Rumors around a smaller notch iPhone 13 have been spinning for months, and we just got more evidence to support the speculation: the news that Apple is making the Face ID sensor chip much smaller on iPhones and iPads released later this year.
It is according to the Taiwan outlet DigiTimes, which is generally well-connected to the Apple supply chain. The new sensor can apparently be up to half the size of the old one, giving Apple much more room to play with the notch.
We assume that Apple will not reduce the component if it loses accuracy or speed, so expect Face ID to work the same way as always. In addition to the importance of a smaller notch, it should also help Apple reduce production costs.
Something else mentioned in the article is the possibility that an updated, more compact sensor may be able to offer more features and scanning options – but it’s not clear at this time what these features and options may be.
Based on leaked pictures and industry reports which we’ve seen so far, it looks like the iPhone 13 notch is really shrinking: the general consensus seems to be that Apple might move the headset to a slightly higher frame to make this possible.
The advantage of a smaller notch is, of course, more screen space at the status bar level – and the status bar can often be busy with icons and numbers depending on how you use iPhone. Any extra pixels are welcome and should add extra elegance to an already iconic design.
Lovea first appeared iPhone X in 2017, and since then, almost all smartphone manufacturers have introduced it. It looks like its days are numbered and the selfie cameras below are now mass acceptance, but it will take some time before the opening is completely gone.
We’ve also heard that the iPhone 13 is going to be With 120 Hz refresh rate display and update in the ultra-wide camera compartmentas well as several other improvements. If Apple follows the usual schedule, we should see the new models in September.