The iPhone 13 launch was reportedly reiterated in the third week of September in a note to investors by a market analyst at wealth management firm Wedbush Securities. Apple is also expected to have the iPhone 13 representing 35 to 45 percent of total iPhone production in the third quarter of this year. Separately, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has provided a summary of what all of Apple should reveal along with its iPhone 13 family. New models in the iPhone 2021 lineup are believed to feature Apple’s A15 chip and a smaller screen notch.
MacRumors quoted Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives’ investor note in a report that forecasts the iPhone 13’s launch in the third week. This corroborates an earlier report by Wedbush Securities, which also suggested a similar timing for the release. The analyst also said he mentioned in the note that there would be a 1TB storage option for the high-end iPhone 13 Pro models.
Apple is forecast to have plans to produce 130-150 million iPhone units in the second half of the year. The iPhone 13 could represent between 35 to 45 percent of the total iPhone models built in the third quarter – thanks to “normal” release time, the analyst reportedly mentioned in the note.
Ives would also have suggested that all models in the iPhone 13 lineup would come with an image sensor, detection and laser range (LiDAR). This is different from iPhone 12 models where the LiDAR sensor has been limited to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The LiDAR sensor can help enhance augmented reality (AR) experiences and improve autofocus results in low-light environments light.
In addition to Ives’ note, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggested some of the features of the iPhone 13 series. The Apple reporter shared full coverage of the company’s next-generation hardware in his weekly newsletter called PowerOn.
Gurman assumes that instead of going for the “S” models this time around — an iPhone 12s, as rumors have gone before — Apple might call the new offerings the iPhone 13.
“The second year of the 5G big push is a fair marketing reason to jump to 13 – although the number is considered unlucky in some regions,” he writes in the newsletter, adding that moving to a lower notch could also be the reason for switching to iPhone 13 instead of iPhone 12s.
In terms of features, Gurman reaffirms what has been rumored for some time, which are four different models of the line, with sizes of 5.4 inches and 6.1 inches reserved for regular models and 6.1 inches and 6 versions .7 inches for iPhone 13 Pro models.
The iPhone 13 models also have a list of new camera features, including a new video version of the existing Portrait mode that could be called Cinematic Video. You can also expect a new AI-controlled filter system to apply different styles to your photos, and iPhone 13 Pro models can get high-quality video recording in ProRes.
Gurman further claims that the iPhone 13 models would come with a faster A15 chip that would carry the same core counts as the existing A14. There could also be new display technology supporting ProMotion to provide refresh rate of up to 120 Hz on iPhone 13 Pro models. In addition, an always-on display mode is believed to be part of new iPhone models.
Alongside the iPhone 13, Gurman says Apple is likely to launch the Apple Watch Series 7 with flatter screens and updated screen technology, as well as a faster processor. Apple is also working on variations of its service called Time to Walk, which was launched on Apple Fitness+. May include self-explanatory runtime and audio meditations.
Gurman predicted that Apple would also bring in new entry-level AirPods (also known as AirPods 3) with a design similar to the AirPods Pro, including an in-ear shape and sniper boom. He calls this the most significant update on the AirPods design side since the headphones’ initial launch in 2016.
Apple also has a new iPad mini under construction, which has slimmer bezels and a redesigned construction that might look similar to the latest iPad Air. Gurman also suggests that a new, thinner and faster ninth-generation iPad could also come. for students. Also, he mentioned the new MacBook Pro models that should come with an M1X chip. The journalist said the new models “should still be on sale when the current MacBook Pro turns two years old.”
Gurman also believes Apple is releasing its new hardware this fall. However, he has not yet provided an exact release date.