As it does every year, Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone this fall at a press event. Rumors of the iPhone 13 are growing up with predictions ranging from the ubiquitous rollout of the LiDAR sensor across all models to a whopping 1 TB of storage. This time, it’s TrendForce’s turn to call in with their predictions for this fall.
No shortage of launch day
According to TrendForce, Apple is preparing to increase production of the iPhone 13 to 223 million units, which could reduce stock shortages at launch. This increase is probably due to the easing of COVID lockdown in the US and Europe as well as an increase in vaccinations. As a result, more people can work, production levels rise, and shipments move faster than last year.
Pricing to stay the same
TrendForce also predicts that Apple will keep retail prices on the iPhone 13 the same as the iPhone 12. Apple will keep the basement price at $ 699, primarily because the iPhone 13 will only be an evolutionary and not a revolutionary upgrade. Instead of cutting-edge technology, the Cupertino company can optimize the existing features within the iPhone 12, making the next generation of the iPhone more like “iPhone 12s” instead of the iPhone 13.
Boost in processing power and display skill
According to TrendForce, the iPhone 13 includes the new 5nm A15 chipset manufactured by TSMC and a flexible AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. If you were hoping for an increase in storage capacity, TrendForce might burst your bubble with its prediction that Apple will keep internal storage and memory the same as the iPhone 12.
Bigger and better camera
As we have come to expect, Apple is making small but steady improvements in the iPhone 13 cameras.
On the front of the camera, Apple has upgraded all of the iPhone 12s handset’s main cameras to include sensor-shift image stabilization technologies. For the Pro models, not only are their ultra-wide cameras now equipped with 6P lenses (which is an upgrade over the previous generation), but they are also capable of autofocus features. In particular, it should be noted that LiDAR scanners are only available in the Pro models.
TrendForce goes against the grain and believes that Apple will only roll out LiDAR scanners for the Pro models. Existing rumors claim that Apple will bring its LiDAR technology to all upcoming iPhone 13 versions.
Four models for winning
As indicated in previous rumors, Apple is expected to offer four models, including the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
While most rumors suggest that the next iPhone will be named the iPhone 13, TrendForce claims that the handset is called the iPhone 12s.
Although Apple will sell all four models, the company will focus on the most popular – iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.