First rumors about iPhone 13 are out, and according to them the new model will have a new camera module, Apple’s 5G modem, 120Hz screen refresh rate, and more new features. Although January is not over, we already have the first round of leaks about the iPhone 13 (or iPhone 12s).
EverythingApplePro has been in charge of compiling all the leaks and rumors that exist at the moment. These rumors include the disappearance of the ports in the Pro models, something that Mark Gurman assured, the final arrival of 120Hz (which was expected and tested last year, but without being implemented), and slight improvements in both cameras and design.
First leaks about iPhone 13 in 2021
Regarding the design of the 2021 iPhone 13, it is expected to be virtually identical to the current one. The biggest change would come, if we talk about the back, in that the camera module would become flat, without the cameras protruding as they do today.
Phones like the Google Pixel 5 employ this type of module completely flat and square, rather than having the cameras themselves protrude.
To put it in context, it would be a module very similar to the one that has, for example, the Google Pixel 5, although it would protrude quite a bit more from the body of the terminal. About Apple’s intention to make the cameras more discreet, there were already rumors last year, which are again gaining momentum for 2021.
Speaking of the front, a notch reduction is finally expected. As usual, this information has to be taken with caution, as several of the leaks that were expected for 2020 ended up not arriving, such as said notch reduction.
According to rumors, Apple would have managed to introduce the Face ID components in a more compact size, considerably reducing the size of the notch. Similarly, a coating will be used to hide the sensors of the notch, making the glass covering it more opaque, according to the leaks.
As for the panel, it is expected to be OLED LTPO on all models, manufactured by Samsung, with 120Hz at least on the Pro models. 2020 has been the year in which even the mid-range moves between 90 and 120Hz, leaving Apple quite far behind in a race in which, for the moment, it is not even participating.
Touch ID would return located under the screen, a measure that Apple would have to take forced mainly by the limitations of facial recognition in times of pandemic. This technology is already patented by Apple and, according to leaks, will arrive first with the iPad mini 6.
In terms of cameras, the LiDAR sensor is expected to be present in all models, including the non-Pro models. Likewise, there is talk of major improvements in ultra-wide-angle and telephoto lenses, promising news gave Apple’s improving ultrawide quality. However, the most important thing here is that it is rumored that all of this year’s sensors will be stabilized, just like the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The processor, if tradition continues, will be the Apple A15 Bionic, manufactured in a 4-nanometer process to stay ahead of Qualcomm. There are no details about the processor yet, so it is not known if there are relevant changes in the architecture to the A14, although jumps in power are expected, as every year. It is also expected that there will be variants with up to 1TB of internal storage, probably in the Pro models, although there is no news about the base memories increasing.
Finally, in terms of connectivity, the iPhone 13 is expected to come with Apple’s own 5G modem integrated into the Apple A14 Bionic. Similarly, the implementation of WiFi 6E, capable of covering the entire 6GHz spectrum, is expected.
The launch of these iPhones, with lessons learned after the pandemic delays, is expected in September, on Apple’s usual schedule. The company would redouble efforts both to be on time and to avoid the distribution problems seen last year.