We have already passed halfway through 2021, which means we are closer to that iPhone 13 start; And with all of the leaks and rumors floating around, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect the night.
Trustworthy industry tipster Max Weinbach has teamed up with EverythingApplePro to cover the features we expect from the iPhone 13, and Apple fans will be pleased. We even took a look at the iPhone 13’s dummy units, which show a design change to the rear camera that looks much more appealing compared to previous models – but staunch fans of the brand may feel differently!
Design change of the rear view camera
iPhone 13 and 13 Pro dummies. All 4 sizes still in the running. The placement of the camera module has changed compared to the regular 13s. Pro Max looks a bit bigger pic.twitter.com/RqxNiOfBnbJune 23, 2021
First and foremost is the new diagonal alignment of the rear camera lenses on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. Last years iPhone 12 Base model and iPhone 12 miniApple’s two rear lenses are stacked vertically, which has been the case with Apple’s iPhones for a number of years.
You can have a look at the iPhone 13 dummy units in DuanRuis tweet, as well as the listing of Sonny Dickson laid out above. It’s not a drastic change, but I think the aesthetics are significantly more pleasing to the eye than the vertical arrangement.
Of course, we want to see internal camera upgrades, and not just the lenses being rearranged. One feature that iPhone users would like to introduce in this space is portrait mode for videos. Portrait mode for photos was introduced with the iPhone 7 Plus and although it is available for use with FaceTime, it cannot be used to record video.
There are apps that simulate the bokeh effect and blur the background after shooting; There are even some who have managed to create a live portrait mode effect using the iPhone’s lenses, but they are also not perfect as they have problems stabilizing the video.
According to Weinbach, the iPhone 13 series will bring portrait mode to video. So if you are devastated about not being able to video the dreamy background blur of your photos, it will be a thing of the past.
EverythingApplePro also touches on a tidbit from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), which suggests an improved ultra-wide camera with autofocus for the iPhone 13 Pro models. The iPhone 12 Pro Models have ultra-wide-angle cameras with fixed focus lenses, so we can look forward to sharper images thanks to the elevation.
Coupled with earlier rumors from improved low light performance, this year’s flagship is to significantly increase its camera game.
Reverse wireless charging
Max Weinbach has also said the wireless charging coil in the iPhone 13 will be larger than it was on last year’s iPhone 12. This could be for a number of reasons, such as allowing higher wattage for faster charging.
Weinbach adds that the larger coil may suggest that Apple intends to enable reverse wireless charging, but that’s just speculation, of course. When it comes to fruition, Apple will tick a feature that fans will be excited to see.
Minor notch and display upgrades
I know it’s an “iconic” design feature, but in a world where we expect the underscreen cameras to feature the this year Galaxy Z-fold 3, I find it puzzling why Apple believes it can continue to produce phones that are missing a huge portion of the screen.
The notch must go away in my opinion; keep it simple because it’s a look that seems to give customers a premium experience. While it won’t be scrapped this year, it will very likely be made smaller.
In the meantime, Apple has finally finished catching up on the display side. We’re hearing that the iPhone 13 Pro models will have a 120Hz display, which is a big jump from the previous 60Hz the devices were limited to.
We don’t know whether the base models will be bumped from 60Hz to 90Hz, but given Apple’s slow adoption in this area, it wouldn’t be a big surprise to learn that it doesn’t. In a world where inexpensive phones like that OnePlus North With a refresh rate of 90 Hz, it is becoming increasingly unacceptable for expensive phones to be equipped with something less.
No price increase this year
According to TrendForce, Apple will keep the iPhone 13 price at the same level as last year’s iPhone 12. Given the upgrades for the Pro models, this will be great news for users looking to upgrade later this year when the flagship is announced.
The iPhone 12 saw a small increase in price, with the iPhone 12 mini costing as much as that iPhone 11 Base model and rises from there. While there are some major changes in terms of screen refresh rate, the possible return of Touch ID, etc., it is something for consumers not to keep adding to the cost – especially after a financially difficult year for many people, it will undoubtedly be hyped. And of course, it’s so much more tempting for a prospect to upgrade.
iPhone 14 features iPhone 13 skip
While the iPhone 13 does not need to be unveiled just yet, there are already rumors of features skipping the handset and making their debut with Apple’s iPhone 14 instead.
The ultra-wide auto focus will be expanded to the base models next year, according to Kuo, and he also dropped the bombshell that the iPhone mini will make its final appearance with the iPhone 13 mini. The compact smartphone will be killed off in the next year and replaced by the iPhone 14 Max. As EverythingApplePro explains, the iPhone 14 Max will be essentially the same as the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but with fewer camera features and no Touch ID on the screen.
Rumor has it that Touch ID is making a comeback next year – but whether that’s limited to the Pro models or the full range has yet to be confirmed. But then the feature itself isn’t safe, so let’s wait for more details before we start celebrating. If you’re not a fan of Face ID, keep your fingers crossed for Touch ID to make a comeback.