A leaker known as “DuanRui” has shared more images on their Twitter account that give us a better look at Apple’s shrunken notch for iPhone 13 and how the size compares to the notch of iPhone 12. The new images follow similar pictures shared by the leaker last week of two iPhone “film samples” of the upcoming smartphone lineup.
The images shared by the leaker help give us an idea of how the smaller notch looks in comparison to iPhone 12. The images also tell us that Apple is going to achieve a compact notch design by redesigning Face ID which could allow components to be tightly packed together.
Leaker shares images of smaller iPhone 13 notch design compared to iPhone 12
Originally posted on Weibo and brought forth by @duanrui1205, the three images show a smaller and more compact notch for iPhone 13. The height of the notch appears unchanged and the width is reduced. The images also hint at a different design and placement of components for Face ID.
As rumored before, the cutout shows the notch to feature all its components towards the lower side and speaker grille right on top. Currently, iPhone 12 features a speaker filled at the center of the notch with sensors on either side. This design corroborates an earlier report from Mac Otakara, which suggests that the upcoming iPhone lineup will arrive with minimal changes on the front but will feature a repositioned earpiece and front camera.
These mockups are usually based on the measurement specifications given by the Cupertino tech giant to its Asian component supply chain. However, these images should be taken with a grain of salt as the final design of the device can slightly change by the time it is officially launched.
It is expected that Apple’s upcoming iPhone lineup will be identical to iPhone 12 with 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini, 6.1-inch, 6.1-inch Pro, and 6.7-inch 13 Pro Max models. Other rumors have suggested that the lineup will feature a faster A15 chip, in-display Touch ID, in-display Touch ID, larger batteries, and 120Hz “ProMotion” displays. It has also been rumored that all iPhone models in the lineup will feature sensor-shift stabilization, including the non-Pro models.
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