Entire 'iPhone 13' line will get camera & battery updates at the same prices

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in iPhone edited September 8
Apple's imminent "iPhone 13" lineup will see battery and camera improvements across the board, but won't see any price increases from the iPhone 12, a leaker has claimed.

Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider
Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider


Max Weinbach shared a batch of "iPhone 13," "Apple Watch Series 7," and "AirPods 3" rumors via his PineLeaks Twitter account on Tuesday. In addition to details about the upcoming "AirPods 3," Weinbach also issued a handful of supposed details about Apple's next smartphones.

For example, Weinbach said that there will be no price increase for either the "iPhone 13" or "iPhone 13 Pro" models, contrary to some recent reports.

The "iPhone 13" lineup will also see battery life improvements for each model. The "iPhone 13 mini," for example, could offer up to one additional hour of battery life, while the "iPhone 13 Pro Max" will have a 18% to 20% larger battery compared to the existing iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Although the two Pro models will feature similar battery components compared to their 2020 counterparts, they will pack batteries that are around 10% bigger. However, the battery life on the Pro models may be worse due to the higher power draw of the 120Hz ProMotion displays.

On the camera side, the leaker claims that camera sensors will be able to receive at least 15% more light. The Ultra Wide camera sensor will be able to bring in up to 40% more light. There will also be improvements to video image stabilization and colors in Night Mode.

Weinbach also notes that the "iPhone 13 Pro Max" will feature exclusive features not available on any other 2021 model.

The leaker -- and his PineLeaks account -- has a mixed track record for reporting accurate information. Back in 2020, for example, he predicted that the iPhone 12 would feature a 120Hz ProMotion display, improved optical zoom, and faster Face ID. None of those rumors panned out.

Apple is widely expected to unveil its next batch of hardware at its announced "California Streaming" event on Sept. 14.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 2,928member
    The 12 Pro Max got improved zoom.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 4
    cpsro said:
    The 12 Pro Max got improved zoom.
    It also got a larger camera sensor and a better image stabilizer system compared to the smaller 12 Pro. I feel very  frustrated that the larger phone has more features because I want all of the best features but I also don’t want such an enormous phone. 
    ramanpfafftechconcwatto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 4
    cpsro said:
    The 12 Pro Max got improved zoom.
    It also got a larger camera sensor and a better image stabilizer system compared to the smaller 12 Pro. I feel very  frustrated that the larger phone has more features because I want all of the best features but I also don’t want such an enormous phone. 
    Kinda agree, I'm sick of Max, gonna go normal this year
    ramanpfaff
  • Reply 4 of 4
    cpsro said:
    The 12 Pro Max got improved zoom.
    It also got a larger camera sensor and a better image stabilizer system compared to the smaller 12 Pro. I feel very  frustrated that the larger phone has more features because I want all of the best features but I also don’t want such an enormous phone. 
    Yeah, I agree 100%.  It's very frustrating when Apple does this.  I don't mind paying for the features, but I don't want to carry a monster phone around.
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