iPhone 13: small notch and large sensor in the program

The iPhone 13 should be entitled to a smaller notch. At least that's what MacRumors says, while specifying that it will also involve an overhaul of the Face ID system.

Face ID is currently the most secure facial recognition system on smartphones. Extremely precise and responsive, it has the advantage of operating in all possible light conditions and of being very difficult to deceive.

iPhone 13: small notch and large sensor in the program

This efficiency comes from all the sensors built into the notch of our iPhones, sensors that allow it to finally analyze the features of our face and make sure that we are the person we say we are.

Face ID, one of the flagship functions of iPhone

If Face ID has allowed Apple to stand out from its competitors, it has also forced the firm to maintain the presence of a notch on its iPhones, even though all of its competitors have managed to hide it.

This is obviously a problem, and moreover it is worth every year many criticisms – not always founded – to the mark, but 2021 could mark the beginning of something new. Indeed, if we are to believe the words of Digitimes , comments reported by MacRumors , then the next iPhones could be slightly different from what we know at the moment:

“The Face ID of the next generation of iPhone will experience design changes, with a notch that will shrink.”

Digitimes

A module redesigned in depth with the iPhone 13

Digitimes is not the first to make such comments. Ice universe had also mentioned a smaller notch. However, what changes here is that Digitimes also talks about changes to the architecture of Face ID. Unable to miniaturize the module, Apple would therefore have decided to make fundamental changes, which may result in the disappearance of certain sensors.

For its part, our source mentions the presence of an Rx sensor, a Tx sensor and an illuminator integrated into the same module, with an operation similar to LiDAR.

This would not be the only change brought by the iPhone 13, however.

And a bigger physical sensor for the iPhone 13?

Digitimes indicates that these devices should also be equipped with a larger main photo sensor than that present on board the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Which, it must be admitted, is a bit surprising. Recall that the iPhone 12 Pro Max already had a larger sensor than that of other iPhones.

Digitimes also believes that all iPhone 13s will have a mechanical sensor stabilization system, but this rumor was the subject of another article, published by us yesterday .

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