In the case of iPhones, there could be many leaks and rumors as quite natural. And it’s not different in the case of the upcoming iPhone 13 models. In this article, we will let you know the iPhone 13 colors, specs, features, launch date, and everything we know so far.
The next-gen iPhone series is expected to bring four devices same like it was done the last year. This includes iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. According to some leaks, Apple will make a few changes but the overall design will stick to the predecessor.
In the coming months, Apple will be releasing its latest iPhone series. The report from Gizchina claims that the official launch of the same will be done on 14th September 2021. It also suggests that Apple will be starting the mass production of the iPhone 13 series in late August to early September.
One of the major features Apple brings on the iPhone 13 series will be the on-screen fingerprint technology. The notch will be trimmed down hence smaller in size, lenses are bigger and the thickness will be slightly increased.
There will be new iPhone 13 color options to choose from. Out of this, the pink iPhone 13 is one of the most wanted by the users. Apart from these, the upcoming series of iPhone will get 120Hz LTPO displays, bigger batteries, up to 1TB of storage, upgraded cameras, and many more.
Now you have a brief idea of the rumored changes and the intro is enough! Let’s talk more about the specs, features, and design in the below sections.
iPhone 13 Specifications and Features
When can we expect the launch of the iPhone 13 series? The wait is over we can expect the release in September this year. Before this, Apple has to gain certifications from regulators around the world. The company has already started this process ahead of the launch. According to Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), a new listing has been noticed with the model numbers for the devices. Details include seven devices with model numbers A2628, A2630, A2634, A2635, A2640, A2643, and A2645.
The above listing contains only 7 but usually, it was supposed to a total of 8 devices since Apple submits the US and international model numbers for its devices. This might points that one of the devices will not be released internationally this year. The main reason for this could be iPhone 12 mini did not do well so the company might choose not to let out the upcoming iPhone 13 mini globally.
This time the notch is going to be smaller. The company has been holding the notch for three generations now and this change could assume that Apple may remove it soon. The reduction of notch screens results in an effective increase in screen-to-body ratio and it also enhances the positive visual experience. Since its initiation, this is the first time Apple is modifying the notch.
The models will be moving into a trimmed down notch and this is achieved by a single module consisting of an infrared flood illuminator, sensor, and dot projector. Also, the earpiece will be moving to the top. Another reason for the smaller notch as per a report from Digitimes is the reduction in chip size. The die size of the VSCEL chip used in the Face-ID system will reduce by 40 to 50 percent.
iPhone 13 Pro series is going to use 120Hz LTPO screens from LG and Samsung. This technology supports higher refresh rates and could greatly reduce screen power consumption. It can support an intelligent refresh rate between 1Hz and 120Hz. A screen refresh rate above 60Hz will be achieved by the iPhone for the first time. This means a more energy-efficient ProMotion screen.
Production of these panels has already begun by Samsung. This superior display technology produced by Samsung and LG will reduce the power consumption from 15 to 20 percent on the upcoming iPhone 13 Pro models thereby saving a decent amount of battery life.
We can expect an on-screen fingerprint technology with this 13 series. Face ID along with this fingerprint technology co-exist to enhance the unlocking experience of the iPhone. The company has been testing this on-screen fingerprint efficiency.
The pandemic which created in such a way that users now no longer able to unlock the device while wearing masks. Apple is getting a lot of complaints from users globally hence the company will try their best to equip with fingerprint recognition in this year’s iPhone. We could also see the always-on display on the upcoming series as an addition.
The size of the camera module is increased on the iPhone 13 Max, not just this the lenses also look bigger. Same as last year it may have a triple camera on the rear. For accurate 3D depth measurement incorporation of a LiDAR scanner has been done. A better ultra-wide-angle camera (f/1.8) and a bigger image sensor will be equipped with iPhone 13 Pro Max to achieve the best low-light performance. Autofocus function along with ultra-wide-angle lens equipped with a sensor-shift optical image stabilization system helps for the best shooting experience but it may make the camera module a bit thicker than before.
Furthermore, Apple may include a telephoto lens in both the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. For lower-end iPhones, the camera placement is about to change. The camera will be placed diagonally on iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. The reason for this change of camera placement is not yet known but we may assume that it could be due to the introduction of bigger lenses.
The new A15 Bionic chipset developed by TSMC will be used by iPhone 13 series. The production of the chipset has already begun by TSMC. A14 Bionic is similar to this chipset which is based on a 5nm manufacturing process. So Hopefully, this chipset brings battery improvements and a major performance to the upcoming iPhones.
Apple will be introducing bigger batteries to the iPhone 13 models. As per a Chinese source, iPhone 13 mini will have a 2,406 mAh cell, the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro will get a 3,095 mAh battery, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max will come with a 4352mAh capacity. We can just do a comparison with the forerunner iPhone 12 with a 2,227mAh battery iPhone 12 and 12 Pro with a 2,815 mAh battery, and the top-end iPhone 12 Pro Max has a 3,687 mAh cell.
Apple will increase the storage to 1TB on the upcoming iPhone 13 Pro models. As per the leaks, this change will apply to the high-end models only. Presently storage on the iPhone 12 models is 512GB. So this could be a great change and be a welcome change for iPhone users.
We could also see improvements on the connectivity side as well. Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon X60 5G modem will be presumably integrated as the companies have collaborated. The upcoming A15 Bionic chipset will be integrated with this modem hence we can save battery life. In addition, we may also see WiFi 6E support.
iPhone 13 Release Date
iPhone lovers from all over the globe are waiting for the releasing date of the iPhone 13 series. Finally, the wait is over. Apple has been consistent with the launch dates of the new iPhones. According to the leaks, the official launch of the iPhone 13 will be on 14th September 2021.
A new post that appeared on a Chinese social media website in August 2021 suggests that the next iPhone series will be lined up on 17th September 2021. The important aspect to note that is this leaked date is the usual sale date of the iPhone series. For those who are not aware of this Apple generally hosts the launch events on Tuesdays and starts the first sale on Fridays.
Apple will strictly stick to the launch dates of new iPhones every year and that is usually performed in the third week of September. As per all of these speculations, it is expected to start the launching ceremony on 14th September 2021 Tuesday. Apple will start selling all its iPhone 13 models which includes iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 mini, and iPhone 13 Pro Max on September 17 Friday.
iPhone 13 Colors
We cannot see a lot of leaks regarding the iPhone 13 colors. Currently offered colors are deep blue, minty green, red, white, black, and most recently purple. Apple generally replaces one of the unique colors with another in the upcoming models. One rumor is that pink color being added to the mix for the regular iPhone 13. We can also await a new matte black option and possibly a bronze or orange color could be coming to the iPhone 13 Pro series.
Expected Pink and Orange Variants
iPhone 13 Price
We could see only a few leaks about the pricing of the iPhone 13 models. As per that we might see a price cut on the upcoming iPhone 13 series. It may be due to keeping up with the growing global competition. The reduction in the pricing of the Pixel 5 and Samsung Galaxy S21 also may be one of the reasons.
The expected upgrades on the iPhone 13, which are not huge may also add to another reason why the pricing may not go up. These are just predictions and cannot be guaranteed. As far as the pricing is concerned, we expect the cheapest iPhone 13 mini to launch at $699, the iPhone 13 at $799, the 13 Pro at $999, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max at $1099.
From the Editor’s Desk
So now, friends, you came to know the expected iPhone specs, features, launch date, price, and all the related rumors we know so far. But still, we would like to indicate that all these are just a forecast and you need to patiently wait until the company announces it officially.
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