Apple officially released the new iPhone 12 series on October 14. Among them, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro went on sale on October 23; the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max went on sale on November 6.
iPhone 13 Upgrades
Today, an analyst at TF International Securities, Ming-Chi Kuo released the latest research report. Among several important specification upgrades for the new 2H21 iPhone (tentatively called the iPhone 13 series), it is predicted that the ultra-wide-angle cameras of the two high-end models will be upgraded again. This is going to be one of the most significant changes.
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The iPhone 12 series come with f/2.4, 5P and fixed focus (FF; Fixed focus) ultra-wide-angle cameras. Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the new 2H21 iPhone will also have 4 models with the same sizes as the iPhone 12 series. Moreover, the new two high-end ultra-wide-angle cameras will be significantly upgraded to f/1.8, 6P and autofocus (AF; Autofocus). Thanks to the significant upgrade of the ultra-wide-angle camera, the 2H21 new high-end iPhone 13 will provide a better photo experience. In addition, Ming-Chi Kuo expects that all new 2H22 iPhones (tentatively called iPhone 14 series) will come with ultra-wide-angle cameras with f/1.8, 6P and autofocus.
In addition, Ming-Chi Kuo stated that Largan is expected to become the new voice coil motor (VCM) supplier for the iPhone starting in 2021. Largan should obtain about 70% of the orders for the upgraded 6P ultra-wide-angle lens of the new high-end iPhone 13 in 2H21. As a reference, the iPhone 12 series ordered only 50% of the ultra-wide-angle lens to VCM.
Better Sales Performance
Apart from this, Ming-Chi Kuo analyzes many factors and predicts that Apple’s iPhone 13 series will exceed iPhone 12 series shipments.
He also pointed out the main factors causing a better sales performance. They are:
- More popular 5G infrastructure;
- The time of mass production and sale returns to normal;
- Several important specifications will be upgraded.
When the iPhone 13 is out, the 5G network construction will be much better than this year. In addition, the iPhone 12 was delayed until October or November of this year due to the epidemic. In this regard, the iPhone 13 series is expected to come in September. Moreover, the iPhone 13 series will get a lot of upgrades in terms of hardware configurations and camera.