While we are likely at least six months away from Apple unveiling the so-called iPhone 13 lineup, rumors about the devices are starting to accumulate, so we’ve put together this recap of everything that is expected so far.
Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup might only be a few months old, but the rumour mill has already kicked fully into gear when it comes to its successor. From stunning screen tech to controversial design leaks, we’ve heard all manner of tantalising tidbits in the last few weeks alone.
While we have little concrete info about the new phone so far, one thing’s for sure: if anything’s going to knock the iPhone 12 off our best camera phones list, it’s the iPhone 13. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming smartphone.
iPhone 13 release date, specs, per-order deposit price,
- iPhone 13 release date: 24th September
- Price would range from $699, $799, $1099
Specs: Storage ranges from 64GB, 512GB, 512GB, and may get upto 1TB.
It May be Qualcomm X60 5G modem.
It may come with Wi-Fi 6E that will support faster wireless speeds
- Camera: Ultrawide lens, upgrades that allow it shoot at night better than the night sky and also delivers portrait mode videos.
Below are the names that Apple has used since the iPhone first launched in 2007:
- 2007 – iPhone
- 2008 – iPhone 3G
- 2009 – iPhone 3GS
- 2010 – iPhone 4 (new design)
- 2011 – iPhone 4s
- 2012 – iPhone 5 (new design)
- 2013 – iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c
- 2014 – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (new design)
- 2015 – iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
- 2016 – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
- 2017 – iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X (new design)
- 2018 – iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max
- 2019 – iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max
- 2020 – iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max
How many iPhone models will be there in 2021?
In 2020 the mini model didn’t do great as far as sales are concerned, but still, Apple is said to have a Mini version of the 13 Series. So, this year too iPhone 13 Series will come in 4 variants as follows:
- iPhone 13 Mini
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 Pro
Key features expected across all four iPhone 13 models:
- A15 chip: A faster system-on-a-chip in the next iPhones is a virtual guarantee, with the iPhone 13 lineup expected to be equipped with an Apple-designed A15 chip manufactured by TSMC based on its 5nm+ process.
- Smaller notch: The notch that houses the front camera and Face ID components will be reduced in size on iPhone 13 models, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple has achieved this feat by integrating various Face ID sensors into a single module, according to Taiwanese publication DigiTimes.
- Larger batteries: iPhone 13 models will have larger battery capacities than iPhone 12 models, thanks to some space-saving design choices inside the upcoming devices, such as an integrated SIM card slot on the logic board, according to Kuo. iPhone 13 models are expected to be slightly heavier as a result.
- Sensor-shift camera stabilization: Apple plans to expand sensor-shift image stabilization to all iPhone 13 models, according to Kuo and DigiTimes. This likely means that the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s Wide lens with sensor-shift will be expanded to the entire iPhone 13 lineup. The technology stabilizes the camera’s sensor instead of the lens for even greater image stabilization and improved photo quality.
- 5G enhancements: iPhone 13 models will be equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 modem, according to Kuo and DigiTimes. Built on a 5nm process, the X60 packs higher power efficiency into a smaller footprint compared to the 7nm-based Snapdragon X55 modem used in iPhone 12 models, which could contribute to longer battery life. With the X60 modem, iPhone 13 models would also be able to aggregate 5G data from both mmWave and sub-6GHz bands simultaneously to achieve an optimal combination of high-speed and low-latency network coverage.
- Wi-Fi 6E: iPhone 13 models will be the first to support Wi-Fi 6E, according to Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Thomas O’Malley. Wi-Fi 6E offers the features and capabilities of Wi-Fi 6, including higher performance, lower latency, and faster data rates, extended into the 6 GHz band. The additional spectrum will provide a lot more airspace beyond existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, resulting in increased bandwidth and less interference for devices that support Wi-Fi 6E.
- Lightning connector: Despite previously predicting that Apple would release a high-end iPhone without a Lightning connector in 2021, Kuo recently said there will be “no portless design” this year. Kuo expects iPhones to continue using Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector for the “foreseeable future.”
- mmWave expansion: A supplier-focused report from the Economic Daily News suggested that iPhone 13 models may support ultra-fast mmWave 5G in additional countries outside of the United States.