iOS 14 wallpaper.
Whereas it’s extremely unlikely Apple has determined to disclose that handset inside one in every of its flagship unique sequence, it’s a unusual anomaly.
The iPhone 13, due subsequent month, is predicted to have a slimmer notch and a slightly different Face ID sensor, however a totally notch-free design isn’t anticipated this time round. A latest report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has mentioned that’s the eventual objective for Apple, but it surely isn’t anticipated to reach till at the very least 2022.
As Gizmodo suggests, it’s potential that is the work of CGI, which is used fairly closely within the present to depict the group through the precise soccer scenes (of which there have been only a few this season).
When you think about the sequence wrapped capturing again in June, when prototypes telephones might need been out there, it’s believable this handset may have been on set. Whereas it isn’t out of the realms of risk, it isn’t that seemingly Apple (both on function or by chance) has proven its hand right here.