It has been a while since the last ground-breaking change made on an iPhone. The last big change came with the iPhone 11 series with OLED displays and bigger camera improvements. The iPhone 12 series, however, was mostly an incremental upgrade with a new design aspect. For now, it’s not easy to determine what exactly the iPhone 13 series will bring. The Pro models are said to finally come with 120 Hz refresh rate displays. However, this won’t be an upgrade coming with the vanilla smartphone.
According to a fresh report, Apple is still confident of the popularity of this year’s iPhone, since it has ordered as many as 90 million of its next iPhones. This is a significant increase from 2020 when the company ordered around 75 million units of the iPhone 12 series. According to Bloomberg, Apple is possibly expecting higher demand now that the pandemic is somewhat behind us, at least in some of the bigger iPhone markets in the world.
The iPhone 13 will be the second generation of a vanilla iPhone to come with 5G connectivity. According to reports, some users that skipped the iPhone 12 series will likely upgrade now for the iPhone 13. This has a lot to do with the pandemic easing but also involves the current development of 5G networks. Some didn’t find in 5G connectivity a big reason for upgrading last year but may think differently this year.
Apple iPhone 13 series will have new display technologies and A15 SoC
Further, the Bloomberg report states that the iPhone 13 will have four models just like the iPhone 12. These models will have 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch displays. The iPhone 13 mini has a 5.4-inch panel, the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro will have a 6.1-inch diagonal while the iPhone 13 Pro Max will sport a 6.7-inch display. The devices are codenamed D16, D17, D63, and D64 right now, and at least one of the new versions will use a low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) display. This technology will be present on the Pro models which will allow them to sport a high-refresh rate.
Apple’s iPhone 13 series will sport the Apple A15 Bionic series which will bring extra performance and efficiency in comparison to the last year’s models. The new iPhones will also get incremental upgrades in their battery size. For now, it’s unclear when exactly Apple will reveal the new iPhones. Some reports suggest the iPhone keynote will return to September. However, until confirmation comes from Apple we should digest this with a pinch of salt.