Apple’s 2021 iPhone 13 is rumored to shoot for the stars

The iPhone 12, released last year, featured the biggest redesign to the iPhone in almost four years. But that redesign left many fans and industry pundits thinking the 2021 iPhone, currently dubbed the “iPhone 13,” will be a more modest, iterative update. However, if the latest rumors are true, the iPhone 13 could feature some of the biggest advances to Apple’s smartphone ever.

According to leaker Max Weinbach (via MacRumors), it’s true that the iPhone 13 will be nearly identical in appearance to the iPhone 12, but the iPhone 13 will have a massive amount of under-the-hood improvements. The biggest surprise? Weinbach says the iPhone 13 will feature upgrades that allow for astrophotography.

Astrophotography is an increasingly popular field of photograph that sees people using complicated camera setups to photograph the moon, stars, and even distant spiral galaxies. The inclusion of astrophotography capabilities in the iPhone 13 could be a big draw for those who are willing to shell out the cash for major smartphone camera improvements. And the astrophotography is rumored to be seamless in the iPhone 13: the mode will automatically engage and select the best camera settings when a user simply points their iPhone 13 towards the sky thanks to automatic moon and star detection


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