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Exclusive photos: New iPhone 13 features confirmed

Apple’s iPhone 12 series has only been available on the market for a number of months but new details about the next iPhone have already leaked. Max Weinbach has detailed a number of features for the next iPhone.

iPhone 13 Pro Design

Weinback says that instead of a glossy back, the next iPhone 13 Pro will be textured. What this means is that Apple will likely laser a textured onto the glass back cover similar to Google’s Pixel series. The chassis will receive no change and will remain similar to the iPhone 12 Pro.

iPhone 13 Pro Display

The display will finally get the 120Mz ProMotion tech, similar to Samsung’s LPTO OLED tech found in the Galaxy S21 series. On top of that, the display will finally receive an always on feature. It is said that the display will have limited functionality to keep it from draining your battery. So, we can expect a black wallpaper and icons akin to the Apple watch for glanceable info.

The display notch is also said to be shrinking, while retaining its unique silhouette. ‘In-display’ TouchID is said to be making an appearance in the iPhone 13 series which could eliminate FaceID and be the reason for the reduced notch size.

iPhone 13 photography

It is said that the new iPhone 13 will receive the ‘Portrait Video’ feature which will now be possible powered by Apple’s un-announced A15 chip likely to power the iPhone 13. The popular feature ‘Astrophotography’ will make its way to all iPhone 13 models.

Other features

Apple is said to intro a new ‘disruptive’ WiFi standard, which could see the return of Airport base stations. We will see next-gen 5G modems that will work globally and be more power efficient.

It has been rumored for some time now, but the 13th iPhone may finally be the first iPhone to ship without a port and become completely wireless.

The iPhone 13 in a mini size is still expected despite its lackluster sales, perhaps lower pricing for the mini model and the discontinuation of the iPhone SE could drive more popularity.

A foldable iPhone is still expected but it isn’t clear if it will arrive this year.

A former industry insider and tech industry enthusiast.