Apples iPhone 12 range has only been available on mostly virtual shelves for a few months, but the Mobile phone world their attention is already focused on the iPhone 13, which is expected to be presented in September this year. In addition to the iPhone 13, we can most likely also count on the iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. In fact, the first rumors about the iPhone 13 were already circulating before the last Apple event where the iPhone 12 was presented. Read on to find out the latest iPhone 13 rumors about its price, design, specifications, and more.
iPhone 13 Release Date Rumors
So far there is no official information about when we will be with Apple next iPhone can expect, but we can predict with a fair degree of certainty when Apple's iPhone 13 will be presented. Only in 2020 did Apple make a small change to its normal release dates. In 2020, for the first time in eight years, an Apple event was held in September that did not feature an iPhone. Why? Due to production delays due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, this year we expect a return to an announcement in September. So if that's the case, we can assume that the iPhone 13 will be showcased at an Apple event sometime in September.
iPhone 13 rumors about the name
As you have probably already noticed, so far in this article we have assumed the name iPhone 13. However, this doesn't seem like a sure thing this year. Given that, for example, skyscrapers in the United States tend to skip the thirteenth floor from their elevator buttons for superstitious reasons (maybe a bit silly from a German perspective) Apple could potentially skip number 13 too.
In this case, the new iPhone could be named 12S instead. Slight differences in naming are also nothing new to Apple. This already took place with the iPhone 6S in 2015 and the iPhone X in 2017 and the iPhone XS in 2018. Or maybe Apple will take an example Samsungs and names his next cell phone after the year it was designed: The iPhone 2021 also has a nice sound?
iPhone 13 price rumors
Apple's iPhone 12 line of products included four phones at four different prices. There are also differences between the memory configurations. At the start, the iPhone 12 basic model cost € 876 in Germany (US $ 799 in the USA). This was a significant price increase over the 11 iPhone 2019, mainly due to the additional 5G support. Since no such major technical upgrade is expected for the iPhone 13, analysts are forecasting a similar price structure to the iPhone 2021 for 13. However, there are even some rumors that Apple might even consider lowering the price of its next line of phones. Several competitors have already emerged on the occasion of the economic downturn in 2020 cheaper models around, such as the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and the Google Pixel 5 and also the newly released Samsung Galaxy S21 had a lower price than its predecessor. However, Apple could possibly also bring out a new iPhone SE variant in order to appeal to price-conscious buyers.
IPhone 12 sales should be an indication of where Apple will take pricing for the iPhone 13. So far, the forecast “super cycle” for 2020 seems to be proceeding as Apple had expected. In October, the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro became the first and second best 5G mobile phone models worldwide. Additionally, Apple recently announced that the iPhone 12 generated the largest sales and profits in the company's history.
iPhone 13 Design Rumors
No leaked renders have surfaced yet, but we don't expect any major changes to the design of the iPhone this year, as a fairly significant redesign has already taken place in 2020 with the return of the flat sides of the iPhone 5. Apple is also not expected to make any changes to the size of the phone from the previous generation.
iPhone 13 size rumors
iPhone 13 Mini: 5,4 inches
iPhone 13: 6,1 inches
iPhone 13 Pro: 6,1 inches
iPhone 13 Pro Max: 6,7 inches
Apple introduced the "notched display" in 2017 with the release of the iPhone X. Competitors, on the other hand, solved the selfie camera problem with hole punch and under-display cameras. Currently, some opponents of the “iPhone notch” are hoping that Apple will finally find another solution for the selfie camera in 2021. However, according to current rumors, this does not seem to be the case so far. On the other hand, there are some rumors about the iPhone 13 Lightning Port.
When Apple became the first cell phone company to supplant the headphone jack, many industry analysts assumed it would mean the end of the iPhone. While many of us are still hoping for a USB-C port right now, the introduction of MagSafe accessories in 2020 nearly sealed the deal for a completely port-free future for the iPhone. Apple's ultimate goal seems to be a completely “portable” iPhone. This may already be the case with the iPhone 13 Pro this year.
iPhone 13 rumors about the camera
The iPhone received some pretty good camera upgrades in 2020. Especially in the Pro Max model, which enabled Lidar and ProRaw for iPhones. So what camera upgrades can we expect with the iPhone 13?
Better zoom for the iPhone 13 camera
One of the biggest weaknesses in the iPhone 2020 range of cameras was without question the current zoom technology. The iPhone 12 Pro Max was only equipped with a 2,5x optical zoom. A comparison? The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and the S21 Ultra both offer 100x zoom. Rumor has it that the iPhone 13 could potentially include a periscope camera, a technology that allows for a larger zoom range without the need for an even larger camera bulge. Well-known iPhone analyst Kuo made similar predictions for a future periscope lens, though his report suggested we might have to wait until 2022.
Improved night mode photos
New iPhone rumors suggest welcome improvements for low-light photography. Analysts speak of an ultra-wide-angle lens with a larger aperture: f / 1 instead of f / 1,8. A larger aperture means more light can hit the sensor, resulting in better photos at night or in low-light conditions.
Lidar for all iPhone models
According to a DigiTimes report, all four models in the iPhone 13 range could possibly be equipped with lidar technology. Lidar was introduced for the iPhone last year, but only for the iPhone Pro and Pro Max models. Lidar would therefore be a real upgrade for the base model and the iPhone Mini.
More iPhone 13 rumors
In addition to our previous rumors, there is still a lot that we can predict with reasonable certainty for Apple's iPhone range in 2021. For example, the iPhone 13 models are very likely to come with 5G. Also in the box there will probably not be a charger, headphones, a headphone jack or a USB-C port. Apart from that, there are a few more rumors that appear with a relatively high probability for the iPhone 13 models.
iPhone 13 Rumors - 120Hz Refresh Rate for iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max
We already thought that with the Phone 12 we would get an improved refresh rate for the iPhone screens, but unfortunately the 120 Hz rumors were not true. Probably due to the already increased demands on the battery due to the 5G connectivity of the cell phone. Hopefully 2021 could be the year of 120Hz screens for iPhones. This would allow smoother and faster scrolling (as with the iPad Pro). Many high-end competitors already have a 120 Hz display). So the chances are good that Apple will also go in this direction for the next iPhone series.
For example, the Korean news site 2The Elec reports that two of the iPhone 13 models will use LTPO technology on their screens. This screen technology would generally make the cell phone more energy efficient, which means that smaller batteries and / or longer battery life are also likely. Not to mention rumors of a display that is always on, similar to an Apple Watch.
iPhone 13 Rumors - Return of the Touch ID button
Bloomberg reported in 2019 that the popular Touch ID button in the iPhone 12 could return as a sensor under the display. That didn't happen, but the Bloomberg report also stated that this feature might not be deployed until 2021.
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