Just yesterday we heard about Apple’s supposed plans to completely overhaul the iPhone 13’s camera system. These upgrades aim to turn your iPhone into a true professional tool, with PreRes support for higher-video quality and new AI-powered filters. Now, another report is here providing a bit more information regarding the iPhone 13 lineup.
TrendForce, a Taiwanese research firm has revealed its investigation into what the iPhone 13 will have to offer. Some of these expectations fall right in line with almost everything we’ve seen up to this point. This includes the Apple A15 Bionic powering the devices while being more power-efficient and faster.
The firm also suggests that Apple is preparing to help usher in the era of 5G in more regions by bringing mmWave 5G support to countries outside of the U.S. And unless you’re a proud owner of the iPhone 12 Pro Max, at least a couple of the iPhone 13 models will feature larger batteries.
One question that remains is how much the iPhone 13 is going to be priced at. TrendForce believes that pricing will be similar to the iPhone 12. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise as Apple usually sticks to the same price chart unless something drastic is introduced (like the iPhone X).
Another reason why Apple is likely to keep pricing the same is to “maintain its aggressive pricing strategy”. After seeing a couple of down quarters in iPhone sales, the iPhone 12 helped to push the profits even higher than we can imagine. TrendForce posits that iPhone shipments will go up compared to last year, accounting for 16.7% of the global market share.
What’s coming to iPhone 13?
Up to this point, there are only a few things that are clear about the iPhone 13. We know that Apple is again releasing four models — iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The entire lineup will boast Apple’s latest A-series processor, likely dubbed the A15 Bionic. Apple is also likely to announce the device in September, with it either arriving before the end of the month, or in the first week of October.
Outside of that, there’s just a whole lot of rumors and speculation. Features such as a faster 120Hz refresh rate and better battery life are likely to arrive. And we’re also expecting to see a slightly-trimmed down notch, but it won’t be the truly bezel-less display we have been hoping for. There’s also an outside chance that we’ll see an Always-on Display, similar to what’s found on the Apple Watch.
But then there are crazier rumors like the iPhone 13 is going to be the first iPhone with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Bringing back Touch ID would be amazing, but I think it would be better implemented like the most recent iPad Air (embedded in the power button).
Truth be told, there’s just too much still in the air, and as we barrel towards the end of the Summer, rumors and speculation are only going to ramp up even further.
Andrew is a freelance writer based on the East Coast of the US.
He has written for a variety of sites over the years, including iMore, Android Central, Phandroid, and a few others. Now, he spends his days working for an HVAC company, while moonlighting as a freelance writer at night.