While people are still stewing over Apple’s upcoming 2020 iPhone 12 lineup, slowly but surely we’re hearing inklings of information pointing to 2021’s supposed iPhone 13. Just last week we had word on a possible camera setup featuring five camera sensors on the iPhone 13. Now, according to Japanese site Macotakara who had previously reported Apple removing the headphone jack in 2016 and other exclusive leaks now claim they have a look at the iPhone 13.
Macotakara says they attained 3D printed models of the 2021 redesigned iPhone which at first glance it’s looking to be a heavy hitter. According to Macotakara and the 3D printed iPhone 13 model, Apple will finally be doing away with the notch in 2021.
The notch will be replaced with a punch hole selfie camera, and all relevant sensors such as those for FaceID will be under the display with ‘Under Panel Sensor’ tech from Samsung. With thinner bezels, the 5.4-inch model will also increase to 5.5-inches in the same body, and USB-C making an appearance over Apple’s Lightning port.
On the rear, the 3D model seems to accommodate five camera modules. According to previous leaks, this could possibly be the camera setup on the iPhone 13 series:
- 64MP wide-angle lens with a 1x optical zoom and 6x digital zoom
- 40MP telephoto lens with 3x-5x optical zoom and 15-20x digital zoom
- 64MP anamorphic lens for video capture (2:1:1)
- 40MP .25x min ultra wide-angle lens with optical reverse zoom
- LiDAR 4.0
Possible, but to me, highly improbable.
Of course right now it’s slim pickings when it comes to the iPhone 13, so we’ll take what we can get. If their sources are accurate, we could see an even more drastic change than the already expected huge changes for the iPhone 12. For now, let’s remain speculative of these leaks, especially until after we see the iPhone 12 officially unveiled.