Apple’s next iPhone might have a feature many Android smartphone users have had for years: an always-on display.
This is according to leaker Max Weinbach (via EverythingApplePro) whose report outlines a number of new features, both big and small, the iPhone 13 will supposedly have. Yes, it’s still early for iPhone 13 rumors, but with so many people working from home, EverythingApplePro claims that Apple cannot control its information flow as efficiently as it normally does, leading to more leaks about upcoming features in products.
The report claims the upcoming iPhone will have a display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and an always-on display, using tech similar to that of the Apple Watch Series 5 and Series 6, which also have an always-on display.
According to Weinbach, the iPhone won’t allow for a lot of customization here; the time and battery icons will always remain on screen, and incoming notifications will show up when needed.
Other upcoming features reportedly include a grippier, matte back, a stronger MagSafe magnetic connector on the back, and new astrophotography features.
As for the iPhone 13’s overall look, it should stay pretty much the same compared to the iPhone 12.
A November report by leaker Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that the iPhone 13 will get upgraded ultra-wide cameras. Just like the iPhone 12, it will come in four sizes, and it will launch in September, the report said. An even earlier report by analyst Ross Young predicted that the next iPhone will have a 120Hz display, and Bloomberg said that Apple is working on reintroducing Touch ID fingerprint scanner to the iPhone, albeit this time it would be hidden under the phone’s display.
None of the new features sound particularly revolutionary, and most of them are already available on Android devices. But it’s still early days, and we’ll probably hear a lot more about the new iPhones as we approach the alleged September launch date.