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MacRumors 09 July, 2021 - 05:19am 16 views

When will Iphone 13 be released?

Apple is famously secretive when it comes to tech announcements but going by the latest rumours, Apple's iPhone 13 launch date will be September 2021. The next-gen iPhone is expected to bring a host of upgrades including a super-fast 5G modem, ultra-wide 48MP camera and Apple's first-ever 120Hz display. What Hi-Fi?iPhone 13: release date, price, leaks and all of the news

iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini Case Leak Shows Near-Identical Lens Cutouts as iPhone 12 Pro Max; Bigger Cameras Inbound

Wccftech 09 July, 2021 - 09:00am

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini may not ship with LTPO OLED panels like the more expensive iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, but there are other changes to look forward to. It has been reported on multiple occasions that we should look forward to camera upgrades, and this case leak could put additional confidence in our expectations.

Multiple cases belonging to the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini were leaked on Weibo, and shared by DuanRai on Twitter, showing massive differences between the iPhone 12’s camera lens size. On the Chinese microblogging website, the tipster who goes by the name ‘Old Explosion Technology’ used measuring tools to see the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini camera lens’ size differences, and if you want to see a comparison, it is listed below.

What is interesting is that the Weibo tipster suggests that Apple may use the same iPhone 12 Pro Max sensor in the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. If that is the case, then there is a possibility that the less expensive versions of the iPhone 13 lineup also support Sensor-Shift Optical Image Stabilization, as mentioned in a previous report. This hardware addition is currently exclusive to the iPhone 12 Pro Max but may not be for long.

Assuming this change materializes, the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 will not just tout improved stabilization in various lighting conditions, but the bigger cameras will enable sharper image and video capture. The lens cutout is massive when compared to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, so assuming Apple announces the new lineup during the third week of September, you will know which one to pick up if you desire some worthy camera upgrades.

In related news, an iPhone 13 Pro Max case previously leaked, showing how massive the entire module would be compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max captures stunning slow-motion One World Trade Center lightning strike

iMore 09 July, 2021 - 09:00am

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Apple's iPhone 12 Pro Max is generally accepted to be the best iPhone for photography and it's shown why that is once again — although this time it's a slow-motion video that's proving the point. A slow-motion video of a lightning strike, no less.

Captured by photographer Anthony Quintano, the nine-second clip shows lightning streaking across the New York City sky with one bolt striking the tip of the One World Trade Center building. The video is dramatic, scary, and amazing all at the same time.

Wow!!! Another Lightning Strike at One World Trade. #NYC pic.twitter.com/qhVJYyW53p

Quintano says that the footage was captured using an iPhone 12 Pro Max in slow-motion mode, and it's breathtaking.

Apple's iPhone 12 lineup is all capable of recording slow-motion videos at 1080p and 120 fps or 240 fps, whichever you prefer. You'll need a tripod, some luck, and a whole lot of skill if you're going to capture something like this though!

Apple's iPhone 13 lineup, set to be announced this September, could well up the game in terms of video recording. Apple is expected to announce four new iPhones; iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max and this is thought to be the last time we'll get that mini option, too. Poor iPhone 12 mini sales are thought to have already seen to that, although huge iPhone 13 mini sales could possibly see Apple's plans change.

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More pictures from Weibo allegedly depicting the iPhone 13's new case design show how the new phone will change compared to the iPhone 12.

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Alleged iPhone 13 case images again suggest design changes

iMore 09 July, 2021 - 09:00am

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New images shared to Weibo allegedly depicting cases for the iPhone 13 appear to again show a change in camera design compared to the iPhone 12, currently Apple's best iPhone

The images were shared to Weibo by user 'Old explosion technology' who states:

You can see that the iPhone 13's camera is a small turn larger than the iPhone 12, and then closer to the top left corner of the border. The position of the key moves down a little.

More images appear to show the iPhone 13 'Pro' variant which includes larger camera lenses and a larger bump to house them:

The biggest upgrade to the iPhone 13 series looks like a camera, and after the Pro's camera is about the same as the 13ProMax, how do I feel like the high brush is just 13ProMax exclusive ah, otherwise the Pro is a little too showy

A third post reads:

Guess it based on the shell of the iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 and 13mini cameras are the same and get bigger, so the 13 camera ramps allow the camera area not to get bigger while maximizing space utilization. The aperture is about the size of the iPhone 12ProMax, so did the sensor inherit the iPhone 12ProMax? (The aperture of the shell will be a small circle larger than the phone camera)

Cases depicted earlier this week appeared to show the camera bump of the iPhone 13 Pro would be much bigger than that of the iPhone 12 Pro, and these new images corroborate that report and previous rumors we've heard about the new device. Whilst no changes are confirmed until announced by Apple, it seems clear the new phone will see limited design changes, with the focus on improving performance by introducing a new 120Hz display, under-display fingerprint scanner, and a new A15 chip.

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iPhone 13 dummy unit hands-on shows all the changes you can expect

Tom's Guide 09 July, 2021 - 08:35am

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But a new video from Apple Insider gives us insights on the exact changes to expect with the new iPhones, using the real-world iPhone 12 handsets and dummy units based on “the most recent schematics.”

The site stresses that Apple could change the designs between now and the iPhone 13 release date, but notes that last year’s equivalent piece — with dummy models sourced from the same place — turned out to be spot on. So while this should be treated with a pinch of salt, you shouldn’t be entirely surprised if Tim Cook presents handsets that look an awful lot like this in September. 

First of all, the dummies seem of nearly identical dimensions to the current batch of iPhones, with a 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini, a 6.1-inch iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, and a 6.7-inch iPhone Pro Max. The presence of a mini model may be a surprise, given the reported dire sales figures of the iPhone 12 mini, and rumor has it this will be its last outing. Unless, presumably, it sells brilliantly this time around. 

The front of the dummies do seem to confirm one rumor: the earpiece has shifted to the top of the bezel. The rumored rationale for this change is to make way for a smaller notch, but unfortunately the dummies don't shed any light on this, as they have pieces of black glass in lieu of an actual screen. Still: change seems to be coming.

As you can see from the various comparison pictures, the biggest difference in the non-Pro models is the new positioning for the dual-camera lenses. While the iPhone 12 and mini version has two vertically aligned lenses, the iPhone 13 dummy cases shift these to be diagonal from each other — like the dots representing ‘two’ on a dice.  

That said, Apple does appear to have made a couple of interesting changes from the 6.1-inch iPhone 13. As you can see from the image below, not only have the buttons been shifted down a little, but the SIM card tray is in a whole new ZIP code.  

The possibly more significant changes lie with the iPhone 13 Pro models, where the increased size of the camera array hints at possible improvements on the tech within. 

The iPhone 13 Pro’s camera bump is markedly larger than the iPhone 12 Pro’s equivalent, and two of the lenses are larger as well. This, Apple Insider reckons, could indicate improved ultra-wide performance and boosted auto-focus, but the fact that the top lens remains the same size suggests that improved telephoto performance could be exclusive to the iPhone 13 Pro Max. 

Speaking of, while the largest iPhone 13 Pro Max dummy is virtually identical to the iPhone 12 Pro Max, the bump is slightly bigger and all three lenses have grown a little, too. The site suggests this could be the new wide-angle camera with an f/1.5 aperture predicted by Ming-Chi Kuo and an unspecified upgrade to telephoto performance.

Both Pro handsets are marginally thicker than the predecessors — somewhere between 0.5- and 1mm, so nothing that will stretch your pockets significantly.

While these design shifts indicate the kind of iterative changes typically seen in an iPhone ‘S’ year, it has been predicted that Apple will be pushing ahead with the iPhone 13 branding, rather than moving to iPhone 12s. 

But it's important to remember that lots of other changes are reportedly in store for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro handsets beyond the design. Based on the rumors, there should be a faster new A15 Bionic chip, improved 5G performance thanks to a new modem and exciting new camera features like astrophotography for shooting the night sky and an immersive portrait video mode.

Plus, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are both tipped to get 120Hz ProMotion displays, which should help them stand out more from the regular iPhone 13 models. 

Freelance contributor Alan has been writing about tech for over a decade, covering phones, drones and everything in between. Previously Deputy Editor of tech site Alphr, his words are found all over the web and in the occasional magazine too. When not weighing up the pros and cons of the latest smartwatch, you'll probably find him tackling his ever-growing games backlog. Or, more likely, playing Spelunky for the millionth time.

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Apple Working on the Cheapest Ever 5G iPhone

Mac Rumors 09 July, 2021 - 02:15am

The current most affordable 5G-capable iPhone is the iPhone 12 mini, meaning that the next-generation ‌iPhone SE‌ will presumably be considerably more affordable than the $699 price point of that device. With the launch of the iPhone 12 lineup and the latest iPad Pro models, Apple has become a champion of 5G connectivity, lauding the tangible speed improvements it brings.

Kuo has previously said that the design of the new ‌iPhone SE‌ will be largely the same as the current ‌iPhone SE‌, which is modeled after the ‌iPhone‌ 8. Display analyst Ross Young has similarly commented that the 2022 ‌iPhone SE‌ will feature the same 4.7-inch display as the current model.

There have been rumors of an "iPhone SE Plus" with a larger display and Touch ID integrated into the power button, which Kuo has also mentioned in the past, but the device has not been mentioned by analysts or leakers for some time, so it is not clear if it has been scrapped or is something set to come at a later date.

Kuo also previously claimed that Apple is developing a new version of the iPhone 11 with a 6-inch LCD display, Face ID support, and 5G, and it is possible that this future device, which is said to be launching in 2023, may also be in the SE product lineup.

Kuo noted that as well as 5G connectivity, the next ‌iPhone SE‌ will feature a processor upgrade to entice customers to upgrade. There is no specific information about when the next-generation ‌iPhone SE‌ with 5G connectivity is expected to launch, but the first half of 2022 perhaps suggests a spring Apple event. Alternatively, like the current generation ‌iPhone SE‌, it may simply be unveiled via a press release.

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