Apple will reportedly achieve this notch reduction on the upcoming iPhone by merging the iPhone 12’s Face ID unlocking system’s currently split infrared flood illuminator, sensor, and dot projector into a single module. With two less sensors necessary, the iPhone 13 should have a significantly smaller notch.
According to an iPhone 13 Pro Max fake device showing off the revised design and reduced notch, the earpiece speaker could no longer be located in the notch and would instead be moved to the top bezel. Another iPhone 13 Pro dummy device (supplied by Mac Otakara) displays a narrower notch on the front, which is also based on the same design. The update appears to be confirmed by leaked glass screen protectors.
The notch on the iPhone 13 is narrower
This year’s iPhone 13 Pro Max will be somewhat thicker than the iPhone 12 Pro Max, according to the dummy device. According to subsequent iPhone 13 blueprints, all iPhone 13 models will be thicker than their iPhone 12 counterparts, with bigger camera arrays.
Ian Zelbo, a concept artist, has also generated iPhone 13 renderings, this time based on CAD information from leaker Jon Prosser. The diagonal camera lens array and tiny notch are visible once again.
Renders of the iPhone 13
According to a slew of leaks and speculations, the iPhone 13 will have an under-display Touch ID system. Recent sources have raised doubt on this theory, with some claiming that Apple would not introduce under-display Touch ID until the iPhone 14 next year. Having a supplementary type of biometric security would be quite nice at a time when mask-wearing is rampant.
The most recent storey comes from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who claims that Apple will not include in-display Touch ID in the upcoming iPhone 13.
“While Apple has tried in-screen Touch ID for the next flagship iPhones, it won’t make the cut this year,” according to the report. Apple is all-in on Face ID for its higher-end iPhones, according to Gurman, and the long-term objective is to integrate Face ID into the display itself.”
This isn’t great news, but the iPhone 13 could have an upgraded version of Face ID that makes it simpler to unlock the phone while wearing a face mask. Apple might be reacting to the consequences of the coronavirus epidemic on our daily activities, even if it isn’t as beneficial as having a backup biometric scanner.
13 different colours for the iPhone
According to the most recent iPhone 13 colours rumour, the iPhone 13 Pro would be available in four colours. Black, silver, rose gold, and sunset gold are some of the options.
The standard iPhone 13 may be available in pink, however this is only a rumour based on a render. We had heard that the iPhone 13 Pro would come in two new colour options: matte black and a new golden or orange tint. Max Weinbach, a tipster, is the source of both of the latter rumours. If you want to learn more, we have a small iPhone 13 colours roundup.
What we know about the iPhone 13’s pink variant
Apple might make further modifications to the phones’ displays if they retain the same display sizes as the iPhone 12. According to ET News, Apple will use a 120Hz refresh rate on the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max, with leaker Ice Universe identifying the iPhone 13 Pro Max as 120Hz as well. Smoother scrolling, improved gaming, and video playback will all be possible as a result of this.
Display on the iPhone 13: iPhone 12 Pro Max review
A fresh leak has given fire to the rumours that the iPhone 13 would have an LTPO panel, which will be manufactured by Samsung Display. Samsung is also giving Apple with circuit boards to link the display to the phone’s motherboard, indicating that an LTPO screen is in the pipeline.
Because an LTPO panel doesn’t require any additional components under the display to allow adaptive refresh rate, phones with such displays can have a slimmer chassis. An LTPO display on the iPhone 13 might allow the phone to have a very smooth refresh rate while maintaining the iPhone 12’s tidy frame.
Improved power consumption is another advantage of LTPO. According to a DigiTimes storey, the LTPO screens Samsung and LG are developing for the iPhone 13 Pro versions would cut battery usage by 15% to 20%.
According to other rumours, the iPhone 13 would have an always-on display, which the LTPO technology might help with. An iPhone with an always-on display is demonstrated in a video. An always-on display would provide Apple’s iPhones a feature that Android phones have had for a while, allowing you to check the clock, battery life, and maybe notifications.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the iPhone 13 will have an always-on display, however it’s unclear if this would be for the iPhone 13 Pro or all iPhone 13 models.
This is the only rumour about an iPhone 13 update. I’m genuinely looking forward to the iPhone 13 specifications.
We may expect a processor improvement for the iPhone 13 over its predecessor, just as night follows day. It’s probable that this will come in the shape of the A15 Bionic, a successor to the iPhone 12’s extremely powerful A14 Bionic.
This new system-on-a-chip (SoC) might be a good update for the A14 Bionic, since it will likely improve overall performance and efficiency. A substantial improvement isn’t expected until the iPhone 14, when Apple may use a 4-nanometer manufacturing node to create a processor. The A14 Bionic chip in the iPhone 12 is currently a 5nm processor.
Apple is said to have placed an order for more than 100 million A15 processors, indicating that demand for the upcoming iPhone 13 is much higher than for the iPhone 12.
The iPhone 13 is expected to include storage options ranging from 64GB to 512GB, however according to a Wedbush rumour, the iPhone 13 might have up to 1TB of storage. That would make it the iPhone with the most inbuilt storage ever.
In terms of cellular connection, the iPhone 13 might see a significant upgrade. According to documents from Apple’s Qualcomm settlement, Apple intends to incorporate Qualcomm’s X60 5G modem in forthcoming iPhones, which will most certainly include the iPhone 13. (Apple-made modems aren’t expected until 2023.)
The 5nm X60 modem may be directly integrated into a phone’s SoC, resulting in a reduced footprint and lower power consumption. Furthermore, because the modem can integrate mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G networks at the same time, 5G performance should be improved.
The iPhone 13 is also expected to have Wi-Fi 6E, a variant of the Wi-Fi 6 standard that would enable even faster wireless connections.
Design of the iPhone 13
According to a Digitimes storey, the iPhone 13 may use liquid crystal polymer circuit boards for imaging, which would result in quicker data transfer. LCP boards, when combined with 5G connection, have the ability to speed up applications like as live streaming and augmented reality.
Cameras on the iPhone 13
Starting with rumours that the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will have a new 6-element ultrawide lens, we’ve heard a lot about the iPhone 13 cameras. A 5-element ultrawide angle lens is included in the latest iPhone 12 Pro versions. In general, the more elements in a lens, the higher the image quality.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also says that the iPhone 13 Pro series’ ultrawide camera would include autofocus for the first time. Images should be crisper as a result of this. Unfortunately, according to Kuo, these enhancements will not be available until the iPhone 14.
According to a second source from Digitimes, Apple is boosting its order of VCMs (voice coil motors), which assist camera lenses focus, by as much as 40%.
Unbox Therapy has a purported iPhone 13 Pro Max fake device that shows an iPhone with substantially larger lenses. This should allow more light in, resulting in better photographs in low-light situations.
Another purported iPhone 13 Pro picture, this time published on Twitter by leaker Majin Bu, confirms this, displaying what seems to be a larger camera module overall.
Dummy unit for the iPhone 13 Pro Max
(Image credit: Unbox Therapy/YouTube) iPhone 13 Pro Mac fake unit (left) vs. current iPhone 12 Pro model
This aligns with recent rumours indicating that the iPhone 13’s camera will receive a significant hardware upgrade. For instance, analyst Ross Young predicts that the upcoming Apple phone will have bigger sensors.
Larger sensors have larger pixels, which means more light is absorbed, resulting in higher-quality photographs. Unfortunately, it’s unclear whether iPhone 13s will be equipped with these sensors, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max arrived with a bigger sensor in the autumn.
Ming-Chi Kuo has also projected that the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max will have bigger apertures on their ultra-wide cameras. Both phones, according to Kuo, will have an f/1.8 aperture, up from f/2.4 on the iPhone 12. When combined with a six-element lens, this means more light will enter the camera, improving image quality.
Sensor-shift stabilisation, which is presently only featured on the iPhone 12 Pro Max, is likely to be added to all iPhone 13 models. This is a step up from optical image stabilisation, and it should result in smoother footage, among other things.
According to one fascinating rumour, Apple is searching for suppliers for a “folded lens” camera that will boost the iPhone 13’s optical zoom. Because of the periscope-like design, the telephoto lens is placed vertically rather than horizontally, allowing you to enhance optical magnification without expanding the phone’s size. However, it’s conceivable that this functionality won’t be available until the iPhone 14 next year.
Concept for the iPhone 13 Pro
The iPhone 13 is also expected to have camera improvements that will enable it to better capture the night sky and produce portrait mode movies. A specialised astrophotography option might be enabled via an improved ultrawide camera on all iPhone 13 models. This mode will activate when you aim your phone at the stars or the moon, much like night mode does when you’re in a low-light situation.