iPhone Diary: The rumored iPhone 13 camera improvements seem set to sell it to me

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9to5Mac 11 August, 2021 - 09:43am 62 views

Is there an Iphone 13?

Apple's hotly anticipated iPhone 13 lineup will get at least three major new camera and video-recording features – that's according to a new missive from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, at least. ... Last year, Apple added 5G wireless networking, updated the camera hardware and completely reworked the design for the iPhone 12. What Hi-Fi?Apple iPhone 13 may get pro-focused camera and substantial video updates

Surprising new iPhone 13 camera features revealed in huge leak from Bloomberg

Yahoo Entertainment 11 August, 2021 - 01:10pm

Apple will introduce a video version of Portrait mode on the iPhone 13. Portrait mode debuted on the iPhone 7 Plus in 2016 and has been a staple ever since. The camera mode blurs the background of the photo, putting the subject in sharper focus. On the iPhone 13, it will be possible to replicate this effect in videos. At Apple, the feature is being called Cinematic Video. As with photos, iPhone owners can adjust the blur after recording a video since the depth sensor creates the effect.

The second new feature is ProRes video. With an iPhone 13, users will be able to capture video in even higher quality, which will give them more options while editing. As Bloomberg notes, the ProRes format is used by professional film editors, and the file sizes are often massive because of the quality. ProRes might be exclusive to the Pro models, as was the case for ProRAW last year.

Finally, Bloomberg says iPhone 13 owners will have more control over the look of colors and highlights in photos. There will be multiple styles. One shows colors at a warmer or cooler temperature while the whites stay neutral. Another will add deeper shadows and more contrast for dramatic photos. A third, more balanced style will be “for showing shadows and true-to-life colors with a brighter appearance.” They might sound like filters, but as Bloomberg explains, there’s a difference. A style applies changes to individual objects and people rather than across the entire photo.

In addition to spoiling a bunch of iPhone 13 camera features, the Bloomberg report confirmed recent rumors about the new phone. As other leaks have noted, the iPhone 13 series will look virtually identical to the iPhone 12 series. There will be a 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini, a 6.1-inch iPhone 13, a 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max. The designs will be similar, although Apple did shrink the notch, and rearrange the rear cameras. Bloomberg also reports that the display will have a higher refresh rate and that the iPhone 13 models will include fast A15 processors.

Apple is reportedly releasing the next iPhone in October with new video and photo capabilities, such as Portrait mode for video and AI photo filters.

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Before the end of September, Apple will launch the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Apple’s reveal event should take place on September 14th, according to recent rumors, but there probably won’t be much left to truly reveal. In recent years, Apple hasn’t had much luck plugging leaks … The post Nearly half of iPhone owners plan to upgrade to an iPhone 13 this fall appeared first on BGR.

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The Morning After: The next iPhone may focus on display upgrades | Engadget

Engadget 11 August, 2021 - 06:15am

I don’t know yet. Hah. The rumors, however, converge on hardware changes to the iPhone screen, which will probably arrive in the same sizes we saw on the iPhone 12 series. — something noted in Bloomberg’s latest report.

We might get always-on screen tech, utilizing a battery-efficient 120Hz display that should look smooth, while offering information and notifications on a lock screen without having to wake the iPhone up. Otherwise, so far at least, we expecting refinements to software-based camera features, a (predictably) faster mobile chip and perhaps stronger MagSafe magnets to keep your peripherals locked on. 

We’ll have to wait and see how much the rumors get right — will Apple call it the iPhone 13? 

Before all that, however, it's Samsung's day in the spotlight. Its Galaxy Unpacked event kicks off later this morning. We'll be streaming the full event, with analysis right after it wraps. It all kicks off at 9:40AM ET — join us on YouTube right here.

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