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Rumored smaller notch for iPhone 13 pictured for the first time

A photo of the alleged smaller iPhone 12s/13 notch. (Image: Macrumors)
A photo of the alleged smaller iPhone 12s/13 notch. (Image: Macrumors)
Apple looks like it is finally set to shrink the notch on the next-generation iPhone, as has been rumored. Macrumors is in receipt of photos provided by a Greek device repair provider showing purported new panels for the next iPhone with a revised, and smaller, notch design.

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Apple’s iPhone line has had a distinctive notch interrupting the flow of its display since it launched the iPhone X with Face ID in 2017. It replaced the iconic circular Home button on previous models that incorporated Touch ID, the fingerprint-based biometric authentication system that recently made a re-appearance on the new iPad Air line. While Face ID looks like it is sticking around for at least the next iPhone (either the iPhone 12s or iPhone 13), a fresh leak suggests Apple could be set to shrink the size of the notch housing its facial recognition system.

Macrumors has come into possession of a photo of purported replacement glass panels for the next-generation iPhone line courtesy of Greek repair provider iRepair. The panels come in the expected 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes of the iPhone 12s/13 line (even though current 5.4-inch iPhone sales have been disappointing, Apple is said to have already locked itself in to another 5.4-inch model). More intriguingly, the notch size of the new iPhone panels is noticeably narrower courtesy of the top speaker moving out of the notch and into the top bezel.

Overall, the depth of the notch remains the same, the narrower overall width means less disruption to the viewing area. While Apple still has a long way to go to catch up to the screen-to-body ratio of many Android flagship devices, this is definitely a step in the right direction. It doesn’t appear as though the proposed design change necessitated much if any reengineering of the technology underpinning Face ID, which could give further scope for Apple to reduce the size of the notch further in future generations. While a notchless iPhone is the dream, we seem to be at least one step closer to that reality.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1290 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2021-03-24 (Update: 2021-03-24)