All the speculations regarding the iPhone 13 series have been put to rest with its official launch a few days ago. The first batch of the iPhone 13 series will commence pre-sale on September 17th / 24th. Officially, the starting price of the iPhone 13 is $699 in the US. However, in China, the starting price of this series is 5199 yuan ($807). As one of the most expensive components of the iPhone 13, Apple also brought some upgrades to the screen this year. The company reduced the notch and the brightness is also higher. The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max come with a 120Hz variable refresh rate panel.
According to recent reports, Apple has conditionally approved China’s “panel brother” BOE to supply display panels to the iPhone 13. If everything goes well, select models will ship within this year. However, there is still an aspect that needs clarification and this is the “conditional approval”. The conditional approval means that the order is a “risk order”. This means that Apple is not entirely satisfied and there are still some issues that need to be resolved. The issue may include emission materials and touch electrodes.
BOE panels in this series will not be many
BOE will also have to wait for the second round of review. Apple will take similar actions when it needs to supply products to specific regions or increase the level of stocking. This also means that even if the official approval comes, the number of BOE iPhone 13 will not be very large. According to reports, only one model of the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 standard version will be involved. Currently, BOE manufactures LTPS TFTs for Apple’s OLED panels for iPhone 13 in the B11 factory line in Sichuan.
If you need to purchase the iPhone 13 and have access to multiple regions, click here to see where you can get the best prices. And if you need that new, shiny Pro Max with 1TB of storage space, you can pay $1,599 in the United States. However, this same model in Brazil will cost up to $2,950.45.
In short, if you want a new mini model or a regular model, the United States, Hong Kong, Canada, Thailand, and Japan usually have the cheapest offers. If you don’t want to pay as much as twice the price of a mobile phone, you should avoid Brazil, Turkey, Sweden, Hungary, or Italy. The fluctuation in prices of the iPhone 13 series is no fault of Apple’s. In many cases, the internal laws of the region drive up the price of any commodity coming from outside the region.