Apple is expected to announce the new iPhone in less than three months. TrendForce predicts that due to the increase in vaccines and the imminent relaxation of the blockade in the United States and Europe, the output of the Apple iPhone 13 series will reach 223 million units. In addition, Apple is expected to benefit from Huawei’s predicament. It will claim some of Huawei’s high-end smartphone market shares. This may significantly boost the sales of the new iPhones in the second half of 2021.
According to the reports, “Apple will prioritize optimizing existing features with the iPhone 13 series, and the retail price should be consistent with the iPhone 12 series…”
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Apple is expected to narrow the notch at the top of the screen and launch four new models again. We will have the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. TrendForce predicts that the prices of these iPhones will be the same as the previous generation models. The starting price of the iPhone 13 mini will be $699, the same as the iPhone 12 mini. The iPhone 13 series will use the Bionic A15 chip that uses TSMC’s 5nm+ node. As of now, Apple is already developing a 3nm processor.
Apple iPhone 13 series will have a couple of upgrades
All new iPhone 13 models will include a flexible AMOLED panel. However, the Pro model will use a 120Hz refresh rate. For those looking forward to a 1TB storage space option, TrendForce claims that the iPhone 13 series will maintain the same memory capacity as the iPhone 12 series. This means that it will have up to 512GB, without a 1TB storage space option.
In terms of cameras, Apple has upgraded the main camera of all iPhone 13 series phones. The series will include a sensor shift image stabilization technology. For the Pro model, not only its ultra-wide camera is now equipped with a 6P lens (upgraded from the previous generation), but it can also achieve autofocus. It should be noted that LiDAR is only available in Pro models.
These iPhones are expected to fully support 5G, accounting for about 39% of Apple’s total annual production in 2021. Although we will see another mini model this year, Apple will focus on the regular model and two Pro versions.
In addition, in view of the disappointing sales performance of the iPhone 12 mini (which the company will discontinue in the second quarter of 2021), Apple will focus on promoting three non-mini phones in the iPhone 13 series.