Based on the current Economic Daily News, the future iPhone in 2021 will be called “iPhone 13,” featuring “mini,” “Pro,” and “Pro Max” models throughout the whole series. As per the source, Apple intends to advertise the forthcoming iPhones as the ” iPhone 13 “, citing sources and “supply chain” verifications.
Even before the 2020 iPhone 12 versions ever arrived, we have been hearing speculations about what to anticipate from the new iPhones. The 2021 iPhone series will be identical to the 2020 iPhone lineup, with four smartphones in 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch sizes, two of which will be relatively high-end “Pro” versions and two of which will be relatively low, better accessible devices.
There would not be any significant modifications, and the 2021 iPhones would have the same feature set as the 2020 iPhones, but we can anticipate camera upgrades, a faster A-series chipset, a new Qualcomm 5G chip, longer battery capacity, and notch adjustments.
The iPhone 13 series will be manufactured in large part by Foxconn (Hon Hai). In order to produce the iPhone 13 mini, Foxconn is now completing contracts for the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. For the iPhone 13 series, Apple has partnered with several different companies. Pegatron, the iPhone’s Taiwanese manufacture.
Features of iPhone 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, and 13 mini(s)
As the 2020 new iPhone represented a considerable technological and design upgrade, the 2021 iPhone models are unlikely to include considerable design changes. Apple engineers, as per Bloomberg, believe the 2021 iPhones to be an “S” version of the 2020 devices. In previous instances where iPhone models received only modest upgrades, Apple included the “S” designation.
As per the Japanese website Mac Otakara, the next iPhones would be the same size as the iPhone 12 versions but will be 0.26mm thicker. Due to the bigger batteries, the iPhone 13 models are likely to be significantly heavier. The lens on the regular iPhone 13 edition with a dual-lens camera system may be placed diagonally rather than vertically. Since the iPhone will maintain to provide the same Wide and Ultra-Wide lenses, it’s unclear what the advantage will be.
The iPhone 13’s rear camera will be somewhat bigger, according to leaked measurements, whereas the iPhone 13 Pro Max camera system will extend 0.87mm more than the existing iPhone 12 Pro Max.
There have been rumors on LiDAR Scanner, which was decided to add to the iPhone 12, 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max could be expanded to the entire iPhone series in 2021, including both Pro and standard models, even though Ming-Chi Kuo and Barclays analysts has put forward that it will remain limited to the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max.
The LiDAR Scanner can scan out an area up to five meters distant by measuring the light distance and pixel-level of objects in a scene. It enhances focusing in low-light settings and enables much more realistic AR exposure.
For the 2021 iPhones, Apple will employ a 5nm+ A15 processor, which will be built by TSMC. At this time, we do not know much about the A15 processor, but the new chip design always provides advances in performance and power. In later May, TSMC reportedly began mass manufacturing of the A15 chip.
According to some unconfirmed reports, the iPhone 13 models would offer up to 1TB of storage capacity, up from the 512GB limit in the iPhone 12 series. We will have to wait and see whether this forecast is correct since it has not been verified by a trustworthy source.
The iPhone 13 versions are said to include a “significantly larger” wireless charging coil, which may lead to better heat regulation and more power, as well as the ability to use reverse wireless charging.
Reverse wireless charging, which has been speculated in the past, would enable the iPhone to charge other gadgets such as the Air Pods as well. Things are not confirmed yet as it is still a “rumor”.
Reportedly Apple is working on its own in-house modem chips, similar to the Apple silicon and A-series processors, which will enable the organization to minimize its dependency on modem chip manufacturers. Apple has been developing the modem for a long time, and work has intensified since Apple bought the bulk of Intel’s smartphone modem division in 2019.
Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, earlier announced that the company may switch to its own 5G modems as soon as 2023. Apple will no longer use Qualcomm when it develops its own modem designs. Nevertheless, because 2023 is the “earliest” date, the timetable may alter.