As the fall season approaches, the focus is on the next generation of Apple smartphones. So far a lot of unofficial information has been leaked about the Apple iPhone 13, which can provide a good view of the design and hardware specifications.
As usual a flood of rumors has been circulating about the next generation iPhone. Therefore, in this article, we are going to deal with news and rumors about the next generation of the popular Apple iPhone 13 series.
Apple iPhone 13 rumors
In general, no major changes are expected in the design components, and the Apple iPhone 13 is likely to use the same design language as the 2020 iPhones. However, you can count on camera upgrades, a faster processor, a new 5G chip and modem, increased battery life, and some other improvements.
There are rumors that at least one iPhone in 2021 will have a portless design and relies entirely on wireless charging. But Ming-Chi Koo, a well-known analyst of Apple products, believes that this will not happen. Apparently, Apple will use the Lightning port until it finds a suitable way to replace the physical port and Magsif accessories are not widely available.
In addition, the current very large notch is expected to be replaced by a smaller notch. However, rumors suggest that the new incision will reduce its height instead of reducing its width. Apple is also rumored to have set a 120Hz refresh rate for Pro models, and may be planning to bring iPad Pro ProMotion technology to iPhones.
When it comes to camera, there is evidence that Apple will expand the use of a larger sensor in the iPhone 13. There will be Sensor-Shift capability for autofocus and better image stabilization on some iPhone 13 models. It is also expected that the battery capacity of the iPhone 13 models will be bigger than that of the iPhone 12 models. Apple will create more space for a larger battery by changing the dimensions of the parts and thus making the best use of space.
Apple is expected to continue to offer four iPhone 13 models in 2021 without changing the size. So, we can expect a cheap 5.4-inch iPhone, a cheap 6.1-inch iPhone, a 6.1-inch Pro, and finally a 6.7-inch Pro Max. As mentioned earlier, iPhone 2021 models are not expected to make major design changes.
In general, the change in the design component of the iPhone 13 models is related to the smaller notch and the oblique arrangement of the cameras on iPhones. Recently, these changes have also been seen in the models and molds for making accessories. Therefore, it is likely that the final product will also include these changes. On the other hand, the Pro models make almost no significant changes. Some miner changes include the dimensions of the camera module and the thickness of their chassis.
New colors for iPhone 13
Apple usually unveils new color options with the unveiling of its smartphones, and the iPhone 13 series will certainly be no exception to this rule. It is believed that Apple intends to offer the iPhone 13 Pro in two to three new color options after offering the dark green color option on the iPhone 11 Pro and the ocean blue color on the iPhone 12 Pro.
According to the rumors Apple iPhone 13 Pro models will be available in four colors: black, silver, rose gold and sunset gold. The sunset gold color is said to be close to bronze; While the rose gold color option looks very soft and faint. The new colors are thought to be specific to Pro models. Currently, the iPhone 12 Pro models are available in graphite, silver, gold and ocean blue. Most likely, the standard iPhone 13 models will still be available in different color options.
In 2017, Apple introduced the iPhone 10 with Face authentication system, which offered a completely different nature from Touch ID. In fact, Face ID is made up of intertwined hardware such as infrared cameras, projectors and illumination sensors to detect faces in the dark. Apple has put the hardware together with a speaker, microphone and selfie camera in a notch, and for the fourth year in a row has used this combination in iPhones.
Initially, it was thought that the notch would be used for a limited time to switch to full-screen on iPhones; But it seems that the process has taken a long time. Recently, Apple’s focus has shifted to using essential components in a more efficient format, and this is probably what the Apple intends to implement on the new generation of Notch.
Ming-Chi Koo believes that the design of the notch will change slightly in the iPhone 13 models. The handsets will have smaller cuts, and his remarks seem to be in line with recent rumors we have heard about the handsets. In a separate report, Mac Otakara claims that the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone 13 will be thinner; Because the receivers at the top of the screen will merge at the edge of the frame. Minor cut design changes have also been widely reported in the media by Jon Prosser.
Prosser believes Apple will use a smaller cut in the iPhone 13 series. Instead of being short in width, the notch may be lower to blend in with the top of the iPhone like a narrow strip.
Touch ID back to iPhone 13
According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a built-in fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 13. This feature, along with Face ID, will be available as a secondary biometric option that could make a big difference in the biometric systems of Apple iPhone 13 series.
The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern claims that Apple is working on a fingerprint sensor for use in the display that can use optical technology. The optical fingerprint sensor inside the display works using light; And Android phones have been using this technology for some time. The process of this technology is such that the screen is lit with a fingerprint symbol where the user’s finger is to be placed to provide light, and the camera creates an image of the user’s finger. Although this type of sensor has very fast detection speed and accuracy; But deception is also easily possible because it uses 2D images.
Unlike Stern, Minguchi Koo believes that Apple will use Qualcomm and other suppliers’ ultrasonic technology to provide maximum security. Ultrasonic technology uses sound waves to draw fingerprints and is a safer solution; It is not easily deceived and offers better performance when the fingers are wet compared to the optical sensor. However, ultrasonic fingerprint technology is much more expensive and a little slower in detection.
Apple has long used a capacitive sensor in the iPhone, iPad and Mac’s touch ID. This type of sensor uses a series of small capacitors to create a fingerprint data map that is very difficult to deceive; Because they do not use the fingerprint image directly. In addition, there is an optical capacitive hybrid sensor; So if Apple offers an optical solution, the performance of the Touch ID will not necessarily be as insecure as some similar sensors used by other manufacturers.
In fact, it is unlikely that Apple will use a standard optical sensor. Apple can combine the benefits of fast optical sensor scanning with capacitive sensor security using an optical capacitive hybrid sensor; So that this system is not easily deceived.
Display and promotion capability (120 Hz)
Last year, it was expected that at least iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max would come with a 120Hz display. But in the end, Apple used a 60Hz display to deliver visual content on all four iPhone models introduced. Finally, after a year of delay, this is expected to happen in the iPhone 13 Pro models.
Moreover, to implement the 120Hz refresh rate on the iPhone, Apple will have to use LTPO display technology. According to rumors, this will happen in 2021, and apparently at least two iPhone 2021 models will have 120Hz refresh rate screens. OLEDs are equipped with very low-power LTPO technology, paving the way for very high 120Hz content.
Apple has used this technology in the display of the Apple Watch 5 Series. The technology reduces the image refresh rate to almost zero to reduce Apple Watch battery consumption when information is not displayed on the screen. In fact, LTPO offers a more efficient back panel that turns on and off the various pixels of the display, making battery life more efficient.
According to tradition, Apple will probably use the most up-to-date A-Series processors in the heart of its latest handsets every year. The chip is likely to be built using its longtime partner TSMC’s improved five-nanometer manufacturing process, and Apple has reportedly ordered 100 million units of the chip this year.
So far, no further details on the specifications of this processor have been released; But it is possible to guess that, as in previous years, the beating heart of the new iPhones will be equipped with six CPU cores. Including four low-power cores for light processing and four strong cores for heavy processing, and finally four graphics cores (GPU) Will ensure the best performance in graphic content. In addition, other components such as neural motor, image signal processor (ISP), machine learning, etc. will be improved. According to TSMC, the company’s improved 5-nanometer manufacturing process reduces energy consumption by 15 to 20 percent.
IPhone 13 camera
With the growing popularity of social media and, consequently, the popularity of better cameras in smartphones, significant camera improvements will continue in 2021, and the iPhone will be no exception. Apple is looking to equip an entire iPhone 13 model with a Sensor Shift optical image stabilization and dramatically increase image stability.
According to Barclays analysts, all four iPhone 13 models will be equipped with an upgraded ultrawide camera with an improved f / 1.8 aperture lens that absorbs more light than the current f / 2.4 aperture lens, giving a much better final image. Also, autofocus is expected to improve. However, Mingchi Ko believes that the upgrade will be limited to the iPhone 13 Pro models.
Currently, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the only phone in this family that uses a 1.7-inch sensor with 47% larger dimensions compared to the Pro model, which comes with a new 7-piece lens with an aperture of f / 1.6. The iPhone 12 Pro Max camera sensor has larger pixels than other iPhones, which are called photosites. Larger photosites can capture more light, resulting in better, lower-noise images, and as such, this feature will be extended to all iPhone 13 models.
Moving on from the camera hardware specs, it is expected that Apple will change the layout of the overall camera module lens in the standard version of the iPhone 13. Based on artificial images and replicas, standard iPhone 13 models, like the previous generation, are equipped with a square camera module; But the main difference is the different arrangement of the lenses, with each lens apparently located along the upper and lower corners of the overall camera module, and the space between the lenses slightly increased. In contrast, the Pro models have retained the same arrangement as last year, with only a slight increase in the space between the lenses.
Max Weinbach, claims that the iPhone 13’s camera will be capable of Astrophotography to capture the sky. It is believed that there is a special mode that is activated when the iPhone is pointed at the sky, allowing the device to detect the moon, stars and other artifacts and adjust the exposure accordingly. He also says that the new iPhone models are capable of capturing portrait movies.
The price of iPhone 13
Price is one of the most important Factors in choosing a phone, and Apple will probably adopt the same price tag on its latest phones as the iPhone 12 family; Therefore, the standard models (iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13) are expected to be priced at $ 699 and $ 829. And Apple will launch iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max for $ 999 and $ 1099. Of course, it should be noted that the price tag is related to the basic versions, and naturally, the price increases due to the increase in storage memory.
Lastly I have to say that these phones are going to be announced by Apple in couple of hours. We have to wait and see for Apple to announce this iPhones on WWDC event officially.