As the announcement of Apple’s highly-anticipated iPhone 13 lineup gets closer, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives reported that Apple is set to release its smartphone line in the third week of September with an upgraded maximum storage option of 1TB for the Pro models.
Last year, the iPhone 12’s unveiling was pushed back to October due to pandemic-related delays; however, given the strong supply this year, it seems that Apple is now able to go back to its usual September release. Apple usually announces the next iPhone on a Tuesday, followed by a worldwide release the next Friday.
Several camera improvements will be one of the key features across all the iPhone 13 models, including “Cinematic Video”. Similar to Portrait Mode on FaceTime in the upcoming release of iOS 15, this feature captures video that focuses on the subject while blurring out the background. Apple is also planning to let professional videographers record in ProRes video format on the iPhone 13 Pro models, similar to ProRAW for photos. As previously mentioned, the upgraded storage from 512GB to 1TB on the Pro models will be beneficial with all of these advanced features, especially for ProRes editors.
In terms of hardware specs, the iPhone 13 Pro is expected to feature an upgraded 6-element lens for the ultra-wide camera as well as finally bringing autofocus support. Despite previous rumors from multiple sources, Ives expects the LiDAR Scanner to be standard across the entire iPhone 13 lineup.
All the iPhone 13 models are expected to be priced identically to last year’s respective iPhone 12 models.
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