Since the release of the iPhone 12 last year in October, rumors already began to spur on the alleged features of the next iPhone 13. Among the many reports, one suggests that Apple will continue with the notch this year as well, but with a notable change in design.
Recently it was reported that iPhone 13 will be shipped with a smaller notch for a new Face ID system. As per the report, the notch in the smartphone would have a flood illuminator for better detail detection, better depth, and an upgraded Ultra-wide lens.
The notch in iPhone 13 will have a notable change in design
The notch was introduced in the iPhone X lineup in 2017. Since then it has remained for four-generations, rumors initially suggested that the iPhone 12 series would feature a reduced notch. But it seemed like it was pushed till this year.
According to a report from the Japanese site MacOtakara the notch will be seen yet again this year but it will be reduced in height because the iPhone 13’s TrueDepth camera array may get narrower. The Japanese blog also reported earlier this year that the iPhone 13 lineup will feature the same design as iPhone 12’s, but with a thicker body.
Many iPhone users have expressed their displeasure about the design decision over the years. I think that even though the notch will be seen this year, a design change would go a long way. The design change would gather attention and the transition would be much smoother.
Recently, an analyst at Barclays Research suggested that the iPhone 13 lineup will “likely” feature a fingerprint scanner under the display. The report further suggested that the new lineup will come with a smaller notch, with the LiDAR scanner limited to the Pro models. This contradicts a report from Wedbush analyst Dan Ives, saying that the LiDAR scanner could be expanded to the entire iPhone 13 lineup. Additionally, the lineup could come with a maximum internal storage of 1TB.
Amid the rumors, it is still not clear whether the upcoming smartphone lineup will see a reduction in the notch, would it be slimmer, narrower, or possibly both. But any change in the design will be notable and will make the lineup different from its predecessors.
However, it is expected that select 2022 iPhone models will feature a punch-hole display eliminating the notch entirely.