As you know, Apple is working on a new iPhone 12S mini or iPhone 13 mini, which will be introduced some time during September 2021. Device is supposed to have a similar design as its predecessor, but it won’t avoid minor changes.
Placement of the rear camera lenses migh be the most important change. Instead of being placed horizontally below each other, they will be placed opposite each other. The MySmartPrice portal came up with this information yesterday. The change may seems a little scary first, but when you look at it for longer time, you get used to it.
Why would Apple do that?
If you are wondering why would Appe take such a step, there may be several answers. First of all, it’s a design and also distinguishing sign from the iPhone 12 mini.
People love the feeling of showing of new stuff they bought. After all, the iPhone 12 itself has similiar camera design to iPhone 11. When the device is in a case, you can barely say, which model it is.
The second reason is change of the cameras. If it is confirmed that Apple wants to incorporate sensor-shift optical image stabilization into the smallest iPhone 13 mini, it may need to make more complicated hardware changes to fit the technology in.
Sensor-shift optical image stabilization is curently only available for iPhone 12 Pro Max and it has slightly larger camera module, compared to all other versions. That is the reason why we enlarged lenses of our concept.
The position of the LED should not change and the microphone will be move to the bottom left. A LiDAR scanner might be suitable here for better aesthetics, but it doesn’t look like it will get into other than “Pro” models this year.
You may not even notice, but we have slightly reduced the cutout for Face ID.
The basic iPhone 13 mini could look like today’s iPhone 12 with a 6.1 ″ display. We don’t expect the announced notch reduction will be significant. It will be just a small “cosmetic” adjustment.
The ear speaker is relocated into upper part of the cover glass and biometric sensors are located in its original place. The front camera is moved from right to left, as recent leaks from MacOtakara have shown us.