iPhone 13 to have new matte finish on rear, always-on 120Hz display, Ultra Wide camera improvements, and Portrait Video Mode.

Apple YouTuber EverythingApplePro, in collaboration with reliable leaker Max Weinbach, has shared several exclusive leaks in a new video released to YouTube.

Firstly, Max Weinbach says that Apple will be adjusting the matte finish on the rear of the iPhone 13 Pro models. The new matte finish will be easier to grip due a softer matte finish, similar to the matte finish on the rear of the Google Pixel phones.

Additionally, Max Weinbach says that the long-awaited 120Hz display will be coming to only the Pro models of the 2021 iPhone. Additionally, Weinbach expects this display to have always-on capabilities, similar to the always-on display currently available on the Apple Watch. 

According to Max Weinbach:

“Always-On display will have minimal customisability. Current Design basically looks like a toned down lock screen. Clock and battery charge is always visible. Notifications seem to be displayed using a bar and icons. Upon receiving [a notification], the notification will pop up normally except the screen will not entirely light up. Instead, it will display it just like you’re used to right now, except dimmed down and only temporarily.”

Source: Max Weinbach and EverythingApplePro

The squared-chassis of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro will be remaining the same as the current iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro design. However, the MagSafe magnet array will be getting stronger. The increase in magnet strength is not expected to impact the thickness of the phone. 

The camera will also be getting some improvements, especially with astrophotography. According to Weinbach, there will be a new automatic astrophotography mode that will scan for stars and other objects, such as the moon, in the night sky. When the iPhone is pointed up at the sky, this mode will be activated automatically. 

The Ultra Wide camera across the entire iPhone 13 lineup is expected to get some sensor and lens improvements, especially in low-light performance. Weinbach clarifies that the lens will still be lower quality compared to the other lenses, but Apple would still like to improve the lens’ quality. 


The Apple A15 chip is allowing Portrait Video Mode to come to the iPhone 13. Unfortunately, there won’t be multiple portrait modes that you can choose from. Instead, there will be one single portrait video mode when recording. After the video has been recorded, you will be able to change the Depth of Field. 

For the Apple Watch Series 7, Weinbach says the rumoured glucose monitoring will not be coming, but is in development at Apple. He also says that Apple is working on Mental Health Monitoring, but it likely won’t launch until 2022.

Lastly, Weinbach says that the AirTags software is ready and is already embedded into iOS. He expects Apple to announce the AirTags in March or April of this year.

Based on recent rumours, it is possible that Apple will hold a virtual event in March to announce several new products, including AirTags, a new iPad Pro, and more M1 Macs, including an iMac and 16” MacBook Pro.


You can watch the full video from EverythingApplePro here:

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