Apple iPhone 13 series name seemingly confirmed as details on new Face ID hardware leak
Jon Prosser has made another claim about the iPhone 13 series, having already published numerous leaks about Apple's upcoming smartphones this year. Apparently, Apple is testing Face ID hardware that will authenticate people even if they are wearing fogged glasses and masks.
Prosser states that Apple is conducting tests using a prototype case containing the new hardware that connects to an iPhone 12. Supposedly, Apple has created this case to minimise the volume of employees to whom it gives an unreleased iPhone. Presumably, the company has taken this step to minimise iPhone 13-related leaks.
According to McGuire Wood, the hardware contained within the case is 'the same as the one in the iPhone 13 series'. While Apple found workarounds for using Face ID and wearing a mask, the iPhone 13 series would be able to recognise you from face data where you did not have a mask or glasses on. If these features are not ready by the time that the iPhone 13 series launches, Apple could bundle them in software updates.
Separately, Wood also claims that the above photo of iPhone 13 labelling is real. Previously, it had been speculated that Apple would name its next smartphones the iPhone 12s series, a naming scheme that the company has used sporadically since 2015.