The iPhone 13 Pro will have some sweet new camera tricks, including Portrait video mode.
We’re a month away from Apple releasing the next generation of iPhones, which usually arrive in late September. A new report from Mark Gurman at Bloomberg has interesting information on the camera capabilities of high-end iPhone 13 Pro models.
Those camera updates will be a huge draw, as the rest of the phone won’t get a lot of mods this generation. Apple’s A15 chip will power them, the screen notch is being lowered slightly, and the screen may have new technology that allows for faster refresh rates for smoother scrolling. They may or may not be the rumored 120Hz ProMotion displays, like those in the iPad Pro range.
Those screens will be the same size as the iPhone 12 lineup, with a 5.4-inch ‘mini’ screen, a 6.1-inch standard and Pro screen, and a 6.7-inch Pro screen.
The feature that is rumored to appeal to most users is the expansion of Portrait mode to video recording. That means Apple has found a way to blur the background while recording, possibly from the data produced by the LiDAR scanner.
If that’s true, it also promises better background blur for still images, reducing the number of errors the current method produces.
Videographers will be delighted to hear that Apple is bringing the ability to record in its ProRes video format to the iPhone 13 Pro range. That has become an industry standard since Apple first created it a year ago. decade, and Apple keeps adding features like 8K video support. It is also the preferred format for editors using Apple’s Final Cut Pro.
Apple is also reportedly bringing a new “filter” system to the camera app, which promises better color reproduction. Expect plenty of AI buzzwords when Apple talks about them at launch.
Apple typically announces new iPhones in September, although last year’s launch was delayed until early October due to the pandemic. Will this year’s event be similarly delayed? We’ll probably find out in the next few weeks.
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