iPhone 13 Pro Max: "its autonomy will be bestial"

iPhone 13 Pro Max: its autonomy will be bestial

iPhone 13 Pro Max

We are slowly approaching the launch date of the next generation of iPhone, Apple and its partners are already working on the production of the first components and obviously the leaks could not be missing.

Today's rumors tell us about the capacity of the battery and some other specifications of the future top of the Apple range: iPhone 13 Pro Max.

There are still a few months to go until the official announcement of the next generation of iPhone, but the rumor machine is already fully operational and rumors have started to arrive constantly.

After taking a first look at what the design of future smartphones should be, which will have a slightly retouched photographic module and a less conspicuous notch, today is the time to talk about some rumors circulated on the net about the possible technical specifications of the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

The source of these rumors is the now famous leaker Ice Universe (@UniverseIce), an inexhaustible source and rumors about future products coming to market.

iPhone 13 Pro Max 4352mAh

It will definitely use 120Hz, but if you use it at 60Hz, its battery life will be like a beast

- Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 4, 2021

According to the tweet published by Ice Universe, the next top-of-the-range smartphone from the Cupertino brand would have a battery from 4352mAh, a very encouraging figure when compared to the 3687mAh capacity of the battery of the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Also according to the source, iPhone 13 Pro Max will have a 120Hz display and the additional battery will to help autonomy, but it is rightly pointed out that if used with the display set at 60Hz the Apple smartphone could have a "bestial" autonomy.

The increased capacity of the cell, coupled with the software improvements in iOS 15 and the improved efficiency of the Apple A15 chip that will move the new iPhones, therefore promises sparks and we can't wait to hear more!

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iPhone 13: What to expect from Apple's upcoming iPhones

a row of cell phones: iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 rumored thickness compared. MacRumors © Provided by CNET iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 rumored thickness compared. MacRumors

With Apple's Spring Loaded event out of the way, the rumor mill is focusing on the iPhone 13 (if it ends up being called that), expected at the company's marquee event in the fall, and what it might bring. As usual, many of the features are still uncertain: Will we see a foldable iPhone? What about a faster refresh rate? And will Apple finally get rid of the Lightning port? Even at this early stage, we're getting a surprisingly complete picture of the iPhone 13, if the steady drip of leaks and rumors are to be believed. We've combed through all of them and focused on some of the bigger and more credible ones.

a stereo sitting next to a computer mouse: The alleged pink iPhone 13. © Sarah Tew/CNET

The alleged pink iPhone 13.

For now, we're expecting four models: the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Apart from the expected incremental upgrades to things like processor and batteries, here's what you can expect from the upcoming iPhone family. (For the purposes of this article, I'll refer to it as the iPhone 13.)

Read more: iPhone 13 rumors so far: What we're hearing about release date, specs, price and more

iPhone 13 probably won't be a foldable

The iPhone 12 lineup saw a noteworthy makeover, so a major glow-up for the iPhone 13s is unlikely, though there will be some exciting things to look out for. A foldable iPhone, at least this year, is not one of them, however. Instead, we're hearing of a similar 'slabular' design with the iPhone 5's flat sides and the same four sizes, starting with the smallest 5.4-inch iPhone Mini all the way to up to the expansive 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max.

As far as design goes, I'm low-key hoping for a smaller notch or (even better) an entirely notchless screen. For the notch to go away, however, Apple first has to figure out how to put the Face ID camera modules under the screen. Based on some recent rumors, this is a design element that could make its way to the iPhone 13.

Lightning port? Looks like it's here to stay (for now)

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had once indicated in a report that Apple would kill the Lightning port, making way for a completely portless phone. Apple's introduction of MagSafe to the iPhone 12 seemed to add weight to that claim.

Read more: iPhone 12's Lightning port may be the next thing Apple kills

But Kuo is walking back on his portless iPhone assertion, for now at least. In a report, obtained by Apple Insider, he says MagSafe isn't a mature enough ecosystem yet that Apple can solely rely on it for charging the iPhone 13. That means Apple will need to keep its lighting port since USB-C is unlikely to happen for the iPhone.

a close up of a computer: Andrew Hoyle/CNET © Provided by CNET Andrew Hoyle/CNET120Hz display likely

One feature that's rumored to change in a noteworthy way is the screen. Kuo predicts the two iPhone 13 Pro models will use LTPO technology in their displays to give it a 120Hz refresh rate, which we've heard in earlier rumors too. This is a feature already present in Android phones like Samsung's high-end Galaxy S21 series and even Xiaomi's budget-friendly Redmi Note 10 Pro. Although Apple doesn't disclose refresh rates, the iPhone 12 variants all have a 60Hz screen refresh rate, matching the iPhone 11 display. 

Prices should stand still 

As I mentioned earlier, don't hold your breath for any revolutionary technical changes to the iPhone 13, which will likely feature incremental upgrades. Because of this, analysts expect iPhone 13 prices to come in at a similar range as the iPhone 12, which starts at $799 (£799, AU$1,349). Add to the mix that the iPhone 12 led to the largest revenue and profit quarter in Apple's history, and it looks likely Apple will hit the repeat button when it comes to the pricing structure.