One of the concepts circulating on the Internet about a future iPhone is one that has the front camera hidden under the screen. We have already seen other mobile brands that have achieved it in a peculiar way. But it seems that having it on the Apple SmartPhone will be very difficult.

We will not see it soon, that at least, is crystal clear. Apple may be working on that technology, but there are a lot of snags to get around to make it a reality.

That the camera is under the screen will reduce the quality of the images and other inconveniences

Some mobile brand, let’s think about Oppo, has managed to hide the camera in some way. The screens become infinite. However, it is not gold everything that shines.

Vivo’s Apex 2020 has gone one step further and has made the camera truly under the screen. In this way there is no mark that bothers on the screen. But let’s not think it’s the perfect solution either.

If we introduce any camera under a screen, what they are achieving is putting a glass between the objective and what they want to photograph. In this way, the image quality is being reduced.

Look at your mobile screen for a moment. Isn’t it clean? Well, imagine that you have to take a picture through that dirt. Not surprisingly, Oppo has warned that its camera has issues with haze, low dynamic range and inaccurate white balance. No matter how much software you want to use to counter the effects.

Can Apple achieve excellent quality this way?

I will not be the one to say that it is not possible to overcome the pitfalls in order to implement a camera under the iPhone screen and that the images come out with the quality that Apple is looking for.

But honestly, it seems very difficult for me to achieve it, no matter how much software tries to correct the shots. The screen is what suffers the most from an iPhone or any mobile. They would have to provide the surface of that screen with a product or material that did not leave a trace of any external element.

One of the main enemies of a photographer is having defective material. If, for example, you have a dirty camera sensor, the images will come out with black specks. You can correct it in post production, but it will always be better to have it clean.

Also, I have a question. Is it really so necessary that the front camera is under the screen, just because it has 1 centimeter more screen?

I think it is more necessary that they find a way to add larger sensors to the iPhone cameras, which is where the real problem with mobile photography lies.

For all these reasons, it is more than difficult for Apple to launch an iPhone with the camera hidden under the screen in the short-medium term. Others can keep trying, but I think, it gives me, that they are going to always face the same problem: The quality will not be good. And Apple wants, or at least should seek, excellence, not stay with the good.