New iPhone 13 Pro 5G report: matte black color, better Portrait mode, more
YouTuber Filip Koroy from EverythingApplePro has teamed up with tipster Max Weinbach to share details about the iPhone 13 Pro models. Make sure to take everything below with a pinch of salt, though, because Weinbach has a hit-and-miss track record with Apple leaks.
A matte black iPhone 13 Pro is coming
Color options are an important aspect of any smartphone — The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max colors consist of Gold, Pacific Blue, Silver, and Graphite — and it looks like Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro 5G series will be sticking to a winning formula.
The Silver and Gold colors are expected to return, while the Graphite finish is reportedly being refined to closely resemble a matte black colorway, something that’ll undoubtedly prove popular within the tech community.
Apple is said to be experimenting with an Orange or Bronze-like finish to replace Pacific Blue too. However, it’s unlikely to make the final lineup, so the blue-colored iPhone could make a return in September after all.
Expect better portrait mode and OIS, as well as a thinner camera bump
Another key smartphone feature these days is the rear camera setup and Apple has some nice improvements up its sleeves, according to Weinbach. The biggest one involves Portrait Mode, which should be getting a lot better.
Starting with the iPhone 13 Pro, it’s claimed Apple’s overhauled Portrait Mode will combine data from both the camera sensors and LiDAR. The latter is to be used for better edge detection.
At the same time, a so-called ‘OIS correction mode’ is said to be in the pipeline. Essentially, it’ll guarantee that your target is in focus at all times regardless of shaking. Whether or not this is actually true will remain to be seen.
As for the glass on top of the bump, rumors of it being completely flat seem to have been exaggerated. Instead, Apple is simply reducing the thickness of each lens.
The iPhone 13 mini is definitely coming and AirTags could cost $39
On a semi-related note, today’s report corroborates Apple’s plans for an iPhone 13 mini. Few details were provided, although one focus is set to be battery life. The cell inside the phone will be a little bigger, and the A15 Bionic should offer significant efficiency improvements.
EverythingApplePro also shared some details about the AirTags tracking tags. Specifically, that they’ll measure in at 32 x 32 x 6mm and won’t ever share personal data. A launch is expected soon and the estimated price is $39.
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