IPhone 13 Pro: concept shows what the future Apple phone might look like
The iPhone 12 “series” may be only a few months old, but we’ve heard dozens of rumors about the iPhone 13 “series”. The iPhone 12 represented a major change for the iPhone series, with a completely new design, enhanced cameras and more. However, if the rumors are true, the iPhone 13 could be even more exciting.
Concepts serve to show what a product that has not yet been launched would be, based on ideas from experts or rumors in the market. Now, the iphone 13 Pro has released concept photos and video (unofficial), which show what the cell phone might look like. The images were based on speculation circulated in the industry for the future Apple smart phone.
A general out look
The look will have several similarities to the iPhone 12 Pro. Common features include the triple camera array, the Li-DAR sensor and straight metal sides. However, now the rear lenses would be under a single piece of sapphire, with a look similar to that found on Google Pixel 5. The concept would also confirm that the future model of the IPhone would completely dispense with charging with wire, when adopting the Mag-Safe as standard.
In this way, there would be a gain in resistance against water and dust. The trend is for the device to have an AMOLED screen that delivers an adaptive update rate, with a maximum of 120 Hz. The concept also features the insertion of a biometric reader under the display. The iPhone 13 Pro is expected to be released – along with other models in the Apple family – only in the second half of 2021.
Sensors and connectivity
At the camera level, the Li-DAR sensor is expected to make an appearance in all models, including non-Pro ones. Similarly, there is talk of important improvements in ultra wide angle and telephoto. The processor will be the Apple A15 Bionic, manufactured in a 4-nanometer process to get ahead of Qualcomm. There are no details about the processor yet, so it is not known if there are relevant changes in the architecture with respect to the A14, although jumps in power are expected, as every year.
It is also expected that there will be variants with up to 1 TB of internal storage, probably in the Pro models, although there is no news that the base memories will increase. Finally, at the connectivity level, the iPhone 13 is expected to come with Apple’s own 5G modem integrated into the Apple A14 Bionic. Similarly, the implementation of Wi-Fi 6E is expected, capable of covering the entire 6 GHz spectrum.
Display and touch ID
Speaking of the front end, a notch reduction is finally expected. As usual, this information must be taken with caution since several of the leaks that were expected for IPhone 12 ended up not arriving. According to rumors, Apple would have managed to introduce the components of the Face ID in a more compact size, considerably reducing the size of the notch. In the same way, a coating will be used to hide the notch sensors, making the glass that covers it more opaque.
As for the panel, it is expected to be OLED LTPO in all models, manufactured by Samsung, with 120Hz at least in the Pro models. 2020 has been the year in which even the mid-range moves between 90 and 120Hz, leaving enough behind Apple in a race in which, it is not even participating. Some says that Apple has chosen a Chinese company to manufacture the display, instead of relying on Samsung. Touch ID would return located under the screen, a measure that Apple would have to take forced mainly by the limitations of facial recognition in times of pandemic. This technology is already patented by Apple.