So-called ‘iPhone 13’ mockup shows notchless design and USB-C port
Japanese blog Mac Otakara has today shared what it claims to be a mockup of a design currently being developed by Apple for 2021’s “iPhone 13”, showing a 3D printed version of a prototype that features an all-screen design with a USB-C port.
Mac Otakara, who yesterday shared a video showing mockups supposedly resembling the upcoming “iPhone 12”, claims the 2021 iPhone design is based on information obtained from Alibaba sources, likely formed of rumours and very early trickles of information from within the supply chain.
The 5.5-inch model shown today removes the TrueDepth camera system (notch) from the device and adds the front-facing FaceTime camera in the center of the display, suggesting the device could use special Under Panel Sensor technology from Samsung to embed the camera under the display.
Boasting slim bezels and a squared design, the model shows a USB-C port at the bottom, suggesting the device will make the switch from the Lightning connector on the current-generation iPhone lineup, going against previous reports which predict Apple will eliminate the charging port all together on 2021’s device in favour of a smart connector, similar to that found on the iPad Pro.
The blog claims the case dimensions of this prototype are the same as the 5.4-inch 2020 iPhone but with a slightly larger screen at 5.5-inches.