iPhone 13 to Come in Matte Black

Apple will offer a new matte black color option with the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup, according to leaker Max Weinbach.

iPhone 13 Matte Black Feature
A recent YouTube video from EverythingApplePro, used to share Weinbach's leaks, said that the ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max will feature a new matte black color option.

The color is said to be a "redesigned graphite" but is in reality a "borderline black" color. Apple is also apparently experimenting with an orange, bronze-like color for the new iPhones, but Weinbach says this color is unlikely to reach launch.

Untitled‌iPhone 13‌ in Matte Black Render From EverythingApplePro

Apple has released a matte black iPhone before with the ‌iPhone‌ 7 and ‌iPhone‌ 7 Plus in 2016, alongside a glossy "Jet Black."

Since then, the only truly monochrome colors Apple has offered is Space Gray on the ‌iPhone‌ 8, X, XS, and 11 Pro, Graphite on the ‌iPhone‌ 12 Pro, or a glossy Black on the ‌iPhone‌ XR, ‌iPhone‌ 11, and ‌iPhone‌ 12, but none of these have had the unique look that matte black can achieve.

iphone 7 blackThe ‌iPhone‌ 7 in "Black"

This may be partly because the ‌iPhone‌ 7 was the last ‌iPhone‌ without a glass back, which was needed from then onwards to facilitate wireless charging. Prototypes of an ‌iPhone‌ X, which has a glass back, in a glossy "Jet Black" have been discovered, but there have been no rumors of Apple reviving the fan-favorite color and matte finish until now.

Apple has filed a number of patents related to improved matte black finishes, so the company is demonstrably interested in using a matte black finish again at some time in the future.

Weinbach also claimed that the ‌iPhone 13‌ will feature an always-on 120Hz display, a fingerprint-resistant coating, improved sound quality during calls, a flatter rear camera module, improved battery life, and an improved Portrait Mode that makes better use of the LiDAR scanner.

Weinbach previously stated that the 2021 iPhones will include stronger MagSafe magnets, astrophotography capabilities, and the ability to take Portrait Mode videos, but it is important to note that Weinbach does not have a proven track record for ‌iPhone‌ leaks.

Apple is predicted to be returning to its traditional September timeframe for unveiling the ‌iPhone 13‌ lineup, which is expected to include the same-sized model options, including a 5.4-inch "‌iPhone 13‌ mini," 6.1-inch "‌iPhone 13‌" and "‌iPhone 13‌ Pro," and 6.7-inch "‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max."

Major design changes are not expected for the 2021 iPhones, but we can likely count on a faster A-series processor, 120Hz ProMotion display, smaller notch, new 5G modem from Qualcomm, up to 1TB of storage, and more.

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