New iPhone 13 Pro black color and camera features leaked

The rumor: A batch of new iPhone 13 rumors have been shared by Max Weinbach (69.1% accurate, via EverythingApplePro)

  • The updated color for Pro models is apparently closest to hex code 121212, which will be a darker version of the current Graphite
  • A new electronic stabilization system known as “warp” may involve subject tracking and would be available across all resolutions and frame rates

Our take: Two small tidbits from this latest info drop, but the new black seems like it will actually be black. Giving me iPhone 5 slate vibes.

New video shows hands-on look at iPhone 13 mini & iPhone 13 Pro Max models

The leak: The first hands-on look at some iPhone 13 models has been shared by EverythingApplePro.

  • The embedded video below shows EAP going hands-on with 3D-printed CAD models for iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • The notable changes year-over-year? Larger camera modules that protrude more, a new camera layout on the mini, and small changes to button locations on the side of the devices

Our take: These CAD leaks seem be on-par with the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro leaks from earlier this week. Seeing this hands-on really shows how big the new camera setups will be…

Apple’s first 2021 releases may include new tablet, accessory and wearable products

The rumors: Apple’s April product releases will include a tablet, wearable and accessory, according to Max Weinbach (67.1% accurate).

  • Tablet: a new iPad Pro (with Mini-LED on the 12.9-inch, 5G, upgraded cameras and Thunderbolt support)
  • Wearable: “likely new seasonal Apple Watch bands” (new Solo Loop colors)
  • Accessory: AirTags, Apple’s long-awaited tracking accessory

Our take: Only new info here is about the Apple Watch bands, which Apple does just about every year. Wouldn’t it be wild if the new watch band was an indigo color?

AirTags dimensions leaked (they’re tiny), estimated to cost $39

The rumor: The sizing and potential pricing for AirTags has been leaked by details for AirT Max Weinbach (67.1% accurate, via EAP).

  • The exact dimensions may be 32mm x 32mm x 6mm (see a comparison to a penny here)
  • A retail source, who Weinbach cites, suggests AirTags could retail for $39 each

Our take: AirTags are smaller than I thought they would be. Like they’re really small. Also, I’ll be surprised if they are only $39 per tag…

iPhone 13 may get new orange and matte black colors, upgraded Portrait Mode & more

The rumors: Apple is working on better cameras and upgraded colors for the 2021 iPhones, according to Max Weinbach (67.1% accurate, via EAP).

  • Tweaked camera module: The lenses will protrude less but will still individually stick out, and the overall bump depth could be reduced
    • Front-facing camera microphone getting improved noise cancellation and and “clearer-audio”
    • Better optical image stabilization
    • Upgraded Portrait Mode with better edge detection
  • New colors: Apple is reportedly tweaking Space Gray to look closer to black and a new orange/bronze color is also in testing
  • Stainless steel edges on Pro models may be more fingerprint resistant

Our take: The new orange color could look pretty cool…it’s certainly something we’ve never seen on iPhone before. Overall though, these rumors broadly speak to this absolutely being an ‘S year.’

Hands-on video of iPhone 12 chassis leaked

The leak: Ahead of release sometime next month, we have our clearest look yet at what the final design for the iPhone 12 may be, according to EverythingApplePro.

  • The casing shown in the video is apparently a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro
  • A LiDAR sensor is sitting below the same triple camera layout as last year
  • There’s also what looks to be a magnetic cutout inside the phone and a new 5G antenna area on the side

Our take: EverythingApplePro says that this is a legitimate chassis. At first it looked off to me, but then I found some older photos of other iPhone chassis. They’re pretty comparable in the sense that they are both rough around the edges and don’t look as close to the end product as you would think.

iPhone 6s rear casing courtesy of Sonny Dickson

iPhone 12 Pro Max images show UI changes, same-size notch

The leak: New images of a prototype iPhone 12 Pro Max have surfaced, courtesy of EverythingApplePro and Max Weinbach (39.1% accurate).

  • Notch size is unchanged in these new images
  • The bezels shown on the iPhone 12 Pro Max are quite thick
  • A larger 6.7-inch display allows for more information on display
    • AM/PM notation
    • Tweaked battery icon

Our take: This leak corroborates the other iPhone 12 Pro Max screenshots shared prior. I love the AM/PM notation as it seems Apple is taking advantage of the extra screen space. However, I am extremely disappointed to see that notch is the same size as before.

New iPhone 12 CAD models show updated design, no smaller notch

The news: Newly revealed iPhone 12 schematics show a much different device than previously expected, according to EverythingApplePro.

  • The notch isn’t shrinking (same size as iPhone X)
  • Tweaked camera layout replicates iPhone 11 Pro design with LiDAR sensor below
    • LiDAR may now be exclusive to the 6.7-inch model
  • ‘Smart Connector’ area is actually the 5G antenna cutout

Our take: While this is not seemingly the final design, it’s certainly concerning that the notch isn’t any smaller in these fresh CAD files. That was one of the most anticipated upgrades for the iPhone 12 series that I would hate to see not make the cut. Plus, LiDAR only the 6.7-inch model? Doesn’t make sense why Apple would do that.