iPhone 13 Models Feature 20% Smaller Notch That's Just a Tiny Bit Taller

Apple's new iPhone 13 models that were released today feature an updated TrueDepth camera and a new design for the notch, which has been slimmed down.

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Apple said on stage that the notch is now 20 percent less wide than the notch used in prior models, but comparisons between the iPhone 12 and ‌iPhone 13‌ confirm that the new notch design is just a tad bit taller.

In the overlay above, you can see the size difference in action. The notch is indeed a good bit smaller, and the tiny increase in height is barely noticeable.

The new notch design is in line with rumors that we heard during the beta testing period, which pointed to a design that was more compact and just a tiny bit taller.

Next year, Apple may do away with the notch entirely. Rumors suggest that at least some models will have no notch with a design that instead incorporates a hole-punch cutout for the front-facing camera, with Apple to adopt under-display Face ID.

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Top Rated Comments

Spacegray Avatar
35 months ago
Apples biggest innovation in this event.:rolleyes:
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bawstun Avatar
35 months ago
It is an abomination that they’ve kept this aesthetic disgrace for as many years as they have. Another year I am forced to stick to the SE device.

I simply won’t purchase any iPhone with a notch. It is bad design that shouldn’t have ever gone rewarded.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chr1s60 Avatar
35 months ago

Expecting no notch next year.
Do notch get your hopes up.

I'll show myself to the door.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
svish Avatar
35 months ago
Smaller notch is good. But the current size of the notch does not bother me.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DJTaurus Avatar
35 months ago
They have become sooo greedy and I don’t blame them. No competition….. when was the last time an Apple event excited you ? …….
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ZipZilla Avatar
35 months ago
the notch is still whack. should be an edgeless, notch-less infinity screen with a camera hole
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)