Schematic diagrams of iPhone 13 obtained by MacRumors reveal larger camera bumps and a slightly thicker design of the upcoming smartphone series. All four models of the iPhone 13 series will feature the aforementioned changes.
Apple might increase iPhone 13 depth and camera thickness
A previous report claimed that the thickness of the next-generation iPhone will increase by 0.26mm. But MacRumors states that the increase will be even less than that, 0.17mm. From the current 7.4mm, the thickness will increase to 7.57mm which will be hardly noticeable. *All four models have the same 7.4mm thickness. However, the camera bump changes are not that subtle.
The camera bumps on base and Pro models of the new series will be thicker to house the slightly enlarged lenses, positioned near the flash. The report details that:
The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro feature camera bumps in the range of 1.5mm to 1.7mm, while the iPhone 13 will have a thicker 2.51mm camera bump. The iPhone 13 Pro, meanwhile, will feature a 3.65mm thick camera bump.
The camera bumps are getting thicker in part to prevent the lenses from protruding quite as much on the iPhone 13 models. Rather than the individual lenses protruding as we saw on the iPhone 12 models, the camera bump itself on the iPhone 13 family will protrude more while the lenses will sit closer to a flush position, similar to the design of the 2020 iPad Pro.
Furthermore, the publisher clarifies that the schematics are from a source that predicts Apple’s design plans based on information taken from manufacturers who make iPhone cases. Although such sources have reliable information, there is a likely possibility that the final product varies.
In addition, other reports claim that next-generation iPhone will get an upgraded f1.8 aperture ultra-wide lens, re-positioned earpiece, and front camera, smaller notch, sensor-shift image stabilization in all four models, and LTPO display with 120 Hz refresh rate.