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Apr 12, 2001

Images shared by Japanese site Mac Otakara claim to show a 3D-printed mockup of the upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro with a smaller notch, and repositioned earpiece and front camera, but with minimal changes otherwise.


According to the images, Apple plans to move the earpiece to the top of the notch within the screen bezel, lining up with a previous photo shared by MacRumors that shows the same design change.

The alleged iPhone 13 Pro mockup, which is presumably based on leaked design drawings that frequently circulate among case manufacturers and others well ahead of Apple's official unveiling, also shows the front-facing camera moved to the left side of the notch, a change compared to its current location to the right side of the notch. Pictures of the alleged front glass panel for the iPhone 13 lineup shared with MacRumors also show a cutout on the left side of the notch for the camera.

Mac Otakara has also shared specific dimensions of the notch for the upcoming iPhone 13 Pro, demonstrating how much the notch is expected to shrink. Compared to the iPhone 12 Pro, the mockup suggests the 2021 Pro iPhone will feature a notch that is 5.35 mm in height vs. 5.30 mm for the iPhone 12 Pro, and 26.80 mm in width, down from 34.83 mm. Visually, the notch will be smaller in width but will be slightly taller.

Rumors about a smaller notch have been present since the launch of the iPhone X, which first introduced the TrueDepth system and the notch. Apple may be able to reduce the footprint of the notch thanks to the relocation of the earpiece and the repositioning of the front camera. Other than the reduced notch, the images shared by Macotakara reveal no changes to the rear camera or other aspects of the iPhone's design.


While lacking in design changes, the iPhone 13 is rumored to come with some key new features. The higher-end iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are rumored to come with a ProMotion 120Hz display, and the entire lineup is expected to feature a faster A15 chip, improved cameras, and new colors, including matte black.

Article Link: Alleged iPhone 13 Pro Mockup Shows Smaller Notch, Repositioned Earpiece and Front Camera


macrumors 68020
Jan 14, 2013
I have the iPhone 11 Pro Max but skipped the 12. I think I will wait for the 13 to upgrade. As a photographer, my main hope is that they upgrade the cameras. Which it looks like they will. Longer tele & improved wide angle would be nice. I suppose a macro lens won’t happen, but i wish Apple would improve their close focus distance. 120hz Pro motion is most welcome. Usb-c would be nice too so when i travel with my iPad pro, i only have to bring one cable. But if you believe all the rumors, that won’t happen. In fact I hear some saying that Apple will remove the port & go entirely wireless. I dunno about that.


macrumors 68020
Sep 25, 2009
Orlando, FL
Meh. The current notch doesn’t make me lose any sleep at night, and the difference between the current one and the new one will probably be indistinguishable to anyone that isn’t comparing them side-by-side. Apple should just save their time and money and keep it as is until they find the way to eliminate it entirely.

tonie walker

macrumors 6502a
Sep 25, 2020
Who made that? Was it 'design tech' at the pre-school this week?
Definitely and by using Play Doh...

Notch might stay until 20th anniversary of iPhone or iPhone XX ?

gradually it will become smaller until under display speaker and face id is matured enough for production...sometimes it’s cool to spread baseless rumors ?


macrumors regular
Aug 30, 2007
A smaller notch is better although the improvement is really minor. I just hope the notch/speaker combination won't be higher compared to the current notch.
Maybe the punch hole approach is better as it improves the perception of the screen as fullscreen as the top edge isn't interrupted. I guess the required components needs to be placed somewhere, also in a punchhole.

iphone punch hole.png
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