The clip, which houses Apple’s smart Face ID scanning technology, remains a key element in the iPhone X’s 2017 iPhone design. But it looks like the rumors were true and the slot will be cut when the iPhone 13 arrives this September. .
Mac Otakara got what it thinks is a 3D model of the iPhone 13 Pro. As you can see in the photos and video below, while the overall size of the phone is similar, the slot is significantly reduced when held together with the iPhone 12 Pro.
If you’re struggling to figure out how small the iPhone 13 pro’s slot is, the photographer has taken a ruler for both phones. It is actually slightly higher by 5.35 mm to 5.30 mm on the old slot, but is significantly thinner, with the new slot having a clock of 26.80 mm, compared to 34.83 mm on the iPhone 12 Pro .
The raw layout also reveals how Apple made the change without compromising functionality: the handset appears to be pushed up into the frame of the iPhone 13 Pro. It appears that the front camera has also been moved from the right side of the cutout to the left side.
The photos on the back of the phone do not show any changes, as the same triangular array with a triple camera is placed in a small square bulge in the upper left corner.
Although Mac Otakara does not share the full dimensions of the model, the layout of the iPhone 13 Pro does not look so different from its predecessor, which suggests an iterative update in terms of design.
But appearance can be deceptive. Not only do we expect the usual performance and performance improvements that come from the new Apple A chip (5nm A15 is expected to go into production), but Apple apparently has plans for battery technology that could debut in the iPhone 13 family.
According to reports from last year, Apple will introduce soft cardboard batteries with fewer layers, which will lead to increased capacity with a smaller physical footprint. This means that the iPhone 13 Pro can improve the disappointing durability of its predecessor without the need for a thicker body to compensate, and this is obviously Apple’s plan. This will be useful, as Apple is also expected to introduce 120Hz panels on the iPhone 13 Pro models.
The iPhone 13 is also expected to offer better camera performance, thanks to stabilization of sensor replacement, extended across the range, a wider aperture for the ultra-wide lens and perhaps astrophotographic features for capturing the night sky.
This dummy iPhone 13 module is definitely not proof that the new iPhones are getting smaller, but the evidence is growing that Apple is moving in that direction.