Apple iPhone 13 to feature FaceID chip twice as small as the one on iPhone 12 series

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Apple is said to finally shrink the notch on its iPhone 13 series. Last month we even saw a leaked screen protector describing the rearranged chin look and now DigiTimes reports that Apple is looking to get 40-50% smaller VCSEL chips used for 3D mapping of face scans for its 2021 iPhones.

iPhone 13 screen protector
iPhone 13 screen protector

Leaky iPhone 13 screen protector

The report further mentions that the reduced chip will play a key role in reducing the overall notch size. The same smaller image processing chip will also be used in future iPads with FaceID. With the smaller notch, Apple will also look at moving up into the speaker grille near the top of the frame.

Based on the latest leaks and rumors, the iPhone 13 series will be both thicker and have larger camera cutouts. The two Pro variants are expected to bring LTPO AMOLED monitors with a refresh rate of 120Hz. We also expect updated cameras and the latest Apple A15 chip.

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