New Cases Reveal iPhone 12 Cases Are Not Compatible with iPhone 13

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We’re only a few days away from Apple’s September event. The ‘California streaming’ event will be held on September 14, and we’re all expecting that Apple will finally unveil the upcoming iPhone 13.

We basically already know everything there is to know about the new iPhone 13 lineup, albeit it’s all based on rumors. Now, however, new cases answer a couple of questions we’ve been asking ourselves.

Yes, There Will Be an iPhone 13 mini This Year

The iPhone 12 mini didn’t perform as well as Apple (and most people) expected. The smallest iPhone 12’s sales were so disappointing that some believed Apple would completely ditch the mini version of the iPhone 13 this year instead of focusing on the three more popular iPhone 13 models. 

However, a new set of cases from Totallee, sent to Mac Observer, reveals that Apple will indeed launch an iPhone 13 mini. 

Along with the iPhone 13 mini case, Totallee also shared the three other cases for the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup. 

Apparently, Apple will stick with the same formula it used for the iPhone 12. That means that we’ll see an iPhone 13 mini, an iPhone 13, an iPhone 13 Pro of the same size, plus the larger iPhone 13 Pro Max model.

No, You Can’t Use an iPhone 12 Case on an iPhone 13

Unfortunately, despite the size similarities between the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 13, it seems that you won’t be able to use your older iPhone 12 case on the newer iPhone 13. 

According to the pictures, Apple changed the button layout slightly for the iPhone 13. It seems the volume buttons and the mute switch will be lower on the iPhone 13. Likewise, the Power button will be lower on the iPhone 13 compared to the iPhone 12.

In a few words, you’ll need to get a different case. Sure, most of us expected there would be a design change that will stop us from using our older cases, but it’s still mildly infuriating. 

The iPhone 13 lineup is expected to be officially announced on September 14 during Apple’s event, starting at 10 a.m. PDT. You’ll be able to catch the stream on Apple’s website, YouTube Channel, and Apple Events app.

[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]

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