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Apple’s iPhone 12 Face ID Notch Detailed by Reliable Leaker

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Face id iphone 12

Leaker Jon Prosser accurately detailed the release date of Apple’s 2020 iPhone SE and now he’s sharing some details regarding the Face ID notch on the upcoming iPhone 12.

Prosser shared an image showing the location of Apple’s True Depth camera system for Face ID on iPhone 12, which is apparently going to be smaller. Previous iPhone 12 leaks based on CAD dimensions did show a smaller notch Face ID.

Apple’s current notch for Face ID has the following components:

  • Infrared camera
  • Flood illuminator
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Speaker
  • Microphone
  • Front camera
  • Dot projector

But an image shared by Prosser, we see a more compact True Depth camera system, similar to the existing layout. However, instead of having the microphone next to the front camera, it is with the speaker, now relocated to the top bezel, says Prosser.

Below, you can see the existing Face ID hardware layout up top and Prosser’s image below it (via @fer_schez):

Face id iphone 12 2

As for other iPhone 12 tidbits shared by Prosser:

  • No Smart Connector
  • No Apple Pencil support
  • No USB-C

Prosser also claimed earlier today new AirPods “are now ready to go,” and were supposed to debut at Apple’s March event, which did not happen due to COVID-19. The new AirPods “probably” will debut alongside a new MacBook Pro in May says Prosser.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, he stated earlier today, “The Apple pipeline is planned to be packed into 2021. New MBP, new iPad Air and entry iPad, iMac, new Watches, 4+ new iPhones, HomePod mini, AirTags, Apple TV, new AirPods, over ear headphones, in-display TouchID, MiniLED, 5G, ARM Mac transitions… let’s see if Covid has impact.”

Apple in 2020–Get. Your. Wallets. Ready.

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