While we have to wait until the next fall to see the next iPhone, leaks, and rumors about the upcoming smartphone have already started pouring in.
Based on those leaks and rumors, we may finally see a 120Hz screen in the Pro models. There will be improvements in 5G support and battery life of all sets in the lineup.
It is speculated that there will be a smaller notch on the front, which may be good news for many iPhone fans out there.
The iPhone 13 release date
Based on what we have seen all over the years, the iPhone 13 may hit the market on the fourth Friday of September, if Apple chooses to follow this tradition. While there was a delay in the release date of the iPhone 12, experts suggest that Apple will return to its original schedule in the year 2021.
According to a report from an analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will launch four models in the iPhone 13 lineup. This lineup will comprise a 5.4-inch iPhone 13 Mini, a 6.1-inch regular iPhone 13, a 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The prices of these models are expected to be the same as those of the iPhone 12 models: $699, $799, $999, and $1,099, respectively. Because Apple seems to keep its pricing model for the iPhone lineup rigid, we may not see any increase in the tag price.
The most notable change that Apple is expected to bring to the new iPhone lineup is the portless design. It means that the company may choose to drop the Lightning port and opt for wireless data transfer and charging. While it will be a radical change from the iPhone 12, it can spark a new market trend, prompting other smartphone companies to consider following the suit. It could mean that the next generation of smartphones, which doesn’t rely on cables and wires, may arrive soon enough.
Other than a portless design, there will not be any drastic changes in the phone design. The phone will likely keep the flat edges, and there will be a display notch housing the selfie camera and Face ID sensor.
Apple may integrate Face ID into the iPhone 13 bezels. Several independent analysts have shared the idea of how the TrueDepth system and earpiece can be embedded into the top bezel.
There is also speculation suggesting that Apple may choose to exclude ports and notch from the new phone. However, it is just speculation.
Apart from a 120Hz screen, the display specs are expected to remain unchanged in the iPhone 13. With other companies using screens with higher refresh rates for years, it may now be the crucial time for Apple to equip iPhone 13 lineup with this feature.
Apple upgrades the processor chipset of the iPhone lineup each year. So, we may see an A15 Bionic chipset in the iPhone 13 lineup. Sure, it will be an upgrade over the A14 processor, but we cannot say with surety how significant this upgrade might be.
The 5G compatibility will improve further in the new iPhone lineup. Apple may also use Wi-Fi 6E, which is an upgrade to Wi-Fi 6.
There is not much data available about the camera of the iPhone 13 range. According to some rumors, the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Max may offer a new 6-element ultra-wide lens. Some leaks suggest that there will be a significant camera hardware boost, but we cannot say anything with certainty here.