An alleged photo of the front glass panels for this year’s upcoming ‘iPhone 13’ models has just been shared by MacRumors, revealing not only a smaller notch as previously rumoured, but also a relocated earpiece speaker.
Provided by Greek repair website iRepair, the photo claims to show leaked front glass panels for ‘iPhone 13’ models in the same 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch display sizes as the current iPhone 12 lineup.
The notch on each iPhone, however, is noticeably smaller as a result of the earpiece speaker being moved up into the top bezel. This design change was originally speculated for the iPhone 12 but was not materialized.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and a few other sources previously claimed that a few Face ID components will be consolidated in iPhone 13 models, resulting in a smaller notch, but they did not mention the earpiece being repositioned.
After shrinking the notch this year, Kuo said that Apple plans to switch to a hole-punch display design for at least some 2022 iPhone models, similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S21.
Other than the updated notch, iPhone 13 models are expected to have the same design as the iPhone 12 models, albeit with a 120Hz display on Pro models, a faster A15 chip, and some camera improvements.