The iPhone 12 is not even 8 months old that we are already thinking of its successor: the iPhone 13. Even if Apple is obviously silent on its new smartphone, some information has already been leaked. We take stock of everything we already know about the iPhone 13.
The release of the iPhone is not for now, it will indeed be necessary to wait a few more months. That said, it is certain that Apple is already working on its next generation of smartphone. Several information has already leaked on the web concerning the new features of l’iPhone 13. For the sake of this article, we’ll be talking about iPhone 13 but nothing tells us that it will be called that. Let’s take stock of everything we already know.
How many models for the iPhone 13
Apple has accustomed us to decline its new smartphone in several models, like many other brands elsewhere. This year, we should expect a strategy similar to that used for the iPhone 12. In other words, we should be entitled to four models: the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Pro, the iPhone 13 Pro Max and finally the iPhone 13 Mini. That said, one can express doubts about the latter. Indeed, the sales figures of the iPhone 12 mini are disappointing, to see if Apple will retry the experiment with the iPhone 13.
At the level price, observers expect prices again similar to those applied to the iPhone 12. In other words, prices will range from 809 euros for the Mini model to 1259 euros for the Pro Max model.
What design for the iPhone 13?
Regarding the visual of the new iPhone, we should stay on something very similar to the iPhone 12. The biggest change should be in the the notch where the front camera is located. Indeed, Apple needs space to install its sensors. TrueDepth essential to facial recognition. But apparently, the American firm would have succeeded in reducing the size of this notch, freeing up more space for the screen.
On the back of the device, the photo module should be thicker than on the iPhone 12. For the simple reason that Apple would like to integrate a larger main sensor and therefore more efficient. This should make taking pictures in low light even easier. Ultra-wide-angle and wide-angle lenses should also be improved at the aperture level to limit the effects of distortion. Finally, the LiDAR sensor should be integrated on all models, not just high-end ones. Such a sensor makes it possible to better exploit augmented reality while improving the quality of the photos.
What storage capacity?
With more and more powerful cameras and the possibility of filming in 4K or even 8K, it becomes necessary to have more storage space to save all the photos and videos. Suddenly, he thought that Apple could go up to 1 TB of storage on Pro and Pro Max versions. For other devices we would stay on the classic: 64, 128 or 256 GB.
Which screen for the iPhone 13?
Regarding the screen of future iPhones, new rumors have spread on the web in recent days. Indeed, a report suggests that LG and Samsung have started production of the screens that will power Apple’s next line of smartphones. The good news is that these screens would run in 120 Hz thus offering a smoother image, ideal for watching movies and series or playing the best mobile games of the moment. This is a real development because currently, iPhones run at 60 Hz. We did not specify it, but it would be of OLED.
In addition, it is rumored that Apple would like to reinstate the technologie Touch ID to his smartphones. But how do you do this, given that the home button, once an iPhone trademark, has disappeared? It’s simple: Apple would consider integrating a fingerprint reader under the screen as is the case on many other smartphones on the market.
Finally, let’s talk about the size of these future smartphones. Obviously, we would stay on dimensions similar to those of the iPhone 12, namely: 5.4 inch for the Mini model, 6.1 inch for the “classic” model, 6.1 inch for the Pro and 6.7 inch for the Pro Max.
And in terms of performance?
Under the hood, the iPhone 13 should benefit from a small performance boost. We would find the famous chip SoC Bionic A15, an improved version of the one currently found in the iPhone 12. This means that the iPhone 13 will perform even better while offering better energy efficiency.
In addition, the iPhone 13 will all be compatible with the 5G, a feature that has become essential today, even if this mobile network is not yet available everywhere. And theautonomouse in all this? Indeed, it is a criticism that is often made to iPhone: the battery does not last long enough. And obviously, Apple has decided to remedy it. Indeed, the firm would have managed to free up space inside the smartphone to integrate larger batteries. But that’s not all, Apple is also reportedly considering adding a vapor chamber cooling system to improve battery performance. Better: add an intelligent alert system to prevent you from recharging your iPhone.
A release date?
To date, we obviously do not have a release date, but we can still speculate. We can expect two different scenarios. Either Apple is spared by the various shortages of electronic components due to the pandemic and manages to launch its new flagships in September as was the case before the Covid-19. Or, the American firm is doing the same as in 2020 and will present its new range in October. Impossible to say at the moment.
In conclusion, as you may have noticed, this is not the year that we will see major changes on iPhones. Certainly, some points will be improved such as cameras, autonomy and the screen but nothing revolutionary. It is for this reason that some observers imagine that we will only see the release of an iPhone 12S and not really an iPhone 13. Answers in the weeks and months to come, when Apple begins to communicate on this subject.