Apple has not yet set a date for announcing the lineup of new iPhones that it will launch this year; But as usual; Many leaks and rumors have already appeared about the specifications and features of these phones, as it is expected that they will come with a variety of changes and improvements to entice users of the current and previous models to upgrade.
Firstly; What is the expected naming of the upcoming iPhone lineup?
So far, it is unclear what name Apple will call this year’s iPhone, will it be called the iPhone 12s or iPhone 13, it is mentioned that the upgrades that will be on this year’s models will often be light upgrades compared to the current version.
However, this does not mean that Apple will use (iPhone 12s) as a marketing name for this year’s iPhone lineup, so it is possible that it will be called by the usual name (iPhone 13), or perhaps Apple may drop the numbers just as it has done with the lineup of iPad tablets over the years. The years.
Secondly; the design:
The iPhone lineup for this year is expected to look almost identical to the iPhone 12 lineup that it launched the previous year, but according to one report, the next iPhone 13 will be slightly thicker than the previous model, as it is expected to come in height and width proportions. Same but will increase the size by 0.26 mm.
Another report mentioned that all four iPhone 13 phone models will have the same general form factors as previous models, and this means that we can expect four phones with three different screen sizes, namely:
- The model comes with a 5.4-inch OLED screen.
- Two models come with a 6.1-inch OLED screen.
- A model comes with a 6.7-inch OLED screen.
In addition, a reliable analyst (Ming-Chi Kuo) said that the upcoming phones are likely to adopt LTPO technology to reduce the energy consumption of the screen, and this will give Apple the ability to provide the feature of supporting the screen at a high refresh rate of 120 Hz.
Third; Camera Specifications:
According to many reports, the design of the rear cameras may see some interesting changes, as it is expected that Apple will keep the camera bump in the phone, but it may add a layer of glass covering all three lenses to make it look like a single camera, instead of three separate lenses.
In addition, Apple is expected to introduce some new improvements in the camera to include all models, as a report indicated that the camera unit in the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models will be the same size, in addition to the inclusion of a scanner LiDAR to more other (iPhone 13) phone models, not just the iPhone 13 Pro model.
The iPhone models of the previous year come with the (A14 Bionic) processor from Apple, and as the company continues to develop this processor, it is expected that the upcoming (iPhone 13) phones will come with the latest processor from the company, which is most likely referred to as the (A15 Bionic) processor.
It is not clear yet what the capabilities of the new model of this processor are, but a recent report indicated that the processor will be manufactured with 5 nm technology like the previous model, but the change will be that Apple will improve performance, as it will combine high performance and optimized power consumption to improve battery life. .
Fifthly; The most prominent features that we can see in the upcoming iPhone 13 phones:
Support for 5G networks was one of the most prominent features in the lineup of phones (iPhone 12), however the models that supported (mmWave 5G) networks that provide high speeds were destined for the US market only, most likely due to the additional cost of Apple.
It should be noted that there are several types of 5G networks, most notably: (mmWave) networks that provide ultra-fast speeds, but their range is very limited, and Sub-6Ghz 5G networks that have better range, but their speed is closer to (4G LTE) networks.
But according to many reports, Apple plans to provide (mmWave 5G) networks in iPhones that it will launch this year in other markets outside the United States of America.
In addition, reports also indicated that 2021 may be the year in which Apple introduces iPhones without a Lightning port for the first time in its history, and there is also a report indicating that Apple will include the fingerprint reader (Touch ID) and Face ID features. ) Together with phones this year, and specifically they may be included under the display.
Sixthly; Release date and price:
Due to the effects resulting from the spread of the Corona pandemic in 2020, iPhone models were launched in two phases, but this year it is expected that the launch schedule will return to what it was before, and then most often (iPhone 13) phones may be launched by next September.
As for the price, there is no information about it yet, and this is something that characterizes Apple in particular in maintaining the confidentiality of the prices of its products until the date of the official announcement.