Barely four months after the launch of Apple’s first 5G smartphone, the iPhone 12, the company is already talking about releasing the iPhone 13! If you look at it from the angle that the iPhone 12 has been beclouded by a variety of meeting problems, it probably makes sense.
In a new video, YouTuber, Filip Koroy (aka EverythingApple Pro) collaborated with influential leaker Max Weinbach to reveal multiple upgrades Apple is making with the iPhone 13.
Weinbach says that Apple will “refine” the matte back of the iPhone 13 Pro models. He describes a “more grippy textured back that will be slightly more comfortable [to hold]”. He likens it to the finish on Google’s Pixel series. Weinbach also warned that the chassis design “will not be changing so overall the same look at the iPhone 12 lineup”.
Weinbach in the video reveals one very important upgrade coming to iPhone 13 Pro models. He says 120Hz ProMotion displays using the same (impressive) LPTO OLED technology will be a feature of the smartphone. The technology is currently employed in Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 lineup.
Multiple sources have confirmed the information about the display however Weinbach adds new information. He says that Apple will finally bring always-on displays to the range. On the always-on display, he gives some caveats:
“Always-On Display will have minimal customizability. [The] Current design basically looks like a toned-down lock screen. Clock and battery charge is always visible. Notifications seem to be displayed using a bar and icons. Upon receiving, the notification will pop up normally except that the screen will not entirely light up. Instead, it will display just like you’re used to right now, except dimmed down and only temporally”.
Koroy cites three major upgrades regarding photography with the iPhone 13. He says Apple will introduce an automatic astrophotography mode when pointing iPhone 13 models at the sky. The feature is already popular in rival smartphones. He also cites a massive upgrade to the ultra-wide camera lens with Apple giving it “the royal treatment across the entire lineup” with a new sensor and lens.
Koroy also raises expectations with the news that “portrait video is finally happening. Apple has had this feature in the pipeline for quite some time. Now with the Apple A15, it will finally be possible. You will be able to record a portrait video… and then change the depth of field in post”. Koroy believes that if Apple can perfect it, portrait mode videos become the hottest new trend on social media.
Apple will introduce next-gen 5G modems with global coverage and reduced battery drain. It also plans to incorporate a ’disruptive’ new WiFi standard and increase storage. In-display Touch ID is rumoured to be added alongside Face ID for more mask-friendly security.
Weinbach also indicates that there will be improvements on the MagSafe, indicating that the magnets will be “getting stronger”. This is controversial because MagSafe has caused concerns in the iPhone 12 because they can deactivate pacemakers and defibrillators when held close to the chest.