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Apr 12, 2001

A new image shared by the Weibo account "UnclePanPan," brought to light on Twitter by DuanRui, shows an iPhone 12 Pro in a case allegedly designed for the upcoming iPhone 13 Pro, revealing the true extent of the camera modules size increase for the upcoming high-end iPhone.


Dummy models of the entire iPhone 13 lineup were shared last week, showing repositioned camera modules for the standard iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. The new image shared today offers us a closer look at the size increase of the camera module for the upcoming iPhone 13 Pro Max compared to the camera module on the current high-end iPhone.

Schematics previously seen by MacRumors revealed that the upcoming iPhones will feature a thicker overall design and a larger camera bump on the ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro to more closely match its larger sibling. The larger camera modules are likely due to the rumored inclusion of sensor-shift stabilization for all models of the lineup and improved Ultra Wide capabilities on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

While the information we know so far indicates a larger camera module, it's important to take the image shared on Weibo with a grain of salt. Case makers often base their initial case designs for upcoming iPhones purely based off of leaks and rumors, meaning the image may not be a true representation of the camera module's size increase.

Update: DuanRui has followed up with additional images and clarifications on the case image initial shared by the Weibo account "UnclePanPan." The image initially shared was a case designed for the iPhone 13 Pro, not the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Another set of images shared by another Weibo account allegedly shows a case designed for the iPhone 13 Pro Max, with a smaller camera module size increase compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Article Link: Case Allegedly Designed for Upcoming iPhone 13 Pro Shows Significantly Larger Camera Module
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macrumors 68000
Nov 4, 2013
I need someone to find a case for the standard 13 and compare it to the 12. I want the latest summer cases, but only if they are compatible with the 13. I will be upgrading and I'm hoping my cases will fit.
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macrumors G5
May 16, 2015
So, bigger module. Do we have bigger sensors and bigger lenses? Can I use that phone to take a quick shot in moderately lighted (a mix between low light conditions and outdoor lighting) indoor areas and still can see what’s written on the board? To me if Apple could not figure out a way to deal with this, I ain’t gonna be impressed.
All the other regular goodies are more or less taken for granted at this point, such as faster processor, faster storage, and longer battery life etc.

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macrumors 6502
Jan 14, 2008
This is approaching the point where the value of having a case becomes dubious, as so much camera surface is exposed via the wide opening.
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