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Hold off splurging on the iPhone 12! Here are 5 reasons why you should wait for the iPhone 13

By AYIE LICSI Published Aug 11, 2021 7:15 pm

The “ber” months are coming and they usually signal the most wonderful time of the year for Apple fans. Yes, it's time again for the launch of the latest iPhones!

Leaks aplenty (from reliable sources in the tech world) of the upcoming iPhone 13 have been surfacing online before the phone is even launched and so far, there are a lot of exciting features that make the new version worth the wait. Before you bust out your wallet for an iPhone 12 in the next months, consider holding off for the iPhone 13. Here are a few reasons why.

Better display

Although the iPhone 12 sported a flatter design than its predecessor to make the device sleeker, it still inherited the iPhone 11's huge notch. Rumors online, however, are pointing to a narrower notch that will give you bigger screen real estate than previous iPhones.

Meanwhile, screen sizes are likely to be the same with four models coming out: the standard iPhone 13, a mini, a Pro, and a Pro Max. The vast improvement display-wise comes in the form of the 120Hz refresh rate.

Having a higher and faster refresh rate makes videos, games, and scrolling more responsive and smoother. You will see and feel how fast your phone really is.

iPhone 13 render by EverythingApplePro.
Improved battery capacity

Apple has always seemed to be lacking in the iPhone's battery department. To give you a picture, the iPhone 12's battery size is at 2,815mAh while other cheaper Androids in the market pack 5,000mAh batteries.

It is reported, though, that Apple is working on making the iPhone's battery life better for longer use. A leaker has tipped that the iPhone 13 Pro Max might be getting a big 4,352mAh battery—a big upgrade from the 12 Pro Max's 3,687mAh one.

Finally, an Always-on Display mode

Always-on Display, a staple in most Android devices, makes looking at key info at a glance, like the time or notifications, easier. Bloomberg said that the newest models are slated to get this feature, but it isn't clear yet if it will be unique to the Pro versions or not.

Cameras just keep getting better

It looks like the Pro and Pro Max models will still have a triple camera setup, but based on dummies from an Unbox Therapy video, the 13 Pro's lenses will be bigger. This spells better performance in low-light situations.

As for camera modes, the new iteration is tipped to get an astrophotography feature that will allow it to shoot the sky and stars better. There will also be a new portrait video mode so you can get that creamy bokeh effect on your videos, too.

iPhone 13 Pro Max (dummy) vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max lenses on Unbox Therapy.
More colorways

The iPhone 12 got cool colorways like the purple one released earlier in the year. Hopefully, we'll get more colors that are fun and unique that will make the iPhone 13 stand out.

So far, renders are showing that the new iPhone could come in Sunset Gold, Bubble Gum Pink, Orange, and Matte Black besides your usual black, white, space gray, and blue colors.

iPhone 13 in pink render by @allartist3d.

What about the price?

So far, tech sites are predicting that the iPhone 13 will cost as much as the iPhone 12 did during its launch, ranging from $699, $799, $999, and $1,099 from Mini to Pro Max. Supply chain market research firm TrendForce said it's likely that the 13 will be "relatively on par" with the 12 as far as price goes.

In the Philippines, prices could start at P43,990—given that the 13 will follow the same launch price.

Thumbnail and banner photos from @allartist3d and EverythingApplePro