First iPhone 13 prototype reveals similar design to iPhone 12

First iPhone 13 prototype reveals similar design to iPhone 12

The first prototype that came out from the iPhone 13 planning allegedly looks similar to the recently released iPhone 12 series.

Three weeks ago, Apple announced the launch of the iPhone 12 series. The first two phones, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are already being enjoyed by those that pre-ordered.

Those that are opting to wait for the iPhone 12 Mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max will not have to wait longer. Apple will put these two phones up for pre-orders by November 6.

Even if not all models are out in the market yet, Apple is already working on the next version of the widely-successful phone.

iPhone 13 prototype looks like the iPhone 12

This year, Apple slightly refreshed the look of the iPhone series. It went back to its iPhone 4 look with flat edges and rounded corners. The prototype of the iPhone 13 allegedly looks the same, according to the leaker, Jioriku. His track record for Apple leaks is questionable. Nevertheless, his bit of information could hold a bit of truth to it.

Apple normally doesn’t change the looks of its phones regularly. It would take four or five cycles before the company decides on a completely new look for its devices. The same is true for all iPad series and MacBooks. As such, the iPhone 13 can be expected to look just the same as the iPhone 12.

The crucial change expected from it, however, is the notch. Jioriku seems to suggest that the iPhone 13 will not have an in-display fingerprint sensor. In other words, FaceID on the iPhone’s forehead notch will live on for another model. He didn’t further clarify what his share information meant.

So will the phone be portless?

There are two takes on this. At the moment, Apple seems to be pushing the challenge further for a portless future. The MagSafe implementation is a stroke of genius from the company. People from Apple was able to bring back a beloved charger from the past and implement it in a genius way.

As a result, the first take is that this new charging style could be the trend moving forward, but not next year. Apple is still firefighting the backlash from removing the charger brick and the EarPods from the box. As such, it would want to add more fuel to the fire by completely removing the port altogether.

Therefore, the iPhone 13 could still most likely sport the Lightning port. Also, Apple will more likely transition to the USB-C first before going completely portless.


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