DuanRui, a leaker, has shared more images that could give Apple’s redesigned notch for the iPhone 13 the best look yet. The photos follow similar photos shared last week, but the latest pictures include a comparison with the existing iPhone 12 notch. The leaker posted three images on Twitter that were taken from Weibo, although source details remain unclear. It appears to film samples or screen protectors similar to those shown in the previous image; expect an apparent reduction in notch width compared to the iPhone 12 can be seen.
In these images, it can be seen how much smaller the iPhone 13 notch will be in terms of width. A 30% reduction in the width of the mobile can be expected. But the notch could get taller as Apple is moving the earpiece into the top bezel. The reduced width is enabled by the earpiece being integrated into the top bezel, above the Face ID components and TrueDepth camera, indicated by the space left in the middle. According to the Japanese site Mac Otakara, the iPhone 13’s TrueDepth camera array is getting narrower because the receiver at the top of the display will move to the edge of the case.
It is still unclear how the company plans to take advantage of the additional space in the iPhone 13 screen. As per sources, the change that can be expected is to make the battery percentage number available in the status bar. Currently, users have to swipe down to the Control Center to see the battery percentage.
As per claims made by DigiTimes in February, the iPhone 13 will have a redesigned Face ID system and which will at the top of the screen allow for a smaller notch. Ming-Chi Kuo reliable Apple analyst, has also said that the iPhone 13 will also have a smaller notch but didn’t share anything about the earpiece being repositioned.
The iPhone notch has gone unchanged since iPhone X in 2017. The other rumors suggest that the device will feature 120Hz”ProMotion” displays, larger batteries, a faster A15 chip, etc. These new iPhones are expected to launch in 2nd half of 2021.