Last week we saw renders of the iPhone 13 mini, which showed a slightly redesigned camera with the two lenses in a diagonal arrangement instead of one over the other. The latest leak, a hands-on photo of a prototype mini, shows just that same design and lends credibility to the renders.
Note that this is just a prototype – Apple is months away from starting mass production of the 13-series, so the design is not set in stone. If Cupertino does settle on this design, it will most likely be carried over to the larger iPhone 13 as well.
Hands-on photo of an iPhone 13 mini prototype
This can be seen in the CAD-based renders by and , also from last week. The two Pro models will probably remain unchanged, however, as they have to fit three cameras in their square (plus LiDAR). has made a video about the iPhone 13 mini and Pro Max design and even 3D printed dummies.
Anyway, the reason for the new layout may be to fit a larger sensor. And by the sound of it, the camera bumps on the entire 13-series will get thicker.