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Forget the iPhone 12! What will the iPhone 13 be like?

iPhone 12 Pro
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The release of the iPhone 12 had been highly anticipated and long-awaited – and it looks like the distant 2021 announcement of the iPhone 13 will be exactly the same. We've already begun hearing rumors about Apple's plans for the iPhone 13 – even though it's not likely to arrive until at least September 2021. 

Some of the most interesting rumors come from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He predicts that the iPhone 13 series will also come in four different handset options, just like the iPhone 12 does. He also said that the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will receive a significant upgrade to their camera modules, compared to the iPhone 12 models.

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According to Ming-Chi Kuo, via GSMArena, the iPhone 13 Pro models will have a camera upgrade with an f/1.8 ultra wide lens with six elements and autofocus. This could provide a significant improvement over the current iPhone 12 Pro models, which currently offer ultra wide lenses with an f/2.4 aperture, only five elements and fixed focus. 

At present, there's no word from Kuo on whether the two affordable iPhone 13 will have camera upgrades as well. We're also yet to hear any leaks on other potential iPhone 13 specs. There were a few features that many pundits were hoping for in the iPhone 12 that never materialized, such as high refresh rate screens, under-display fingerprint scanners and a smaller front-facing camera notch. It's possible that we might see one, some or all of these features in next year's iPhone 13 – but only time will tell.

In the meantime, the iPhone 12 family are definitely some of the best camera phones around – not the mention the best iPhones for photography. We'll be interested to see how the iPhone 13 measures up… 

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