We’re just a month and a half into 2021 and we’re enjoying ours iPhone 12and we’re already being greeted by some promising leaks for the next generation iPhone, iPhone 13 or iPhone 12S, whatever it is ultimately called. Recently, a lot of information from various sources has surfaced that gives us an idea of what to expect from Apple this year. Like most leaks and speculated information, these may or may not end in the end products. So take this with a pinch of salt.
The “exclusive” information was shared by Max Weinbach in a video by EverythingApplePro, known for its fairly accurate leaks on Apple products. In terms of design, the new iPhone 13 Pro models will retain most of the design elements of the iPhone 12 series, but with a refined matte finish on the back that could feel soft like the Google Pixel. The iPhone 13 / 12S Pro models were also confirmed to have 120Hz LTPO displays, which was expected on the iPhone 12 series but didn’t materialize for some reason. The new iPhones are also expected to have a new Always-On Display feature that is similar to the Apple Watch Series 5 and 6. Very minimal adjustments are offered, with the clock and battery status remaining visible at all times. When notifications come in, only a small part of the screen lights up and not the entire display.
“The always-on display is only minimally customizable. The current design basically looks like a toned-down lock screen. The watch and battery charge are always visible. Notifications appear to be displayed with a bar and icons. Once received, the notification will display normally except that the screen will not be fully lit. Instead, it will appear as you are used to now, except that it is dimmed and only temporary.”
The new iPhone 13 series is also expected to include stronger magnets for MagSafe, making compatible chargers and other accessories much safer to attach to the phone. The new iPhones could also be a bit thicker, although so far there has been no discernible reason. Plus, this year the notch could be shorter but the same width as the current generation iPhones. There will be no built-in fingerprint scanner this year either. So if you’re still waiting for Touch ID to compensate for the inefficiency of Face ID in this COVID-induced, mask-dominated reality, then you shouldn’t be waiting your breath for this year.
One very interesting feature that Apple is supposed to be working on is a new night mode for the camera that would be similar to this Pixels astrophotography mode. Once the camera is aimed at the night sky, the iPhone will look for certain artifacts like the stars or the moon and decide to activate this mode automatically. Expect long exposure options too.
There’s also the possibility that Apple will offer similar telephoto cameras for the new iPhone Pro and Pro Max, which the iPhone 12 series doesn’t. So expect 65mm lenses with an aperture of f / 2.2. We can also expect Portrait Video for the upcoming iPhone series, which is a single mode and has the ability to change the depth of field during post-processing. The entire iPhone 13 lineup is also expected to include a new ultra-wide camera with an improved sensor and 6P lens. It won’t be as good as the other cameras in terms of quality, but Apple is expected to narrow the overall gap. The same has been confirmed by well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and two analysts from Barclays, so there is great confidence behind this rumor.
Another piece of information from Kuo is that the new iPhone will use a vapor cooling chamber system to hopefully provide better cooling inside. There is also a rumor that Apple may finally offer the option of using your iPhone to unlock your Tesla car using the built-in U1 chip. We first saw this chip on the iPhone 11 in 2019. And finally, Jon Prosser, who is also a well-known tipster, suggests that the iPhone 13 could actually be called the iPhone 12s, which is weird since we haven’t seen the iPhone 11s.
Review all information shared by EverythingApplePro in the video below: