Apple iPhone 13 release date rumors: Here’s when we anticipate the next phone will be unveiled.
It’s been more than six months since Apple released the iPhone 12, and the company is already planning the release of its next flagship smartphone, the iPhone 13. (or whatever it ends up being called). According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, four models of the new phone are expected: the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
In April, Apple held its first event of 2021, revealing new iPads, colored iMacs, a purple iPhone 12, and AirTags trackers. Following that, iOS 14.5 was launched, with iOS 15 set to debut at WWDC 2021 in June. (Here’s what we missed out on during Apple’s April event.)
However, no one expected the iPhone 13 to be introduced so soon. So, when will Apple’s next flagship phones be unveiled? Apple has yet to announce a date for the iPhone 13 event. However, based on Apple’s past, we can usually forecast when the company’s iPhone events will take place and make an informed prediction as to when the device will be released.
While the pandemic altered the course of 2020, with the firm’s first September event in eight years without an iPhone owing to manufacturing delays, Kuo thinks that the firm will return to its customary rhythm in 2021. According to a March 24 report based on supply chain data, the iPhone 13 will be released in late September. Industry insiders told DigiTimes in April that production for the phones’ new CPUs is ahead of schedule, putting the phone’s delivery back on a familiar, prepandemic timetable.
If all of this is accurate, we may expect to see the iPhone 13 for the first time during an event in September.
Apple’s events are normally held on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, and iPhone release dates are normally established approximately a week and a half after the company unveils new products. New iPhones are typically introduced on a Friday in the third week of September.
CNET dug deep into the Apple event chronology a few years back and came up with a solid Labor Day scenario, which you can read about here. The Labor Day rule would place the September Apple event (and the introduction of the iPhone 13) on Sept. 8, with a Sept. 17 release date, according to the 2021 calendar.
We won’t know whether this is correct until Apple has an event and displays the phones. However, if you want to plan ahead and save for an iPhone 13, we recommend sticking to the September release date, at least for now.
Check out why the iPhone 13 could sport a 120Hz always-on display and our review of the iPhone 12 for additional information.
New iMac and iPad, purple iPhone 12, AirTags, and everything else unveiled in Apple’s 2021 event
Finally, the iMac gets a makeover, iPad Pros receive the M1 processor, and AirTags become a reality. In addition, Apple TV 4K receives a redesigned Siri remote.
On this Earth Day, the Apple Store was down, and we were glued to our computers to bring you our coverage of Apple’s “Spring Loaded” event, the company’s first major launch of 2021. And what a spectacular, bright unveiling it was. AirTags, redesigned iMacs with the M1 chip in a rainbow of colors, new iPad Pros with the M1 chip, a new Apple TV 4K, a purple iPhone 12, and more were among the highlights of Apple’s event.
Although we did not receive iOS 14.5, we do know that it will be released next week.
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The new M1 CPUs were included in the iPad Pro and iMac, as expected. The iPad Pro also features up to 2TB of storage, 16GB of RAM, and 5G connection, as well as a move from USB-C to Thunderbolt 4. The new 12-megapixel sensor on the camera features an ultrawide field of vision that can pivot to dynamically reframe the photo for video chats, a function known as Center Stage.
The 600-nit Liquid Retina XDR packed with micro-sized tiny LEDs for full array local dimming: 2,500 zones, is an iPaddy version of the Pro Display XDR for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The price of the 12.9-inch model is $1,099 (£999, AU$1,649), while the 11-inch variant is $799 (£749, AU$1,199).
Apple’s iPad Pro has been updated with M1 CPUs and improved screen technology.
Apple has finally added 5G support to the iPad Pro, however carrier plans will be expensive.
The M1 iPad Pro now has a Thunderbolt connector instead of a USB-C port.
Apple’s latest iMacs have a redesigned Magic Keyboard, Mouse, and Trackpad.
The iPad Magic Keyboard is compatible with M1-powered tablets and is now available in white. The Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro features a Liquid Retina XDR display with jaw-dropping specifications.
It has a 24-inch display in a 21.5-inch form factor, and it has the same features as the previous versions. It also contains the 1080p webcam from the previous generation, which takes use of the M1 chip’s image-specific clever processing. It also has a three-mic array with many of the conferencing features that we’ve seen in higher-end gear.
The speakers are all new, consisting of a six-speaker system that produces more powerful, immersive audio, and precise sound. Apple also emphasized how fantastic the iMac will be for gaming with Apple Arcade, claiming that it will be much quicker than the previous 21.5-inch model in all areas.
It has a MagSafe-like connector on one end and an Ethernet connection on the other.
Apple unveiled a new iMac with an in-house M1 microprocessor.
Apple has designed an iMac with a 1080p camera for video chats.
Apple’s latest iMacs have a redesigned Magic Keyboard, Mouse, and Trackpad.
The new iMac has a magnetic power plug that also serves as an Ethernet cable.
Touch ID is available on the iMac through wireless keyboards.
Zooming in on the iPhone, the ubiquitous smartphone has been given a new hue. Purple is a beautiful hue.
Apple has released a new version of Apple TV 4K that incorporates the A12 Bionic technology seen in the iPhone, allowing for HDR at high frame rates. It can also calibrate your TV’s image using the sensor in your iPhone’s camera. There’s also a new remote featuring a mute button and a power button for the TV. The return of Jason Sudeikis’ Ted Lasso was announced as part of the usual Apple TV Plus programming announcement. However, if you’ve been taking use of Apple TV Plus’ extended free trial for more than a year, you’ll be forced to pay before Ted Lasso returns.
Apple has finally updated the hardware on its Apple TV 4K machine.
iOS 15 Release Date: At WWDC 2021, Apple may introduce a new operating system for iPhones 7 and above.
Starting June 7, WWDC 2021 will be available in a virtual mode for the second time. During the presentation, Apple may reveal the release date for iOS 15. Following the announcement of the iOS, the business will make it accessible for testing to developers and eventually to the general public. Along with the iOS 15 release date, or at the very least a preview this month, WWDC will very certainly reveal the iPad-specific iPad OS 15. The corporation may release iOS 15 to the public in 2021, during the third or fourth week of September, just a few days before we get our hands on the new iPhone 13 series.
The iPhone received a slew of new features with the introduction of iOS 14.5. New ad-tracking permissions, new Siri voices, and Face ID unlocking while wearing a face mask were among them. According to reports, Apple will unveil iOS 15 at WWDC 2021, along with a slew of other new products.
When will iOS 15 be released and how will it be distributed?
According to reports, Apple will unveil iOS 15 at WWDC 2021. Others speculate that the first beta of iOS 15 will be released immediately following the opening keynote of WWDC 2021. You can install the new OS on your phone, but it will not operate very well because it is buggy and unreliable. iOS 15 will require an iPhone 7 or later, according to The Verifier and iPhoneSoft in France.
According to CNET, the iPhone 6 models are now more than five years old and operate on the A9 processor, but iOS 15 will only operate on devices with an A10 processor. As a result, iOS will only function on iPhone 7 and later, as well as the seventh-generation iPod Touch.
A redesigned notification shade with interactive widgets will be one of the improvements in iOS 15. Furthermore, the business seeks to better protect user privacy by displaying a list of programs that collect data invisibly (and what). Apple is also working on some iMessage improvements to compete with WhatsApp and Messenger.
The new iPhone will have a larger battery, a smaller notch, and a better camera.
The following are the primary features rumored for the iPhones in 2021.
Even though the iPhone 12 has only been out for a few weeks, we’re already looking forward to the next one. While we don’t know the exact name (we’re calling it the iPhone 13 here, but it could also be the iPhone 12s), we’ve already heard a lot about what the new iPhone will have. Keep an eye on this space because we’ll be updating it with the most up-to-date and reliable news as they come in. Always keep in mind that no one knows for sure until Apple says so!
The latest speculations about the iPhone 13
The claimed battery capacities for the iPhone 13 have been revealed by Twitter leaker l0vetodream, and they are all larger than the iPhone 12. This is due to the iPhone 12’s battery capacity being reduced when compared to the iPhone 11.
Jon Prosser has released CAD designs for the iPhone 13, confirming what we already know: a smaller notch, a bigger camera array, and a somewhat thicker design.
More evidence has surfaced suggesting Apple is reducing the size of the iPhone 13’s notch. According to DigiTimes, Apple has been able to decrease the die size of VCSEL chips used in the True Depth camera by roughly half, reducing the size and cost.
Sizes, designs, and colors for the iPhone 13
The next iPhone in 2021 is predicted to have flat corners and the same overall size and form as the iPhone 12 versions. According to reports, this year’s model is being dubbed a “iPhone 12S,” however the moniker may or may not be used. A bigger camera bump is expected to be the most noticeable visual change on the exterior.
Hue selections are still unclear, however according to Max Weinbach, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max will feature a new matte black option that is deeper than the graphite color that replaced space gray this year.
While the iPhone 12 small did not sell as well as some had hoped, recent speculations claim that a 5.4-inch iPhone 13 small will be released. As a result, exactly like the iPhone 12, we may expect four models: a 5.4-inch iPhone 13 small, 6.1-inch iPhone 13, 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max.
According to Indian website MySmartPrice, the lenses of the two-camera variations (non-Pro versions) would be positioned diagonally rather than vertically in the camera bump.
You shouldn’t anticipate iPhone 12 covers to function with iPhone 13 due to the increased camera bump and the fact that the phone body is expected to be significantly thicker. The camera array will be larger and the phone will be significantly thicker, according to Jon Prosser’s leaked CAD designs for the iPhone 13 (above).
Camera improvements on the iPhone 13
The iPhone 13, 13 mini, and 13 Pro will use the same f/1.6, 7-element wide-angle lens as the iPhone 12, according to Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), but the 13 Pro Max will feature a 7-element lens with a slightly better f/1.5 aperture. According to Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives, the LiDAR sensor might be included in the whole iPhone 13 lineup, while other experts believe it may be confined to Pro versions.
On all iPhone 13 models, the Ultra Wide camera is likely to be upgraded from a 5-element f/2.4 lens to a 6-element f/1.8 lens. Analysts dispute on whether this enhancement will be applied to all models or simply the Pro models.
Sensor-shift stabilization, which is presently only available on the iPhone 12 Pro Max, is expected to be rolled out across the iPhone 13 series. A new article from DigiTimes appears to have validated that notion, albeit we don’t know which cameras would be affected. Sensor-shift stabilization, which improves blur reduction by stabilizing the sensor rather than the camera lens, is now confined to the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s wide lens.
A reduced notch on the iPhone 13
Since the iPhone X, the display cutout (also known as a “notch”) for TrueDepth and other sensors has been present, and it may fluctuate in size for the first time with the iPhone 2021. Apple is likely to shift the speaker to the top border of the display area, freeing up space for the camera and other sensors to be placed closer together, reducing the size of the notch. More recently, DigiTimes reported that Apple had “decided to scale down the die size for VCSEL chips used in 3D face ID sensors for new iPhone and iPad devices to be rolled out later in 2021 by 40-50 percent,” a move that will save money and reduce the amount of space required to house the True Depth camera.
The reduced notch will give the status bar a bit more area, though we don’t know how Apple will fill it yet. On either side of the notch, we may obtain an extra indication symbol.
iPhone 13: ProMotion 120Hz display that is always on
After years of the iPad Pro being the only Apple device with a refresh rate higher than 60Hz, the 2018 iPhones may finally include 120Hz ProMotion. The iPhone 13 Pro variants are anticipated to get the 120Hz ProMotion display, which will still be an OLED panel.
According to Max Weinbach of the YouTube channel EverythingApplePro, the next iPhone might include an always-on lock screen. You’ll see the clock and battery life indicator, as well as alerts, though we’re not sure what else will be displayed. Apple might employ an LPTO (low-temperature Polycrystalline oxide) OLED panel like the one in the Apple Watch to save battery life.
The A15 CPU, battery, and other features of the iPhone 13
Every year, we anticipate the newest iPhone to include an entirely new Apple-designed CPU. This one will most likely be known as the A15, and it will most likely be manufactured by TSMC using an improved 5nm technology.
Small but significant increases to CPU and GPU speed are expected, as well as a faster Neural Engine, image processor, and improved energy efficiency.
According to many leakers and analysts, Apple will release an iPhone with a 1TB storage capacity for the first time this year.
When it comes to wireless technology, the entire series will almost probably incorporate 5G, using the Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 modem this time.
According to reports, the battery will be a touch bigger this year to assist balance the higher power consumption from the ProMotion display or the always-on lock screen. The iPhone 12’s prospective capacities have been revealed by Twitter leaker L0vetodream, who has a very good track record, and they are far larger than its predecessors. The iPhone 13 Pro Max will have a 4,352mAh battery, while the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro will have 3,095mAh batteries, and the iPhone 12 small will have a 2,406mAh battery, according to the report. In comparison, the iPhone 12 Pro Max has 3,687mAh, the iPhone 12/12Pro has 2,815mAh, and the iPhone 12/12Pro has 2,227mAh (iPhone 12 mini).
Price and release date for the iPhone 13
The iPhone 13 range is likely to be unveiled in September during an event. Preorders normally begin a few days after the event, and at least some phone models are released two to three weeks later. We haven’t heard any pricing speculations yet, but we expect it will be similar to the iPhone 12.
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1TB STORAGE AND LIDAR ON THE IPHONE 13 PRO
In the past, we had to rely on spies to learn about upcoming Apple goods. However, we now hear about new features on a daily basis. In this sense, we’ve already heard so much about the iPhone 13 that nothing during the launch event appears likely to surprise us. Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives is the source of one of the most recent disclosures. He stated that they are certain that the next iPhone series would include a 1TB storage capacity. As you may be aware, similar speculations circulated on the internet before to the release of the iPhone 12. However, no contemporary iPhone model has a storage capacity greater than 512GB. However, this does not imply that Cupertino would include such a feature in all future iPhones. The iPhone 13 Pro is most likely to be released
Wedbush has been predicting for a long time that the iPhone 13 will include 1TB of storage and LiDAR. However, it now goes over these assertions. This simply suggests that the first iPhone with such a high storage capacity will be released in the fall.
In addition to these two improvements, the iPhone 13 will have a bigger battery. The iPhone 13 small will have a 2,406mAh battery, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro will have 3,095mAh batteries, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max will have a 4,352mAh battery, according to a leaked Twitter picture.
The notch will get smaller in appearance. It has remained unaltered since the iPhone X was released in 2017. However, we do know that Apple will relocate the earpiece speaker to the top bezel. It will be able to press the sensors and cameras in the housing closer together as a result of this. Furthermore, Apple will power Face ID with a smaller VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) chip, which will allow Apple to reduce the notch size.