'iPhone 13' mockups show camera module changes, slight size differences

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in iPhone edited June 23
Dummy models of the "iPhone 13" range including an "iPhone 13 mini," show changes in camera module position, and a slight increase in the size of the "iPhone 13 Pro Max."

Purported dummies of the
Purported dummies of the "iPhone 13" range (Source: Sonny Dickson)


Leaker Sonny Dickson -- who previously shared dummy images of the iPad Pro and iPad mini -- has now tweeted a single image showing the next iPhone range. The backs of four different models are shown, with Dickson noting that "all 4 sizes are still in the running," despite previous rumors that the "iPhone 13 mini" might be cancelled.

iPhone 13 and 13 Pro dummies. All 4 sizes still in the running. Camera module placement changed on the regular 13s. Pro Max looks slightly larger pic.twitter.com/RqxNiOfBnb

-- Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson)


If the dummies are accurate, and Apple keeps to this design, then the "iPhone 13" and "iPhone 13 mini" will feature a rearranged camera layout. According to Dickson, the dummy for the "iPhone 13 Pro Max" looks "slightly larger" than the iPhone 12 Pro Max, but there are no more details.

The dummies were likely spawned from alleged leaked diagrams of the "iPhone 13" lineup from April. They are also very close to 3d prints generated at about the same time, and match other discussions about the device.

Separately, TSMC is reported to be prioritizing the manufacture of processors for Apple's forthcoming "iPhone 13," as well as the automotive industry, because of the global chip shortage. Although a recent survey, 74% of respondents said they hope Apple's next release won't be called the "iPhone 13."


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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    Hoping the mini makes the cut this year and an upgrade iPad mini is released as well - could make quite the pair.
    baconstangrepressthisright_said_fred
  • Reply 2 of 10
    tomasulutomasulu Posts: 49member
    Apple makes some of the ugliest phones these days. 
    williamlondon
  • Reply 3 of 10
    tmaytmay Posts: 5,293member
    tomasulu said:
    Apple makes some of the ugliest phones these days. 
    Certainly a subjective statement, but fortunately for you, there's a whole world of Android OS devices out there. I'm sure you can find something to match your fashion sense in an Android device.
    williamlondonnapoleon_phoneapartcitylightsapplerepressthis
  • Reply 4 of 10
    XedXed Posts: 975member
    tomasulu said:
    Apple makes some of the ugliest phones these days. 
    What's ugly about them compared to the other vendors? Because they have better cameras? Why do I get the feeling that if Apple still had a single, small camera while all the others moved to the modern inclusion of multiple lenses for different photograph needs that you'd be on here complaining about how Apple only care about form, not function?
    edited June 23 williamlondonnapoleon_phoneapartcitylightsapplerepressthisright_said_fred
  • Reply 5 of 10
    charlesncharlesn Posts: 158member
    Apple should follow the same naming protocol it uses for MacBooks, iMacs and iPads--drop the generation number from iPhone and Watch names. Apple simply calls new models "new" and that certainly hasn't hurt sales. And if they insist on keeping a generation number again this year for iPhone, the above renders make the new phones look more like a 12S iteration than a 13. It looks like the rumors were true and that the new "color" this year is going to be charcoal gray or whatever Apple calls it. Yawn. 
  • Reply 6 of 10
    XedXed Posts: 975member
    charlesn said:
    Apple should follow the same naming protocol it uses for MacBooks, iMacs and iPads--drop the generation number from iPhone and Watch names. Apple simply calls new models "new" and that certainly hasn't hurt sales. And if they insist on keeping a generation number again this year for iPhone, the above renders make the new phones look more like a 12S iteration than a 13. It looks like the rumors were true and that the new "color" this year is going to be charcoal gray or whatever Apple calls it. Yawn. 
    I'm all for that.

    And since all the new Ones for the year now have associated features that help work well together I'd like to see the cardinal number for the appliance and mobile OS names be replaced with what Apple uses for macOS each year. (E.g.: macOS Monterey, iOS Monterey, iPadOS Monterey, tvOS Monterey, and watchOS Monterey)

    I think that nomenclature synergy could have the added benefit of getting people who have an outdated device that can no longer run that year's OS to upgrade, which is harder to achieve when you market iOS 13 against watchOS 6 and macOS 10.15.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    jcs2305jcs2305 Posts: 1,195member
    charlesn said:
    Apple should follow the same naming protocol it uses for MacBooks, iMacs and iPads--drop the generation number from iPhone and Watch names. Apple simply calls new models "new" and that certainly hasn't hurt sales. And if they insist on keeping a generation number again this year for iPhone, the above renders make the new phones look more like a 12S iteration than a 13. It looks like the rumors were true and that the new "color" this year is going to be charcoal gray or whatever Apple calls it. Yawn. 
    A new report says this year's iPhone will be a '12S', and that there "probably" won't be an iPhone 13 ever.


    Apple is rumored to be planning a 2021 lineup similar to the iPhone 12, with four models of iPhone in three sizes. If these latest reports are correct, it seems we can expect minor tweaks and an 'S' upgrade akin to previous years, and no 'iPhone 13' ever.I have seen the 12S

    I have seen this mentioned a couple of times by Prosser , Mark Gurman and Sam Kohl form AppleTrack. 



    repressthisright_said_fred
  • Reply 8 of 10
    digitoldigitol Posts: 238member
    Perhaps a actual full screen edge to edge, no notch,  would be great. Oh and also from a usability standpoint point, please stop making iPhones with buttons across from each other!!!!! Anyone who says they have never accidentally screenshot when they were trying to volume up or other is either a liar,  or no clue what a screenshot is. Apple design is actually quite repulsive, putrid, horrible!! The only difference is the competition is worse. Well , actually better hardware/function design, but worse is and everything else!  
    williamlondoneriamjh
  • Reply 9 of 10
    XedXed Posts: 975member
    digitol said:
    Perhaps a actual full screen edge to edge, no notch,  would be great. Oh and also from a usability standpoint point, please stop making iPhones with buttons across from each other!!!!! Anyone who says they have never accidentally screenshot when they were trying to volume up or other is either a liar,  or no clue what a screenshot is. Apple design is actually quite repulsive, putrid, horrible!! The only difference is the competition is worse. Well , actually better hardware/function design, but worse is and everything else!  
    So no Face ID or even a front-facing camera? That's not a good idea.
    repressthis
  • Reply 10 of 10
    digitol said:
    Perhaps a actual full screen edge to edge, no notch,  would be great. Oh and also from a usability standpoint point, please stop making iPhones with buttons across from each other!!!!! Anyone who says they have never accidentally screenshot when they were trying to volume up or other is either a liar,  or no clue what a screenshot is. Apple design is actually quite repulsive, putrid, horrible!! The only difference is the competition is worse. Well , actually better hardware/function design, but worse is and everything else!  
    I second the button issue… I’d like to see the power button moved to the top again or at least be higher up on the side so that it’s offset from the volume buttons.
    williamlondon
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