Tomorrow at 7 pm, it is time again for Apple’s fall event. Traditionally, the new iPhones will be introduced then, version 13 meanwhile. The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max will have up to 1 terabyte of storage for the first time. For the other renewed models, the storage capacity of 64GB will disappear. That’s what analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts, who previously suggested that the iPhone 13 might also support satellite connectivity. Here’s what we already know about the iPhone 13 that will be announced tomorrow. Or think we know, as surprises are never out of the question at Apple.
The iPhone 13 Pro (6.1 inches) and Pro Max (6.7 inches) will be available with 1TB of storage, according to Kuo. That is a first for Apple, which follows competitors such as Samsung. Two other models are expected to be presented: the ‘regular’ iPhone 13 (6.1 inches) and the iPhone 13 mini (5.4 inches). The suspected configurations are: 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. That means Apple is moving away from the basic storage capacity of 64GB.
The new devices will most likely be equipped with a faster processor (A15 chip) and with improved cameras. Includes a ‘portrait video function’, which allows you to adjust the depth of field effect of a video, and an ‘astrophotography function’ to take better pictures of the universe. The wide-angle lens and optical zoom for video recording are also improved.
The screen of the new iPhones Pro would be a 120HZ, which means that the image is refreshed 120 times per second. Now that’s half. Furthermore, the ‘notch’, the notch at the top that is necessary for technological gadgets such as Face ID, would become smaller.
And then the most notable potential novelty: the support for satellite connectivity. The reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has already mentioned this.
According to Bloomberg, this functionality may be technically already incorporated into the hardware of the iPhone 13, but we should not expect the software for this year.
It is also not about real satellite telephones, with which you could just call anyone from a location where you have no other network connection. You could, writes Bloomberg, only send emergency messages and SOS signals from such a location.
It is rumored that the Apple Watch 7 will get a faster processor (S7) and a new design, unlike the iPhones. There is talk of a larger and flatter screen, more in line with that of the iPhone and iPad.
The screen itself will only be 1 mm larger, but at the same time, the edges will be reduced, and the resolution increased. New watch faces and straps would also be in the pipeline.
We can also expect new AirPods. They will be more like the AirPods Pro. With that, the AirPods are only on the third update – and the largest – since their launch in 2016.
Apple may also propose the new iPad mini, with a larger screen and smaller bezels. The entry-level version of the regular iPad – the ninth generation – would be thinner and faster.
Finally, the tech giant from Cupertino may announce a new MacBooks Pro of 14 and 16 inches. They would be equipped with Apple’s own M1 chip, mini LED screens, and the Magsafe charger. And: no more Touch Bar.