Gurman reiterates plans for iPhone 13 including 120Hz screen, ProRes, more

Iphone 13 Render Camera Closup
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What you need to know

  • Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has outlined plans for next month's iPhone 13 launch.
  • The same screen sizes as the iPhone 12 lineup are expected.
  • Smaller notch, a 120Hz screen, and more are expected.

Apple is likely to announce new iPhones in as little as 4 weeks and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has again shared details about what we should expect from the big iPhone 13 refresh.

Writing in the weekly Power On newsletter, Gurman reiterated much of what we have been hearing in recent months, but it's still worth running through what we could be hearing Apple announce in September.

Let's dive in.

  • The iPhone 13 lineup is expected to look similar to the outgoing iPhone 12 one. That means a 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini alongside a 6.1-inch iPhone 13 making up the mid-range devices. Above those, a 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max.
  • The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models are expected to feature a new 120Hz ProMotion display, enabling smoother scrolling and overall improved on-screen movements.
  • The infamous notch is expected to shrink across the board.
  • A new Portrait mode for video, dubbed Cinematic Mode, is expected to bring improved video recording. ProRes support is also in the cards, according to Gurman.
  • All the new devices are expected to be powered by an Apple A15 chip that has the same number of cores as the A14.

All of this will make iPhone 13 the best iPhone ever, especially for photographers and videographers. Apple will likely announce the new devices next month, with a release coming a week or so after the big unveiling.

Apple has a big few weeks on its hands. It's still dealing with the aftermath of its botched CSAM announcement and still has new AirPods, Apple Watch, and more hardware to announce before 2021 comes to a close.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.