The iPhone hack may be here to stay, at least on this year’s upcoming models. But that does not mean iPhone 13 notch must be the same size as the one that Apple has on all the latest handsets.
MacRumors acquired a set of images from Greek repair provider iRepair showing three different panels for a 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screen, similar to the models Apple included last fall iPhone 12 release. But the notch in these pictures is smaller than anything we have seen before.
In addition to the smaller notch, it looks like the phone’s earphone has apparently been moved to the top frame instead. This is a sharp change from what Apple has usually been digging towards over the years, although many iPhone users have asked the manufacturer to reduce the size of the notch as new iterations of the iPhone hit the market.
We’ve been waiting for one minor notch on iPhone 13 for some time. Through various leaks and reproductions, the creators have hinted (and hoped) for a slimming of the notch, or a little change in some way to make the iPhone’s unique design function less prominent. Most recently, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted it New iPhone models would find their Face ID components slimmed down in future iterations. However, a relocation was not part of the plan, apparently at least in these initial leaks.
Ever since Apple introduced the iPhone X in 2017, there have been no changes in the notch. Going forward, however, more than notches will be affected, according to Kuo. In fact, Apple is reportedly planning to introduce a hole punch screen for some iPhone models in 2022, much like some of Apple’s competitions. After that, the company could even introduce an iPhone with the first screen design in 2023 – no notch to see here.
When it comes to headphone design, iPhone 13 – or no matter what Apple ends up calling the new device – rumored to have a number of new options, with a newer A15 Bionic chip, improved cameras and a 120Hz screen on the Pro models.
All this is of course speculation, as Apple has not yet confirmed anything too specific for the iPhone 13. The cat is ready to be released from the bag, but when Apple reveals the next iPhone, probably in September