First iPhone 13 glass leak reveals smaller notch

Iphone 12 Notch
Iphone 12 Notch (Image credit: EverythingApplePro)

Iphone 13 Glass

Iphone 13 Glass (Image credit: MacRumors)

What you need to know

  • Pictures depicting glass from the iPhone 13 have reportedly been leaked.
  • They seem to confirm reports of a smaller notch coming to the iPhone this year.
  • They also show that the phone's earpiece speaker may be moving.

New leaked images reportedly depicting the glass of the iPhone 13 seem to confirm previous reports that Apple will shrink the notch currently featured in the iPhone 12.

From MacRumors:

iPhone 13 models are widely expected to feature a smaller notch, and we are able to share a first look at the potential design. Greek repair provider iRepair has provided MacRumors with an alleged photo of front glass panels for iPhone 13 models, with the same three 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch display sizes as the iPhone 12 lineup. The notch on each iPhone is visibly smaller as a result of the earpiece speaker being moved up into the top bezel, a design choice that was first rumored for iPhone 12 models last year but failed to materialize.

Multiple reports previously have claimed the iPhone 13 will feature a smaller notch this year. The news was first reported by IceUniverse last year, however, that leak claimed the notch would be "shorter" vertically as opposed to "narrower".

Supply chain insider Ming-Chi Kuo has also previously stated that the iPhone 13 will feature a smaller notch, a report reiterated by Digitimes

It should be noted, however, that leaks in the run-up to the iPhone 12 launch claimed that phone would feature a smaller notch too, but these rumors came to naught.

Apple's iPhone 13 will also reportedly feature a 120Hz display and an under-display fingerprint sensor heralding the return of Touch ID to the iPhone.

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