02nd Jul2021

What Can We Expect From The New iPhone? Everything, Apparently

by James Smith

It’s hard to believe that the iPhone is now on its thirteenth iteration (not including all the mini updates and various spinoffs). In 2007, we got the original, followed a year later by the iPhone 3GS. After that came the 4, the 4s in 2010 and 2011, and the rest, as they say is history.

Every year, consumers, therefore, have gotten used to looking forward to the next iPhone and what it might offer. And 2021/2022 looks like it’s going to be no different. Apple is going to release yet another new product. And consumers hope that it will be better than anything that came before.

But what can we actually expect from the new iPhone? How will it transform our lives? Let’s take a look.

Dual Diagonal Lenses

Insiders and pundits who track these things closely believe that the new iPhone 13 model will arrange cameras at the rear diagonally, instead of straight up and down, like the old iPhone. The idea is to give the camera more perspective while making it easier for the software to take advantage of multiple lenses.

There’s also talk of a shifting sensor that will provide better optimal image stabilization for wide lens shots. So anybody taking panoramas may be able to achieve higher performance.

It’ll Be Thicker

There’s a good chance that the new iPhone 13 will actually be slightly thicker than the old one – only by around a quarter of a millimeter, but still enough for some users to notice.

Apple appears to be doing this for practical and hardware-related issues. It wants to give the new phone a big bump in performance compared to the old one, reflecting some of the advances in computer technology since the end of 2019. But it also believes that there are limits to thinness, and that users also want something ergonomic. So, for that reason, it’s combining the two ideas into a single product. The widening of the chassis will make it possible to fit better components, and, hopefully, it should also make it easier to hold the phone when taking calls (kinda what we want, right?)

There’s also talk about the idea that the new iPhone 13 could be thicker so that it can house a bigger battery. That might, again, indicate that Apple sees its latest product as a high-performance device, something that can better compete with flagship products from Samsung and others.

Streamlined Transfer Systems

Learning how to restore iPhone content from your old phone is a basic thing that every Apple customer has to learn at some point. But Apple says that it is planning on making this process easier using the cloud. The idea is pretty simple. You upload all your data to the cloud servers. And then you download what you need back onto your new phone using a simple wizard.

The Camera Will Be Larger

Leaked dimension information suggests that the camera on the new iPhone will be substantially larger than the one that came before. For instance, Apple says that it will protrude from the main chassis of the phone by up to 1 mm more than the camera on the iPhone 12.

For fans of sleek designs, this will come as bad news. But Apple believes that the tradeoff is worth it, because it will allow the firm to create cameras with high fidelity and better zoom and low-light performance.

Smaller Notch Size

For those of you who don’t know, the notch on an Apple iPhone is the little part of the area on its surface that isn’t covered by the screen. It’s like an internal bezel, if you will. The notch on the iPhone 12 was already pretty small, but Apple says that it is going to go smaller with the latest iteration of its device. However, the notch won’t disappear entirely just yet. Manufacturers are still figuring out how to position front-facing cameras under screens while still allowing them to work at acceptable levels of fidelity.

No Portless Design

Apple has been working on a portless design for a long time. However, the company does not expect to achieve this milestone with the iPhone 13.

Originally, pundits believed that Apple would be able to drop ports completely following the success of the iPhone 12. Furthermore, spokespeople from the company also hinted at the goal. But the Lightning port on the iPhone won’t be replaced by wireless charging any time soon, unless the entire market changes. And that seems unlikely to happen in the near future.


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