iPhone 13 Pro cases are giving us a look at that (very) massive camera bump

iPhone 13 Pro Camera Bump Press Photo
iPhone 13 Pro Camera Bump Press Photo (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Now that cases are arriving we're seeing how much bigger iPhone 13 Pro's camera bump really is.
  • New photos show an iPhone 12 Pro camera disappearing inside the space for an iPhone 13 Pro camera.

As we wait for iPhone 13 pre-orders to go live some people have already been lucky enough to receive their iPhone cases ahead of time. That's given us a look at just how big that camera bump is and boy is it a chonker.

There have been plenty of photos of iPhone 13 cases appear on social media over the last day or so, but one post in particular really highlights how the bump has grown from iPhone 12 Pro to iPhone 13 Pro. And it's pretty mesmerizing.

All of this has me wondering just what the state of play will be for those of us who are planning on going case-free this year. On one hand the new iPhones could appear to have their own built-in kickstand!

Apple's new iPhone 13 lineup will go up for pre-order in a matter of hours and then be made available for sale next Friday, September 24. This is set to be the best iPhone lineup ever, but it's impossible to look beyond that camera bump right now. We've been promised improved camera performance because of it, but given the news iPhone 14 is expected to ditch the bump altogether, it's an interesting sight.

According to renders provided by Prosser based on information he has seen, next year's iPhone will apparently see the end of the iPhone's famous camera bump. Instead, it will just be thicker to hide the camera bump, and possibly provide for improved battery life.

Just how much thicker is next year's iPhone going to be?!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.