Apple is engaged on 4 totally different fashions of the iPhone 13 which it plans to launch within the second half of the 12 months, TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in a brand new investor notice. The 2021 lineup, which can succeed the extremely profitable iPhone 12 sequence, might characteristic a smaller notch in addition to 120Hz shows for “Professional” fashions. The iPhone 13 sequence may even embody bigger batteries, an improved 5G modem and higher cameras.
Kuo believes the next-generation iPhone 13 sequence might be improved variations of present units, as Apple plans to deliver minor adjustments to the brand new lineup. The 2021 iPhones will probably retain the identical design because the iPhone 12 series, and even embody a 5.4-inch iPhone “Mini”. There have been rumours that Apple would possibly kill off a smaller sized iPhone because of poor gross sales however that’s not the case — no less than for now.
All new iPhones will proceed to incorporate a proprietary Lightning connection for energy and knowledge, Kuo stated. The analyst doesn’t anticipate Apple will transfer away from its Lightning on its iPhones and change to a USB-C connector. Apple already affords a USB-C connector on its high-end iPads however has thus far kept away from ditching the Lightning connector on its standard iPhones.
The iPhone 13 lineup might be heavy than the iPhone 12 units, Kuo predicted. That’s due to their bigger battery capacities than the iPhone 12. Kuo’s newest investor notice additionally means that no less than two high-end iPhone 13 fashions could have 120Hz shows, which means it may refresh at a price of 120 instances each second, leading to a smoother expertise. Apple’s rivals within the smartphone enterprise, together with Samsung which have been providing flagship telephones with 120Hz shows.
As well as, the iPhone 13 lineup may even characteristic a smaller notch. The notch has been constant on iPhones ever since Apple launched the iPhone X in 2017. However Kuo says Apple will probably surrender on the notch and introduce the iPhone 14 with a hole-punch show. To do away with the notch, Apple might redesign the iPhone to accommodate a full-screen show. Although the query stays how will Apple embody the Face ID parts and different sensors in a punch-hole digital camera. Consultants predict the entire course of could be too complicated and costly.
New iPhone SE coming in 2022
Kuo additionally advised that Apple has no plans to launch a brand new iPhone SE mannequin this 12 months. As an alternative, the tech large is believed to introduce the up to date iPhone SE with an improved processor and 5G. Nevertheless, the brand new iPhone SE mannequin would possibly embody Face ID and edge-to-edge show, just like the iPhone XR. It’s nonetheless stated to incorporate a 4.7-inch display and quaint iPhone 8-like design.
Foldable iPhone set to debut in 2023
High Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple has plans to launch a foldable iPhone by 2023, and the cellphone might characteristic a display of round 7.5-inch to eight inches. Kuo believes the foldable iPhone would possibly resemble that of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, although Apple has not formally locked the design. Kuo’s prediction signifies Apple isn’t essentially in a rush to launch a foldable iPhone as its opponents. The foldable smartphone kind issue is all rage nowadays, and types like Samsung, Huawei and Motorola have already launched foldable units out there. That being stated, the foldable kind issue remains to be unproven as a result of sturdiness of shows and the excessive value of producing.