iPhone 13 Pro models will feature an always-on display along with the ability to persistently show the clock and battery icons, according to a tipster.
The Cupertino company offered always-on display experience on the Apple Watch — with the launch of the Apple Watch Series 5 in 2019. However, that same experience is now rumoured to be extended to the flagship iPhone lineup. The 2021 iPhone models are also said to have an improved MagSafe technology, with stronger magnets over what’s introduced on the iPhone 12 models last year.
Tipster Max Weinbach via YouTube channel EverythingApplePro has reported the presence of an always-on display on the iPhone 13 Pro models, with persistent clock and battery charging display.
“Always-on display will have minimal customisability,” Weinbach said, as quoted by EverythingApplePro. “Current design basically looks like a toned down lockscreen. Clock and battery charge is always visible.”
The tipster has also mentioned that notifications on the screen will be displayed using a bar and icons.
“Upon receiving, the notification will pop up normally except that the screen will not entirely light up. Instead, it will display it just like you’re used to right now except dimmed down and only temporarily,” he explained.
Weinbach has also suggested that the iPhone 13 Pro models would come with a slightly more texturised back over what’s there on the current iPhone flagships. It is assumed to be a soft matte finish — something similar to the back of the Google Pixel phones.
The tipster has also mentioned, citing a person familiar with the development, that while the chassis of the new iPhone models would remain the same as the iPhone 12series, there would be stronger MagSafe magnets. This suggests that Apple may have decided to address concerns such as the leather wallet falling off from the MagSafeconnector on the iPhone 12 models.
Apple is also said to have plans to bring astrophotography to the entire iPhone 13lineup. It is believed to be a complete automatic mode in which the iPhone would use software algorithms — along with improved camera optics — to register certain artifacts, such as stars or the Moon. It could be similar to the astrophotography debuted on the Pixel 4 in 2019.
Weinbach has also corroborated some earlier reports suggesting an improved ultra-wide camera experience on the iPhone 13 lineup. He has suggested that there could be a royal treatment for the ultra-wide camera on the next-generation iPhone models. This means that the new iPhone models are likely to have improved lens and sensor powering the ultra-wide camera.