New photos claim to show off a smaller notch on the iPhone 13

Iphone 13 Leak Notch Comparison
Iphone 13 Leak Notch Comparison (Image credit: DuanRui)

What you need to know

  • New photos from DuanRui claim to offer a comparison between the current notch and the upcoming notch in the iPhone 13.
  • The photos are similar to those shared by DuanRui and MacRumors in the past.

The iPhone 13 notch rumors are at it again.

Yesterday, DuanRui posted three photos to Twitter that claim to show off film samples from Apple's upcoming iPhone 13. The photos, as linked below, show off a smaller notch than what is currently on the iPhone 12 lineup as well as the notched iPhones before it.

You can see from the photos that, if they are in fact real film samples, Apple is moving the front speaker above the Face ID camera system, which would ultimately shrink the size of the notch on the left and right side of the iPhone.

This weekend's photos follow an earlier photo from DuanRui as well as a report from MacRumors back in March.

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.

Iphone 13 Glass

Iphone 13 Glass (Image credit: MacRumors)

Apple is expected to release the iPhone 13 lineup this fall. In addition to a potentially smaller notch, the next iPhone is expected to get a 120Hz display as well as some significant camera upgrades.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.