What you need to know
- A Chinese accessory maker has shared images of dummy models it says represent the new iPhone 13.
- Benks shared designs for all four models of the upcoming device.
- They match previous rumors we've heard about changes to the camera layout and bump.
A Chinese accessory maker has shared images of dummy models that it says represent design changes we can expect in Apple's upcoming iPhone 13.
Benks took to Weibo sharing images it says represent the 'iPhone 13'.
The units have a fairly strange brushed metal finish, and the pictures feature obviously blurred out Apple logos. As noted, these units are allegedly dummy iPhone 13 models the company has used to create cases for the upcoming device. There's no way to establish how Benks came upon these designs, however, they do appear to match previous rumors and leaks we've seen pertaining to the expected design of Apple's next flagship iPhone.
It is rumored, as depicted, that Apple will switch the design of the regular iPhone 13's camera module to a diagonal configuration, rather than the vertical camera lens stack of the iPhone 12. Furthermore, it is expected the iPhone 13 'Pro' models will feature a significantly larger camera bump and enlarged camera lenses compared to the iPhone 12 Pro.
It is also rumored that Apple will add a 120Hz display to the iPhone 13 Pro models, as well as an under-display fingerprint scanner and a new A15 chip for faster processing. It is also widely rumored that Apple will announce the phone as an 'iPhone 12S' upgrade rather than iPhone 13 because the phone represents a few select design tweaks rather than a major overhaul like last year's model.
iPhone 13 leaks and rumors are gathering steam, earlier this week case images were shared to Weibo allegedly depicting new cases for the rumored iPhone 13, again those cases match these models and previous rumors.
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