It feels like Apple has just launched the iPhone 12 series in 2020, and thoughts have already turned to the 2021 models. The early word on this year’s phones is that they will look like last year’s phones and have the same screen size. That means we should see a 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini, a 6.1-inch iPhone 13, a 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro and a 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max. Apple will reportedly stop production of the iPhone 12 mini due to less than expected demand. During the first half of January, the mini accounted for only 5% of the iPhone 1
2 series. On the other hand, it is rumored that the production of iPhone 12 Pro Max will increase by 11 million units.
Although they may look similar compared to the 2020 line, there will be some differences. For example, the Pro models may be equipped with a 120Hz refresh rate that refreshes the screen 120 times per second, resulting in buttery smooth scrolling and enhanced animation. This ProMotion screen is already available on the iPad Pro. Using a low temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) backplane, the refresh rate may vary depending on the contents of the screen. Video games, for example, will guarantee the use of 120Hz while more static content will run at a lower refresh rate to save battery life. Using LTPO can also allow Apple to offer one always on screen.
Rendering the Apple iPhone 13 Pro with a 6.1-inch screen
Apple is expected to improve the camera setup on some models and can even bring Astrophotography to these phones; This will allow iPhone 13 users to take pictures of the night sky. Another feature new to iPhone photographers may be portrait mode video, which allows users to change the depth of field in finishing. The ultra-wide cameras across the board will be improved, according to the latest rumors, from a 5-element lens to a 6-element lens.
The 5nm A15 Bionic chipset will power the line, and we can see stronger magnets inside the MagSafe accessory devices. This may be part of an emphasis on MagSafe’s wireless charging because at least one of the new models (probably the iPhone 13 Pro Max) will be completely portless. The iPhone 13 series comes out of the box with iOS 15 pre-installed.
Playback showing the back of an iPhone 13 Pro
LetsGoDigital has recently released renderings of an iPhone 13 Pro, and the screen shows a screen version of Touch ID combined with Face ID. When we talk about the latter, the notch is also smaller in width. Many iPhone users have asked Apple to bring back Touch ID, and it looks like their wish will be fulfilled. At the same time, Face ID fans will also be happy.
The iPhone 13 series supports 5G and will be unveiled in September.