Well not that closely guarded, because the case makers of the world are already showing off their wares - and spilling precious details in the process.
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The case maker in this instance is totallee (opens in new tab), which has already revealed its own ultra-thin cases for the four different iPhone 12 models that Apple is set to reveal at the iPhone 12 event on Tuesday, October 13.
According to our measurements, the iPhone 11 has a camera bump that’s 25mm wide and 28mm tall, while the iPhone 11 Pro's is 25mm wide and 29 m tall. The iPhone 12 cases are all noticeably larger, as you can see in the images below.
The iPhone 12's case has a hole for the camera array that measures 27mm x 30mm, while the iPhone 12 Pro's measures 27mm x 30mm.
Meanwhile, the vacant space on the iPhone 12 Pro Max's case measures a whopping 31mm x 35mm, so we're looking at a range of significantly larger camera bumps than the iPhone 11.
You can also see the difference between the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s camera array and last year’s iPhone 11 Pro, courtesy of LeaksApplePro (opens in new tab).
You can check the difference here.iPhone 12 pro Max with an 11 pro inside.See that difference. pic.twitter.com/80dUYGPl9wSeptember 30, 2020
The question is, what does this mean? We already know that the iPhone 12’s camera is set to get a significant upgrade thanks to the inclusion of 7P lens modules, while the iPhone 12 Pro range will include LiDAR scanners.
Whatever the outside of the camera array looks like, we can be sure that Apple will have plenty of hardware upgrades in store on the iPhone 12; hardware upgrades that will need extra space - hence the larger camera bump.
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