Due to Apple’s anti-leakage campaign, we still don’t know exactly what the iPhone 13 will be. Too much is known about them, the number of versions and variants exceeds every conceivable limit. But lately, leaks from different sources say the same thing, thereby confirming what exactly will be in the iPhone 13. Moreover, this year Apple has strained suppliers and manufacturers earlier than usual. Mac and iPhone components are going into production ahead of schedule. So does the mass production of chips. From which the conclusion is drawn: everything will be fine. The new iPhones will be out on time in September. I hope that it will be so. But what will the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max be like?
iPhone 120Hz refresh rate
WWDC is not only and not so much a press conference on the occasion of its opening. This is a whole week of presentations for apple platform developers. Colleagues from phonearena found a presentation in the current WWDC schedule about doubling the refresh rate of the screen and about what it can give to developers. And they suggested that this is a confirmation of the hypothesis of the imminent appearance of ProMotion on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Not that this hypothesis needs confirmation, there are already a lot of them, but one more confirmation would not be superfluous. During this presentation, we talked about support for Adaptive-Sync displays in macOS 12 and monitors with ProMotion in iPadOS 15. Not a word about iOS or iPhone.
Just in case, everything we know about ProMotion on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max is unofficial. They are working on this, but if necessary, the implementation of ProMotion will be canceled without hesitation, even if you have to pay a forfeit.
Reducing bangs in iPhone 13
There are several versions of the bangs. It will either be removed completely, or removed from its usual place at the top of the screen and turn into a puncture with a diameter of several points, or reduced and trimmed. With the first two versions, everything is more or less clear. Because of this cutout, the iPhone X was first mixed with dirt, and then they began to massively repeat this perversion of the apple design.
They stopped copying the cutout, apparently at the request of Apple. But to make the cutout a little more modest, why not? Moreover, they say that now it is technically possible. But how will the size of the neckline (or bangs) change? In December last year and in January this year, it was believed that the width of the bangs will not change, but it will become thinner.
Now it is believed that its thickness will either remain the same or increase. But its width will decrease.
I will not list all the options, I will give only two. First, the thickness will remain the same as now – 5.3 mm, and the width will decrease from the current 34.83 mm to 16.88 mm. Twice. The second one, in my opinion, is more believable – the thickness will increase to 5.35 mm, and the width will decrease to 26.8 mm. Both options are supported by blueprints stolen from Apple. What the size of the cutout/bangs will be, I hope we find out this fall.
The M1 processor in the iPhone 13 Pro
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, judging by many leaks from Apple, will have the M1, the same chip found in the M1 Macs, and the new iPad Pro. The prices for these smartphones will be prohibitive, but according to the source, it does not matter: those who buy a Pro class iPhone do not care. The volume of flash memory is up to 1 TB (some people need this, it is prestigious to have such a configuration in the model range) and 6 GB of RAM. M1 is power hungry, hot, and limited chip. A lot was sacrificed for this chip to “shoot”.
The M1 can work with either 8GB or 16GB of RAM. Apple knows how to remove this restriction. And in the course, because of what it appeared. But in the iPhone 13 mini and the iPhone 13, according to all sources I know, there will be an Apple A15 Bionic.
What will be called the iPhone 2021
The fact that the designation of the new generation is unknown is not surprising. Although Apple does not believe in omens, the name of the new generation is kept secret to the last. In order not to jinx it, I guess. Even Apple CFO Luca Maestri didn’t reveal the secret last year when he announced that the iPhone would be released a few weeks later. He called the iPhone 12 “the next iPhone.”
It’s still more dramatic this year. There was no iPhone 9 because in some cultures the number 9 is considered unlucky. In 2017, the iPhone 8/8 + and iPhone X were simultaneously announced. X was told to read 10. In 2017, the iPhone turned 10, as if the nine was missed just because of this. There are many more cultures that consider the number 13 to be bad.
The likelihood that the new iPhone will be the iPhone 13 is close to zero.
If it is called the iPhone 12s, it will not be a solution to the problem, but a postponement to the next year. What if it is the iPhone XV? Or iPhone M1? What do you think? Let’s discuss this in the comments or our Telegram chat.