Flashback: the Apple iPhone X and its hated but influential notch

According to an interview with then Chief Design Officer Jony Ive, Apple spent 5 years developing the iPhone X. And it was worth the effort since the design it introduced in late 2017 will have been relevant for 5 years before Apple finally does away with the notch (expected to happen in 2022, unless it doesn’t – rumors of notchless iPhones have been proven false before).

Ah, yes, the notch, one of the most controversial features ever introduced. In an amazing feat of miniaturization, Apple managed to fit a whole Kinect-like 3D sensor inside a phone. But it committed the ultimate sin of…