Pictures of iPhone 13 dummies circulating on Twitter seem to confirm the worst fears of some fans: the only recognisable change to the iPhone design this year will be the camera placement on the back. So how can Apple make the new iPhones stand out as different?
These so-called iPhone 13 dummies, i.e. inoperable devices, are coveted by manufacturers of accessories as they use them in order to be able to produce new protective covers and cases as quickly as possible following the launch.
If they are legitimate the pictures show devices that are very similar to the iPhone 12 generation, suggesting that the next iPhone will continue to adhere to the angular design fo the iPhone 12.
It’s not all the same though. The images do indicate that the notch will be minimally smaller and the
camera of the iPhone 13 will be arranged diagonally.
This camera design decision has caused a lot of discussion on the internet: some are fans of the new camera design, others find the design “boring” or “ugly”.
With the design so similar to the current generation how is Apple going to differentiate? One suggestion is that the company will introduce at least one new colour for the iPhone 13. The iPhone 11 Pro came in black, green, red, purple, white and yellow. The iPhone 12 dropped yellow and initially came in black, green, red, white, and blue, until Apple released a purple iPhone 12 in the spring. Which colours will the new iPhone 13 come in?
What colours will the iPhone 13 come in?
Technology leaker Max Weinbach suggested in a YouTube video earlier this year that there are one or two new colour finishes coming. He said the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max will be sold in a matt-black finish as well as silver, gold, graphite and blue