- iPhone 13 lineup is said to include four models, similar to iPhone 12
- The iPhone 13 Pro models will get upgraded ultra-wide cameras
- iPhone 13 series launch is expected in the second half of 2021
With the iPhone 12 series, Apple announced four models for the very first time, including a compact iPhone 12 mini. Some of these models are yet to go on sale in India, but it seems rumours about the iPhone 13 are already underway. In a new research note from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 13 series is said to include four models, similar to the current lineup. This means you can expect an iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Max models. Kuo adds that the Pro models will feature upgraded ultra-wide cameras with f/1.8 aperture, 6p lens with autofocus. In comparison, the current iPhone 12 phones’ ultra-wide cameras come with f/2.4 aperture, 5P lens, and fixed focus.
Kuo has added that he expects all the new 2022 iPhones (expected to be called iPhone 14) to come with improved ultra-wide cameras as well. Largan is said to become the major supplier of voice coil motors (VCM) for the improved ultra-wide camera with about 70 per cent of the orders for the iPhone 13. The analyst believes that shipments for the iPhone 13 will increase YoY and boost supply chain in several factors, including 5G infrastructure in 2H21, Apple’s return to the usual September timeline for iPhone mass production and sale, and camera improvements.
iPhone 13 is tipped to come with a smaller notch and analyst Ross Young claimed the 2021 iPhones will come in the same sizes as the iPhone 12 models. Notably, next year’s iPhones will most definitely come with 120Hz ProMotion displays, something that was expected on the iPhone 12 lineup but was cancelled. These are the first set of iPhone 13 specifications that have popped up on the rumour mill and most certainly not the last.