Apple’s upcoming flagship iPhones, more likely to be referred to as the iPhone 13 line, will have the ability to robotically blur the backgrounds of footage as a part of a brand new video portrait mode, in response to a new report from Bloomberg. This “Cinematic Video” function is claimed to be one in every of three main new digicam options coming to this yr’s iPhones. The opposite two are help for ProRes video recording, and new enhancing choices for images.
The enhancements be a part of one other digicam improve that’s believed to be on the way in which for this yr’s telephones. Final November, dependable Apple analyst Min-Chi Kuo mentioned that the telephones’ ultrawide cameras would be improved, with a bigger aperture for higher low-light images.
ProRes help can be particularly useful for video editors, giving them extra management over footage as soon as it’s already been shot. Its rumored arrival follows the addition of ProRAW help to Apple’s iPhone lineup final yr, which permits extra flexibility whereas enhancing photographs. On the subject of photographs, Bloomberg stories that this yr’s iPhones may have a brand new filters-style enhancing function, which can let customers select a method to use to their photographs. Not like a filter, the brand new function will apply modifications to particular parts inside photographs, slightly than uniformly throughout the entire shot.
Bloomberg re-iterates some earlier reporting about this yr’s units. It says the telephones may have quicker refresh charges, echoing a earlier rumor that this yr’s Professional fashions may have 120Hz LTPO displays. All iPhone 13 fashions may have smaller show notches, in addition to the normal enhance to processing energy with a brand new A15 chip. Nevertheless, Bloomberg says this yr’s updates can be “modest,” and there would be the similar number of fashions and display sizes as what we noticed final yr.
The report doesn’t point out when the brand new iPhones could be introduced, however Apple tends to announce its flagship telephones in September every year (the exception was final yr, after they had been introduced in October because of the pandemic). Different new Apple merchandise considered on the way in which embody new Apple Silicon-powered MacBook Execs, Apple Watches, AirPods, and iPads.