New photos claim to show off a smaller notch on the iPhone 13

The iPhone 13 notch rumors are at it again.

Yesterday, DuanRui posted three photos to Twitter that claim to show off film samples from Apple’s upcoming iPhone 13. The photos, as linked below, show off a smaller notch than what is currently on the iPhone 12 lineup as well as the notched iPhones before it.

You can see from the photos that, if they are in fact real film samples, Apple is moving the front speaker above the Face ID camera system, which would ultimately shrink the size of the notch on the left and right side of the iPhone.

This weekend’s photos follow an earlier photo from DuanRui as well as a report from MacRumors back in March.

iPhone 13 models are widely expected to feature a smaller notch, and we are able to share a first look at the potential design. Greek repair provider iRepair has provided MacRumors with an alleged photo of front glass panels for iPhone 13 models, with the same three 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch display sizes as the iPhone 12 lineup. The notch on each iPhone is visibly smaller as a result of the earpiece speaker being moved up into the top bezel, a design choice that was first rumored for iPhone 12 models last year but failed to materialize.

Apple is expected to release the iPhone 13 lineup this fall. In addition to a potentially smaller notch, the next iPhone is expected to get a 120Hz display as well as some significant camera upgrades.


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