KEY POINTS

  • iPhone 13 is the rumored name of Apple's next flagship device 
  • It may feature sensor-shift stabilization for wide and ultra-wide lenses
  • The iPhone series is anticipated to arrive in September

If the latest leak about the iPhone 13 is anything to go by, fans who prefer thin smartphones are going to be disappointed.

A new report from MacRumors revealed the upcoming iPhone 13 models would feature a slightly thicker design than the iPhone 12 series. Apparently, the next Apple flagship iPhone would have more prominent camera bumps. The site has claimed it saw schematics for the models Apple plans to release sometime in the fall of 2021.

Based on the report, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models would be 7.57mm thick. This is a meager 0.17 mm increase in terms of thickness over its predecessor. This increase in thickness is not actually a perceptible change. In other words, those who are not very particular with thickness would not feel the slightest difference.

Apple has seen its value hover near $2 trillion as it has upgraded its iPhones and ramped up services during the global pandemic. Apple has seen its value hover near $2 trillion as it has upgraded its iPhones and ramped up services during the global pandemic. Photo: Apple Inc. / Brooks KRAFT

Apart from thicker models, the report has revealed both the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro would sport a bigger camera bump. This change would be reportedly more remarkable on the iPhone 13 Pro model. According to MacRumors, the more expensive flagship iPhone would house a 3.65 mm camera bump. It's a minuscule 1.95 mm increase from the 1.5 mm to 1.7 mm bump of the iPhone 12 models.

Additionally, the site has claimed Apple is tweaking the overall size of the next iPhone's camera module. While the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models have 28 mm x 30 mm, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models' supposed camera module size is 29 mm x 29 mm. These rumored changes in the camera module and bump sizes could be the product of newer camera lenses.

Rumors have it that iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max would feature sensor-shift stabilization for wide and ultra-wide lenses, NDTV Gadgets reported. The Pro model also features an upgraded telephoto lens similar to the ones consumers saw in iPhone 12 Pro Max in 2020.

TF International Securities analyst and industry watcher Ming-Chi Kuo had earlier said the Cupertino-based tech giant would launch four iPhone models in 2021 -- the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Based on the company's release pattern, fans can expect this new Apple flagship iPhone lineup sometime in September 2021.