Japanese blog MacOtakara has been sharing a ton of details about Apple’s upcoming launches like the 2021 iPad mini, second-gen AirPods Pro, and the long-rumored iPhone SE 3.
Most recently, however, the blog shared exclusive information about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 13 lineup. As per today’s report, the tech giant will adopt the same overall design for iPhone 13 as the current generation, except the new lineup will feature a thicker body.
iPhone 13 to have a smaller notch, a slightly thicker design with the same camera bump as iPhone 12
According to Chinese suppliers, all four iPhone 13 models will share the same design as Apple’s current-generation iPhones with flat edges. The height and width of the smartphones will remain the same, but the thickness will increase by 0.26mm.
In contrast to the increase in size, Apple may reduce the size of its classic notch for iPhone 13. To slim down the notch, Apple will need to integrate small changes to reduce the overall size of the smartphone’s TrueDepth components. This may be done by changing the position of the top receiver to reduce the size of the TrueDepth camera.
As for the rear camera, the camera bump will remain, but Apple might add a layer of sapphire glasses to cover all lenses to make them look like a single camera with each camera module flush-mounted. The publication also said that the camera module of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will the same size.
Other iPhone 13 rumors suggest some models in the lineup might get LPTO OLED displays with support for 120Hz refresh rates, all models will feature a LiDAR sensor and the updated camera unit will sport an improved ultra-wide camera with a fast f1.8 lens with auto-focus.
According to TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, all iPhone 13 models will be produced and launched during their regular schedule, meaning consumers can expect them to be available in September without any delays, unlike this year’s iPhone 12 launch.