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iPhone 12 Pro second-generation Face ID system detailed, more

A sketch of the new True Depth Camera system powering Face ID. (Source: @JonProsser)
A sketch of the new True Depth Camera system powering Face ID. (Source: @JonProsser)
Jon Prosser looks to be heading to No. 1 with a bullet as the leading Apple tipster on the internet right now. A self-professed “professional a**hole,” Prosser has been on the end of some excellent leaks lately, and his latest one details the second-generation True Depth Camera system that will feature on the iPhone 12 Pro models.
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Jon Prosser has been the font of Apple leaks in 2020 and his hot streak continues. This time Prosser has managed to get a hold of sketches detailing Apple’s second-generation True Depth Camera system. This is the set of components that are packed into the notched area of the iPhone X-based display designs that power Apple’s Face ID facial recognition system. However, for the forthcoming iPhone 12 Pro, Apple has managed to shrink the componentry down even further helping to minimize its intrusion into the viewing area.

If you look at the photo below of the first-generation True Depth Camera system, you will see that it took up considerably more width that what Apple has needed this time around. While some had hoped that Apple might have been able to shrink into the bezel itself eliminating the notch altogether, it looks as though it has been able to shrink by at least 30 percent compared to the photo top right. Combined with the new thinner bezels around the front frame of the device, Apple looks to have substantially increased the display-to-body ratio well past its previous best effort of around 83 percent.

Prosser also had a couple of tidbits of information regarding the iPhone 12 Pro. While some though that Apple might include a Smart Connector on the iPhone 12 Pro, as it does on the iPad Pro, to enable smart case capabilities, it looks like Apple will be giving that a miss on this model. Also tipped for some time is Apple Pencil support for the iPhone 12 Pro (or upcoming model) but again Prosser says that is definitely a no go for the Apple’s next flagship smartphone.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1293 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, 2020-04-20 (Update: 2020-04-20)