Three new iPhones powered by A13 chip coming this fall: Report

The new Apple iPhone Xs (L) and iPhone Xs Max (R) are displayed during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on September 12, 2018 in Cupertino, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) 

News that the new iPhones will feature a triple-camera system have been circulating for a while. Now, we have fresh insights on specs and features of the new phones. Apple will release three new iPhones this fall, powered by a new A13 chip. The new phones, dubbed iPhone 11, will feature a new Taptic Engine, and will retain the existing Lightning port, Apple enthusiast site 9to5mac reported Tuesday. 

According to their sources, the new phones will have the same screen resolution its predecessors, though it is yet unclear if their screen size will change. The D42, which is the iPhone XS replacement, and D43, the iPhone XS Max replacement, will have a 3x OLED Retina display, while the N104 will feature a 2x Liquid Retina display like the iPhone XR. 

Earlier reports have said that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will build the A13 chip on a 7-nanometer process, with analysts predicting that Apple will embed on-device machine learning and image processing capabilities into the silicon, which would boost voice recognition and video, photo, and augmented reality applications.

One such feature will be called Smart Frame, which uses the wide-angle lenses on the new iPhones to allow a user to adjust the framing and perspective in post processing. The front-facing camera will also get an upgrade, adding the ability to capture 120 FPS videos.

In other news, Apple is reported to be in advanced talks to acquire Intel's modem business in a $1 billion plus deal, as early as next week. Intel had exited the 5G business in April 2019 after Apple and Qualcomm settled their disputes and signed a six-year licensing agreement.