iPhone 13 Launch Date, Leaks Roundup: Wide-Angle Lens, Bionic A15, 1TB Storage, 120Hz LTPO OLED, No Notch, Quad Camera
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reconfirms iPhone 13 Pro models will feature an ultra-wide angle lens with autofocus support. iPhone 13 series launch will happen at the end of September, as per the latest reports. According to Wedbush’s Daniel Ives, Apple plans to release the iPhone 13 in September by the third week. Apple iPhone 13 Pro models are said to come with 120Hz OLED displays made by Samsung. iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max feature Radio Frequency Printed Circuit Board (RFPCB) offering 120Hz refresh rate.
Recently iPhone 13 was leaked to come with a maximum internal storage capacity of 1TB. Back in January, tipster Jon Prosser confirmed the same.
Currently the latest iPhones come with a maximum of 512GB internal storage. The upcoming iPhones are said to come with improved LiDAR technology on all iPhone 13 models, also confirmed before.
In the latest development, A15 Bionic specs are out. iPhone 13 series will be powered by A15 Bionic, said to be manufactured on a 4nm process. Though another report counters with a 5nm A15 Bionic chipset. It will be developed by TSMC, production begins in May.
iPhone 13 models recently were tipped to feature Always-On displays.
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 been tipped to feature an improved ultra-wide-angle sensor.
The big upgrade, the iPhone 13 series could finally be notch-less. A leaked iPhone 13 prototype was 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 already 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 removing 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 a US-based company called II-VI, which will be 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 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 the iPhone 13 retail box. The Cupertino based tech giant is once again doing a survey for an opinion via a new survey.
This time the 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.