Apple’s next big event is being beamed across the world on 14th September, which means iPhone 13 is highly likely to debut on September 14, you may be able to buy the phone soon after that. The company has confirmed its next launch for that date, and we’ve been hard at work rounding up and cutting through the key new iPhone leaks and we’re pretty sure a new iPhone will lead the parade of devices Apple is sure to show off.
New iPhone rumors have been springing up from a variety of sources for the last few months, and we’ve now got a clear picture of many of the likely specs of the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 mini.
We also have a good idea of the likely design of these phones, and have seen numerous leaked images. For those of you who are light on time we’ve cut down the rumors into a handy, bite-sized portion below, while further down you’ll find tons more depth where we explain everything you have to know about the new iPhone range.
iPhone 13 launch
We already suspected Apple’s September iPhone 13 event would go virtual. This was previously rumored in a July Power On newsletter from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. He originally speculated Apple’s next event would be completely virtual because of the tech giant’s decision to delay its return to in-person work due to rising COVID-19 cases.
Apple had originally said that all employees would be required to come into the office three days a week starting in September. Gurman says that if Apple had stuck with the September time frame, an in-person iPhone 13 event.
iPhone 13 Price
As for how much the iPhone 13 will cost, we’d expect the prices to track with the iPhone 12 range — $699, $799, $999 and $1,099, respectively.
Apple tends to keep its pricing for each new generation of iPhone relatively close to the one that preceded it. A June report by TrendForce says that the iPhone 13 pricing should be “relatively on par” with the current iPhone 13 models. Unfortunately, the firm also says that the iPhone 13 Pro models won’t have a 1TB storage option.
A more recent report claims that Apple chip supplier TSMC will be increasing its production costs, and that could mean Apple passes on the costs to its customers. It’s currently unclear whether this will affect the iPhone 13 or wait until the iPhone 14.
Apple was considering adding an in-display fingerprint sensor to the iPhone 13 models, which would be used in addition to Face ID as an alternate biometric authentication method, but it’s a feature that’s been tabled or saved for a future update because it didn’t make the cut for the iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 will rely solely on Face ID.
When it comes to improved camera technology, rumors suggest we could see the larger sensor in the iPhone 12 Pro Max extend to other models, along with the Sensor-Shift Stabilization feature for better auto-focus and stabilization across the lineup. With the camera changes that are coming, there are some design changes to the camera bumps on the iPhone 13 models.
This will be most noticeable on the iPhone 13 Pro, which is getting a much larger Pro Max-sized camera array, and the iPhone 12 and 12 mini will have diagonal camera setups. There are rumored to be improvements to the Ultra Wide lenses on the “Pro” iPhone 13 models in the form of better performance in low-light conditions and improved autofocus, but few changes are expected for the Wide lens in the devices. The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro are expected to feature a new diagonal camera lens setup, a departure from the design of the iPhone 12 models.
Iphone 13 iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max
|iPhone 13 mini||iPhone 13||iPhone 13 Pro||iPhone 13 Pro Max|
|Resolution||2340 x 1080||2532 x 1170||2532 x 1170||2778 x 1284|
|Camera||12MP + 12MP||12MP + 12MP||12MP + 12MP + 12MP||12MP + 12MP + 12MP|
|Storage||Up to 1TB||Up to 1TB||Up to 1TB||Up to 1TB|
Below are the names that Apple has used since the iPhone first launched in 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 Max