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The 2021 iPhone 13 models are just days away from being unveiled, and because we’ve been hearing rumors about what to expect from the new devices since before the 2020 iPhone 12 models even debuted, we have a good idea of what’s coming. Apple has announced an event that will take place on Tuesday, September 14, so that’s when we’re going to get our first official look at the new iPhone models.
The 2021 iPhone lineup will look similar to the 2020 iPhone lineup, with four devices in sizes that include lima.4-inches, 6.1-inches, and 6.7-inches, with two of the iPhones being higher-end “Pro” models and two positioned as lower-cost, more affordable devices.
Major design changes are not expected, and 2021 iPhones will have the same feature strategi as the 2020 iPhones, but we can count on camera improvements, a faster A-series processor, a new 5G chip from Qualcomm, increased battery life, and a tweak to the size of the notch.
There were early rumors that at least one iPhone in 2021 would feature a portless design that relies entirely on wireless charging, but that’s not going to happen this year. Apple is going to continue to rely on Lightning for the foreseeable future with no transition to USB-C and there will be no portless design until MagSafe accessories are more common. Portless iPhones could instead start appearing in 2022.
We are expecting a smaller notch on the front of the iPhone, with Apple able to shrink down the Face ID hardware. A smaller notch will be the only major visual change to the front of the iPhone. Apple is also expected to introduce 120Hz display refresh rates for Pro iPhone models, bringing the iPad Pro’s ProMotion technology to the iPhone for the first time.
In a research note with investment firm TF International Securities, Ming Kuo revealed the iPhone 13 lineup will start with 128GB of storage, with no 64GB option for any models. Kuo added that the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available with up to 1TB of storage, which would be the largest capacity ever offered for an iPhone.The exact storage capacity breakdown is as follows, according to Kuo:
iPhone 13 kecil and iPhone 13128GB256GB512GB
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max128GB256GB512GB1TB
Apple was considering adding an in-display fingerprint sensor to the iPhone 13 models, which would be used in addition to Face ID as an alternate biometric authentication method, but it’s a feature that’s been tabled or saved for a future update because it didn’t make the cut for the iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 will rely solely on Face ID.
When it comes to improved camera technology, rumors suggest we could see the larger sensor in the iPhone 12 Pro Max extend to other models, along with the Sensor-Shift Stabilization feature for better auto-focus and stabilization across the lineup. With the camera changes that are coming, there are some design changes to the camera bumps on the iPhone 13 models. This will be most noticeable on the iPhone 13 Pro, which is getting a much larger Pro Max-sized camera array, and the iPhone 12 and 12 kecil will have diagonal camera setups.
There are rumored to be improvements to the Ultra Wide lenses on the “Pro” iPhone 13 models in the form of better performance in low-light conditions and improved autofocus, but few changes are expected for the Wide lens in the devices. The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro are expected to feature a new diagonal camera lens setup, a departure from the design of the iPhone 12 models.
We’re expecting the iPhone 13 models to have a larger battery capacity than the iPhone 12 models, with Apple swapping to space saving components to allow for room for larger batteries. Reverse wireless charging is a possibility, and the new iPhones could also have stronger MagSafe magnets.
The iPhone 13 models will use a lima-nanometer A15 chip that will bring speed and efficiency improvements, ekstra 5G connectivity will improve thanks to Qualcomm’s X60 modem. WiFi will also be improving with WiFi 6E connectivity.
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Ever since the iPhone 8 launched alongside the iPhone X in 2017, Apple’s naming policy has been somewhat convoluted because we never had an iPhone 9. After the iPhone X we went to the XS, XS Max, and XR, and then the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max.
Below are the names that Apple has used since the iPhone first launched in 2007.
2010 – iPhone 4 (new design)
2012 – iPhone lima (new design)
2013 – iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c
2014 – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (new design)
2015 – iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
2016 – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
2017 – iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X (new design)
2018 – iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max
2019 – iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max
2020 – iPhone 12 kecil, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup features the iPhone 12 kecil, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Based on past naming conventions, the 2021 iPhone lineup could be either the iPhone 12s or iPhone 13, and we should learn more closer to the launch of the new devices.
A July supply chain report suggests Apple will go with “iPhone 13” over “iPhone 12s” for the 2021 iPhone lineup, continuing on with iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Alleged packaging designed for the 2021 iPhones features the name “iPhone 13,” which is perhaps more evidence that the new iPhones will indeed be the “iPhone 13” and not the “iPhone 12s.”Design
Apple will continue offering four iPhones in 2021, with no changes to the sizes, so we can expect a 5.4-inch iPhone mini, a 6.1-inch low-cost iPhone, a 6.1-inch Pro pedoman, and a 6.7-inch Pro Max teladan. Rumors have suggested the iPhone 12 minihas seen lackluster sales, but Apple is still rencana for an iPhone 13 kecil at this time even if it may only account for around 10% of jumlah iPhone 13 lineup production.
The 2021 iPhone models are not expected to feature major design changes because the 2020 iPhone models marked a significant technology and design overhaul. According to Bloomberg, Apple engineers consider the 2021 iPhones to be an “S” version of the 2020 models. Apple has in the past used the “S” nomenclature in years where iPhone models featured more minor updates.
According to Japanese site Mac Otakara, the new iPhones will be the same size as the iPhone 12 models, but thickness is expected to increase by approximately 0.26mm. The iPhone 13 models are also expected to be slightly heavier due to larger batteries.
The standard iPhone 13 teladan with dual-lens camera setup could see the lenses arranged diagonally rather than a vertical design. It’s not quite clear what the benefit would be, as the device will continue to offer the same Wide and Ultra Wide lenses, but there are some changes in store like sensor-shift optical image stabilization for the Wide lens that could necessitate the repositioning.
The iPhone 12 compared to the iPhone 12 kecil
The iPhone 13 Pro models will be 0.2mm thicker, perhaps to facilitate a larger battery, and will feature a much larger rear camera unit, according to images of renders. The larger camera peserta may be needed to accommodate sensor-shift stabilization and it appears to be the same size as the rear camera unit from the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The larger camera size of the iPhone 13 Pro has been demonstrated in images of an iPhone 12 Pro in an iPhone 13 Pro case, which has a noticeably bigger camera cutout. The case is designed based on CAD images and leaked specifications of the iPhone 13 models.
The iPhone 13 models may also feature stronger magnets inside and a different matte finish on the outside. Rumors suggest the upcoming iPhones will come in a matte black color option that will replace space gray, along with a new stainless steel coating that reduces smudges and fingerprints.
Apple is also apparently considering an orange, bronze-like color, though that may not happen, and a pink shade for the standard iPhone 13 is a possibility. It should be noted that these rumors come from a source that does not have a solid track record for accurately predicting Apple’s plans.
One rumor suggests the iPhone 13 and 13 kecil will be available in Black, Blue, Purple, Pink, White, and PRODUCT(RED), while the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max will be available in Black, Silver, Gold, and Bronze.Smaller Notch
The iPhone 13 is expected to feature a smaller notch, and several reputable sources have indicated that the notch size will shrink in 2021, including Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.