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The camera bump on the new iPhone 13 Pro is huge!

The camera bump on the new iPhone 13 Pro is huge!
We all wonder how the new iPhone 13 series compare to its predecessor, and yeah - there are side-by-side comparisons, and you can check out Apple’s own phone compare tool (as well as our detailed comparisons) but it’s a completely different thing to see the difference in the real world.

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What Appleinsider has done is pure genius. The guys got their hands on a new Apple silicone case for the iPhone 13 Pro and put an iPhone 12 Pro inside. This simple exercise serves two purposes.

One, it illustrates the massive difference between the camera bump on the new iPhone 13 Pro device and its predecessor. And two, it shows that the new cases are not compatible with the old iPhone 12 series.

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max both feature an upgraded camera system, which as you can see, takes a lot of space. The main camera now packs a larger sensor with a 1.9µm pixel size, coupled with a much wider aperture - f/1.5. This combination promises exceptional low-light performance.

The ultra-wide camera has also been upgraded, Apple says that it captures 92% more light than the camera found on the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and this is partially thanks to the wider f/1.8 aperture again. Night mode is also present on the ultra-wide camera as well as on the telephoto lens.

There’s also a new Macro mode that allows the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max to take shots from as close as 2cm. Check out our detailed iPhone 13 series camera guide for more information.

There are no visual demonstrations involving the iPhone 13 and 13 mini at the moment, but the camera bump on those models is expected to have grown as well, to accommodate the sensor-shift image stabilization.

The iPhone 13 series got officially announced on September 14 with iPhone 13 pre-orders going live later today.

Our take

Kudos to Apple for trying to keep the design of the iPhone 12 series. It’s arguably one of the best (we did a poll on the topic, of course), and a close second to the iPhone 5/5S.

With the iPhone 13 Pro, though, things are starting to look a bit odd. The new camera bump measures roughly 38mm by 37mm, and as you can see from the back shots of the phone, it takes more than half of the phone’s width.

Now, aesthetics are a subjective thing, for sure but we would’ve been delighted to see a slight redesign, just to make things a bit more fluid. What Apple has done is just magnify the camera bump while keeping the size of the iPhone 13 Pro pretty much the same as its predecessor.

And it doesn’t look pretty. Especially with the smaller notch on the front. The camera bump on the iPhone 13 Pro and especially on the 13 Pro Max protrudes quite a lot, and you will definitely need a case if you don’t want to scratch it or chip it.

Another thing to point out is that the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 actually got a slight redesign in the camera bump department. Apple said it had to put the two cameras diagonally to accommodate the new tech inside. Why not think out something like this for the iPhone 13 Pro?

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro specs
  • Display 6.1 inches 2532 x 1170 pixels 120Hz Refresh rate
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 12 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A15 Bionic 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3095 mAh
  • OS iOS 15.x
Apple iPhone 12 Pro specs
  • Display 6.1 inches 2532 x 1170 pixels 60Hz Refresh rate
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 12 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A14 Bionic 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2815 mAh
  • OS iOS 15.x

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