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Apple iPhone 13 Rumours and What to Expect

by Nathan Lockwood | Jul 02, 2021

Apple iPhone 13 Rumours and What to Expect


We are drawing closer and closer to the next entry into Apple’s iPhone collection, and though no date is confirmed just yet, we can’t help but think of what to expect from the next iPhone. And so we have taken a look into some of the Apple 13 rumours and leaks out there, and what they can tell us about this next device.

Following a horrible health crisis, life is starting to return to normal. And so, we can be sure that Apple will not have the same constraints on making the next iPhone, as they did with the iPhone 12.

Which starts us off with rumours of Apple’s next big move. As they will most likely want to return to their usual late September release, we can be hopeful that we won’t be waiting much longer.


What Might We Get?

It is very reasonable to assume that the next iPhone will be named the iPhone 13. And there are not many reasons to think otherwise. Being the next after iPhone 12, this is only logical. But a few rumours here and there suggest that Apple’s next mobile entry could be the iPhone 12S due to limited changes. But from leaked features and specifications, iPhone 13 seems a lot more likely.

But in terms of models, it seems that we are going down a similar path as the iPhone 12's from last year. Four different models, including a regular iPhone 13, a mini version, a pro version and a pro max edition for those who love a phone with a heap of additions. And it’s probable that the prices will be very similar, and if not a little more expensive. With the iPhone 13 mini being the cheapest and iPhone 13 Pro Max being the most expensive.

Rumours have even suggested that the sizes of the iPhone 13 series will be very close to the 12. With Japanese site Mac Otakara claiming the iPhone 13 Mini being around 5.4 inches, the regular iPhone 13 and Pro version being 6.1 inches and the Pro Max being a whole 6.7 inches.

These sizes haven’t changed; rumours and leaks have claimed that they will be a rumoured 0.26mm thicker to give room for larger parts like batteries.


A More Detailed Camera:

As with every single iPhone release, we get even better cameras. Giving people who love taking photos a greater experience every time. And with a whole bunch of leaks and rumours suggesting we are going to get some really nice additions, we can’t wait!

And instantly, it seems we are going to get the large camera sensor and sensor-shift stabilisation from the iPhone 12 Pro Max put into the Apple iPhone 13 models. Giving each a nicer and cleaner photo experience.

Exact specifications have not been confirmed at all, but it is widely said that ultra-wide lenses are going to get a bit of love. With autofocus and low-light conditions being a targeted area of improvement. With high end iPhone 13 models very likely to get a six elements lens with f/1.8 aperture to give a crisp look.

It seems that the dimensions for the new iPhone 13 rear cameras are going to be a bit bigger, seemingly to allow for some greater features. Thanks to a video from EverythingApplePro, we have a good idea of what to expect.

And from the video you can see, we will most likely be getting the following dimensions:

  • iPhone 13 Pro Max’s rear camera will be 0.87mm bigger compared to the 12 Pro Max. And so, the thickness of the iPhone 13 Pro Max would overall be around 0.25mm greater.
  • iPhone 13 Mini is set to be around 0.26mm thicker than the 12 mini. With the camera protruding around 0.99mm further, an approximate 3.06mm longer in terms of width and 0.14mm in height.
  • iPhone 13 pro is also set to have a much larger camera than the 12 pro. Being 3.41mm higher, 4.81mm wider and protrude around 3.65mm (around 0.86mm more). This is rumoured to be because there will be a larger LiDAR sensor to help with image quality.

Apparently, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max will both have the triple lens that we have seen over the last few years. But a slight change has been rumoured with the regular iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini. Rather than having the vertical rear dual camera, they have been rumoured to be in a diagonal design instead. 


5th Generation:

This is a bit of an obvious one, and I’ll be surprised if it doesn’t make its way onto the next iPhone. 5G, The next generation of online everything. Almost all of the new devices that have been coming out feature 5G, and it is an easy assumption to make.

Multiple rumours all over the web suggest that 5G will be granted on the iPhone 13 through the use of the Snapdragon X60 5G modem chip from 2020. And the X65 and X70 will be used in iPhones in the future. But not only will it help grant 5G, but it will allow for the support of Wi-Fi 6E. Which just gives a much greater performance overall.

To support that performance will be a new, faster processor. And it looks like the 5NM+ A15 processor will be the one to be implemented. Though we can be certain it will be super-fast, there is not much information currently on the processor.


Battery Life:

With so much bound to be added with this iPhone, it is fair to expect that there is going to be a much richer battery life for the phones. And according to Weibo, this may be true. With the iPhone 13 models all bound to have far more amazing batteries compared to the 12.

  • The iPhone 13 Pro Max is said to have 4352mAh battery, and for reference the iPhone 12 Pro Max has 3687mAh.
  • iPhone 13 and 13 Pro set to have 3095mAh, which is higher than the 12/12 Pro’s 2815mAh.
  • iPhone 13 mini looks to have 2406mAh, and again for comparison, the iPhone 12 Mini has 2227mAh.

With the help of the A15 chip, it is rumoured that power consumption may even be reduced by up to 20%.


Wonderful Display:

Displaying everything you want to see is an absolutely vital part of an iPhone, and according to leaks and rumours, it looks like we could be seeing the next-level of display for iPhone.

Numerous sources, including Apple Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, have shared that the notch of the iPhone 13 will be much smaller and save up more space. As the earpiece is being moved to the top of the iPhone display, the notch has been made shorter. Now rumoured to be around 5.35mm in height, and 26.80mm in width. And for comparison, the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s notch was 5.30mm high and 34.83mm wide.

To accompany this change, the front facing camera also seems to be moved to the left side of the notch, by the looks of the leaked screens for the new iPhones. On previous models the front camera is on the right of the notch.

True-depth camera array is also said to be narrower and shallower as the receiver at the top of the screen will be moved to the edge of the display.

And Face ID system is said to be redesigned, which would allow for the smaller notch at the top of the screen. And thanks to advances in improved coating technology, it is likely the Face ID transmitter will be made from plastic rather than glass. Though this isn’t really a great change, and doesn’t really make much of a difference to customers.

Everyone loves scrolling through their phone and just looking at all the messages, updates and entertainment everywhere. And that will apparently be made even better with iPhone 13. With a 120Hz refresh rate, apparently on the list of features and specifications, will be one to keep an eye out for in the release. And this comes with help of the iPad Pro’s ProMotion technology.

In order to make this work, Apple will need to use LTPO technology for the display. And it is likely that the pro and pro max models will use this and OLED displays to allow the super smooth refresh rate.

And to put the final touch on the display, a lot of different sources, like Bloomberg and Joanna Stern from the Wall Street Journal, claim Apple have been testing with in-screen Touch-ID fingerprint scanners. Which would be possible through the use of ultrasonic technology that detects the fingerprint using sound waves. And this would be more secure (and simply better) than the optical technology that Apple normally uses. However, it has not been confirmed that this technology will be used for the iPhone 13.


Other Important Information:

There are a lot of things that we can expect or speculate about when it comes to the iPhone 13. 

Firstly, the iPhone 13 will continue to use wired charging, there will be no port less/wireless focused charging yet. And Apple will continue to use Lightning for the time-being. With no change to USB-C expected according to Apple Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

There seems to be no changes to volume, power or mute button locations expected. So, we can expect the very same layout with a few minor changes from the iPhone 12 models.

It is yet to be seen if there will be models that feature over 512GB. I am sure there are plenty of people out there who love saving lots of different stuff, but it is unseen that we get a 1TB iPhone 13.

But we will have to wait until later this year in order to get even more information on the iPhone 13, and when it releases. But I am confident that it will be another strong iPhone made by Apple.


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As we all know with each iPhone release this also means that the previous iPhone models trade in value can depreciate and in previous years up to 20% within 3 months of the launch.

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