Mark Gurman, journalist from Bloomberg, has revealed new details about the next iPhone 13, as well as relevant information about the launch of the long-awaited MacBook Pro with miniLED screen. Both devices could be announced later this year.
According to Gurman, The iPhone 13 will feature an “Always-on” screen Similar to Apple Watch Series 5 and later models. The always-on screen is activated when the device is in sleep mode and allows relevant information, such as the time and notifications, to be displayed at all times. It is a function highly anticipated by users, and that a priori can be implemented by software. However, Apple will combine it with hardware features to prevent the battery of the aforementioned models from draining quickly.
One of them is LTPO display. This technology, also present in Apple Watch, is capable of adapting the refresh rate and drastically reducing it when, for example, the screen does not detect a touch response. The iPhone 13 Pro is expected to arrive with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, while the iPhone 13 and 13 mini will maintain 60 Hz. In any case, all models would include LTPO displays, as well as OLED panels, which offer a better energy consumption.
iPhone 13 and MacBook Pro with mini-LED display later this year
Additionally, Gurman has revealed that the MacBook Pro with mini-LED screen will be launched during the months of September to November. The journalist assures that Apple had planned to announce them earlier, but had to delay the launch due to complications with the production of mini-LED technology. The MacBook Pro models Gurman refers to would be the 14-inch and 16-inch ones.
The mini-LED display It is already present in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. This technology, which is just a transition to OLED panels, offers better colors, purer blacks and better contrast compared to LCD panels.
MacBook Pros could come with a M1X chip, a generation more advanced than the current M1s that would offer higher performance, among other improvements. The latest reports ensure that Apple laptops will have a new design, as well as a slot for SD cards and an HDM port, two features highly requested by professionals.