Apple’s upcoming iPhones for 2021 won’t be dramatically different than the current line-up in terms of visual appearance. The company, however, may introduce some significant under the hood improvements to the product line. Among them could be the always-one display working at 120Hz, smaller notch, camera improvements, new processor, and others. Read more below.
Screen sizes will remain the same, like current 5.4, 6.1 and 6.7 inches across diagonals, but LTPO technology may be introduced. The LCD displays will consume less power, which means greater battery life. LTPO with 120Hz, combined with first ever always-on display feature, would be a much-welcomed new feature from all iPhone users. In addition, Apple is working on smaller notch for all new iPhones, a feature Apple hasn’t changed since iPhone X while other vendors have reduced or eliminated the cut.
The same camera module with LiDAR technology will be used in iPhone 13, but Apple is expected to add sapphire glass covering all lenses. The current design on the camera includes three separate lenses (5mp f2.4 + FF, 6mp f1.8) in one configuration. Thanks to the new in-house processor, iPhone 13 will be able to shoot better videos in portrait mode you could later edit on the device and increase or decrease the depth of field. Analysts also expect the addition of a new camera mode for astrophotography.
The company is currently working on its new A15 Bionic processor built on a 5nm process. It will bring better battery life, and faster performance, though their impact is yet unknown.
Along with these highly likely changes, Apple reportedly tests a device without a Lighting port, but with USB Type-C. However, this radical change is not likely to happen this year.
If everything goes as planned, the release date of the new iPhone lineup will be somewhere in September. Stay tuned for more coverage from iphonemode.