Apple will officially release the iPhone 13 later this year. However, we still have many months of leaks and speculations before this series arrives. The latest leak regarding the iPhone 13 series claims that this device will come with an always-on display, 120Hz ProMotion refresh rate, and portrait videos. Furthermore, the leak says that it will use better cameras for astrophotography, stronger wireless charging capacity, and a matte finish on the rear.
Interestingly, Android smartphones already have most of these features. In fact, Apple is at least two years behind the competition with respect to most of these features. Always-On Display has been on Android phones for close to five years. Portrait mode videos and 120Hz refresh rate Android phones have been on the market for close to two years.
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According to the leak, Apple will set the always-on display to always show the clock and battery charge. Furthermore, it will show old notifications via “a bar and icons.”. The leaker claims that when there is a notification, it will “pop up normally except that the screen will not entirely light up.” Instead, “it will display it just like you’re used to right now, except dimmed down and only temporarily,”
According to the leak, the MagSafe wireless charging will get better. Considering that the iPhone 12 MagSafe wireless charger only supports 15W charging, there is a lot of work to be done. In the Android camp, wireless charging speed already exceeds 50W. Also, some users claim that the iPhone 12 MagSafe wireless charging magnets are weak. The company may also improve on this aspect.
Apple will also include astrophotography on the upcoming iPhone 13. It will equip this device will camera sensors that can capture the nighttime’s dark sky. Furthermore, the reports claim that the device will automatically detect when a user is pointing to the sky. It will also automatically identify features such as the moon and stars. If it detects any of this scenario or features, it will automatically switch to the mode.
Since the launch of the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple users have been capturing portrait images. However, for videos, they will have to wait for the iPhone 13 or longer. Simply put, portrait mode blurs the background and focuses on the object. This feature is harder with moving objects.
According to previous reports, the iPhone 13 will return the Touch ID feature. Considering that it’s difficult to use Face ID while wearing a mask, Apple is considering the Touch ID. The company will try to use both Face ID and Touch ID on the iPhone 13. Furthermore, there are also reports that the Touch ID will be on the display (on-screen fingerprint sensor).
Just yesterday, we had the first look at the foldable iPhone. You may want to call this device the iPhone Flip because it uses a flip design. As of now, we do not know if this device will launch this year.