Apple’s next iPhone is expected to feature a smaller notch and now a supply chain image reveals the display glass of all three models. A Greek repair provider called iRepair has allegedly shared a photo of all three iPhone model’s that include the 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini, the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 and the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Max to MacRumors.
The notch is even smaller with the earpiece pill-shaped hole being halfway inside the bezel leaving a half-pill hole. The new LTPO displays for the iPhone 13 will come from Samsung and is known for consuming less power compared to an OLED display. Apple already has some experience with these displays since the company uses the tech in Apple Watch. LTPO displays have support for up to 120Hz refresh rates which means we could finally see a 120Hz iPhone even if all of the iPhone models don’t utilize it.
The display notch is also said to be shrinking, while retaining its unique silhouette. ‘In-display’ Touch ID is said to be making an appearance in the iPhone 13 series which could eliminate Face ID and be the reason for the reduced notch size. 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.
Weinbach 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.
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. Lidar is not expected for the standard iPhone 13 or the iPhone 13 mini, the feature will be exclusive to the iPhone 13 Pro. Apple is said to intro a new ‘disruptive’ Wi-Fi 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.