A recently leaked image claims to offer our first real-world glimpse of the redesigned notch that could be on its way with the iPhone 13. It comes after several reports suggested that Apple was planning to reduce the size of the notch with the this year’s iPhone upgrade. .
As first reported by MacRumors, the Greek tech repair company iRepair got what it claims to be the front glass panels for the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The images clearly show the iPhone’s front glass panels in three different sizes, each featuring a smaller notch.
Also in this picture you can see the earpiece has been moved over the notch and into the top frame. This design change was first announced last year for the iPhone 12 lineup, but it ultimately didn’t happen. Instead, the iPhone 12 features the same notch design as the iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone 11.
While this image offers a good way to visualize a smaller notch with the iPhone 13, we would treat it with some skepticism. Again, this design change has been rumored before and this image could very well show something that was created based on leaked blueprints from last year.
But that being said, it’s increasingly clear that the iPhone 13 featured this year will feature a smaller notch. Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported earlier this month that the iPhone 13 series will feature a smaller notch as one of the “major hardware specification changes.”
The Supply Chain Blog Macotakara also reported in January that the iPhone 13 will feature a smaller notch. This report specifically mentioned that this change would be made possible by repositioning the earpiece cutout.
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