The iPhone 13 series of phones from Apple is expected to feature significantly larger battery capacities this year, according to to report New from trusted leaker L0vetodream.
This comes in conjunction with the expectation that the iPhone 13 series phones will add new features that consume a lot of power, such as the ProMotion screen.
The upcoming iPhone lineup may include some models, such as iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, which are offered with up to 1TB of internal storage.
In addition, all models are supposed to feature a LiDAR sensor, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives said in an investor note.
The use case for LiDAR is somewhat limited in its current form. They are used in low-light and augmented reality photography only.
Apple has focused more on augmented reality in the past few years. And extending LiDAR to all iPhone models may be part of Apple’s plan to make augmented reality and the underlying technology for it more widespread.
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According to leaker Lovetodream, here are the battery stats for the iPhone 13 series compared to the current iPhone 12 capacities:
- iPhone 12 mini 2227 mAh.
- iPhone 13 mini 2406 mAh (8 percent increase).
- iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro 2815 mAh.
- iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro 3090 mAh (9.9 percent increase).
- iPhone 12 Pro Max 3687 mAh.
- iPhone 13 Pro Max 4352 mAh (18 percent increase).
It is reported that this is not the first time we have heard that the iPhone 13 series could contain larger batteries.
Trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported in March that the new series includes larger batteries, making each model heavier than its predecessor.
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iPhone 13 rumors:
Apple is said to be adopting new space-saving designs such as integrating the SIM card slot with the motherboard.
And there are a few factors to consider, as the size of the batteries themselves isn’t always a very useful metric for measuring iPhone battery life.
For example, the iPhone 12 series consumes more power than previous iPhones because the 5G connection can drain the battery quickly.
Rumors suggest that the new iPhone series supports ProMotion display technology and an always-on display, both of which may increase battery drain this year.
However, the important thing is that the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have adopted the new LTPO display technology to power the ProMotion display.
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And the combination of energy-efficient LTPO displays and increased battery sizes could increase battery life this year.
Earlier reports indicated that Samsung and LG have started producing OLED panels for phones, as it was said that Samsung is making ProMotion screens with a refresh rate of 120 Hz for the Pro models.
The two companies began production earlier last year at Apple’s request. The timing comes about one month ahead of Apple’s production schedules for the iPhone 12, although schedules were delayed at that time due to the Corona virus pandemic.
Reports out in May indicated that TSMC has started production of the A15 processor that will be used in the next iPhone lineup.
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Other rumors include claims that the new lineup is slightly thicker than previous models. There is a smaller notch for the front TrueDepth camera, and a larger notch for the rear camera.
Moving iPhones to LTPO allows them to offer refresh rates of 120Hz without significantly impacting battery life.
ProMotion has been a feature of the iPad Pro lineup since 2017, but not the iPhone because of the OLED technology.
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