iPhone 13 Pro Leaks Tease Portrait Video Mode, Bigger Wireless Charging Coil: Specs, Release Date, More Rumors

The iPhone 13 will finally be launched in a few months and as the rumored release date comes nearer, more and more design leaks are showing up.

iPhone 13 Pro Leaks: Portrait Video Mode, Bigger Wireless Charging Coil, and Other Rumors


The iPhone 13 Max will get a larger lens compared to the other three in the lineup, and the iPhone Pro will also support a larger lens that is just half a millimeter smaller.

Weinbach reportedlty confirmed that portrait video mode will be integrated into the native camera application, like how FaceTime for iOS 15 offers the feature. Phone Arena shared that Portrait mode for video will only be available on iPhones and iPads running on Apple’s A12 processor or newer. This means iPhone models XS/XR or older will not be able to access this feature despite being able to support the new iOS 15. iPhone SE 2020 users will be able to get this cool new feature at a budget-friendly cost.


As for iPhone cameras, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max will be with autofocus on the upgraded ultra-wide lens. Users should also expect upgraded low light performance and sensor-shift stabilization to offer crisper and clearer photos even at night.

Another change coming for the iPhone 13 is the larger wireless charging coil. Weinbach presumed this is to compensate for the stronger MagSafe magnets.

As Everything Apple Pro noted, from an engineering perspective, it will offer better heat management and perhaps even higher wattage. This means faster charging when opting for a wireless charge. It could also be for reverse wireless charging, although this isn’t confirmed. Reverse Wireless charging allows users to charge other Qi devices like your AirPods and Apple Watch by simply placing it on top of the back of your iPhone.

Previous rumors of LiDAR sensors for all models seem to be scrapped and LiDar will be exclusively offered to the Pro models. The one terabyte storage for the iPhone 13 Pro models is also scrapped, with the largest storage still being 512 gigabytes for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max while the base model and mini will be getting 256 GB maximum.


iPhone 13 Release Date

No exact release date has been confirmed by Apple, but save for the iPhone 12 release date that was pushed back due to the pandemic, the iPhone 12 could follow the same schedule as its predecessors.

Typically, iPhone releases happen in September, usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday. The announcement would happen, give or take, a week and a half before that. Releases usually fall on a Friday around the third week of September.