New iPhone 12 CAD models show updated design, no smaller notch

The news: Newly revealed iPhone 12 schematics show a much different device than previously expected, according to EverythingApplePro.

  • The notch isn’t shrinking (same size as iPhone X)
  • Tweaked camera layout replicates iPhone 11 Pro design with LiDAR sensor below
    • LiDAR may now be exclusive to the 6.7-inch model
  • ‘Smart Connector’ area is actually the 5G antenna cutout

Our take: While this is not seemingly the final design, it’s certainly concerning that the notch isn’t any smaller in these fresh CAD files. That was one of the most anticipated upgrades for the iPhone 12 series that I would hate to see not make the cut. Plus, LiDAR only the 6.7-inch model? Doesn’t make sense why Apple would do that.