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iPhone 13 prototype suggests a notch-less design with USB-C

By Cookie Monster - on 5 Jun 2020, 1:56am

iPhone 13 prototype suggests a notch-less design with USB-C

Screenshot taken from Macotakara's YouTube video on "iPhone 2021/5.5 inch 3D プリントモックアップ"

We are only halfway through 2020, but leaks on next year's iPhone have already surfaced and they reveal some interesting design changes. 

Japanese site Macotakara managed to get a 3D printed mockup of an iPhone 13 prototype from "Alibaba sources". The iPhone 13 prototype is said to be a 5.5-inch model, which is likely to be the successor to this year's 5.4-inch iPhone 12.

The iPhone 13 is seen with no notch on the front display. <br>Image source: Screenshot taken from Macotakara's YouTube video on "iPhone 2021/5.5 inch 3D プリントモックアップ"

The iPhone 13 prototype does not seem to have a notch for Face ID and Macotakara speculates that the TrueDepth system along with the front-facing camera could be housed under the display. The upcoming iPhone 12 lineup is said to have a smaller notch, so it's possible that Apple is working to eliminate the notch in future iPhone generations.

Other notable observations include slimmer bezels, and a switch from Lightning to USB-C port. Apple has been rumoured to be testing iPhone prototypes with USB-C ports, but a recent report by tipster @choco_bit claims that the iPhone 13 could go port-less. 

The iPhone 13 could come with a USB-C port. <br>Image source: Screenshot taken from Macotakara's YouTube video on "iPhone 2021/5.5 inch 3D プリントモックアップ"

Since this is a prototype that is likely still under development, the design and specs may differ from the final product. Therefore, we recommend that you take this leak with a grain of salt.

Source: Macotakara via MacRumours