Items tagged with iphone 13

Right to repair is one of those topics that's surprisingly contentious even though it really shouldn't be. The arguments against the idea that customers shouldn't be unfairly restricted from repairing their own devices are few, weak, and really only serve to support disgustingly-unethical business practices. This becomes self-evident if you analyze the arguments on both sides, and that's likely the reason that governments across North America and Europe are starting to enact legislation preventing the worst excesses of anti-consumer repair requirements. Perhaps even Apple is picking up on the winds of change, because the tech company released a statement promising that it will release a software... Read more...
When it comes to the Right-to-Repair movement, Apple has been one of the staunchest opponents, doing everything in its power to wrest control away from customers (and third-party repair shops). If given the option, some customers would prefer to perform simple device repairs on their own or at least take them to a third-party repair shop to save a few bucks. Unfortunately, according to a new report, Apple is making that process even harder with its new iPhone 13 family of smartphones. Cracked screens are probably the most frequent repair performed on smartphones of all brands, and the iPhone 13 will be no different (despite what Apple says about strengthening the glass). Unfortunately, the company... Read more...
Did you pick up a shiny new iPhone 13 Pro expecting silky-smooth 120-Hz animations and seamless integration with an Apple Watch? I know I sure did, but things haven't gone as expected on Apple's new smartphone platform right out of the gate. One would think that Apple tested its APIs with the Pro Motion Display and paired an Apple Watch with the phone at some point, but two big bugs have sullied the iPhone 13 Pro experience for new owners right out of the gate.  First up is that the adaptive refresh display in the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max may not always run animations as smoothly as it possibly can. Apple's most commonly-used graphics frameworks -- UIKit, SwiftUI, CoreAnimation.CAAnimation,... Read more...
Given the numerous leaks that have sprung during 2021, there was no way that Apple would have been able to keep all information surrounding its new iPhone 13 lineup a secret. With that said, it's still an exciting time for the Apple faithful when a new iPhone launches. iPhone 13 And iPhone 13 Mini: Revised Styling, Faster A15 Bionic, Longer Battery Life This time around, things haven't changed much on the outside -- as we've previously reported -- as the design introduced with the iPhone 12 family remains relatively fresh. That means you'll find flat surfaces all around and displays ranging in size from 5.4 inches for the iPhone 13 mini to 6.7 inches for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Speaking of the... Read more...
Apple's big iPhone keynote event is tomorrow, and there are some last-minute details coming to light on what the company will announce. According to famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the final storage lineup for the iPhone 13 family has been revealed, and there aren't too many surprises. When it comes to the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, base storage will come in at 128GB. Compared to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, this represents a 2x uplift in capacity. To be honest, this change probably should have happened a long time ago, given that 128GB has long been the bare minimum for Android flagships. 128GB will continue as the base configuration for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Moving... Read more...
Earlier this week, we brought you everything we knew (at that point) regarding the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and the AirPods 3. However, we stipulated that the information could change, as there would undoubtedly be additional leaks leading up to Apple's official keynote event, which is scheduled for September 14th. Frequent gadget leaker Max Weinbach is back again with some last-minute details on all three new product families. Weinbach listed his findings in a flurry of tweets, but we'll just summarize them here in bulleted form for brevity: The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will offer 120Hz ProMotion displays, which will throttle back to 60Hz in Low Power Mode. The iPhone 13 Pro... Read more...
Just yesterday, we gave you some last-minute details on the products expected to launch at Apple's September keynote. Today, we have an actual date set for the keynote: September 14th at 1 pm ET, which is a week from today. Like all Apple keynotes since the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe last year, this event will be streamed online, and there won't be in-person festivities like in previous years. In addition, the official tagline for the event is "California Streaming," which could be a play on the hit song "California Dreamin'." New products on deck for the event are almost guaranteed to be the iPhone 13 family, which will consist of the following: iPhone 13 mini (5.4-inch) iPhone 13 (6.1-inch)... Read more...
Apple is likely to send out invites for its upcoming September keynote within the next few days. As usual, a next-generation iPhone will be the primary focus of the event. However, it's widely expected that the iPhone 13 family will be joined by the Apple Watch Series 7 and the AirPods 3. With this in mind, here's a quick rundown of what we expect to see from the three product lines later this month. iPhone 13 And iPhone 13 Pro: Another "S" Upgrade Year For Apple's Flagships The iPhone 12 family represented a dramatic shift in iPhone design, moving from years of curved body shapes to flat sides all around. The iPhone 13 family won't bring any significant changes compared to last year, but some... Read more...
Apple's iPhone 13 is expected to slightly refresh the exterior and add significant changes under the hood compared to the current-generation iPhone 12 family. In addition to an expected A15 Bionic SoC, doubled internal storage across the board, and a faster 5G modem, highly reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo alleges that the family will bring a significant boost in connectivity. We've all come across situations where we've hit low-signal areas that disrupt 4G/5G connectivity on our smartphones. When this happens, making phone calls, sending texts, and surfing the internet either become frustrating slow/unstable, or doesn't work at all. However, Kuo says that the iPhone 13 family will feature... Read more...
If this latest leak is accurate, we’re less than a month away from the launch of Apple’s new iPhone 13 family. The newest leak alleges that all four iPhone 13 models will launch on Friday, September 17th. If we go backward from that date, Apple’s iPhone keynote would most likely occur on Tuesday, September 7th, based on previous launches. The September 17th launch date also lines up with speculation from Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives according to Mac Rumors. With that said, the iPhone 13 family won’t represent a dramatic departure from the current-generation iPhone 12 and will continue with four separate models: iPhone 13 mini (5.4-inch) iPhone 13 (6.1-inch) iPhone 13 Pro... Read more...
As we fast approach the month of September, we must prepare ourselves for a flood of leaked information on the next-generation iPhone family. The iPhone 12 launch was delayed during the global shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the iPhone 13 seems poised for an as-scheduled launch next month. In addition, Apple's flagship phone family will be joined by an all-new Apple Watch Series 7 lineup. iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro: An "S" Style Refresh According to a new report, the iPhone 13 Pro will top out 1TB, which doubles the maximum storage on the iPhone 12 Pro. 1TB would become a new high watermark for smartphone storage and beneficial to heavy photo/video users since iPhones have news supported... Read more...
We're roughly a month away from Apple's yearly iPhone keynote, and some last-minute rumors are starting to hit the internet. Thankfully, this latest information is coming from a reputable member of the leak community, Mark Gurman, and his reporting hints at some significant updates for users who shoot videos. The first new feature heading to the iPhone 13 family, according to Gurman, is the inclusion of the Portrait Mode video. Of course, Apple already includes Portrait Mode for photos with its iPhones, which use computational models to add bokeh effects in the background of an image. So, bringing that feature to videos is the next logical step for Apple, and we're surprised that it took this... Read more...
When Apple launched the iPhone 12 family last year, it brought a new design language with harder edges and flat surfaces. Apple's iPhone 13 family should arrive in few months, but it won't bring any significant design changes to the table -- only minor tweaks. Rumors have suggested that the iPhone 13 will have a smaller notch this year. Because of the need for Face ID hardware, ambient light sensor, FaceTime HD camera, and earpiece speaker, the notch won't completely disappear. This is an interesting turn of events as Android manufacturers were quick to copy the iPhone X display notch after it was released. But these same OEMs just as quickly pivoted to hole punch cutouts for the selfie camera... Read more...
Apple's upcoming iPhone 13 is rumored to feature an always-on display with a 120Hz refresh rate, the latter of which puts it in the category of several 'gaming' smartphones. Why wasn't a 120Hz refresh rate included iPhone 12 series? It may have been due to the drain it would have on battery life, which is something Apple looks to be addressing, according to some leaked CAD files. One of the rumors that is floating around is that Apple had to decide between 5G connectivity and a 120Hz refresh rate on its iPhone 12 series. This was not a core hardware limitation—armed with a custom A14 Bionic system-on-chip and 4GB of LPDDR4 memory, it could have powered a 120Hz refresh rate just fine. However,... Read more...
When Apple launched the iPhone X back in 2017, it brought a new design quirk to the table: a large display notch. The notch housed the ear speaker, selfie camera, Face ID hardware, and various other sensors. Unfortunately, the notch has remained for successive generations of iPhones and hasn't gotten any smaller with the current iPhone 12 family. However, that could change with the iPhone 13, according to a new report. Apple reportedly was able to reduce the size of the VCSEL chip necessary for the Face ID. According to the report, the VCSEL's size has been reduced by up to 50 percent compared to previous iterations. This change allows Apple to get twice as many parts on a single wafer, which... Read more...
Apple made the significant shift to 5G wireless with its iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro product families in late 2020. The rumor mill is still churning up fresh fodder on the incoming iPhone 13/iPhone 13 Pro successors with two new incoming features. The latest salvo comes from Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives, who claims that all iPhone 13 models will come with LiDAR. In today's current-generation smartphones, only the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max get LiDAR. LiDAR can be used for augmented reality applications and enhancing photography (it can enable faster focusing in low-light conditions). LiDAR can also be used to improve portrait shots taken at night. Apple is looking to democratize LiDAR... Read more...
Tell us if you've heard this one before: a next-generation iPhone is up on deck with a 120Hz display option. We heard these rumors in the months leading up to the launch of the iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max, and we even saw some engineering prototypes with the feature enabled, but alleged supply channel and battery life concerns nixed the feature from production devices. Apple is now allegedly taking another stab at 120Hz displays with the upcoming iPhone 13 family along other generational improvements. According to Max Weinbach of EverythingApplePro, the iPhone 13 is set to use an always-on LTPO display, which is something that quite a few Android smartphones have featured for years.... Read more...
Apple's iPhone 12/iPhone 12 Pro family has only been on the market for a few months, but the rumor mill is already kicking into overdrive for the follow-up iPhone 13 family. Although it's a guarantee that the smartphones will leverage Apple's next-generation A15 Bionic SoC (likely built on a refined 5nm process node), other details are a bit fuzzier. Thankfully, The Wall Street Journal is bringing a little bit of clarity on one of the iPhone 13's features: its biometric authentication. Interestingly, the information is coming from a new report that’s not dedicated to the iPhone 13, but came buried in Joanna Stern's review of the Galaxy S21. Stern claims that Apple will add an... Read more...
We are just a few months removed for the launch Of Apple's iPhone 12 lineup of smartphones, but the rumor mill is already cranking into high gear about their upcoming successors. The iPhone 12 family brought the introduction of 5G technology for Apple's flagship smartphones, and brought a smaller form-factor with the iPhone 12 mini. A new report, however, suggest that the next-generation iPhone 13 Pro family will include a feature that was previously rumored for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max: a 120Hz display panel. 120Hz panels are commonplace in today's Android flagships, while we've also seen 90Hz options in mid-range Android smartphones. Apple, for its part, has stuck with 60Hz panels... Read more...