Apple’s leaked iPhone 13 glass panel images show how small the notch will actually be

    Although the height of the notch seems almost identical, the width is where it has reduced.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Apr 18 2021, 11:56 IST
    iPhone 12 notch.
    iPhone 12 notch. (Unsplash)
    iPhone 12 notch.
    iPhone 12 notch. (Unsplash)

    Some new information on Apple's upcoming 5G iPhone series, tipped as iPhone 13 or the iPhone 12S, has made its way to the web and the fans might like what they see. In the latest leak by a tipster named @duanrui1205 on Twitter, the iPhone 13 series will probably have a smaller notch. And this is not just a statement, the tipster has cemented the claim with a few images showing the front glass panel of the upcoming iPhones. These panels are compared with the iPhone 12 series screen in a couple of images to show the difference in notch design.

    The images show a smaller and more compact notch for the upcoming iPhone 13. Although the height of the notch seems almost identical, the width is where it has reduced. If true, this will leave users with more space on each side of the notch on the iPhone screen. This in-turn will result in showing a bit more information as well.

    Also visible is that the ‘newer' notch has a different design and placement of components. As rumoured before (and seen in the latest leaked images) the cutout shows the notch to feature all its sensors towards the lower side and speaker grille right on top. For now, in the iPhone 12 series, the speaker grille is placed right at the centre of the notch, with sensors on either side. This iPhone 13 notch design is similar to what we saw in the leaked images of the dummy iPhone 13 models shared by macotakara.

    Usually, these mockups are based on the measurement specs given by Apple to its Asian component supply chain. But these shouldn't be taken as the final design as they can slightly change by the time they reach your hands.

    For now, a lot has been rumoured about the new iPhones. The latest one talks about Apple A15 Bionic processor, which will go into mass production in May this year. Also rumoured is a bigger battery capacity than last time and 120Hz adaptive refresh rate display. In addition to this, the upcoming iPhone model is also expected to come with Direct time-of-flight (ToF) technology that will replace the existing Face ID components. This in turn will help in reducing the space required for the notch.

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    First Published Date: 18 Apr, 11:56 IST
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