Alleged iPhone 13 Pro case just revealed a big surprise

iPhone 13 Pro case
(Image credit: UnclePanPan | Weibo)

An image allegedly depicting an iPhone 13 Pro Max has been circulating on Chinese social media website Weibo, and it suggests that the upcoming Apple flagship will feature a substantially larger camera module than last year’s model. 

As reported by MacRumors, the leaked image was shared by user UnclePan, who claims that it depicts an iPhone 13 Pro Max case on an iPhone 12 Pro Max. By affixing the current 12 Pro Max in the supposed 13 Pro Max case, we can get a sense of how much larger the camera module could be on the new iPhone. 

There’s conflicting information about what is being shown in the image. Apple’s rumored design changes were previously based on the thickness of the camera bumps (not modules). Regardless, it seems like the iPhone 13 Pro could sport a new camera layout. 

iPhone 12 inside supposed iPhone 13 Pro case to illustrate changes in camera module size.

(Image credit: UnclePanPan | Weibo)

The image that UnclePan shared certainly looks convincing, although some online are questioning its validity. DuanRui explained on Twitter, for instance, that the description UnclePan gave was incorrect. The image supposedly shows an iPhone 12 Pro in an iPhone 13 Pro case, not a Pro Max case. While this claim doesn’t necessarily negate the idea that the new iPhone will feature a larger camera, the differing information should remind consumers that all of this is rumors.

Apart from this new camera module size rumors, there have been other bits of information about the iPhone 13 that have trickled out to the internet. The most widely talked about tidbit is the apparent reduction of the phone’s notch.

Along with the notch reduction, other rumors are pointing to the iPhone 13 Pro offering a better ultra-wide camera with auto focus, as well as the ability to shoot portrait mode video and capture the night sky with new astrophotography features. Add in a rumored 120Hz ProMotion display for both iPhone 13 Pro models and Apple's flagship should be pretty formidable when it launches, likely in September. 

Kenneth Seward Jr.

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