25 February 2021
It is time for a new set of iPhone 13 leaks shared by well-known YouTuber EverythingApplePro. He has collaborated with reliable tipster Max Weinbach for the information and has also included leaks from Jon Prosser. The video reveals that Apple has a number of noteworthy changes lined up for the 2021 iPhone series that will differentiate it from the current-gen iPhone 12 family.
The iPhone 13 series is tipped to feature a more textured soft matte back finish. Weinbach says this wil result in a better and comfortable gripping of the phone for users. Apple is finally said to be ready to deliver 120Hz refresh rate LTPO displays with Always-on Display functionality. It will primarily show the current time and battery level but will also light up momentarily whenever new notifications will arrive. The whole display will not get lighted up as it happens with currently available models which will eventually help in preserving battery life. The new notifications will be shown using "a bar and icons".
In the camera department, Apple is tipped to release iPhone 13 models with integrated astrophotography mode. It will work similarly to Google's Pixel lineup where users are able to point the camera towards the sky and click sharper and clean shots of the moon and stars. The major difference is that the camera app will not have an option for enabling or disabling the mode manually. It will get triggered automatically same as the Night mode. The team is also bringing the Portrait mode to video recordings which should be helpful for content creators and vloggers.
The iPhone 13 lineup is further said to get an ultra-wide-angle camera improvement as the aperture will increase from f/2.4 to f/1.8. This will essentially result in better low-light photography. The external appearance of the camera module is expected to stay unchanged with all the changes taking place under the hood. Apple debuted MagSafe on iPhones with the iPhone 12 lineup and with the 2021 launches, it will make MagSafe stronger and better. The team will basically use stronger magnets so that compatible accessories can stick firmly. The leak corroborates claims of Apple testing in-display fingerprint scanners as well as considering to name the series as iPhone 12S instead of iPhone 13.
Lastly, the video claims that Apple will not release glucose monitoring support with the Apple Watch Series 7. AirTags are another category of products that have been rumored for quite some time and they are now expected to launch sometime in March or April. It is said Apple has already pushed software updates packed with AirTags-related features.