Apple is researching an ambient light sensor that could be embedded underneath an iPhone display, a development that could aid in removing or reducing the screen notch.

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Current Apple smartphones, such as the iPhone 11, contain an ambient light monitor in their notch or top bezel. But a new patent application details a way that Apple could embed a light sensor underneath a display, likely bringing it one step closer to nixing the notch altogether.

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