Apple is working on a few designs one can’t even imagine. USPTO has published 77 patent filings which were granted to Apple this week, and it leaked out what the Cupertino based tech giant plans to do in the coming few years including a new MacBook, different displays for iPhone and some iPad designs. PatentlyApple reported that the USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office) published 77 patent filings granted to Apple this week.
The interesting patents included an iPad or iPhone with a second display on the back, something we could never imagine Apple doing.
For Mac, the company may abandon the Touch Bar entirely later this year or a new Touch Bar (as seen in one of the patents) with a curved display.
For 2021, Apple has a lot already planned for iPhone 13 series. The upcoming iPhones might get the much-awaited upgrades finally this year as an always-On Display, no notch, wide angle sensors on all the models, quad camera system and upto 1TB of onboard storage.
A recent leak from EverythingApplePro and Max Weinbach revealed the Always-On Display functionality for iPhone 13 series. The leak hints at a 120Hz LTPO display by Samsung, (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) displays. So, users will be able to receive notifications and check battery percentage, time and other relevant information on display at all times.
A previous leak suggested an automatic Astro-photography mode which will switch on when the camera detects stars or any other space objects in the sky.
All iPhone 13 models have previously been tipped to feature an improved ultra-wide-angle sensor. iPhone 13 series could finally be notch-less.
A leaked iPhone 13 prototype was earlier spotted being tested without a notch. iPhone 13 series launch will happen later this year, and already we have a plethora of leaks available. Apart from a notch-less iPhone 13, the top-end Pro variant is said to come with up to 1TB storage. Apple is said to be already testing the notch-less iPhone 13.
Popular Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo last year tipped that iPhone 13 Pro will come with an upgraded ultra-wide-angle lens.
But not only the Pro variant, but all the iPhone 13 models will ship with an upgraded ultra-wide-angle lens with better low-light performance. The lens will feature a larger f/1.8 aperture. It will have a focal length of 65mm and f/2.2 aperture, sensor-shift image stabilization and LiDAR scanners.
The next-generation iPhone could come with evenly slim bezels on all four sides. iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will probably have higher-end 1TB storage models.
iPhone 13 series may either come with no-notch or a significantly smaller notch compared to its predecessors. Apple is working on to remove the notch completely leaked on Twitter tipster MauriQHD. The notch-less iPhone 13 prototype is in the testing phase. It could be a prototype for iPhone 14 series as well.
Apple is said to be considering an under-display fingerprint sensor too. A while back popular tipster Jon Prosser tipped that the future iPhone 13 models could pack up to 1TB of storage. A new report from ITHome broaches the subject again and states that the iPhone 13 Pro could come with up to 1TB of storage. Currently, the maximum available storage on an iPhone is 512GB.
Digitimes previously reported that all the iPhone 13 series phones will come with the ToF LiDAR sensors. iPhone 13 series are said to support Direct Time-of-Flight (D-ToF) technology. The LiDAR sensors will come from US-based company called II-VI, which will an important Apple vendor for their supply chain next year.
The next-generation iPhone models will include VCSEL chips to be used in ToF LiDAR sensors.
The same report also claimed that the iPhone 13 rear-camera setup is said to have more number of holes. So the lenses may not increase, but the number of sensors may see a jump. The iPhone 13 series may have a better 3D sensing module.
Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis, Tim Long and Thomas O’Malley tipped that iPhone 13 series will come with Wi-Fi 6E. The next generation technology will provide functionalities of Wi-Fi 6 while extending to the 6GHz frequency band. iPhone 13 series will provide higher bandwidth with less interference for Wi-Fi 6E-enabled devices.
Also, iPhone 13 retail box may next give another in-box product a miss. After charger and earphones, Apple is said to be removing the USB cable from iPhone 13 retail box. The Cupertino based tech giant is once again doing a survey for an opinion via a new survey. This time iPhone 13 retail box will not come with the USB cable, as per the reports.
As Apple is trying to cut down on carbon footprint, they have been discarding in-box products one by one. At the iPhone 12 launch Apple announced they will remove the charging adapter and the EarPods from all the iPhone retail boxes in future. Recently the Cupertino-based tech giant surveyed some users whether they use the charging adapter inside the box.