Apple’s new iPhone 13 variety is likely to be limited on release with huge price markups, but it also gives some interesting upgrades Apple fans will love.
In a new exclusive, Bloomberg’s Apple insider Mark Gurman has unveiled a lot of information about the new and upcoming iPhone 13 line-up. Some of it verifies details we already knew, but — in a shock this close to release — there is head-turning news as well.
Gurman’s news is based on the new range’s huge new rear cameras as he has revealed an interesting new recording mode dubbed ‘Cinematic Video’, which makes the same bokeh effect seen in Portrait Mode photos to your videos. Moreover, while such a feature has been talked about before, Gurman goes further. He said that Cinematic Video is more than just a bokeh lawyer and — like Portrait Mode — it is also customizable “allow[ing] users to change how much of blur after recording” as well as fixing lighting and background effects. This requires very powerful hardware.
Gurman also says Apple will introduce a highly upgraded system of filters for images. Rather than applying the filter to the whole image, the new iPhone 13 filters will be able to target particular objects and subjects in the photo. If this works half as well in practice as it sounds in theory, I doubt these partial filters are going to be the next huge trend on Instagram, Insta stars are going to love this new feature.
Gurman also describes what is likely to be an iPhone 13 Pro-exclusive feature called ‘ProRes’. This is a higher quality video format comparable to ProRAW for images. ProRes will make a similar function to ProRAW, giving fans more editing power over their content. ProRes will unquestionably use a lot more storage space than standard video, which also gives faith to leaks Apple will launch a 1TB iPhone 13 Pro.
iPhone 13 Confirmations
Gurman also confirmed some of the most influential iPhone 13 leaks we’ve seen so far. Specifically, he says that Apple will introduce 120Hz ProMotion displays with a smaller notch and a faster A15 chip.
Gurman has also tipped an always-on display while many leaks claim Apple will introduce next-gen WiFi, an upgraded 5G modem, bigger batteries, and faster charging. On the flipside, Gurman reported Apple has abandoned plans to bring back Touch ID for iPhone 13.
The important question is now whether Apple can make adequately iPhone 13 models to match demand after the company announced an official warning last month.