iPhone 13 first prototype appears online – no major design changes


The new Apple iPhone 12 series has been in the market for barely two weeks but we already have some speculations of its successor. Of course, it is too early to have any confirmation on the iPhone 13 series. Nevertheless, it is never too early to have speculations. Recall that Mac Otakara accurately leaked the iPhone 12 in December 2019. According to recent reports, the first details of the iPhone 13 is now available. The information is from a leaked prototype. According to the prototype, the overall design is similar to the iPhone 12. However, there are some improvements.

iPhone 13

According to the leaker, @Jiorīku, the iPhone 13 will likely stick to the design of the iPhone 12. This includes the flat and square frame design. Also, it will continue to use the aluminum and stainless steel middle frame version, depending on the specifics. 

Like the iPhone 12, the more expensive version will use a stainless steel middle frame. The leaker also claims that people who want to use both Face ID and Touch ID on the new iPhone may be disappointed. This is because the current iPhone 13 prototype does not use an on-screen fingerprint technology. 

Of course, this is only a prototype under development. The final retail version plan has not yet been determined, and everything is constantly changing. There are also speculations that the next-generation iPhone may use a 120Hz high refresh screen.

Obviously, we will have hardware improvements in the iPhone 13. The current speculation is only talking about the iPhone 13 design.

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Apple iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 specifications

  • iPhone 12 mini -5.4-inch (2340×1080 pixels) OLED 476ppi Super Retina XDR display, up to 1200 nits brightness, Ceramic Shield protection
  • iPhone 12 – 6.1-inch (2532×1170 pixels) OLED 460ppi Super Retina XDR display, up to 1200 nits brightness, HDR, Dolby Vision, Ceramic Shield protection
  • Six-Core A14 Bionic 5nm chip with 64-bit architecture, quad-core graphics
  • 64GB, 128GB,256GB storage options
  • iOS 14
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • 12MP wide-angle (f/1.6) camera, 7P lens, optical image stabilization, True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240fps, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide (f/2.4) secondary camera, 5P lens
  • 12MP TrueDepth front camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120fps
  • TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition, Stereo speakers
  • iPhone12 mini dimensions: 131.5×64.2×7.4mm; Weight: 133grams
  • iPhone12 dimensions: 146.7×71.5×7.4mm; Weight: 162grams
  • 5G (sub‑6 GHz), Gigabit-class LTE, 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with MagSafe wireless charging, fast charging, up to 15 hours (iPhone12 mini) / 17 hours (iPhone12) of video playback

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