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More iPhone 13 dummy units appear online with new notch, cameras

Iphone 13 Dummy In Silver
Iphone 13 Dummy In Silver (Image credit: Weibo: Geek Village Chief)

What you need to know

  • New images appear to show dummy iPhone 13 handsets but they can't be confirmed.
  • Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 13 lineup in September.

New images posted to social media appear to show a white iPhone 13 and white iPhone 13 Pro. Don't get too excited just yet though — they're dummy units.

Apple will announce the new iPhone 13 lineup in September, all being well. That means that dummy units are already floating around manufacturing plants in China with today's images first appearing on Weibo. They were then re-posted to Twitter by DuanRui.

The images appear to show much of what has already leaked including a new, smaller notch on both models and a re-shaped camera bump on the iPhone 13. Beyond that, both of the devices look identical to their iPhone 12 counterparts, which is to be expected. The biggest change we expect out of this year's iPhone refresh is the arrival of a new 120Hz ProMotion display and that isn't something you'll see in a dummy unit.

With Apple just three months away from announcing the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 mini, and iPhone 13 Pro Max the only real question we have revolves around colors. Space Gray, Gold, and Silver are a given, but will we see a return of Midnight Green? Could Pacific Blue hang around another year?

Whatever color Apple offers its new flagships in, we can be sure that the iPhone 13 Pro Max will be the best iPhone yet!

Oliver Haslam
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.