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Future iPhones may come with LED-illuminated Apple logo

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San Francisco - The next year's iPhones may support 5G and will come with an in-display fingerprint sensors.



Published: Mon 30 Sep 2019, 6:44 PM

Last updated: Tue 1 Oct 2019, 12:03 PM

Future iPhones are expected to feature an LED-illuminated Apple logo at the back of the device and it could be used for notifications, a recent company's patent suggests.
The patent, originally filed before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is titled as "Electronic devices with adjustable decoration".
The patent also suggests that the LED may come in several colours, each one for the different notifications, news portal GizmoChina reported.
The idea of the LED-illuminated Apple logo, however, would not be new as it was available on older MacBooks too.
The 2020 iPhones could feature a metal frame design similar to the one that was used for the iPhone 4 back in 2010.
The next year's iPhones may support 5G and will come with an in-display fingerprint sensors.
In addition, they are also expected to drop the notch and replace it with an in-display front camera.
No WhatsApp
Meanwhile, iPhone users who have not upgraded to a new version of the operating system for long - there is one more reason to do so. If WhatsApp is currently active on your iOS 8 device, you will be able to use it only until February 1, 2020, according to an update from the instant messaging platform.
"On iOS 8, you can no longer create new accounts or reverify existing accounts," said the update.
So iPhone users will need iOS 9 or later to run WhatsApp.
"For the best experience, we recommend you use the latest version of iOS available for your phone," WhatsApp said.
"We don't explicitly restrict the use of jailbroken or unlocked devices. However, because these modifications might affect the functionality of your device, we can't provide support for devices using modified versions of the iPhone's operating system," it added.
WhatsApp said that users of Android versions 2.3.7 and older will no longer be able to create new accounts, nor reverify existing accounts.
However, they will be able to continue using WhatsApp until February 1, 2020.
- Reuters/IANS


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