Marvelous iPhone 12 concept makes that smaller notch look totally hot


This iPhone 12 concept reflects all the latest rumors.
Note the substantially smaller notch in this iPhone 12 concept.

A set of concept 3D renders released Tuesday depict all the latest iPhone 12 rumors, including a recent report that this upcoming handset will have a substantially smaller screen cutout.

The images also include other features widely expected to be part of the autumn 2020 iPhone, like a LiDAR scanner.

Check out a iPhone 12 concept with smaller notch

These images were created by Róbert Hallon of, who’s turned iPhone rumors into renders in the past.

The standout feature in the latest set is the substantially smaller notch. The design is based on a CAD drawing tweeted out on Sunday by frequent Apple leaker Jon Prosser. In it, the components in the iPhone notch are packed together more tightly, suggesting that Apple has found a way to miniaturize them.

iPhone 12 concept shows how many the notch smaller.
This is supposedly how Apple will make the components in the iPhone 12 screen cutout smaller.

But this rumor’s been around for a while from a range of sources. If all these unconfirmed reports turn out to be correct, this will be the most significant change to the screen shutout since it debuted in the iPhone X in 2017.

And a LiDAR sensor

Hallon’s latest iPhone 12 concept images also include LiDAR added to the camera hump. There’ve been rumors for months that the 2020 iPhone Pro models coming this fall will have this 3D sensor. These gained veracity when the 2020 iPad Pro debuted with a LiDAR scanner.

Some of the new renders include other expected features of the iPhone 12, like an Apple A14 Bionic processor and 6GB of RAM. And flat edges the iPad Pro.