First look at the iPhone 13 Pro 1TB version – to cost over $2,000


iPhone 14 Pro notch

Over the past few days, there have been a couple of rumors and speculations regarding the upcoming iPhone 13 series. There are rumors that Apple will skip the “iPhone 13” and launch the iPhone 12S instead. There are also speculations that the iPhone 13 may not use a notch and Face ID feature. Recently, a render image of the rear of the iPhone 13 Pro shows that it is basically the same as the iPhone 12 Pro series. The authenticity of this image can not be determined at this time. We still have over six months before this device arrives. Thus, it is way too early to confirm anything.

iPhone 13 Pro

There are also reports that the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max versions will have 1TB versions. To some extent, this may leave room for 8K HDR 45FPS video shooting. Relative to the iPhone 12 Pro whose maximum storage capacity is 512GB, the iPhone 13 Pro directly expands by a factor of 1. This will be the largest leap in terms of storage in Apple’s history. The minimum storage capacity for the iPhone 12 series is 128GB. Whether the company will increase the minimum capacity remains to be seen.

According to Jon Prosser, his sources have seen the CAD files of the upcoming iPhone. He claims that the notch of the iPhone 13 prototype is not narrower, but shorter. He also said that the iPhone 13 series will have 4 models like the iPhone 12 series. At the prototype level, nothing is certain. There can still be significant changes in the phone’s design.

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iPhone 13 Pro speculated price

Looking at the reports so far, we can speculate the price of the iPhone 13 Pro. Taking the iPhone 12 series as an example, the official 128GB standard iPhone 12 Pro cost $999. In addition, the 256GB and 512GB versions costs $1099 and $1299. In China, the three models cost 8,499 yuan  ($1314), 9,299 yuan ($1438), and 11,099 yuan ($1716) respectively. We can see that for every 128GB memory increase, there is a $100 increase. In China, for every 128GB memory increase, there is an over 800 yuan ($124) price increase. Following this trend, the 1TB version will cost about $1699 in the U.S. In China, the 1TB iPhone 13 Pro should cost over 14,000 yuan ($2165).

iPhone 13 or iPhone 12s – which will it be?

There have been questions regarding the name of Apple’s upcoming series. Will it be iPhone 13 series or iPhone 12s series? Analysts believe that Apple will skip the “iPhone 13” because the number “13” is spooky in many western cultures. Technology manufacturers do this from time to time. Remember that Qualcomm recently adopted the number “888” for its latest flagship because it is a lucky number in China. There are reports that Apple will rather settle for “iPhone 12s” instead of iPhone 13. Furthermore, “s” with a smartphone usually refers to an upgrade to the original digital version. However, Apple has had many “13” devices in the past. It has the likes of the Bionic A13 chip and the 13-inch MacBook.

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