Alleged CAD files of the upcoming iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro surfaced online earlier this week. Days later, we have detailed concept renders based on the latest leaks that give us our best look yet at Apple’s next iPhones
A better look at the iPhone 13’s diagonal camera
Courtesy of concept designer 9TechEleven, the renders in question provide a better look at the new diagonal camera setup that Apple’s rumored to be implementing on both the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. It consists of the same square camera bump as before, only this time Apple has moved the components around.The ultra-wide camera, for example, not sits in the bottom-right corner. The LED flash and microphone, on the other hand, can be found in the top-right and bottom-left corners respectively. It’s unclear why Apple has made these changes, but there are at least two possibilities.
To avoid increasing the overall size of the iPhone 13’s camera bump and ensure backward compatibility with iPhone 12 cases and accessories, perhaps Apple is switching to a diagonal layout to create more room for each sensor.
As for the front of the iPhone 13, the latest leaks and reports suggest Apple is planning a smaller notch that’ll feature a reduced width but retain the current height. It’s achieved by moving the earpiece to the edge of the frame.
A smaller notch is expected on the iPhone 13 Pro
Joining the standard iPhone 13 this fall will be the iPhone 13 Pro, visualized in the concept render below and set to be one of the best phones of 2021. This model probably won’t differ too much from the iPhone 12 Pro, hence the strong similarities.
The biggest visual difference is to be expected on the front where, like the iPhone 13, Apple is expected to implement a more compact notch that contains the selfie camera and Face ID system.
Speaking of Face ID, it’s believed the security system won’t be alone this year. Sitting beneath the iPhone 13’s 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display should be an under-screen Touch ID setup.
Back to the visual differences, there’s a chance the rear camera bump and sensors could be larger. This isn’t appreciated in the renders below, but it’s again related to Apple implementing its current 12 Pro Max camera tech on the other models.