We're still several months away from an official announcement, but that doesn't prevent leaks and rumors. Here is what we know.
The iPhone 12 hasn't even been released for six months, and yet we're here, talking about what Apple might be working on for its next smartphone. But rumors are already starting to circulate.
While rumors don't give us a ton of information just yet, we can make some educated guesses about a few details.
What will he be called?
• It could be the iPhone 12S or the iPhone 13.
• For reasons of model differentiation, we will opt for the iPhone 13 ... for now.
The iPhone 6 was followed by the iPhone 6S. However, recently we have seen the company ditch the S series for new versions of its flagship device. The iPhone 12 followed the iPhone 11. To make it easier to identify a new iPhone, we're going to go with the iPhone 13 until Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage and the calls otherwise.
When will the iPhone 13 be available?
• Probably in the third trimester.
• In 2020, Apple postponed the launch of the iPhone for a few weeks.
• The launch will take place in September or October in our opinion.
Typically, Apple announces new iPhone models in September and releases them a few weeks later. This schedule has been slightly pushed back to 2020 due to the pandemic. Hopefully production is back on track again this year and we will see a release in September.
How much will the iPhone 13 cost?
• It is too early to know.
• But we don't expect a big price increase.
Price is the hardest piece of information to come by before Apple announces it. While the announcement won't take place for several months, we haven't seen any indication of the price of the next generation iPhone.
That said, we don't expect Apple to raise prices, at least not on the base models.
What will the iPhone 13 look like?
• Apple just changed the design, don't expect changes two years in a row.
• We are talking about a smaller Face ID notch.
Apple has just completely revamped the overall look of the iPhone lineup with the launch of the iPhone 12 and its flat-rimmed design. Because of this, we don't expect Apple to drastically change the design of the iPhone 13.
Some news reports indicate that the Face ID notch that sits at the top of the iPhone screen from the iPhone X will become smaller, which could be a slight design change. Otherwise, apart from new colors, don't kid yourself about a new design.
What will be the features and specifications of the iPhone 13?
• Rumors are rife at the moment.
• No ports and the return of Touch ID, maybe?
Features and specifications will be clarified closer to the announcement, but for now the information is going all over the place and likely includes things that Apple is working on, has worked on, or has considered working on.
For example, last year there were rumors that we would see an iPhone with a screen refresh rate of 120Hz. This has not happened, and it is not certain that it will ever happen. . Apple may still be working on a faster screen though.
There is also speculation that Apple is getting rid of the Lightning port on the bottom of the iPhone. Instead, Apple will use its new MagSafe technology to charge the phone and sync data. Another possibility is that Apple will remove the Lightning port and replace it with a USB-C port, as on the MacBook, iPad Air and iPad Pro ranges.
Another rumor, which may be wishful thinking, is that we'll see the return of Touch ID, Apple's fingerprint sensor technology, in the iPhone 13. Only, instead of To be integrated with the home button, it will either be moved to the side button, like the fourth-generation iPad Air, or integrated below the screen, as we've seen on several Android phones and tablets in recent years.
Either of these options would be welcome, especially since face masks make Face ID almost useless (although iOS 14.5 will fix that).