Yes that’s how it is. In technology, the rumors and leaks is a non-stop and this affects the iPhone 13 , of which possible data has already begun to accumulate for months.
We have collected everything we think we know about the iPhone 13 and will update this information as new developments emerge.
What price will the iPhone 13 have?
The iPhone 12 have started from 809 euros for the most basic model of the four. It is possible to think that the starting price will be around that of this year, seeing that it was the same as that of the iPhone 11 , but it is still too early to see rumors around this aspect. The only thing that has been commented is that prices would remain and that we would not see increases, which the truth would not be bad at all.
What models will there be of iPhone 13?
According to DSCC founder and display analyst Ross Young, the iPhone 13s will repeat the scheme we saw with the iPhone 12s . That is, there will be a direct successor to the iPhone 12 mini , iPhone 12 , iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max . That is to say:
- iPhone 13 mini: with a 5.4-inch screen.
- iPhone 13: with 6.1-inch screen.
- iPhone 13 Pro: with 6.1-inch screen.
- iPhone 13 Pro Max: with 6.7-inch screen.
Ross also literally talks about iPhone 13 and nothing about “iPhone 12S”, as we saw even the iPhone 6S and the iPhone XS (although in front of an iPhone XR . Although there are no shortage of voices that point to that return to the “S” for being of a minor renovation and / or to avoid the use of the 13 (which is traditionally associated with bad luck), but every time the rumors are louder with the name “iPhone 13”.
Among the most recent information it is said that there would be no renewal of the iPhone SE and that, despite the low sales, there will be iPhone 13 mini . Despite the fact that the format we saw in the iPhone 12 mini does not seem to have set, the brand would repeat the formula.
How will the design of the iPhone 13 be?
For now there are many renderings and the ones we see are of dubious origins, although they coincide in some aspects :
- The angled profile of the iPhone 12 is preserved.
- The camera module is square and the lenses the same size, even the LiDAR.
- Either they do not include the notchor they represent it smaller, but the leaks agree that the notch will change.
We will have to wait for there to be more clues and the regulars (like Ben Geskin ) give us designs that are closer to what we can see at the end. Of course, there is talk that there would be at least one model without ports , something that has been rumored for a long time .
This is how Ben Geskin saw the iPhone 12. He was finally wrong, but there are those who point out that this will be the case in the iPhone 13.
The last thing that the Applesfera colleagues told us about this was, precisely, that there are more clues that point towards a smaller notch , moving the upper speaker a little more towards the edge (to make room for the system for Face ID) and seeing some supposed leaked photos of the glass . The disappearance of the famous notch is not expected until 2023 , so we will surely still see it in the iPhone 13.
In addition, the height and length of the new iPhone 13 would remain the same as that of the previous generation, but the thickness would increase by 0.26 millimeters. Something that would be invaluable to the grip compared to the previous ones.
Of course, along with this change , the rear camera module will also increase in thickness by 0.9 mm and the design of the lenses will change, so we hope that the rear module will have a different appearance. It will be necessary to see if this increase in thickness is in the entire module or only in the lenses, which until now stand out somewhat more than this.
Speaking of the module, renders of the iPhone 13 mini are being seen with a relocation of the cameras . The creations of Svetapple are very showy and colorful rumored that this case remains for the smallest of the iPhone, but in any case are images based on hearsay.
According to this latest information, a single sapphire crystal would cover them all. And we would also see new colors, at least matte black on the iPhone 13 Pro .
The photo filtered by Weibo of a supposed blue iPhone 13 fits with what we have commented and with other renderings, in view of this change in the position of the lenses. The color is just as we have seen in the iPhone 12 and of course, if it is a mockup, it is well done, but it may not be true or this is not confirmed.
As the supposed date of its presentation approaches (we comment on it at the end of this article), the renders that try to guess what this rumored final design will be are accumulating. In this animation of @ld_vova both the shapes and that reduced notch can be seen very well , coinciding with the rumors and previous leaks.
Will the iPhone 13 have 5G?
Seeing the hegemony of 5G in the iPhone 12 (including the mini), it would not make sense to expect that in a next shipment of iPhone (not SE) this would be seen only in some of the models, in fact it is already said that they will include an X60 modem 5G from Qualcomm for this purpose, although this year we have already met the successor of that modem: the Qualcomm X65 . Thus, the basic iPhone 13 models would have 5G at least in sub-6GHz mode, while the more expensive models would use mmWave technology. Speaking of connectivity, it is also said that they would come with WiFi 6E support.
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iPhone 13: all the features we know
Apple is not a brand that is used to drastically changing designs or sizes, except for specific releases such as that of the iPhone 12. It is expected that there will be no changes in dimensions, at least perceptible, pointing out that the iPhone 13 would have the following: 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.6 millimeters (almost the same as 12).
One of the aspects that sounds the most is the arrival of the 120 Hz refresh rate to the screens of the iPhone 13 , thanks to the integration of the panels with LPTO technology , which was almost assumed for the iPhone 12 and finally did not arrive. . Apparently its manufacture is already being prepared , by Samsung.
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Speaking of displays, all four are expected to come with OLED panels and with that frequency. And it is pointed out that the infrared sensor included in Face ID could be replaced by a Time of Flight (ToF) type.
There has been talk of mini-LED screens , but it seems unlikely. What sounds louder is that it hits bigger screens first, like the 12.9-inch iPad Pros or the 16- and 14-inch MacBook Pros .
Image: The Gioididong
In addition to the 120 Hz refresh rate, what is also being talked about is the always-on screen function , which the new iPhone would inherit from the Apple Watch (hence, in Applesfera [they could expose ideas of how this function would be in iPhones ). If all this is confirmed, the screen would be one of the most important points in this iteration of Apple’s mobiles.
Thus, although almost all voices maintain that Apple’s advanced facial recognition system will be preserved (some with a notch and others that are hidden, but all very scattered), there has also been talk of the return of Touch ID , the fingerprint reader Apple fingerprints, although included on the screen as we have seen for a while on Android phones. This is perhaps less likely than the possibility that we have already seen come true in the iPad Air (2020) , that is, that it appears on the power / unlock button, although Kuo considers that ultimately there would be no internal Touch ID.
The absence of ports is another aspect that has been rumored for some time, especially since the prediction of the well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo already pointed it out for the 2021 iPhone (at least one of the models). The alternative to Lighting if there are no ports? the MagSafe of the iPhone 12 or even something similar to the Smart Connector of the iPad (for accessories, for now), perhaps thus avoiding the possible threat of necessarily having to switch to a universal connector .
Prosser also hinted at something about storage, specifically that future iPhones reach 1 TB . Hence, the configurations that are proposed are 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB for the iPhone 13 and 13 mini and 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, but remember that this filter does not has the best track record. And there is also talk of a new steam chamber system for internal cooling.
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As for the software , iPhones usually release a new version of the operating system on their way out. For the iPhone 13 we hope to see iOS 15 in all its fullness, of which we already know its main novelties , focused on its own apps such as FaceTime, Messages or Maps and with some more functional additions such as the one that can be located an iPhone that is turned off or deleted , although for now there is nothing that indicates or gives clues about the characteristics of the iPhone 13 (we will have to wait a bit for the developers to break down the code).
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The information that is coming to Ming Chi Kuo reaffirms the rumor of the 120 Hz and the smallest notch, but also points to larger batteries . The well-known analyst reaffirms this information, based on the fact that they will be able to house larger batteries due to the fact that the interior space would have been increased thanks to the reduction of some components.
How will the cameras of the iPhone 13 be?
It is too early to talk about the technical details as we have seen with the rest of the features, but even so there is already some rumor. From the information that we passed before Ross we also extract the possibility of seeing sensors with 1.9 μm pixels in the cameras of the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, seeing that the iPhone 13 and 13 mini would be left with 1.7 μm pixels in its sensors such as that of the iPhone 12 Pro Max (unlike the 1.4 μm pixels of the iPhone 12 Pro and the rest of the iPhone 12. They would also be larger sensors , although the precise size they would have has not been commented.
There is no talk about the sizes of the sensors (there are some very unreliable rumors about the jump to 64 megapixels), but the theory says that with larger pixels each one of them captures more light , so this should be advantageous for obtain higher quality in difficult lighting conditions. Kuo did point out that in the sensors for the wide angles of the Pro models we would see an improvement over their predecessors when seeing 7P lenses with f / 1.8 aperture (and not 5P with f / 2.4 as in the 12 Pro), in addition a return to the standard optical stabilization of the Max model as opposed to the 12 Pro Max.
More recent (and weaker) are the rumors about a telescopic zoom on iPhones , in the style of what we have seen in Huawei in recent years. In any case, no major photography updates are expected in this edition, although the LiDAR would stay in the Pro and the Pro Max would have a lens with a larger aperture , f / 1.5 (which favors blurring and lighting).
Speaking of LiDAR, for the Pro it is rumored that the portrait mode will combine the information from the main sensor, the telephoto lens and this one . LiDAR would serve to make the contours more defined by being better detected.
In addition, there is talk of a “correction with OIS” mode that appears to be being tested and that would guarantee a correct approach even if we are moving or have little stability. Apparently the Pro will share camera module entirely, so there would not be even the slight difference that there was in the 12 Pro.
What is said above all is that the improvements would come in the software . There is speculation with the arrival of the portrait mode to the videos to record a video and later change the depth of field in the video editing (something that we have seen in some way already in other brands, such as Samsung) and the inclusion of an astronomy mode (similar to what we have seen in the Pixels ). Also, more recently, it has been commented that the star novelties in video will be that new Pro mode that will allow more advanced later editions and a “cinematic” one.
What is the release date of the iPhone 13?
Due to the usual annual update cycle, and taking into account that last year they were launched in October, it was expected that there would be no changes for this year, although some sources point to the fourth Friday of September 2021, which would be September 24. In fact, the last thing that has been leaked is that the iPhone 13 would open its reservations on Friday, September 10 to start the sale on the 17th. With this, the presentation would be at the beginning of the month, perhaps on Monday, September 6 or Tuesday, September 7. with the launch during the third week of the month , according to leaks.
Perhaps by 2021 there will be more doubts not so much because of the ravages of the pandemic , but because of the shortage of chips that plagues many industries. Although according to Phonearena , the chipmaker TSMC would have prioritized that of the iPhone 13 so that they are on time and, according to Kuo, the blockade of Huawei would end up benefiting the manufacture of iPhone in a collateral way, so we will see if they even arrive in September.