The notch, or the notch at the top of the iPhone screen, “bothers” somehow explaining the displayed images on the full screen. However, this inconvenience has the advantage of the best security system on a smartphone. Now, Apple seems committed to minimizing this impact.

According to some rumors, the next smartphone model from the Cupertino company, due to launch this fall, may feature a thinner notch “TrueDepth”.

Image iPhone 12 Pro

What's new on Apple's iPhone 13

Based on some information, Apple will maintain the design of the current generation with a thicker body. In addition, both Pro models are expected to feature the same camera module.

According to quotes from someone in Apple's Chinese supplier chair, Mac Otakara reports that the “iPhone 13” will incorporate small but important design changes to allow the phone's TrueDepth suite to be thinned.

All four models of the iPhone 13 (expected to follow the sizes of the 12 series) will have almost the same design. That is, the height and width of the devices will remain unchanged, but the thickness will increase by 0.26 mm.

Illustration of what might be notch on iPhone 13

Rumor of notch on the iPhone 13

Change the layout of elements in the notch

The elements may take on new positions. Specifically, the unit's handset should be repositioned toward the edge of the display near the chassis. Although not detailed in the report, the design can show the handset positioned on the iPhone's bezel.

Current iPhone models with Face ID position the handset among important - and physically large - components with the system's spot projector and color front camera on the right, and the infrared illuminator and infrared camera on the left.

Illustration of the Apple Face ID module on iPhone X

In this latest version of the technology, Apple has miniaturized certain TrueDepth components on the iPhone 12, but the process failed to produce a smaller “notch” region as it was promised in rumors last year.

iPhone 13: Rear cameras will also be more imposing

The latest report also notes that the “iPhone 13” rear camera unit will be 0.9 mm thicker on all next generation models. According to the sources, instead of a “protrusion” of the camera with protruding lenses, the new design will feature an integrated unit with each camera module embedded and potentially covered by a sapphire glass plate.

In addition, the camera units in the so-called “iPhone 13 Pro” and “iPhone 13 Pro Max” are considered identical in size. So, this suggests that the bottom layer model will gain optical image stabilization with sensor stabilization in 2021.

IPhone 12 Pro Max camera module next to iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple expanded the camera enlargement on the iPhone 12 Pro Max to accommodate a 47% larger wide-angle sensor, which was also the first iPhone camera module to benefit from sensor shift stabilization.

Notch, for those using the iPhone, does not have much of an impact. This is due to the optimization of the operating system and apps for it. However, over the years, it has been a concern for those who do not have the equipment. That is probably why Apple has no interest in undermining security in favor of a cleaner design.

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