Leaker DylanDKT had a busy Sunday, as he shared information about the future of the MacBook Pro’s webcam and also some details about the next generation iPhone. The leaker says the LiDAR scanner will remain exclusive to the iPhone 13 Pro lineup, meaning the sensor will not be available on the less expensive iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini models.
Early rumors about the iPhone 13 had suggested that Apple would implement the LiDAR scanner across the entire lineup this year. However, the company is no longer expected to do that. Instead, it is expected to restrict the feature to its “Pro” models.
DylanDKT’s claims jibe with recent reports the LiDAR would not be a feature on Apple’s lower-end iPhone 13 models. In his Sunday tweet, the leaker claimed that “LiDAR will only be coming to the pro iPhone models,” although he also confirmed that “Earlier this year it seemed Apple wanted to release all iPhone 13/12S models with LiDAR but due to one reason or another, it won’t be happening this year.”
LiDAR will only be coming to the pro iPhone models. Earlier this year it seemed Apple wanted to release all iPhone 13/12S models with LiDAR but due to one reason or another, it won’t be happening this year.
— Dylan (@dylandkt) July 11, 2021
DylanDKT has correctly predicted details about unreleased Apple products in the past. Back in November 2020, he said Apple would bring the M1 chip to its next-generation iPad. Apple in April of this year announced that its new iPad Pro would be powered by its M1 Apple Silicon chip.
A few days before April’s Apple “Spring Loaded” event, the leaker also tweeted that the upcoming new iMac would be powered by the M1 chip and no an upgraded “M1X” version of the chip. This proved to be true.
The account recently tweeted that Apple’s “M2” chip will power an updated MacBook Air next year. The account also claimed that the “M1X” chip is being reserved for high-end “Pro” Macs.