There is still plenty of time to go before Apple launches the iPhone 12, but rumors about iPhone 13 have already started lurking on the web.
iPhone 13 with Notch-Free screen
Japanese site Mac Otakara this week shared a rough 3D printed model of a 5.5-inch iPhone 13 [supposedly] said to be coming in 2021, which is from “Alibaba sources.” The model may be built on leaked specs and rumors, but where the info comes from is not clear.
It’s a successor to the smaller 5.4-inch iPhone that’s anticipated in 2020, so likely one of the entry-level devices in the 2021 lineup, if accurate. It’s the somewhat same size as the rumored 5.4-inch iPhone, but design changes provide no notch display.
The iPhone 13 features notch free for the TrueDepth camera, and the FaceTime camera is located in the front center. Mac Otakara suggests the iPhone maybe using Samsung’s Under Panel Sensor technology, which would allow cameras to be placed under a display.
Along with the notch-free design, the mockup features really fewer bezels, and while the camera module is not fleshed out, there are holes that suggest open space for testing various camera modules. Late last month, leaker Fudge (@choco_bit) said that the higher-end iPhone models [supposedly iPhone 13] coming in 2021 will feature more than three camera setups with LiDAR technology, but it’s unclear if that information is correct.
iPhone 13 and USB-C
One other major change appears to be a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port. There have been rumors about Apple opting for USB-C for years now. But according to leak from Fudge last month Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup will be portless with wireless charging and proprietary connectors for data transfer.
Stay tuned for latest iPhone 13 news.