Thanks to it, we have discovered how exactly the design of devices will change, how will larger camera lenses work and smaller cutout for Face ID look. Take a look at it with us in the following lines.
Larger camera frames
Let’s start with the cameras. As the images show, Apple will change not only their size but also their layout (applies only to iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini). Lenses in new models will no longer be placed horizontally below each other but diagonally opposite each other.
In addition, the entire frame of the camera, which houses a lenses, microphone, LED and LiDAR scanner, will be enlarged. On the iPhone 12/12 mini it was 3.71 cm in diameter while on the iPhone 13/13 mini it should be according to our measurements up to 3.9 cm.
iPhone 12 Pro has a frame diameter of 3.71 cm and iPhone 12 Pro Max has 4 cm. Both new flagships should however receive a single figure of 4.49 cm. It means that at least on the 6.1-inch version, the camera will look a much more larger.
Apple will also change the size of individual lenses. The data below is measured together with the metal/aluminum frame which operates as a border.
- iPhone 12 Pro Max – 1,42 cm
- iPhone 13 Pro Max – 1,58 cm
- iPhone 12 Pro – 1,2 cm
- iPhone 13 Pro – 1,58 cm
- iPhone 12/12 mini – 1,2 cm
- iPhone 13/13 mini – 1,41 cm
The reason for this change will be better cameras, but mainly Sensor Shift technology, which Apple will equip every iPhone 13.
It is currently reserved for the iPhone 12 Pro Max only, and it is the only one in the 12 model line to have larger cameras.
We also received a case designed for the iPhone 13 Pro (6.1 “). It is likely that due to the larger diameter of the rear camera frame at a level of up to 4.49 cm, it will no longer be compatible with the cheaper iPhone 13 (6.1), which reached 3.9 cm in diameter of cameras department.
The protective silicone case also told us that Apple has moved the buttons, which will be 6.2 mm lower. This applies to the volume or silent buttons as well as the lock button. In practice, the user will be better able to reach it if he has shorter fingers.
It is said that the new flagship from Cupertino will be about 0.2 millimeters thicker. We therefore took the case for the iPhone 13 Pro and compared it with the same case for the iPhone 12 Pro. As a result, we measured a thickness of 10.9 mm on the case for the prepared model and 9.9 mm on the older version.
Thus, it was confirmed that the iPhone 13 Pro will be really thicker, but we did not find the exact data, because the measurement may have a deviation, either due to the thickness of the material or the design of the case itself.
Smaller notch, microphone up to the frame and relocation of the front camera
One of the biggest design changes that the iPhone 13 will come with in all four versions will be the redesign of the cutout for the face scan sensor, Face ID. Its dimensions will be reduced and according to our measurements it will be quite crucial.
While we measured a notch width of 3.45 cm on the current generation of the iPhone 12, the successor should have a maximum width of only 2.57 cm!
The speaker compartment has actually moved to the aluminum / metal chassis of the device. It will have a width of 11.3 mm on the new iPhone 13 and 9.32 mm on the older iPhone 12.
It should also be remembered that the Privacy glass confirmed the new position of the front camera. It is currently on the right, next to the speaker. However, it should change position to the left side, right at the edge of the display and cutout.
We did not expect Apple to introduce such large camera modules, but in Cupertino they obviously want to cause another photographic revolution. We believe that it will succeed!