With a big Apple launch event scheduled for next week, speculation is rife as to what the iPhone 13 will be like.
Broadcasting from the firm’s sci-fi Menlo Park HQ, this month’s much-hyped ‘Apple Event’ will take place on September 14 at 10am PST / 6pm UK time.
Following other September iPhone announcements in years past, the event is all but guaranteed to feature a major unveiling of the tech giant’s new iPhone – aka the iPhone 13.
So far, rumours suggest the new iPhone may feature satellite connectivity for emergency calls, an improved battery, stronger 5G, and an upgraded display.
The phone’s screen and cameras are said to be receiving the biggest changes.
Leaks have indicated that the new iPhone may see the dreaded ‘notch’ removed from the device’s screen.
Meanwhile, camera upgrades will enable a new portrait video mode and even astrophotography – allowing you to take AI-enhanced snaps of the night sky.
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Apple experts believe that there will be four iPhone 13 models to choose from, all in the same size as the previous iPhone 12.
Bizarrely, Apple has reportedly been testing new Face ID hardware that works even when people are wearing facemasks.
Face ID is widely regarded as one of the best face-unlocking tools available on smartphones, but it hasn’t exactly been that useful during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Exact release dates for the iPhone 13 are still to be confirmed, but according to Front Page Tech, it is likely to be available to preorder from September 17th with a full launch on September 24.
Early rumours indicated that the event would feature a reveal of a significantly redesigned Apple Watch, but a company insider has claimed it is facing manufacturing delays that could push an announcement back as far as 2022.
Next week’s event could well feature an update on the AirPods 3, which are set to be much more affordable than their predecessors.