iPhone 13 has been confirmed and some of its features revealed. However, this information that Apple is working on an iPhone 13 did not come from the tech giant but from a partnership between a popular YouTuber, Filip Koroy aka EverythingApple Pro, and influential leaker Max Weinbach
In their video, the duo revealed multiple upgrades Apple is making with the iPhone 13.
iPhone 13 Pro Design
Weinbach tells Koroy that Apple will “refine” the matte back of the iPhone 13 Pro models with a “more grippy textured back that will be slightly more comfortable [to hold]”. He also understands that it will be akin to the finish on Google’s Pixel series. That said, he warns that the chassis design “will not be changing so overall the same look at the iPhone 12 lineup.”
iPhone 13 Pro Display
Moving to the display, Weinbach confirms perhaps the most wanted upgrade to the range is coming to iPhone 13 Pro models: 120Hz ProMotion displays using the same (impressive) LPTO OLED technology which has proven popular with Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 lineup. This has been corroborated by multiple sources, though Weinbach adds new information, stating that Apple will finally bring always-on displays to the range as well with some caveats:
iPhone 13 Photography
Three major upgrades here. Koroy reports that Apple will introduce an automatic astrophotography mode when pointing iPhone 13 models at the sky (a popular feature in rival phones), as well as a massive upgrade to the ultra-wide camera lens with Apple giving it “the royal treatment across the entire lineup” with a new sensor and lens.
Perhaps the most exciting upgrade, however, comes with the news that “portrait video is finally happening. Apple has had this feature in the pipeline for quite some time. Now with the Apple A15, it will finally be possible. You will be able to record a portrait video… and then change the depth of field in post.”
As Koroy notes, “that requires some serious serious processing power” but I expect this to be a massively popular feature. If Apple can nail the end result, expect to see portrait mode videos become the hottest new trend on social media.