The iPhone 13 launch is still over a month away but the leaks have been plentiful. The lineup is expected to feature four models – iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. A new leak now suggests that the iPhone 13 series may have a 120Hz refresh rate and an always-on display mode similar to that of the Apple Watch. The always-on display feature is likely to drain more battery, but the display would be less power consuming than that of the iPhone 12 series.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports in the latest Power On newsletter that next-gen iPhones will have a smaller notch and a faster A15 chip. The display is probably better for battery life, which means it leaves room for Apple to incorporate features like the Always-On display mode seen on the Apple Watch. The screen can also feature a refresh rate of 120Hz and would provide improvements in video recording.
Gurman reports that Apple has tasked vendors to build up to 90 million new iPhones by this fall. This is a 20% increase from the 75 million units Apple is forecasting for the iPhone 12 series in 2020. Although there is support for the 120Hz refresh rate, it will be. likely variable in nature and the transition will be based on the work you do on your phone. The iPhone 13 series would also come with low power consumption LTPO displays, which will allow Apple to incorporate new features, like the Always-On display.
Along with display upgrades, the iPhone 13 may be available in two new color options: Pearl and Sunset Gold. The entire lineup is likely to support Wi-Fi 6E, and the camera module on Pro models would be significantly larger than its predecessor. In addition, the iPhone 13 series is said to offer faster wireless charging and an improved wide-angle lens compared to the last generation of iPhone.