iPhone 13 may be slighter thicker, ‘thinner’ notch expected

The rumor: A new report about the iPhone 13’s design has surfaced, courtesy of Macotakara (68.6% accurate).

Here are the 4 takeaways:

  • While the overall design will be the same, some models may be 0.26 mm thicker (width and height are said to remain unchanged)
  • The camera module will get roughly 0.9mm larger on all iPhone 13 models, but the lenses won’t stick out as much
  • On iPhone 13 Pro, the upgraded camera module will likely mirror the benefits seen on the Pro Max model…including sensor-shift stabilization on the wide-angle lens
  • The Face ID array is getting “thinner,” which lines up with an earlier rumor

Our take: All of this sounds great. Sure, a thicker phone isn’t great…but Apple has done this time in time again after updating the design in the prior year. Plus, it probably means they’ll be able to fit larger batteries inside.