Apple’s next flagship, the iPhone 13, is just weeks away from its official launch that is expected in September. A new report from Apple leaker Mark Gurman (88.8% accurate) shows that the company is bringing major camera upgrades in the form of ProRes video recording, portrait videos, and a new filter system.
“Apple Inc.’s next iPhone lineup will get at least three major new camera and video-recording features, which the company is betting will be key enticements to upgrade from earlier models. The new handsets will include a video version of the phone’s Portrait mode feature, the ability to record video in a higher-quality format called ProRes, and a new filters-like system that improves the look and colors of photos, according to people familiar with the matter. The camera features are seen as some of the biggest selling points for the iPhone 12’s successor, which is expected to go on sale in the next several weeks.” says Bloomberg.
Apple Pro-Res is a very high-quality video codec, that helps retain more information in smaller disk space. This allows users to have a lot more editing freedom to the footage in post-production while also reducing file size. It is a very important feature to have and is one Apple is proud of.
With iPhone 13, Apple will also introduce Portrait video. Until now, we have seen portrait photos with the bokeh effect (blurred background/clear subject) on almost all modern smartphones. Apple is planning to bring the same effect to videos as well this year. This effect will have to be added frame by frame, with very clear edge detection, making it one of the heaviest actions on the processor of the device.
Gurman also reports a new A15 chip, faster refresh rates (only on “Pro” models), a smaller notch, and a virtual launch event. As per Apple’s tradition, the iPhone 13 is to be launched in September and is going to shake up the smartphone market quite a lot.