The iPhone 13 dummy machine teaches us quite a bit about what’s to return

When the iPhone 13 hits the market this fall, the device is expected to be similar to last year’s model. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be any changes. A previous report claimed Apple was shrinking the notch and a new dummy unit appears to support those claims.

A new video from Unbox Therapy, sourced from Ben Geskin, reveals what is allegedly an iPhone 13 dummy unit created based on leaked circuit diagrams. It might not be the final design, but considering we are approaching the summer months when production should start, this is probably a pretty good example of what we’ll see in our pockets this fall.

What’s different, the iPhone 13 dummy unit indicates that we’re going to see a smaller notch. It’s not drastically smaller, but it’s noticeable. With all of the components required to make the True Depth camera system, Apple hasn’t quite figured out how to get rid of the notch entirely. However, the introduction of a more compact iPhone is a good step towards having a frameless iPhone one day.

Along with the shrunk notch, Apple appears to have moved the earbud to the top bezel on the iPhone 13.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 13 dummy unit appears to feature a triple camera system with larger camera lenses. One thing we’ve heard from trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is that the iPhone 13 series will have an upgraded ultra-wide-angle camera with a larger aperture and auto focus. The new camera arrangement will, in theory, give users a more advanced experience.

Unbox Therapy also notes that the iPhone 13 dummy device is thicker than the iPhone 12. With the new display technology expected this year and support for the 120 Hz refresh rate, Apple may be adding a larger battery. Since it is a dummy unit, these components are of course not included, so the information remains unclear.

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