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iPhone 13 Leaks: Smaller Notch, Wi-Fi 6E, and more

- Updated: 20th Jun 2023, 12:15 IST

iPhone 13 leaks are starting to bubble on the internet. We all know it will not launch before the next fall. Leaks on the smartphone indicate that it can come with improved depth-sensing capabilities. Moreover, a new report from MacRumors suggests that it will be the first iPhone to come with Wi-Fi 6E.

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On the other hand, an earlier leak told us that the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra would be the only smartphone of the Galaxy S21 series to support Wi-Fi 6E functionality. Alternatively, another report out of Digitimes tells us that all three iPhone 13 models will come with LiDAR sensors. 

Traditional 802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax routers can interface with devices over two bands; 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz. Wi-Fi 6E adds a third 6GHz band that improves upon the latter with higher throughput and lower latency. With Wi-Fi 6E, the iPhone 13 can hit speeds of up to 3.6Gb/s, allowing users to stream at never-before-seen speeds. However, one will require a router that supports the band to take full advantage of the functionality. As of now, Wi-Fi 6E routers are few in number, but we can expect to see that change by the time the iPhone 13 launches. 

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iPhone 13 to get new camera sensors?

The LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) module made its debut on the iPad Pro. It has since made its way to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. This time around, all three (or four) iPhone 13 variants will have one alongside a D-ToF (Direct time-of-flight) sensor. If both sensors work in tandem with each other, this series should have some impressive depth-sensing capabilities. Lastly, Apple is also to ramp up the number of sensors on the iPhone 13 series, though the actual number may vary by the SKU. In all likelihood, the maxed-out Pro Max (tentative) could come with four rear camera sensors in a square-shaped pattern. Other expected iPhone 13 specs include a smaller notch, a 120Hz refresh-rate screen, and an upgraded ultra-wide-angle lens.