The iPhone 13 leaks preserve coming. 2021 simply obtained began and but we’re already listening to a lot about Apple’s subsequent smartphone lineup. Leaker Jon Prosser lately took to his YouTube channel to handle a few of these leaks and assign probability values based mostly on his information and sources.
He’s assured that each one iPhone 13 Professional fashions may have 120Hz refresh charges on their shows they usually’ll be referred to as “iPhone 12s” as an alternative. He’s much less positive a few smaller notch, a portless cellphone, and LiDAR for all fashions.
Apple all the time generates quite a lot of fervor and leaks get everybody excited, however why are we seeing so many so early? The COVID-19 pandemic has messed with quite a lot of issues and compelled Apple’s engineers to earn a living from home, outdoors of regular safety measures. It’s potential this has led to all of those leaks.
120Hz shows: 100%
Prosser is totally assured that the iPhone 13 Professional fashions will function excessive refresh charge shows, like we’ve seen on some Android telephones. Because of this your entire iOS expertise will really feel smoother than it already does, for the reason that show shall be refreshing sooner. That permits for the display screen to show extra frames per second, successfully making it look speedier than a 60Hz show.
It seems that Samsung shall be producing the LTPO OLED shows for the iPhone 13. Throughout the trade, individuals are pretty assured that the iPhone 13 Professional and iPhone 13 Professional Max will function a 120Hz show, however there’s much less certainty for the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13. Prosser is 100% assured that this leak is true.
Smaller notch: 75%
The iPhone X launched Face ID, a safe methodology that makes use of your face as biometric authentication. Apart from the iPhone SE (2020), every iPhone since has featured Face ID, which requires a reasonably large notch within the show.
Nobody would name it fairly, and followers have been asking for a smaller notch for some time. Some prototypes of the iPhone 13 have proven smaller notches, however not all of them. Apple may be attempting to determine a strategy to slim it down, although there are two camps on how the corporate will obtain this. One says to scale back the width of the notch, the opposite says make it shorter.
Prosser is of the latter opinion, exhibiting a render of what he believes is probably going. It exhibits a notch that’s the identical width we’re all used to, however it’s finally shorter. He’s considerably assured on this guess.
iPhone 13 is basically the iPhone 12s: 85%
Apple isn’t too terribly constant in its iPhone naming conventions, however it normally makes use of the “s” moniker to indicate a refinement on the final yr’s mannequin, as an alternative of one thing new totally. Such may be the case for 2021, as a number of folks imagine Apple will name the following iPhone the iPhone 12s.
That’s to not point out the final superstition across the quantity 13, which is taken into account to be unfortunate in some Western international locations. Whereas it would sound foolish, Apple would possibly resolve to play it secure and skip the supposed unfortunate quantity altogether.
Prosser is pretty assured that the following iPhone will carry the “s” title, making it the iPhone 12s as an alternative of the iPhone 13.
Digital camera upgrades: 100%
This one is pretty apparent to lots of people, however rumors counsel that the iPhone 13 will include a number of digicam upgrades. Nevertheless, however these enhancements are prone to be smaller in nature. Actually, it’s potential that solely the ultrawide lens shall be tweaked. Apple would possibly give the ultrawide f/1.eight optics. This may successfully improve the quantity of sunshine that reaches the lens, versus the iPhone 12’s f/2.four ultrawide.
Prosser briefly mentions that he doesn’t imagine the iPhone 13 may have a periscope zoom lens — that may be reserved for 2022’s iPhone 14. He’s, nonetheless, fully positive the iPhone 13 may have digicam upgrades.
LiDAR on all iPhone 13 fashions: 30%
Rumors counsel that Apple will embody a LiDAR scanner on all iPhone 13 fashions, together with the cheaper base ones. The Professional variations will function that one further digicam lens, however this leak says they received’t have the unique proper to LiDAR.
Prosser isn’t too positive of this, for the reason that LiDAR scanner is among the upsells Apple makes use of to persuade folks to purchase the Professional fashions. The corporate might merely need to give extra folks entry to augmented actuality (AR), so this rumor isn’t too far outdoors the realm of risk. He’s additionally fairly positive that the digicam module format on the iPhone 13 would be the similar because the iPhone 12’s. A LiDAR sensor on the bottom fashions would require a little bit of shuffling within the format, which is why he does not assume it is coming to the lower-tier iPhones this yr.
Portless iPhone 13 Professional and Professional Max: 70%
Prosser reported final yr that there could be a portless iPhone 13 this yr, which might depend on wi-fi charging. Whereas it appeared far-fetched on the time — why received’t Apple simply embrace USB-C on the iPhone — he’s fairly positive it’s occurring, however solely “one” mannequin shall be portless.
By one, he doesn’t assume one model shall be portless, e.g. iPhone 13 Professional Max, however reasonably that the Professional variants shall be portless. His supply for this was in China, so he thinks the “one” mannequin being portless was misplaced in translation, reasonably main him to imagine that each Professional fashions shall be portless.
He studies that there shall be 4 iPhone 13 fashions, like with the iPhone 12, and it’s unlikely that solely a type of 4 could be portless.
iPhone 13 1TB: 65%
Prosser believes, and concurrently doesn’t imagine, that the iPhone 13 Professional fashions may have a 1TB storage choice. It is a ludicrous quantity of storage for a cellphone, however it could be becoming for the Professional variations. He trusts his sources that made this declare.
Nevertheless, he’s unsure that Apple would go this route since it could scale back reliance on iCloud storage. That’s a month-to-month stream of earnings for the corporate and it’s unlikely it could need to compromise that. That being mentioned, the quantity of individuals possible to purchase a 1TB iPhone 13 Professional or 13 Professional Max could be a small share of whole iPhone 13 patrons. Odds are that this storage choice shall be astronomically costly.