Multiple reports from the supply chain suggest that the iPhone 13 may feature a smaller notch — something that’s been rumoured since the iPhone X released, to no avail — but will otherwise be pretty similar to the iPhone 12’s aesthetic. A grippier matte backing is also rumoured, but potentially only for the Pro models (it’s unclear).
We could also see the sensor-shift optical image stabilisation from the iPhone 12 Pro Max extend out to the full iPhone 13 line, along with an improved ultra-wide camera and added astrophotography smarts. There’s talk of a 1TB storage option, too, which would double the current peak available on the iPhone 12 Pro, although there have been mixed reports on that front.
And let’s hope that the rumoured 120Hz screen refresh rate that didn’t make the cut on the iPhone 12 (shown) shows up on the iPhone 13; rumours suggest it will, along with an always-on display similar to the one seen on the Apple Watch Series 5 and 6.
Apple’s usual release window is in September, although the pandemic pushed the last one to October. We expect to see the iPhone 13 revealed in the same kind of autumn window this year, with some sources suggesting the launch will follow the 2021 event as an all-virtual affair.