Fans of the comedy Ted Lasso say that a mobile phone featured in a recent episode contains a clue about the long-awaited new iPhone.
Apple fans think they’ve seen a big hint that the next iPhone will arrive without an annoying notch.
In a recent episode of the Apple TV Plus sitcom Ted Lasso, a character wields an iPhone without the intrusive cutout at the top of the screen.
The show stars Jason Sudeikis as a football coach in charge of the fictional AFC Richmond football team and often showcases Apple products.
Macs, iPhones, and even software like Face Time have appeared on the show before, which is currently streaming its second season.
In an episode that aired on August 27, a character sported an iPhone without the notch that houses the device’s selfie camera and Face ID sensors.
The phone features the iPhone 12 camera matrix and the default yellow and orange wallpaper that comes with iOS 14.
Apple is very excited to unveil four new iPhones during a virtual event in mid-September.
While it would be unusual for the company to reveal details of a product ahead of its launch, the notchless phone feels like an odd coincidence.
The notch has been a staple of iPhone design since the iPhone X of 2017 and is a source of controversy among tech geeks.
He is often criticized for taking up a large part of the screen. Rivals like Samsung and Huawei removed the notches from their phones years ago.
The appearance of a notchless iPhone on Ted Lasso has fanned the flames of rumors that Apple plans to ditch the notch in the not-too-distant future.
However, according to Gizmodo, the look is more likely to be a CGI quirk than a hint to an upcoming product.
“Apple is known for its secrecy, so it seems unlikely that this is a deliberate sign that the notch is disappearing from the iPhone 13,” the site said.
“It is also possible that it was an inadvertent mistake during the post-editing process.
“After all, there are multiple close-up shots of iPhones within the same episode where the notch is visibly present.”
Apple usually hosts an iPhone launch event in September each year that it uses to introduce a range of new mobiles and other devices.
The iPhone 13 isn’t expected to be a huge update to last year’s iPhone 12, but Apple is always full of surprises.
This year’s showcase is expected to be September 14 and the phones will ship worldwide ten days later.
Leaks and rumors suggest that four models are in the works: the iPhone 13 Max Pro, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13, and iPhone 13 Mini.
Its price will reportedly range from £ 600 / $ 600 up to £ 1,500 / $ 1,500.
Of course, Apple hasn’t officially announced a new iPhone or a September 2021 event yet, so take all the rumors with a pinch of salt for now.
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