What you need to know
- A new iPhone 13 Pro concept looks like just what we'd been hoping for.
- Touch ID returns in this latest concept.
Apple is very likely to announce the iPhone 13 later this year and today saw the arrival of a new concept that shows a pretty great iPhone. Now we just have to hope that this is indeed the kind of thing Apple ships in September of October.
The main feature addition I am absolutely here for is Touch ID. Apple could build it into the sleep/wake button or the screen, with the latter being exactly what this concept imagines.
Check it out!
The addition of a smaller notch is something we're all keen to see but it's one that will make less of an improvement than Touch ID, that's for sure. iOS 15 will no doubt be the software powering the new iPhones, as is the A15 processor. Just imagine how fast that will be!
Apple would normally announce a new iPhone lineup in September, although things were delayed a few weeks last year for obvious reasons. I'm hoping we get back to a September window in 2021, although that might cause issues with those on the Apple iPhone Upgrade Program because they won't have had their iPhone 12 handset for a year yet.
For now, we can only wait and see.
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.
All great except the no port thing. What will Apple do with all the people that have cars with wired CarPlay. I drive a 2017 E300. No way I am going to drop that much cake for a new car just to have CarPlay and the newest iPhone. They better have a plan or it will be a long time before I get a new iPhone.
Agreed, I use wired CarPlay in my truck and that would be a dealbreaker for me.
Same here. I use wired CarPlay and I won't be able to use it if Apple gets rid of the charging port. I don't see that happening, though.
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