The iPhone 13 Professional’s digicam bump is an issue for the Spine controller
The brand new and superb iPhone 13 Professional lineup has a thicker digicam bump than earlier generations (7.65mm vs. 7.4mm within the iPhone 12 Professional and 12 Professional Max). It sounds negligible, nevertheless it’s sufficient to trigger a couple of small points with accent compatibility. As an illustration, the iPhone 13 Professional apparently doesn’t match completely onto the MagSafe Duo twin charger due to its dimension. And primarily based on my colleague Sam Byford’s first-hand expertise, it additionally doesn’t match all that properly when positioned within the Spine One, one of the best iOS controller you’ll be able to at the moment purchase.
The Spine One has a, for lack of a greater phrase, spine that connects both sides of the controller. The iPhone 13 Professional’s digicam bump causes the telephone to relaxation erratically whereas nested within the Spine One, making it wobble throughout use. That’s not an enormous situation in itself, except for the truth that the telephone is technically much less safe within the controller.
However he reported a couple of disconnect points whereas taking part in, too. And if the machine isn’t flat whereas linked through the controller’s Lightning jack, there’s motive to imagine that it might be placing stress on the iPhone 13 Professional’s Lightning port, which can quantity to a much bigger drawback over time. So, maintain this in thoughts if you have already got considered one of these controllers and anticipate an ideal match.
We’ve reached out to Spine to touch upon this situation. However this drawback isn’t remoted to simply this firm. Presumably, there are a number of bespoke equipment, in and outdoors of the realm of gaming, made to suit iPhones and Android telephones as much as a sure degree of thickness. However as cell pictures will get extra superior, the sensors and lenses constructed into telephones will doubtless get bigger, too.