Last week, tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that the camera of iPhone 13 will feature the same wide-angle lens camera system as the current iPhone 12 lineup. Kuo also stated that the camera of the iPhone 13 Pro model will feature an advanced ultra-wide lens with autofocus and f/1.8 aperture in the upcoming smartphone lineup.
Now, a Japanese site has shared images of an alleged 3D-printed mockup of the upcoming 6.1-inch next-generation iPhone Pro model, consisting of a repositioned earpiece and front camera, and a smaller notch. Rumors regarding the notch have been circulating for quite some time now.
An alleged mockup of the iPhone 13 Pro shows a redesigned display
As per the Japanese publisher, Mac Otakara, the iPhone 13 will arrive with minimal changes on the front but will feature a repositioned earpiece and front camera, and a smaller notch to make it less noticeable. Even though the rumors have been circulating regarding these changes, this time around the Japanese site has showcased a 3D-printed mockup. The mockup is reportedly based on leaked design drawings that have been circulating amongst case manufacturers.
I obtained 3D print mock which is probably iPhone 13 Pro from Alibaba Sources, and compared it with current iPhone 12. Regarding the size of active area of the center housing, the height becomes from 5.30mm to 5.35mm, and the width becomes from 34.83mm to 26.80mm, which is smaller. The infrared camera and light shooting illuminator placed on the left hand side of the speaker / mic are moved to the area of the speaker / mike of iPhone 12. The position of the speaker / mic of iPhone 13 gets closer to the body, The front camera used to be the right hand side of the speaker / mic, but it is moved to the left. The position of the backside camera and the size remain the same as iPhone 12 Pro.
The specific dimensions of the notch for the iPhone 13 Pro are also shared in a show that the notch is expected to cut down. The mockup hints that the upcoming iPhone will consist of a notch that is 5.35 mm in height and 26.80 mm in width. If we compare these dimensions to the iPhone 12’s, then 5.30 mm in height and 34.83 in width.
Since there are many rumors going around, this report should also be considered unclear. Last month, a report suggested that Apple’s A15 chip that will arrive with the iPhone 13 will go into production in May. The hype has definitely taken place with all these rumors regarding the latest smartphone lineup by the Cupertino tech giant.
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