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Tech blog 91Mobiles has obtained 3D renders of what it claims will be the iPhone 13 Pro, revealing a largely familiar design with a few notable changes, including a smaller notch and a significantly larger rear camera system.

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Following renders of the standard iPhone 13 model from MySmartPrice yesterday, which showed a new diagonal rear camera layout, these renders of the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro reveal a number of small design changes. The website says it received the renders from unnamed "industry sources."

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A smaller notch has already been rumored several times for the entire iPhone 13 lineup, but this is the first time we have heard that the rear camera unit will be getting larger. All of the elements within the camera bump appear to be spaced further apart as a result.

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The renders seem to give the impression that the iPhone 13 Pro may have the same larger rear camera unit from the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The change would make sense in light of the fact that the iPhone 13 Pro is expected to gain sensor-shift stabilization and larger sensors. Currently, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the only iPhone to have sensor-shift stabilization, and it also has a significantly larger camera bump to accommodate the different components.

The iPhone 13 Pro purportedly measures in at 146.7mm x 71.5mm x 7.6mm. This means the iPhone 13 Pro would be 0.2mm thicker than the iPhone 12 Pro, but the other dimensions would remain the same. 91Mobiles speculates that the added thickness may be to accommodate a larger battery, which has been previously suggested by reliable analyst Ming Chi-Kuo.

91Mobiles has previously leaked accurate schematics for the fourth-generation iPad Air prior to its release, as well as CAD renders of the 2021 iPad Pro, but it is yet to be seen if these are also correct.

Article Link: iPhone 13 Pro Rumored to Be Thicker and Feature Larger Rear Camera System
 

JonathanLevine

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Anyone else think the size of these cameras are getting out of control? I’m all for improved cameras on smartphones, but at what point does the entire back of the phone just become a bunch of camera lenses? The 12 Pro Max’s camera is absurdly huge in every way as it is, I don’t know if I want it to get any bigger than what it already is.

In my opinion, the iPhone X/XS were some of the best looking iPhones ever, in part because of how simple and clean the camera looked.
 
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Caliber26

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Anyone else think the size of these cameras are getting out of control? I’m all for improved cameras on smartphones, but at what point does the entire back of the phone just become a bunch of camera lenses? The 12 Pro Max’s camera is absurdly huge in every way as it is, I don’t know if I want it to get any bigger than what it already is.

In my opinion, the iPhone X/XS were some of the best looking iPhones ever, in part because of how simple and clean the camera looked.
100% agree. For me, the iPhone's aesthetics peaked with the X/XS. The 11/12 have felt like a step backwards.
 
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ColdShadow

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I'm not sure if added thickness and super flat edges mix well. The ergonomics of such a brick are inferior to the soapbar design that peaked with the 11 Pro (that green tint was gorgeous too).

Eh and that camera module is like Kuato from Total Recall.
Exactly.
The 12 Pro Max was already very thick like a brick..can’t imagine it being any thicker..
 
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ericgtr12

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is optical zoom going to improve though?..
To me, this is going to be their biggest hurdle into the realm of professional photography. It will always be limited by their inability to add real glass needed for higher end lenses without scaling it to a larger size.
 
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alpi123

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Who would guess that using larger sensors (like 12PM) would result in a larger camera bump!
 
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alexandr

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To me, this is going to be their biggest hurdle into the realm of professional photography. It will always be limited by their inability to add real glass needed for higher end lenses without scaling it to a larger size.
yea, i don't have any illusions about professional photography on smartphones, nor do i feel it's a necessity. but in order to have good quality pointandshoot on a smartphone — good optical zoom is essential.
 
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With reports that the iPhone 13 should have the new and more efficient LTPO screens, along with a more effiicent 5G X60 modem from Qualcomm, it would be surprising if they also increased the battery capacity. If this is true, this could either mean the new hardware (cameras and/or A15 processor) hogs power, or the battery life is going to be increased substantially.
 
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ericgtr12

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yea, i don't have any illusions about professional photography on smartphones, nor do i feel it's a necessity. but in order to have good quality pointandshoot on a smartphone — good optical zoom is essential.
IMO all those lenses are a blight on the phone as it is, I would rather see them focus their efforts more on form factor and functionality, I think they're sacrificing a lot for this unnecessarily. It will only ever be so good without an external attachment.
 
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