In a new investor note shared with MacRumors, Kuo has corroborated earlier reports of a smaller notch on the iPhone 13 series. Its exact size is unknown, but it’s rumored Apple will retain the notch’s width and cut down on height.
The revised notch, which is expected to be one of the main hardware changes this year, is going to be used on four models available in the current sizes, so there’ll still be a 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini despite the iPhone 12 mini’s lackluster performance.
Ming-Chi Kuo backs up past reports about a new ProMotion-style display as well. The analyst predicts Apple will adopt 120Hz LTPO OLED panels on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Speaking of the battery, it looks like the iPhone 13 could reverse the capacity reductions Apple introduced on the iPhone 12 line. Specific figures were not given, but the iPhone 13 models will be heavier.
Kuo has said in the past that Apple was planning to release at least one portless iPhone in 2021, most likely the iPhone 13 Pro Max, but that’s no longer an issue, and all models will instead stick to Lightning for another year.
The analyst also shared some details about the iPhone 13 Pro cameras, namely that an improved ultra-wide shooter is on the way with a 6P (f/1.8) design and autofocus support. Another tidbit worth mentioning is the fact that, despite earlier claims, only the iPhone 13 Pro models will have a LiDAR scanner.
5G iPhone 13 with smaller notch and 120Hz LTPO display