The iPhone 13 would be equipped with an always-on screen capable of permanently displaying the time and the battery level, reveals a famous informant. The leak also confirms the presence of a 120 Hz LTPO OLED panel on the Pro models in the range. Finally, Apple would offer a MagSafe charger more powerful than that of the iPhone 12 and an astrophotography mode.
Faithful to his habits, Max Weinbach, a young renowned informant of the smartphone world, unveiled several key points from the iPhone 13 technical sheet in a video produced in partnership with EverythingApplePro, a famous youtuber. According to the information of the leaker, Apple would take the design of the iPhone 12, including flat edges. On the other hand, the glass back would be slightly textured.
According to Weinbach, Apple intends improve MagSafe wireless charging by integrating more powerful magnets in the iPhone 13. These magnets will better maintain the accessories (card holder, shell, etc.) or even offer faster recharging than last year.
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Apple would integrate a 120 Hz ProMotion LTPO screen on the iPhone 13 Pro
Above all, the informant confirms the integration of a 120 Hz ProMotion screen similar to that of the iPad Pro. In order to reduce the energy consumption of the touch screen, Apple would rely on LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide thin-film transistor) technology. The latest news is that these LTPO displays will be provided by Samsung. This technology saves the battery power of smartphones by dynamically adapting the frequency of the screen. Apple already uses LTPO OLED screens on its Apple Watches, including the Series 6 launched at the end of 2020. Unsurprisingly, the 120 Hz LTPO screen would be reserved for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The integration of LTPO screens will allow Apple to offer an always-on screen similar to the Apple Watch on iPhone 13. When the always-on screen of the watch is on, the refresh rate drops to one frame per second to use less power. This always-on screen will display contextual information, such as the time or the battery level, continuously even when the smartphone is in standby.
On the photography side, Apple would make some tentative improvements. The iPhone 13 would thus be equipped withan automatic astrophotography mode. Like on Google Pixels, this mode will allow you to take sublime pictures of the moon and stars. Thanks to algorithms, the camera will automatically detect when the mode should be engaged. Finally, Apple would also improve the ultra-wide angle sensor of the whole range and launch a video portrait mode with the front camera.
Obviously, we invite you to take this information with hindsight. Several months before the keynote, it is still possible that Apple will change its mind. We’ll tell you more about the iPhone 13 as soon as possible. While waiting for more information, feel free to give your opinion in the comments below.