Better cameras, smooth screens and a smaller notch: the first rumors about the iPhone 13 have already surfaced. In this overview we list the most frequently heard speculations.
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Collected the first iPhone 13 rumors
The iPhone 12 series has just been in stores for a few weeks, but speculation about the successors is already rising. In this article, we collect these iPhone 13 rumors. Let the preview begin.
1. Four models
The iPhone 12 series consists of four phones with a total of three sizes and as Ming-Chi Kuo is right, this will not change next year. The Apple analyst, who in the past regularly provided correct information about unannounced smartphones, thinks that the iPhone 13 series again consists of four devices. Apple would for the same kind line-up choose, including the same screen sizes:
- iPhone 13 mini: 5.4 inch OLED screen
- iPhone 13: 6.1 inch OLED screen
- iPhone 13 Pro: 6.1 inch OLED screen
- iPhone 13 Pro Max: 6.7 inch OLED screen
2. Finally ProMotion screen …
It has long been speculated that the iPhone 12 Pro in iPhone 12 Pro Max would get a ProMotion screen, just like the most recent iPad Pro. Such a panel has a refresh rate of 120Hz, which means that all pixels are reloaded 120 times per second.
This makes animations look a lot smoother than on the current 60Hz panels of the iPhone 12 phones: the rumor turned out not to be true. However, a new round means new opportunities. There is a rumor in the corridors that the iPhone 13 will finally get a ProMotion screen.
→ Read more: ‘iPhone 13 gets a smooth 120Hz screen’
3.… and a surprise
Speaking of the screen, Apple may have a surprise in store for the anonymous Twitter account L0vetodream claims the iPhone 13 has Touch ID below the screen. Now we have heard for years that Apple plans to include the fingerprint scanner in the panel, but L0vetodream regularly shares correct information about unannounced Apple products. So it could just be true.
→ Read more: Rumor: iPhone 13 gets Touch ID under the screen
4. Smaller notch
When Apple released the iPhone X presented in 2017, the smartphone world was a little too small. Many people were short of words to express their displeasure with the notch of the device. More than three years later, the notch (which is necessary for the Face ID camera) is still a fixed value. In fact, the notch has barely changed in the meantime.
That could change with the iPhone 13. Ice Universe, another anonymous Twitter account that regularly shares accurate information about new Apple stuff, claims that the successor to the iPhone 12 will get a smaller notch. The notch would not get narrower, but shorter. In that case, the notch of the iPhone 13 protrudes less deep into the screen.
→ Read more: ‘iPhone 13 gets a smaller notch’
5. Camera: better ultra wide angle lens
2020 is a gap year for the iPhone camera. The iPhone 12 (in iPhone 12 mini) has roughly the same dual camera lens as its predecessor, the iPhone 11. The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max have added a LiDAR scanner to take better portrait photos, but you can still shoot pictures with the triple lens on the back.
Next year, Apple will take the next step, says Kuo, quoted earlier. According to this authority, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max get an ultra-wide angle lens with much larger sensor. That way you can register more of the environment while shooting. In addition, the ultra-wide-angle lens of all iPhone 13 devices would receive autofocus: this is currently lacking on the iPhone 12.
→ Read more: ‘iPhone 13 improves ultra-wide-angle lens’
On to the release of the iPhone 13
Normally, Apple will present the latest iPhones in September. Now 2020 is a bizarre year for the whole world, including the Cupertino company. The phones therefore took a little longer to arrive and were unveiled in October. However, it seems likely that when Apple gets it done, the iPhone 13 will ‘just’ appear in September 2021.
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