As the fall season approaches, the focus is on the next generation of Apple smartphones, and so far a lot of unofficial information has been released about the iPhone 13, which can provide a good view of the hardware specifications and design of this phone.
Last year, Apple delayed the launch of the iPhone 12 family in two phases due to the Coronavirus epidemic and consequent supply chain restrictions. The tech giant is now preparing to unveil its latest smartphone achievements, and as in previous years, a flood of rumors has been circulating about the next generation iPhone; Therefore, in this article, we are going to deal with news and rumors about the next generation of the popular iPhone series.
Take a look at the iPhone 13 rumors
In general, no major changes are expected in the design components, and the tech giant iPhone 13 is likely to use the same design language as the 2020 iPhones. However, you can count on camera upgrades, a faster processor, a new 5G chip and modem, increased battery life, and some other improvements.
There are rumors that at least one iPhone in 2021 will have a portless design and relies entirely on wireless charging; But Ming-Chi Koo, a well-known analyst of Apple products, believes that this will not happen, and apparently, Apple will use the Lightning port until it finds a suitable way to replace the physical port and Magsafe accessories are not widely available. It will suffice. In addition, the current very large notch is expected to be replaced by a smaller notch; However, rumors suggest that the new incision will reduce its height instead of reducing its width. Apple is also rumored to have set a 120Hz refresh rate for Pro models and may be planning to bring iPad Pro ProMotion technology to iPhones.
It is believed that Apple intends to add an effect sensor integrated with the display to some iPhone 13 models, which in addition to Face ID, is used as an alternative biometric authentication method; But it is still likely to happen in a haze. When it comes to advanced camera technology, there is evidence that Apple will extend the use of a larger sensor on the iPhone 12 Pro Max with Sensor-Shift to autofocus and better image stabilization on some iPhone 13 models. In addition, the aperture of the ultraviolet lens in the Pro models is said to be reduced to provide better performance in low light and autofocus conditions. It is also expected that the battery capacity of the iPhone 13 models will be higher than that of the iPhone 12 models. Apple will create more space for a larger battery by changing the dimensions of the parts and thus making the best use of space.
Looking back, since the introduction of the iPhone 8 alongside the iPhone X in 2015, Apple’s registration policy has been somewhat complicated; Because we never had an iPhone 9 and after iPhone X I got XS, XS Max and XR, and then iPhone 11 series, iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max. This trend was repeated in the iPhone 12 collection and only a new member with the “mini” extension was added to them. Now, based on previous submissions, the iPhone 2021 can be the iPhone 12S or iPhone 13, and to ensure its accuracy and accuracy, we must wait for reliable information at the company’s official event.
Apple is expected to continue to offer four iPhone models in 2021 without changing the size; So, we can expect a cheap 5.4-inch iPhone, a cheap 6.1-inch iPhone, a 6.1-inch Pro, and finally a 6.7-inch Pro Max. Evidence shows that the iPhone 12 Mini sold less; But that, at least this year, will not change the Cupertino-based policy to offer the phone.
As mentioned earlier, iPhone 2021 models are not expected to make major design changes; Because Apple has made changes to the design language in the iPhone 12 family, using a completely flat screen and edges, and probably will not change it any time soon. According to Bloomberg’s Mark German, Apple engineers consider the 2021 iPhone to be the “S” version of the 2020 model. As a reminder, Apple used the S naming in the past, in which iPhone models had more detailed updates.
In general, the change in the design component of the iPhone 13 models is related to the smaller notch and the oblique arrangement of the standard versions of the cameras, and recently these changes have also been seen in the models and molds for making accessories; Therefore, it is likely that the final product will also include these changes. On the other hand, the Pro models make almost no significant changes, and only the dimensions of the camera module and the thickness of their chassis are likely to be slightly larger than the previous generation.
According to the Japanese website Mac Otakara, the new iPhones will be the same size as the iPhone 12 models; But their thickness can increase by about 0.26 mm. iPhone 13 models are also expected to be slightly heavier due to larger batteries. The iPhone 13 family may also have stronger magnets and different matte coatings on the rear window; However, these rumors came from an unknown source who has not had a good record in exposing Apple products.
New coloring of iPhone 13
The design of the iPhone 13 can be described as an evolved version of the iPhone 12 series, But this does not mean that we will not see any change in this area. Apple usually unveils new color options with the unveiling of its smartphones, and the iPhone 13 family will certainly be no exception to this rule. It is believed that Apple intends to offer the iPhone 13 Pro in two to three new color options after offering the dark green color option on the iPhone 11 Pro and the ocean blue color on the iPhone 12 Pro.
Sources familiar with Apple’s product chain in China claim that the Pro iPhone 13 models will be available in four colors: black, silver, rose gold and sunset gold. The golden color of the sunset is said to be close to bronze; While the rose gold color option looks very soft and faint. The new colors are thought to be specific to Peruvian models. Currently, the iPhone 12 Pro models are available in graphite, silver, gold, and ocean blue. Most likely, the standard iPhone 13 models will still be available in different color options. In fact, the report is in line with recent rumors of a new bronze color for Peruvian models. Earlier it was said that matte black color will replace the graphite color of the iPhone 12 Pro.
In 2017, Apple introduced the iPhone 10 Face ID authentication system, which offered a completely different nature from Touch ID. In fact, Face ID is made up of intertwined hardware such as ambient light and proximity detection sensors, infrared cameras, projectors, and illumination sensors to detect faces in the dark. The tech giant has put the hardware together with a speaker, microphone, and selfie camera in a notch and a large notch called a notch, and for the fourth year in a row has used this combination in iPhone phones.
Initially, it was thought that the notch would be used for a limited time to switch to full-screen guest screens on iPhones; But it seems that the process has taken a long time, and it may be time for the Curatorians to combine the iPhone’s face system and the rough cut of the iPhones with a new system and fundamental changes. Recently, Apple’s focus has shifted to using essential components in a more efficient format, and this is probably what the tech giant intends to implement on the new generation of Notch.
Ming-Chi Koo believes that the design of the notch will change slightly in the iPhone 13 models. The handsets will have smaller cuts, and his remarks seem to be in line with recent rumors we have heard about the handsets. In a separate report, Mac Otakara claims that the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone 13 will be thinner; Because the receivers at the top of the screen will merge at the edge of the frame. Minor cut design changes have also been widely reported in the media by John Praser.
Prosser believes Apple will use a smaller cut in the iPhone 2021 series. Instead of being short in width, the notch may be lower to blend in with the top of the iPhone like a narrow strip.
Digitimes believes that the cut of iPhone 13 models will be reduced in size. It is said that a new camera design can integrate components such as Rx and Tx and the light receiver into the same camera module to provide a smaller cut. Barclays analysts have similarly explained that a smaller gap in the iPhone 13 models will be the result of a fully integrated version of the current structured lighting system for Facebook.
Contradictory rumors have been circulating since the removal of the Lightning port in the next-generation iPhone, and Apple is thought to be very determined to do so. unveiled the MagSafe charger at the time of the introduction of the iPhone 12 family, which uses the built-in magnets on the back of the iPhone to connect wirelessly to new iPhones, charging them and replacing them. The complete removal of this port has made it hotter than ever, But it is also possible that the tech giant will abandon the complete removal of the port and replace the Lightning port with a newer version instead.
Theoretically, deleting the Lightning port would bring challenges and problems. For example, you might be wondering how to recover a locked or unplugged iPhone without connecting to a Mac or Windows PC? The iPhone usually relies on a Lightning port to physically connect to another recovery device; Hence, it is said that Apple is looking for a solution to reinstall the full version of iOS in the iPhone recovery process, without the need for a physical connection. Apple’s proposed system to address this challenge is what is temporarily called “Internet Recovery” and it is said that Apple’s software teams are considering three ways to get the iPhone back into a state that allows it to recover.
In particular, Apple’s long-held goal has been to build an iPhone without an external port or button, and this is very evident in the company’s recent policies. As mentioned above, there have been a lot of rumors and reports that Apple will introduce a wireless iPhone without a Lightning port in 2021; But beyond all this, there have been reports that claim otherwise and citing them, it does not seem to happen, at least on the iPhone 13. For example, Bloomberg believes that Apple will eliminate the Lightning port in favor of wireless charging on some iPhone 13 models; But Ming-Chi Koo, in a recent note to investors, said that Apple will continue to use the Lightning connector for the iPhone 2021.
A wireless iPhone is charged using Qi-based wireless charging and Magsif accessories; Therefore, Ko still does not believe that the Magusif market is mature enough to drive users to support a fully wireless design. He also claims that Apple does not want to change the Lightning port to USB-C; Because the USB-C standard is less resistant to water penetration into the phone compared to Lightning.
In addition, using Lightning, Apple can adjust the quality of cables and accessories through a program called MFI, or accessories made for the iPhone; But this is not possible with USB-C. With this in mind, it is expected that the iPhone 13 and future iPhones will continue to be equipped with a Lightning port so that Magsif accessories will be comprehensive enough to allow the iPhone to be designed wirelessly.
Touch ID back to iPhone 13
According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a built-in fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 13, and this feature, along with Face ID, will be available as a secondary biometric option that could make a big difference in the biometric systems of Apple phones. It’s time to launch iPhone X.
The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern claims that Apple is working on a fingerprint sensor for use in the display that can use optical technology. The optical fingerprint sensor inside the display works using light, and Android phones have been using this technology for some time. The process of this technology is such that the screen is lit with a fingerprint symbol where the user’s finger is to be placed to provide light, and the camera creates an image of the user’s finger. Although this type of sensor has very fast detection speed and accuracy; But deception is also easily possible; Because it uses 2D images.
Unlike Stern, Minguchi Koo believes that the Cupertino-based company will use Qualcomm and other suppliers’ ultrasonic technology to provide maximum security. Ultrasonic technology uses sound waves to draw fingerprints and is a safer solution, it is not easily deceived and offers better performance when the fingers are wet compared to the optical sensor. However, ultrasonic fingerprint technology is much more expensive and a little slower in detection, and this may lead Apple to use a new solution.
Apple has long used a capacitive sensor in the iPhone, iPad, and Mac’s touch ID. This type of sensor uses a series of small capacitors to create a fingerprint data map that is very difficult to deceive; Because they do not use the fingerprint image directly. In addition, there is an optical capacitive hybrid sensor; So if Apple offers an optical solution, the performance of the Touch ID will not necessarily be as insecure as some similar sensors used by other manufacturers.
In fact, it is unlikely that Apple will use a standard optical sensor. can combine the benefits of fast optical sensor scanning with capacitive sensor security using an optical capacitive hybrid sensor; So that this system can not be easily deceived.
If Apple Touch embeds an ID in the display, the fingerprint sensor will be available in addition to the ID, and taking advantage of this for situations where the ID is not effective, such as using a mask, can be very useful. In 2019, Mingchi Ko claimed that Apple had begun work on an iPhone equipped with a face ID and touch ID integrated with the display, and planned to launch it in 2021: But he acknowledged in February 2021. There was no image of the time and no hint of a touch ID below the display; Therefore, it is always possible that Apple will skip adding this feature and postpone it to another time.
In March 2021, Barclays analysts claimed that the iPhone 13 models most likely have a fingerprint scanner embedded next to a face ID to identify the user. In the meantime, it is said that Face ID will also undergo structural changes, and apparently, the transmitter in the iPhone 13 is made of a plastic material instead of glass, which is possible thanks to improved coating technologies; But in reality, it is unclear whether this will have benefits for the end consumer or mean a reduction in production costs for Apple.
Display and promotion capability (120 Hz)
Prior to the introduction of the iPhone 12, it was expected that at least the Pro and Pro Max iPhones would come with a 120Hz display; But in the end, Apple used a 60Hz display to deliver visual content on all four iPhone models introduced, much to the dismay of those expecting a 120Hz display. Finally, after a year of delay, this is expected to happen in the iPhone 13 Pro models.
According to previous reports, Apple has stopped promoting the iPhone 12 family just before mass production due to its impact on battery life. Evidence shows that Apple is close to successfully reducing the battery discharge process, But the higher refurbishment rate of fifth-generation mobile network (5G) modems has apparently posed challenges for the company. This has led Apple to turn to low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) thin-film transistors to reduce battery consumption. This technology is essential for managing battery life on high-refresh displays and small battery-powered devices.
As mentioned, to implement the 120Hz refresh rate on the iPhone, Apple will have to use LTPO display technology, and according to rumors, this will happen in 2021, and apparently, at least two iPhone 2021 models will have screens. OLEDs are equipped with very low-power LTPO technology, paving the way for very high 120Hz content.
Apple has used this technology in the display of the Apple Watch 5 Series. The technology reduces the refresh rate of the Apple Watch by almost zero when the data is not displayed on the screen. In fact, LTPO offers a more efficient back panel that turns on and off the various pixels of the display, making battery life more efficient.
Samsung will reportedly supply OLED displays with polycrystalline thin-film transistors along with LG, and BOE (a Chinese display company) will offer some display orders for standard iPhone 13 models. Apple will also use Y-OCTA display technology, which allows touchscreen circuits to be mounted on an OLED screen without the need for a separate layer. This results in a thinner display, which is more economical, creating extra space for more components and a larger battery. It is claimed that the iPhone 13 will have an always-on feature due to its low-power display, and like the same feature on the Apple Watch, it will consume very little battery power. In this case, notifications are displayed; But the screen does not turn on completely.
According to tradition, Apple will probably use the most up-to-date A-Series processors in the heart of its latest handsets every year. The chip is likely to be built using its longtime partner TSMC’s improved five-nanometer manufacturing process, and Apple has reportedly ordered 100 million units of the chip this year.
So far, no further details on the specifications of this processor have been released; But it is possible to guess that, as in previous years, the beating heart of the new iPhones will be equipped with six CPU cores, including four low-power cores for light processing and four strong cores for heavy processing, and finally four graphics cores (GPU). , Will ensure the best performance in graphic content. In addition, other components such as neural motor, image signal processor (ISP), machine learning, etc. will be improved. According to TSMC, the company’s improved 5-nanometer manufacturing process reduces energy consumption by 15 to 20 percent.
Apple unveiled the iPhone 12 family with support for the fifth generation of mobile networks (5G). The tech giant will use the company’s X55 modems to provide 5G technology after the agreement with Qualcomm and will support two sub-6GHz and mmWave frequencies in the United States. According to reports, the iPhone 13 will expand mmWave high-speed connectivity in other countries by using compatible antennas.
Millimeter waves (mmWave) are a set of 5G frequencies that deliver very fast speeds over short distances. This feature makes them ideal options for dense urban areas. In addition, there is 5G technology with a frequency of less than 6 GHz, which is generally slower than mmWave; But it produces wider signals with longer wavelengths, which makes it a better choice for suburban and rural areas.
looking to order large numbers of mmWave antennas and double the number of related equipment suppliers. This may indicate that iPhone 13 models will have mmWave technology in all areas. Countries like the UK, Germany, Canada, China, and Japan all have growing mmWave networks and can take advantage of 5G faster iPhone 13.
In February 2020, Qualcomm introduced the third generation of its 5G modems, the Snapdragon X60, which is expected to be used in the iPhone 2021, and this trend is likely to continue with the use of the X65 and X70 modems in the iPhone 14 and 15. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 is based on a five-nanometer process.
This modem requires less space than the X55 modem and offers higher energy efficiency. It also allows 5G mmWave and below 6GHz data to be improved simultaneously for better speed and coverage. In addition, the modem offers a maximum download speed of 7.5 Gbps and uploads of up to 3 Gbps, and finally supports Bluetooth 5.2 with two antennas and an aptX codec to improve the sound of headphones and Bluetooth speakers.
From next year, Apple will use flexible CCTV battery technology in its iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini to reduce 5G costs. Apple had previously used “flexible circuits” technology for LTE antennas in the iPhone 8; But now it is expected to use them for battery circuits as well. This technology is also known as LCP Soft Board; This technology, or liquid crystal polymer, can be a flexible alternative to conventional “printed circuit board” panels, resulting in faster data transfer and much less latency. Adopting a flexible circuit design reduces the cost of the iPhone and reduces costs by 30 to 40 percent compared to the iPhone 12 printed circuit board.
Wi-Fi 6E standard
According to analysts, the iPhone 13 models may support the Wi-Fi 6E standard, and Skyworks is likely to mass-produce this type of chip. Wi-Fi 6E offers all the features and capabilities of Wi-Fi 6, including higher performance, low latency, and high data transfer speed; The only difference is that Wi-Fi 6E widely supports 6 GHz bandwidth, which in turn increases bandwidth and creates less interference for the device equipped with this chip.
Extensive Wi-Fi support can be considered a significant improvement; But it’s more of an investment in the future, and as long as more Wi-Fi 6E-supported hardware is released and used, it will be an academic breakthrough rather than a really useful one.
Battery and storage memory
Apple used smaller batteries in the iPhone 12 collection compared to the iPhone 11; But it is said that the iPhone 13 models will have larger batteries, which can lead to more charging and improve the user experience of the new phones. In addition, the use of LTPO displays and the new 5nm modem will not be ineffective in increasing charging. Apple is said to be using new space-saving schemes, such as integrating the SIM card slot with a minibar and reducing the thickness of the front optical module to create more space to accommodate a larger battery.
According to leaked information, the battery capacity of the iPhone 13 mini will increase by 8% from 2227 to 2406 mAh; While the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro will experience a 9.9% increase and will offer a battery capacity of 3095 mAh. By comparison, the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are equipped with a 2815 mAh lithium polymer battery. It is said that the iPhone 13 Pro Max will have the most changes. Apple’s biggest phone in 2021 will be powered by a dual battery with a capacity of 4,352 mAh, which is 18% more than the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Apple’s storage (ROM) options range from 64GB NVMe to 256GB on the iPhone 12 and 12 Mini; While for the Pro models, this range goes up one step, starting from 128 GB and increasing to 512 GB. Now, there are a few brief rumors that the iPhone 13 Pro models will have a maximum of 1 terabyte of storage space; It should be noted, however, that this rumor has not yet been confirmed by a credible source; Therefore, we have to wait for more credible news for its accuracy.
Supports reverse charging and Magsafe recovery
If you remember, in 2019, there were rumors about the reverse wireless charging feature in the iPhone 11 family; But in the end, Apple unveiled and launched these phones without the mentioned feature. Apple is said to have put the hardware needed to use wireless charging inside the iPhone 11, but apparently disabled it for some reason. A recent revelation by Max Weinbach claims that the tech giant will finally equip the iPhone 13 with the feature in question.
When Apple introduced the iPhone 12 family, it unveiled the MagSafe charger, which uses the magnets used on the back of new iPhones to connect wirelessly to the phone and charge it. The Magsafe wireless charging system allows the iPhone 12 series to be charged wirelessly at 15 watts, which is almost twice as fast as third-party wireless charging. However, Apple can take this 15-watt iPhone to the next level.
According to Weinbach sources, Apple could use a much larger coil (induction coil) in the iPhone 13. The larger coil increases the surface area used for wireless charging, which has many advantages. This includes ease of managing heat accumulation as well as the possibility of using higher charging speeds. The size of the charging coil may also enable the iPhone to charge other devices in reverse charge mode. This feature allows users to charge products such as the AirPad wireless charging case using the back surface of the iPhone (coil location).
IPhone 13 camera
With the growing popularity of social media and the consequent popularity of better cameras on smartphones, significant camera improvements will continue in 2021, and the iPhone will be no exception. The tech giant is looking to equip an entire iPhone 13 model with Sensor-Shift optical image stabilization and dramatically increase image stability. As a reminder, Apple only uses the new sensor-shift stabilization technology in the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
According to Barclays analysts, all four iPhone 13 models will be equipped with an upgraded ultraviolet camera with an improved f / 1.8 aperture lens that absorbs more light than the current f / 2.4 aperture lens, giving a much better final image. The user puts. Also, autofocus is expected to improve. However, Mingchi Ko believes that the upgrade will be limited to the iPhone 13 Pro models.
The analyst also claims that Apple plans to upgrade the telephoto camera of the flagship iPhones (possibly Pro models) from six-piece to seven-piece lenses next year. Introduced last year with the iPhone 12, the seven-piece lens sits on top of the widescreen module to increase light collection and reduce color distortion, compared to the f / 1.8 aperture with a f / 1.6 aperture. It brings. Apple is also expected to equip all rear cameras with these lenses in the coming years.
Currently, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the only phone in this family that uses a 1.7-inch sensor with 47% larger dimensions compared to the Pro model, which comes with a new 7-piece lens with an aperture of f / 1.6 of about 87% light. It attracts more. Apple could easily have added more pixels to the iPhone’s camera sensor, But instead, he has done something different. The iPhone 12 Pro Max camera sensor has larger pixels than other iPhones, which are called photosites. Larger photosites can capture more light, resulting in better, lower-noise images, and as such, this feature will be extended to all iPhone 13 models.
In addition, recent reports indicate that Apple intends to equip the iPhone 13 Pro Max with a lens with an aperture of f / 1.5 and a wide viewing angle, and potentially increase the quality of images in low-light environments. Other models, including the iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, will use a wide-angle lens with f / 1.6 aperture, similar to the lens used in the iPhone 12 family. Like current iPhones, the wide-angle camera has a seven-piece lens to optimize light collection and reduce color distortion, and it looks like Apple will equip the rear cameras of all iPhone models with seven-piece lenses in the coming years.
Moving on from the camera hardware specs, it is expected that Apple will change the layout of the overall camera module lens in the standard version of the iPhone 12. Using standard images and replicas, standard iPhone 13 models, like the previous generation, are equipped with a square camera module; But the main difference is the different arrangement of the lenses, with each lens apparently located along with the upper and lower corners of the overall camera module, and the space between the lenses slightly increased. In contrast, Peruvian models have retained the same arrangement as last year, and the space between the lenses has only slightly increased. At first glance, this change may not be so important; But Apple’s goal is probably to fix one of the major problems with the iPhone 12 series camera, called the Feller lens.
One of the whistleblowers, Max Weinbach, claims that the iPhone 13’s camera will be capable of astronomical photography to capture the sky. It is believed that there is a special mode that is activated when the iPhone is pointed at the sky, allowing the device to detect the moon, stars, and other artifacts and adjust the exposure accordingly. He also says that the new iPhone models are capable of capturing portrait movies. Of course, Weinbach is not a credible source; Therefore, this rumor should be viewed with some skepticism.
According to previous rumors, it is predicted that the range of use of the slider sensor in the 2021 iPhones could expand; Because the supply chain has generally considered more orders of lateral sensor components for the time period in question. In fact, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max rear camera sensor have been borrowed from the iPad Pro 2020, and it is expected that the early iPhone 13 models will also benefit from it. However, Mingchi Ko and Barclays analysts claim that the sensor will be limited to Peruvian models. In fact, Laydar measures the light distance and depth of objects in one place to draw a range five meters away. This feature provides more accurate augmented reality experiences and improves autofocus in low light locations.
IPhone 13 unveiling date
Many industries, including the smartphone industry, suffered huge losses after the Coronavirus spread worldwide, changing people’s lifestyles and shutting down many businesses. This has become very expensive for some companies, such as Apple. The tech giant has faced many challenges in the process of manufacturing and manufacturing iPhone 12 models in 2020 due to the epidemic and, consequently, the closure of production centers, which led it to launch new iPhones in two stages. Now, with more stable conditions and reduced logistics problems, Apple will be able to launch iPhone 13 models according to its regular schedule and traditional events, along with products such as the Apple Watch, new iPads, and more.
Price of iPhone 13
Price is one of the most important components in choosing a phone, and Apple will probably adopt the same price tag on its latest phones as the iPhone 12 family; Therefore, the standard models (iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13) are expected to be priced at $ 699 and $ 829, respectively, and on the other hand, the tech giant is thought to be the top model for the fifth consecutive year, including the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13. Launch the Pro Max for $ 999 and $ 1099; Of course, it should be noted that the price tag is related to the basic versions, and naturally, the price increases due to the increase in storage memory.
Take a look at future iPhones
If we consider the iPhone 2021 as the Model S, the iPhone 2022 will be the next major version, and Apple is expected to make major changes to the design of this phone. iPhones will no longer be cut, and instead, Apple may use a slot to hide the selfie camera and existing sensors that are currently used on some Android devices, including Samsung smartphones. It is also possible that the face sensors will be moved below the display or integrated with the small top edge of the device.
Barclays analysts claim that Apple intends to introduce Flight Time Technology (TOF) technology for the Face ID, which will lead to fundamental changes to the TrueDepth front camera array view. Earlier, we said that the iPhone 13 will probably be equipped with a fingerprint sensor under the screen; But otherwise, it is expected that at least one advanced iPhone will be equipped with this type of touch ID by 2023, and in addition, a periscope telephoto camera and a full-screen display without a cutout will most likely be unveiled by that year.
The iPhone 13 Pro’s ultraviolet camera is expected to make improvements, and according to Mingchi Ko, all iPhone 2022 models will receive the same upgraded version. Future iPhones are expected to be equipped with a periscope lens to improve magnification, But it is not clear which of the 2022 to 2023 iPhones will use the new Periscope lenses. However, it can be said with certainty that Apple is very determined to use this type of lens in iPhones.
Apple is said to have encountered difficulties and challenges in building its own periscope camera system; Because many of the technologies required have been patented by other companies, Apple is instead considering buying parts from other manufacturers. For example, Samsung owns a technology called “ball type actuator” that is used in many periscope lenses. It goes without saying that the periscope lens allows for 10x optical zoom.
Mingchi Ko believes that the development of the rear camera in the Pro iPhone 2022 models will focus on telephoto lenses, and they will be upgraded from the current six-piece lens to a seven-piece lens. He believes the iPhone 2022 will use a single-body design that integrates the camera’s audio coil motor with its lens array, compared to current modules that use similar components separately, and that the new design could finally free up the device’s interior. Slow down and increase the resistance of the device.
The tech giant is predicted to be severely testing and faucet heating (VC) heating systems for use in the next generation of iPhones, and evidence suggests that Apple has made it possible to use the technology in iPhones. Currently, there are smartphones from companies such as Samsung, Razer, and LG that use steam chamber technology to keep the device cool during high pressure.
will most likely incorporate steam chamber technology into the heart of future iPhones; It should be noted, however, that this is the case if Apple’s business partners deliver the technology to Apple in a timely manner and there is no particular logistical problem in supplying it. In general, steam chamber (VC) technology involves the evaporation of a liquid (usually water) in a heat pipe or heat-retaining structure that travels through the chassis of the device.
In the process of this system, the heat generated by the high-pressure processors and other electronic components leads to the evaporation of the liquid into the vapor, which, by transferring to low-pressure regions, distributes the heat energy evenly through the evaporation chamber. Eventually, the fins or other condenser objects remove heat from the steam and return it to the liquid state, transferring the process back to high-pressure areas through capillary action.
It is not clear whether the steam chamber heating system meets Apple’s high needs, But Koo is optimistic about the reliability improvement program and expects at least some of the more advanced iPhone 2022 models to use the technology.
Build a dedicated 5G modem
As mentioned earlier, Apple is dependent on Qualcomm for the needs of its product communication modems, including the 5G modem in the iPhone 12. In February 2021, the American chip designer giant introduced the Snapdragon X65 as the world’s first 10 Gigabit 5G modem. Apparently, Apple is not going to use the X65 in the iPhone 2021 family of phones, and it is possible that the use of this modem is planned for 2022 and the iPhone 14. Meanwhile, rumors have been circulating about the use of Apple’s proprietary 5G modems in iPhones. Recent reports suggest that in order to reduce its dependence on business partners such as Qualcomm, Apple plans to install its first cellular modem in all iPhone 2023 models.
In fact, the relationship between Apple and Qualcomm has been shaky in recent years. Apple sued Qualcomm in 2017 over patent licensing costs, and finally, after years of disagreement, the two companies reached an agreement. The Cupertino-based tech giant used Intel “baseband” hardware from 2016 to 2018; But Intel is said to have been unable to deliver 5G technology in a timely manner until 2020, prompting an agreement between Apple and Qualcomm.
With the agreement between Qualcomm and Apple, Intel stopped developing its 5G modem technology and eventually sold its patent portfolio and 5G modem division with more than 2,200 employees to Apple for $ 1 billion. Beyond the intellectual property of Intel’s modem division, Apple has recruited engineering talent from Qualcomm and other key players in the industry over the past few years.
In general, rumors of Apple’s interest in modem technology date back to 2014; But recent reports indicate that Apple has significantly strengthened its proprietary modem production plans while suing Qualcomm in court. Also, Johnny Saruji, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware, announced that the company is planning to develop and build mobile modems for use on iPhones, iPads, and other devices.