Here’s what the iPhone 12’s smaller notch will look like

A couple of images shared by a noted Apple leaker reveals the iPhone 12’s new TrueDepth sensor notch, which is now significantly smaller than the ones we’ve seen on previous iPhone generations.

What appears to be the iPhone 12’s schematic has now surfaced online. Jon Prosser, a notorious leakster, reveals the latest leak of the phone’s smaller notch design, alongside the accompanying sensors and their placements inside.

Bigger notch no more

According to the schematic images, the iPhone 12 is set to retain Apple’s Face ID in its second-generation chassis. The notch design is also evidently smaller than the former notch as seen in the iPhone X. The same can be seen with the surrounding bezel, which also sees a slight size reduction.

Inside the now-smaller notch, a series of sensors and modules can be seen. These include the iPhone 12’s infrared camera, flood illuminator, ambient light sensor, front camera, and dot projector. One of the phone’s front speakers is also visible above the aforementioned stacked sensors.

A smaller notch that is now almost within reach

The potential reduction in iPhone’s notch size has been in the backend of speculations. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo first reported such possibility, who predicted Apple to adopt the design by switching to smaller front-facing cameras. There were rumors that the company will remove the polarized notch by squeezing TrueDepth’s parts into the iPhone’s upper bezel.

An iPad Pro-like design

In terms of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max’s overall design, leaks surfaced that the future iPhones could launch with slightly overhauled aesthetics. A design that harkens back to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 series and Apple’s newest iPad Pros.

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro could employ flat, stainless steel edges, as opposed to the curved ones on the current generation. Also, the leaks indicate that the phones sport more sharply-rounded corners and boast flat screens.

Release date

Apple is said to be releasing its four iPhone 12 models, with the two lower-end versions speculated to be sequels to the cheaper iPhone 11 in two varying screen sizes, during the company’s usual “fall” pre-Christmas window. These two versions are purported not to sport the abovementioned flat-sided edges

Image used courtesy of EverythingApplePro/YouTube Screenshot


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