A brand new mock-up of the 5.5-inch 2021 iPhone has been shared by Macotakara as we speak that implies a notchless display and USB-C as a substitute of a Lightning port (or nor port in any respect) could possibly be within the works. The prototype additionally exhibits what could possibly be a distinct digicam setup in comparison with what we’re anticipating on the iPhone 12 later this yr.
On the finish of final yr, we discovered that Ming-Chi Kuo expects the highest-end 2021 iPhone to be a fully wireless device, ditching the Lightning port and in addition skipping the USB-C port. Nonetheless, as we speak’s alleged 5.5-inch 2021 iPhone prototype shared by Macotakara means that the entry-level mannequin might make the swap to USB-C together with a notchless display.
This 2021 iPhone mock-up was made based mostly on information from Alibaba, so it’s value taking this rumor with grain of salt.
A 5.5-inch 2021 iPhone possible means it could be the entry mannequin based mostly on what we’re expecting for the 2020 iPhone lineup, with the extra reasonably priced iPhone 12 fashions coming in 5.Four- and 6.1-inch sizes and the iPhone 12 Professional touchdown with 6.1- and 6.7-inch shows. Macotakara does point out that this is only one prototype that Apple is contemplating so naturally, there’s no assure this design and options will make it to market.
Macotakara says the case dimensions of this prototype are the identical because the 5.Four-inch 2020 iPhone however with a barely bigger display at 5.5-inches. Nonetheless, one attention-grabbing a part of this prototype can be the entry-level 2021 iPhone gaining what could possibly be a three or Four digicam setup. One main approach Apple has differentiated its iPhone lineup is with digicam hardware and options, just like the 11 Professional having an extra lens over the iPhone 11.
Apple has been working towards a making iPhone with a “single slab of glass” design for many years. The iPhone X show design continues to be seen as we speak within the iPhone 11 lineup (anticipated within the iPhone 12 sequence too) so eradicating the notch completely that homes the Face ID elements and TrueDepth digicam can be an enormous step ahead within the display to physique ratio and Apple evolving the iPhone show’s design.
The iPhone 12 lineup may feature slightly smaller notches but when this prototype does prove to ring true, all the 2021 iPhone lineup would possible go notchless if the 5.5-inch entry-level mannequin did.
The Macotakara video beneath means that Apple might launch its first under-screen front-facing digicam with the 2021 iPhone lineup to make this potential notchless design occur.
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