- The iPhone 13 reportedly has an always-on screen, which allows you to quickly review notifications, battery level and time.
- Apple will introduce several camera upgrades, including an enhanced ultra-wide lens, an astrophotography mode and a portrait mode.
- The iPhone 13 design has a matte surface with an improved grip as well as stronger magnets for MagSafe charging.
A big iPhone 13 leakage has revealed an always-displayed screen, design changes and some cool new shooting modes.
Being able to see the time and notifications without taking the phone is common on Android devices, but it would be a first time for iPhones. You can also expect Apple to expand its lead on ours best camera phone list and some welcome design upgrades.
There are several exciting pieces of information from the latest video released by YouTuber EverythingApplePro and delicious Max Weinbach. The juiciest leak, however, is the screen that is always displayed.
iPhone 13 is always displayed
The screen looks like a simplified lock screen and always shows the clock and the battery level comparable to that on the screen Apple Watch 6, and will offer some minor customization options.
To save battery life, notifications are activated only on the part of the screen where the alarm is displayed and only briefly before they are switched off again.
iPhone 13 camera upgrades
We can also expect a few camera upgrades. The most important hardware change is a better ultra-wide camera on all models. This is thanks to a new sensor plus a six-part (up from a five-part) lens that helps make shots less prone to distortion.
Within the camera app itself, Apple will introduce a dedicated astrophotography mode. In the same way that night mode is activated when you are in a dim light environment, you activate this mode when you point the phone at the stars or the moon, with the settings that help you record the night sky in more detail.
The latest feature of EverythingApplePro revealed is a portrait mode. This gives a blurred background on video when activated, but you can adjust the depth of field after shooting so you can get it right. There is no specific information on whether this can be used on any of the iPhone 13s cameras or just a select few.
iPhone 13 design tweaks
Since this year’s iPhone is widely considered as only a minor upgrade to iPhone 12It follows that the flat-sided design returns. However, there are a few differences in the store according to EverythingApplePro.
Some models get a new mat back with a “slightly more grippy texture” comparable to the one on the back Google Pixel 5. This probably refers to the Pro models, then iPhone 12 Pro has a matte finish, while the basic iPhone 12 has a glossy finish, though Apple could decide to change this.
Beneath the surface of the next iPhone, Apple replaces the power MagSafe magnets for stronger, making it easier to mount a MagSafe charger or accessory. Weinbach claims that these new magnets will not affect the thickness of the phone, although EverythingApplePro mentioned that the Japanese socket MacOtakara said that there will be a slight increase in the thickness to take into account the new magnets.
The video also mentions some other Apple accessories. That AirTags trackers finally arrive in March or April, with the related software already rolled out. In the meantime, it is Apple Watch 7Mental health tracking features are now ready for 2022 release at the earliest.