'iPhone 13' May Have a Smaller Notch

The notch, which houses the front-facing TrueDepth camera system, on Apple's 2021 "iPhone 13" lineup may be smaller, according to the leaker known as "Ice Universe."

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The rumor speculates that the iPhone 13 lineup will apparently retain the notch in 2021, but it may be slightly smaller. The leaker added rough sketches to illustrate the change, which show that rather than being reduced in width, the notch may be reduced in height to make it less noticeable.

Rumors circulated for some time suggesting that the iPhone 12 lineup would see the first reduction of the notch, but it now seems that the design change has been pushed back into 2021. However, some more reliable rumors have said that the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini may be the only model to have a narrower notch due to its smaller screen size.

The notch has been a point of contention for some iPhone users, who have expressed frustration with the design decision. A reduction of the notch in this way on the ‌iPhone 13‌ may go some way to appeasing critics of the notch. The alteration would also offer another reason to upgrade in 2021, when the ‌iPhone‌'s design is largely not expected to change.

Last week saw the first considerable leak of information about the ‌iPhone 13‌ lineup from display analyst Ross Young, who said that the devices will come in the same sizes as the ‌iPhone 12‌ models, sport 120Hz-capable ProMotion displays, improved camera sensors, and sub-6GHz 5G connectivity.

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Top Rated Comments

HeavenDynamic Avatar
17 months ago
Please stop.
Score: 57 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jbusick7944 Avatar
17 months ago
Duh. I bet the processor gets faster too???
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
17 months ago
This is gonna be a long year lol
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
roland.g Avatar
17 months ago
Just de-notch the phone. Rather have a slim 5 mm or so bezel across the top and have full screen be rectoval than have video and other elements notched. Come on.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NightFox Avatar
17 months ago
Surely a notch is a notch, does it really make any difference how big it is? I think people who hate the notch hate it because it's there, not because of its size.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
easy4lif Avatar
17 months ago
Ugh, this is what sucks about rumor sites, constant rumors about products more then a year off.

iPhone rumors should only start after Christmas and stick to that years model unless it’s an actual interesting rumor.

smaller notch does not qualify as rumor worthy!
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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