Every year at this time, there are an ever-increasing number of, and 2021 is no exception. The and yet there are already a plethora of , which may be . (Or it could be the iPhone 12S, or just the “iPhone” like the . Maybe it will be the iPhone 21 because it’s 2021?)
I gathered the newest and most persistent rumors about the, specs and features (and we’ve got more intel on the , a , and ) and figured out what the iPhone 13 needs in order to be a success. Consider this an iPhone 13 wish list.
iPhone 13 might get a bigger battery
The first rumor is that the iPhone 13 will get a bigger battery. iPhone 12’s battery life is good. In use, both the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro lasted a day no problem. In our battery test with looped video playing in airplane mode the 12 Pro lasted 15 hours, 56 minutes and the iPhone 12 lasted 17 hours, 14 minutes.
But it’s far from the best battery life we’ve seen. The, with its 4,500-mAh battery, lasted 18 hours and 3 minutes in the same test. The Galaxy S21 Ultra and its 5,000-mAh battery lasted 22 hours and 57 minutes. And both of those phones have a high refresh rate display which can tax the battery even more.
While Apple never reveals the capacity of the batteries inside the iPhone, sites like iFixIt, which sells kits to replace batteries, show that an iPhone 12 and 12 Pro use a 2,815-mAh battery. What’s brilliant is Apple gets so much life from that small battery purely through the efficiency on its A-series processors and iOS.
Now imagine applying those efficiencies to a larger physical battery. This is a rumor that I hope is true and think the next iPhone needs. I mean, who doesn’t want better battery life?
Pro Motion could come to the iPhone 13’s screen
Since 2017, the iPad Pro has had a 120Hz refresh rate. Now…