Here are 13 things you need to know about the upcoming iPhone 13 series

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Here are 13 things you need to know about the upcoming iPhone 13 series

Every year, the launch of the iPhone is the most anticipated event. Android consumers, too, are keeping a close eye on the iPhone debut, and why shouldn't they? Since Apple does something every year to set an industry trend for the upcoming year, whether copying, adding a unique feature or hardware, or taking something out of the box!! Today, we'll talk about the iPhone line-up for 2021 and what Apple has planned for us. So, let's begin with the iPhone 13 series.

13 Things to Know About iPhone 13 Series

Numerous rumours arise every year about the upcoming iPhone lineup, some of which are correct, while others are not. We've compiled a list of the 13 most relevant things you should know about the 2021 iPhone line-up.

The name of the iPhone in 2021?

Since 2017, when Apple released the iPhone X with iPhone 8 Series, predicting the next iPhone name has become a little more complicated. In 2018, they skipped the iPhone 9 and instead released the iPhone XR, Xs, and Xs Max.

Apple's iPhones have gone by a variety of names since 2007:


2007

iPhone

2008

iPhone 3G

2009

iPhone 3GS

2010

iPhone 4 (new design)

2011

iPhone 4s

2012

iPhone 5 (new design)

2013

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

2014

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (new design)

2015

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

2016

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

2017

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X (new design)

2018

iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max

2019

iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

2020

– iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Ma


Based on past naming conventions, the 2021 iPhone lineup could be iPhone 12s or iPhone 13. It is more likely to be an iPhone 13 Series. A recent video shared on Twitter shows many unreleased iPhone cases, confirming the name iPhone 13 Pro Max.

What will the iPhone lineup look like in 2021?

Even though the mini model did not do great as far as sales went in 2020, Apple is said to have a Mini version of the 13 Series. Therefore, this year too the iPhone 13 Series is available in four variants:

  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max

In what sizes will the iPhone 13 Series be available?

Compared to the 2020 models, Apple will continue to offer the four iPhones in 2021 with no changes in their sizes. These size ranges are to be expected:

  • iPhone 13 Mini -5.4 inch 
  • iPhone 13 -6.1 inch   
  • iPhone 13 Pro -6.1 inch  
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max- 6.7 inch

What would the iPhone 13 Series look like?

The 2021 iPhone lineup is predicted to be nearly identical to the current iPhone 12 Series in terms of design. According to the Japanese website Mac Otakara, the next iPhones will be the same size as the iPhone 12 models but will be 0.26mm thicker. Stronger MagSafe magnets may be found inside the iPhone 13 models.

Now, according to Max Weinbach of Everything Apple Pro, Apple is working on a darker iPhone 13 Pro in Graphite or SpaceGray, with the Hex Code 121212.

According to a Ukrainian Retailers website, the iPhone 13 Series will be available in the following colors:

  • iPhone 13 Mini – Black, Blue, Purple, Pink, White, and PRODUCT (Red)
  • iPhone 13 – Black, Blue, Purple, Pink, White, and PRODUCT (Red)
  • iPhone 13 Pro – Black, Silver, Gold, and Bronze
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max – Black, Silver, Gold, and Bronze

Outside there will be a "Matte Finishing," which will be more refined for a more premium feel. MySmartPrice has shared some 3D renderings of the iPhone 13, which suggest an extraordinary change in the camera's housing. The images indicate that Apple will likely place both lenses diagonally on the iPhone 13.

A picture of an alleged iPhone 13 mini prototype appeared on the internet recently. While we cannot trace the source, this image again points to diagonal camera placement. 91 Mobiles have now published the 3D renders of the iPhone 13 Pro. Here we see the triple camera setup on the iPhone 13 Pro, with a huge camera bump (we can't confirm that the camera bump will be as big as this, but if these renders are believed upon, then it will be).

In addition, Jon Prosser from Front Page Tech has shared CAD files of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro, which align with the diagonal camera placement on the 13 and 13 Mini with no LiDAR and the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max with triple cameras and LiDAR.

Does the iPhone 13 Series have a smaller notch? 

iPhones are most famous for their Notch. The considerable gap at the top of the Display quickly indicates whether someone is using an iPhone. Even the latest iPhone looks outdated when compared to Android counterparts because of this one part. However, that will change this time since the Notch on iPhone 13 Series will be smaller. According to these leaked display panels, the earpiece will move up into the top bezel, allowing other components to move upward, reducing the height of the Notch. According to 3D renders shared by MySmartPrice and 91 Mobiles, the gap will also be shrinking.

With the latest CAD renders shared by Jon Prosser, we also get a better view of the iPhone 13's Notch. It will have four holes: two for Face ID (illuminator and sensor), one for FaceTime Camera, and one for other sensors.


Will the iPhone 13 Series have a high refresh rate display? 

Apple never discloses how many milliampere-hours (mAh) the iPhone's battery packs, which is a concern for the device's battery life. That's why we didn't see high-refresh-rate displays on 2020 models.

According to well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, iPhone 13 Pro Series will use LTPO technology (Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) to reduce the Display's power consumption. It will save enough power to run an LCD at 120Hz. In the light of Apple Watch Series 4's use of LTPO, the statement from Ming-Chi Kuo becomes more credible. This Display is manufactured by Samsung, LG, and BOE for Apple.

On May 29, Samsung and LG had already begun producing displays for the iPhone 13 Series. Samsung produces 120Hz LPTO displays for the Pro Lineup, while LG produces LTPS displays (Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Silicon) for the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini.

iPhone 13 Pro & iPhone 13 Pro Max - 120Hz Pro Motion Display 

iPhone 13 Mini & iPhone 13- 60Hz Display

Does the iPhone 13 Series have an Always-On Display?

Every flagship Android phone (including Oneplus now) has an Always On Display. Even when the screen is locked, this feature illuminates only certain display parts to show the time, missed notifications, battery level, etc. Max Weinbach (a known tipster) and EverythingApplePro (Apple-focused Content Creator) have claimed that iPhone 13 Series will Always feature On Display.

Will Touch ID be back on the iPhone 13 Series?

Apple did not introduce the first fingerprint scanner in a phone; it was Pantech GI100 (2004). However, Apple is the first company to have removed it from its flagships for such a long time as four years. Some reports claim that Apple will launch an iPhone with Touch ID and Face ID in 2021, likely to be iPhone 13 Series. Recently, Apple admitted that people find it difficult to unlock their iPhones using FaceID while wearing masks.

Is the iPhone 13 Series going to be portless? 

Apple is said to be on the run to remove things, first removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 series and now removing the power adapter from the iPhone 12 series boxes. Additionally, there were reports that Apple will remove its charging port in 2021, and all phones will be wireless. However, this is unlikely to happen. To achieve this, Apple will need to ensure Magsafe becomes mature enough to fast charge iPhones without generating much heat (you know why Airpower was canceled, right? ). Don't worry; the lighting port is also here to stay on the iPhone 13 Series (no Type C port, at least this time).

Will the iPhone 13 Series have a bigger battery?

Apple never divulges the battery capacity of its products in milliampere-hours (mAh). However, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 13 Series will have a new internal design that includes integrating the SIM card slot with the mainboard, reducing the front optical module thickness, and more. Additionally, the new A15 Bionic chip will be more power-efficient.

Digital Chat Station has revealed the battery capacity of the entire iPhone 13 lineup. This time, the Pro Max has seen an increase of 18%.

Pro and 13 have seen an increase of 9%, and the 13 minis have seen an increase of 8%. As a result, the newer iPhones will last longer and provide an improved screen on time. The battery capacity of the upcoming models is as follows:

  •  4352mAH for iPhone 13 Pro Max Apple iPhone 13 Pro, 
  • iPhone 13 - 3,095 mAh 
  • Mini iPhone 13 - 2,406mAh

In 2021, will there be a 1TB iPhone?

There were rumors that the iPhone 13 series would also have a 1TB model in the past. Considering Apple already offers a 1TB iPad Pro, we might undoubtedly be able to get a 1TB iPhone as well. If this happens, then only the Pro models will get the extra special treatment.

Daniel Ives, a Wedbush Analyst, said that the 1TB model would only be available on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

  • 1TB of storage - iPhone 13 Pro & iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • 512GB of storage - iPhone 13 Mini & iPhone 13

Are there any improvements to the iPhone 13 Series camera?

Especially for video, iPhone cameras are significantly praised for their performance, improving year after year. Apple will also be focusing a lot on its cameras this year. There will be some protrusion from the lens again this year, but it will be a little less than last year. 

The following are some of the changes:

  • An upgraded ultrawide lens will be available on the Pro models: 

  • The iPhone 13 Pro & Pro Max will have an autofocus 6P lens with an aperture of f/1.8. The 12 Pro series had a fixed focus 5P lens with an aperture of f/2.4.

    •  Sensor shift stabilization will be available on the 13 Pro: 

    Last year, only the 12 Pro Max had sensor-shift stabilization; this year, even the iPhone 13 Pro may have it. Digitimes has reported that Sensor-Shift Stabilization will be available across the iPhone 13 lineup, including the iPhone 13 Mini.

  • Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) :
  •  According to Max Weinbach, Apple is also working on a new EIS, which will handle all resolutions and frame rates for the first time. Internally, it is known as WARP and is related to Subject Tracking.

  •  Portrait Video Mode on the 13 Series :
  • This year, Apple will include a Portrait video mode, allowing you to record videos in portrait mode and change the depth of field post-production. LiDAR scanning on Pro models has been improved: In addition to LiDAR scanning, Apple promises to introduce a new "image stabilization correction" mode that will automatically detect and keep subjects in focus and improved noise cancellation with beamforming on both Pro models.

  • Astrophotography Mode on the entire 13 Series :
  • The iPhone 13 Series is also said to be getting Astrophotography Mode. When pointing the camera at the sky, this mode will automatically be activated, and you will be able to take pictures like this.


    When will the iPhone 13 Series launch & how much will it cost? 

    Due to production delays caused by the pandemic, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro went on sale in October, while the iPhone 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max went on sale in November last year. Apple is working on launching the new iPhones on September 14, and the sale will start later in September. It seems that the official teaser may be hinting at the Always-on Display mentioned above. There are currently no details about the pricing of the iPhone 13 Series, but we can expect it to be near last year's price.

    Reports by Ming-Chi Kuo on August 29 stated that the next iPhone series would support LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellite communication, allowing iPhone 13 users to make calls and send texts without a cellular signal. This technology will be used only in emergencies and might be limited to a few regions only shortly. However, Kuo believes this technology could also be used in Apple's upcoming AR headset, Apple Car, and other IoT products.

    Summing Up

    These are the 13 most important things you should know about the iPhone 13 series this year. Additionally, this year, there will be some new things, like iOS 15, the latest A15 Bionic Chip, faster connectivity, and more.