The iPhone 13 launch has reportedly been repeated for the third week of September in a note to investors by a market analyst at asset manager Wedbush Securities. Also, Apple is projected to represent 35 to 45 percent of total iPhone production in the third quarter of this year with the iPhone 13. Separately, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman outlined what Apple expects along with its iPhone 13 family. will reveal. The new models in the 2021 iPhone range are believed to have Apple’s A15 chip and a smaller display notch.
MacRumors has quoted the investor note from Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives in a report that predicts a launch in the third week of September for the iPhone 13 models. It confirms an earlier report from Wedbush Securities that also suggested a similar launch timeline. The analyst is also said to have mentioned in the note that a 1TB storage option would be coming for the high-end iPhone 13 Pro models.
Apple is predicted to have plans to produce 130 to 150 million iPhones in the second half of the year. The iPhone 13 could account for between 35 and 45 percent of the total number of iPhone models built in the third quarter — thanks to its “normal” launch timing, the analyst is said to have mentioned in the note.
Ives is also said to have suggested that all models in the iPhone 13 series would come with a laser imaging, detection and distance sensor (LiDAR). This is in contrast to the iPhone 12 models where the LiDAR sensor was limited to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The LiDAR sensor can help enhance augmented reality (AR) experiences and improve autofocus results in low-light environments.
In addition to Ives’ comment, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has suggested some features of the iPhone 13 series. The Apple reporter has provided an overview of the company’s next-generation hardware in his weekly PowerOn newsletter.
Gurman assumes that instead of going for “S” models this time – an iPhone 12s as previously rumored – Apple could call the new offering the iPhone 13.
“The second year of the big 5G push is a fair marketing reason to jump to 13 – despite the number being considered unfortunate in some regions,” he writes in the newsletter, adding that the move to the smaller notch also reduces the could be reason to move to iPhone 13 instead of going with iPhone 12s.
As for the features, Gurman is repeating what has been in the rumor mill for a while, namely four different models in the lineup, with 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch sizes reserved for the regular models and 6.1-inch. inch and 6.7-inch versions for the iPhone 13 Pro models.
The iPhone 13 models would also have a list of new camera capabilities, including a new video version of the existing portrait mode that could be called Cinematic Video. You could also expect a new AI-driven filtering system to apply different styles to your photos, and the iPhone 13 Pro models to be able to get higher quality video recording in ProRes.
Gurman also says the iPhone 13 models would ship with a faster A15 chip that would have the same number of cores as the existing A14. There could also be a new screen technology with ProMotion support to provide a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz on the iPhone 13 Pro models. In addition, an always-on display mode is believed to be part of the new iPhone models.
In addition to the iPhone 13, Gurman says Apple is expected to unveil the Apple Watch Series 7 with flatter screens and updated screen technology, as well as a faster processor. Apple is also said to be working on variations of its Time to Walk service, which was introduced on Apple Fitness+. It can include self-explanatory Time to Run and audio meditations.
Gurman predicted that Apple would also bring new entry-level AirPods (aka AirPods 3) with a design similar to the AirPods Pro, including an in-ear shape and shooter stem. He calls it the most significant update to the design portion of the AirPods since the earbuds first launched in 2016.
Apple is also said to have a new iPad mini in the works that is believed to have thinner bezels and a redesigned build that resembles the latest iPad Air. Gurman also suggests that a new, slimmer and faster ninth-generation iPad may also be coming to students. He also talked about the new MacBook Pro models that are expected to come with an M1X chip. The journalist said the new models “should still be on sale by the time the current MacBook Pro is two years old.”
Gurman also believes that Apple will launch its new hardware this fall. However, he has not yet given an exact launch date.