Here’s everything you need to know to get in the loop about Apple iPhone 13 price, specifications, leaked features and release date in India. iPhone 13 is, ofcourse, the most awaited phone in 2021 with release date set around September or even earlier. We will have all the details here.
iPhone 13 Price in India
The iPhone 13 is set to have starting price of 150,000 INR for the basic version, with different prices for the S, Pro and Max versions.
Rumored Features of iPhone 13
iPhone 13 is said to have some exciting features according to some rumor reports by Forbes and other reporters who cover Apple related releases. The most important of them all is about the return of the 3D touch in the upcoming edition of Apple iPhone in 2021. As per David Phelan, Apple has published a new patent that suggests that the beloved feature of 3D Touch, could make a comeback.
3D Touch likely to make a comeback
3D Touch was an Apple innovation which arrived on the iPhone 6s and lasted until the launch of the iPhone 11, that is, from 2015 to 2019. A version of this, called Force Touch, had appeared on Apple Watch displays the year before.
It provided an extra level of interaction by adding pressure-sensitivity to the iPhone screen. Press harder than you otherwise would on a link and you saw a preview of the site: press harder and the page would open. This mechanism was called Peek and Pop. I loved it.
True, Haptic Touch does something similar, working from a long-press on the display which is no longer able to recognize different pressure levels. The patent, spotted by Patently Apple, gave an insight into why Apple might have removed the feature. “Components for detecting the amount of force exerted on an interface surface of a touch sensitive component can utilize complex and expensive sensor arrays to extend this desired functionality to the entire surface. These expensive arrays can also occupy a large spatial volume inside the electronic device, thereby potentially increasing the size of the device or reducing the space available for components that may provide additional desired functionalities.”
“In some examples, detecting the amount of force applied to an interface surface can be achieved with a pressure decay sensor disposed in the internal volume. This pressure decay sensor can be relatively small and inexpensive, and can be disposed at almost any desired location in the internal volume. This allows for smaller devices or devices that include increased room for additional or larger components, as compared to a device that includes an array of force detecting components. The pressure decay sensor can detect an increase in the pressure of the internal volume that can be attributed to the deflection or deformation of the interface surface when a force is applied thereto, and can further detect the rate of decay of the pressure. The amount of force can be at least partially based on the detected rate of decay.”
In another part of the patent, it explains the workings more simply: “The force sensor assembly can include a pressure decay sensor and a gap distance sensor disposed opposite a surface of the interface component.”
But wait, you say, the existence of the patent doesn’t mean 3D Touch will ever appear, does it? Quite right, but the timing is interesting. It was published just a few days ago, on March 11, 2021, and was first filed two years back, December 9, 2019. That, you may notice, is around three months after the iPhone 11 series of phones appeared, the first to ditch 3D Touch.
A patent that was filed significantly after the feature was first canned must give us hope that there’s a chance it could return, surely? If so, it could be resurrected as soon as this Fall’s new crop of iPhones.
As a footnote, there’s no news yet on what the next iPhone will be called. So far, all the rumors make me think it’ll be named iPhone 12s rather than iPhone 13, but we’ll see.