IPhone 13 will have an always-on display and astrophotography mode

New rumors about Apple's next home smartphone: iPhone 13 will have an always-on display and improved astrophotography mode for perfect shots of the starry sky

The next iPhone will finally have an always-on display, allowing you to view the time and battery charge status just like on the Apple Watch. In addition, the Apple smartphone would feature an improved astrophotography mode for perfect night sky shots compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The latest rumors come from leaker Max Weinbach, who posted a new video on his EveryThingApplePro channel. If the name of the device is still uncertain, between those who lean towards iPhone 13 and those for iPhone 12s, the news of the display would be more than plausible. On the design front, however, no innovations are expected: only adjustments to the matte finish to make it less slippery. The other rumors about the camera instead come from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, always well-informed when it comes to Apple products: the iPhone 13 camera with f/1.8 aperture will switch directly to astrophotography mode simply by framing the starry sky for spectacular night shots.

iPhone 13: how the always-on display will look like

For the leaker, the new Apple smartphone will be equipped with a 120 Hz ProMotion display, a feature that was introduced for the new iPad Pro, and based on LTPO technology, which will allow to use the always-on display feature already available for Apple Watch Series 5 and 6.

The new feature, however, will offer few customization options and seems to look like a version of the lock screen, but with dimmed brightness. The display in always-on mode will always show time and battery level, while notifications will be displayed through icons and a special bar. When a notification arrives, then, it will appear normally but with one difference: the screen will not light up completely.

iPhone 13: no design innovations

Those hoping for a design revamp of Apple's smartphone, may be disappointed. According to Weinbach, the Cupertino id company has no significant changes planned: it might decide to refine the iPhones' matte black finish to make it less slippery, but nothing more.

iPhone 13: renewed astrophotography 

Rumors about the iPhone 13 camera, however, come from the well-informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple would be working on improving the ultra-wide-angle lens of the camera compartment, perhaps with an aperture of f/1.8. In addition, simply by pointing your iPhone to the night sky will activate the astrophotography mode, for spectacular shots thanks to longer exposure times and optimized graphics processing. There's also something new for videos, with support for recording in portrait mode and the ability to change the depth of field after capture.