I feel like it’s been a hot minute since the last time I saw an iPhone 13 concept, but here we are with one today. It comes courtesy of the usual source, Concept Creator, via Letsgodigital. We’ve seen a lot of specs leaks lately and the clock is ticking, since the device is probably already in production right now.
The past 24 hours brought us news that the iPhone 12 Mini has had its production shut down, so that’s a sign that things are gearing up for a new generation. As far as this new concept is concerned, it’s a bit more “playing it safe”, since it doesn’t ditch the Lightning port at the bottom, doesn’t switch to USB-C or give it up completely. I dig the “chromed” sides and the smaller notch (is it smaller though?). I also feel that the camera lenses at the back are greatly oversized, feeling a bit like the tubes in Super Mario.
It also appears that the fingerprint sensor is back and a Touch ID mechanism will be placed under the screen for the very first time. Expect a new chipset, the Apple A15, an improved battery, which is vital for a 120 Hz screen and also 5G connectivity. A 120 Hz LTPO screen, the sort of which we’ve seen on Galaxy S21 Ultra may appear on the iPhone 13 Pro. Apple may finally regal us with an Always On Display, which is actually something we’ve been needing for a while now. Another upgrade detailed by the source, Letsgodigital is the bump up of the ultrawide camera.
We’ve seen OnePlus delivering a fantastic ultrawide camera with freeform lens on the OnePlus 9 series and Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra and Oppo Find X3 Pro also had great ultrawide shooters. I’d even risk predicting a resolution bump, but that’s not how Apple rolls. Leaks show that the iPhone 13 Pro has a 3095 mAh battery and for comparison, the iPhone 12 Pro has a 3046 mAh battery. Basically my main gripe is the too large protrusion of the back cameras, otherwise it’s more of the same as last year.