What will the iPhone 13 release date be? Apple’s next phone might arrive sooner than we thought. If the iPhone 12 was unveiled in October, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max went on sale in November, the iPhone 13 could be unveiled on the usual date for Apple smartphones, which is September 2021. According to the Apple’s trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, we might see the next smartphone coming sooner than expected. Kuo predicts that Apple will hold its usual flagship event in September, after skipping its tradition in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is also expected to unveil four versions of the new phone: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. If Apple follows its previous pattern of releasing a new phone around a week and a half after launch, the iPhone 13 could launch around the third week of September.

IPhone 13 could have a smaller “notch”

The iPhone 13 release date isn’t the only rumor to emerge this week. Apple’s 2021 iPhones could finally have a smaller notch and, for some models, a faster refresh rate, according to a new note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He also shared rumors of other upcoming iPhones, including a foldable phone. According to Kuo, the iPhone 13 lineup will consist of the same models as the iPhone 12, which means that despite reports of supposedly low sales of the iPhone 12 mini, the smaller phone could yet to be updated this year. Both iPhone 13 Pro models will also have a 120Hz refresh rate thanks to LTPO display technology (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide thin-film transistor), according to Kuo, which will finally put the iPhone on par with the high refresh rate displays of many Android flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra or the Xiaomi Mi 11.

IPhone 13 won’t have a USB-C port

While the iPad Pro and iPad Air 2020 have USB-C ports, Kuo says the iPhone never will. Because there will be no port at all. The big mystery is whether Apple will decide to “remove” the iPhone 13’s Lightning port in 2021 or wait for the iPhone 14 to do so in 2022. How will the new phones charge? Wireless, thanks to the MagSafe system that debuted last year with the iPhone 12. However, Mr. Kuo also notes that Apple doesn’t believe the MagSafe ecosystem has reached the point where it can be considered the only charging method for the iPhone. Instead, he predicts that Apple will continue to use its Lightning port “for the foreseeable future”.

The iPhone 13 will have a very powerful processor and a capacity of 1TB

Rumor has it that the iPhone 13 will launch with a new processor. The iPhone 12 was equipped with the A14 chip, which followed the A13 chip of the iPhone 11. With this in mind, the iPhone 13 could accommodate the A15 processor, which will be significantly faster and more powerful than its predecessor. Expert Ross Young has suggested that the high-end iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models will offer the Sub6, as well as the high-bandwidth 5G mmWave, while the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini will be relegated to the Sub6 only. Rumors suggest the new device will debut with a 120Hz display, with some Apple experts backing such a claim. Other rumors say we could see a return of Touch ID. And when it comes to storage, the iPhone 13 is said to have an impressive 1TB of storage capacity.

The iPhone 13 camera

Rumors suggest that the iPhone 13 and Pro Max will have an improved ultra-wide camera, changing the five-element f / 2.4 lens configuration of the iPhone 12 to a six-element autofocus lens that could allow better photography in low light. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that this ultra-wide camera will be standard for the entire iPhone 13 lineup, believing that a periscopic telephoto lens for higher optical zoom could be introduced as early as 2022. This model provides for lenses spaced at inside the phone body, with a mirror pointing back.

The price

As for prices, rumor has it that the iPhone 13 is in the same range as the iPhone 12, which saw a $ 100 increase over the iPhone 11.

Via GQ Spain.