It may seem like the iPhone 12 has just launched but Apple fans are already waiting for the iPhone 13 to launch, which we’ll see in September. Whether you’re just upgrading to the iPhone 12 or waiting for Apple’s 2021 flagship, you’re wondering how the iPhone 13 will fit. To help you plan your potential purchase, we’ve gathered all the rumors surrounding the iPhone 13’s space, including the camera, display size and resolution, and four different models that could be on the horizon.
Here are the rumors we’ve heard so far about the iPhone 13 space, and to be clear on how they can compare to the iPhone 12, none of the iPhone 13 specs have been confirmed by Apple.
Four iPhone 13 models
Like the iPhone 12, the iPhone 13 will come in four models, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The iPhone 13 is not expected to be a major technical upgrade from the iPhone 12, which was the first to include 5G support. That’s why analysts predict that the iPhone 13 will be priced the same as the iPhone 12, with the original version starting at 799. It is also possible that Apple could lower the price of the iPhone 13, as others did after the 2020 economic downturn, such as Samsung’s Galaxy S20FE and Google’s Pixel 5. The newly released Samsung Galaxy S21 also boasted a lower price tag at 200 200 less than its predecessor.
Here’s the, for reference:
|iPhone 12 model||64GB||128GB||256GB||512GB|
|iPhone 12 Mini (carrier model)||$699||$749||$849||N/A|
|iPhone 12 Mini (SIM-free from Apple)||$729||$779||$879||N/A|
|iPhone 12 (carrier model)||$799||$849||$949||N/A|
|iPhone 12 (SIM-free from Apple)||$829||$879||$979||N/A|
|iPhone 12 Pro||N/A||$999||$1,099||$1,299|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max||N/A||$1,099||$1,199||$1,399|
Increased refresh rates
Most phones (including the iPhone 12) refresh at 60 frames per second or 60Hz, but some, like the Galaxy S21 and OnePlus 8 Pro, refresh at 120 rigs. There is speculation that the iPhone 13’s display will have a 120Hz refresh rate (and always an LED display). The higher the refresh rate, the faster and smoother a phone feels when scrolling through apps and websites. Although it was also rumored for the iPhone 12, it seems to be about to happen this time around.
The iPhone 12 camera array includes regular, ultraviolet and selfie cameras, all cameras have night mode photos, enhanced HDR mode, a telephoto lens (on Pro and Pro Max models) and 2.5x zoom (on Pro Max only).
As with the new iPhone, you can expect the iPhone 13’s camera to be upgraded over the iPhone 12. We’ve heard rumors of an additional periscope camera to enhance the zoom, the advanced ultraviolet-angle lens for night mode photography, and the leader technology for all models instead of the Pro and Pro Max, just as it did for the iPhone 12.
The iPhone 13 could bring back the Touch ID for the first time since the iPhone 8, with one big difference: it could be embedded at the bottom of the screen instead of a separate button to capture the phone’s real estate. Some were expecting this to happen with the iPhone 12, but they also said it could push the next model. Alas, the iPhone 12 lineup does not have a Touch ID button. It’s worth noting that Apple’s 2020 iPad Air has integrated a Touch ID button on the side of the device. This will be a great addition especially this year, since Face ID doesn’t work when wearing a mask.
Lightning port and headphone jack
The iPhone 12 doesn’t have a headphone jack, and we don’t expect any iPhone 13 models to get one either. But the power port could be another story, now that Apple has introduced the charging capability of the Magsaf. Kuo predicts that iPhone 13 models will include Lightning ports in addition to the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which could be completely portless. The iPhone 12, in contrast, features an electric port of four models.
For more information, see our iPhone 12 review and the best ways to sell or trade your old iPhone.
RUMORED APPLE IPHONE 13 VS. IPHONE 12 SPECS
|iPhone 13||iPhone 12|
|Display size||6.1-inch OLED||6.1-inch OLED|
|Cameras||Regular, ultrawide, selfie, periscope||Regular, ultrawide, selfie, telephoto (Pro Max)|
|Connector||Lightning, except in Pro Max||Lightning|