The 2021 iPhone 13 model is still a few months away, and it is expected to be released in September, but since the iPhone 12 model even debuted in 2020, we have been hearing rumors about the expectations of the new device. Similar to the iPhone lineup in 2020, there are 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch devices in four sizes, two of which are high-end “Pro” models, and two are positioned as lower cost and more affordable. With huge design changes, the 2021 iPhone will have the same feature set as the 2020 iPhone, but we can count on camera improvements, faster A-series processors, new 5G chips from Qualcomm, and longer battery life. There are rumors that at least one iPhone in 2021 will adopt a portless design that relies entirely on wireless charging, but Apple’s trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that this will not happen.
For the foreseeable future, Apple will continue to rely on Lightning and will not transition to USB-C and portless designs until MagSafe accessories become more common. We expect a smaller gap, although there are rumors that it may not be so deep, the equipment model based on information from the Chinese supply chain indicates that it will be smaller than the existing gap and take up less space. It is expected that Apple will also introduce a 120Hz refresh rate for iPhone Pro models, and introduce ProMotion technology from iPad Pro to iPhone. It is said that Apple is considering adding an under-screen fingerprint sensor to the iPhone 13 model, in addition to Face ID as an alternative method of biometric authentication, but it seems that this may be reserved for future iPhones.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in June that the 2022 iPhone will be equipped with Touch ID under the display. When it comes to improved camera technology, there are rumors that we can see the larger sensor on the iPhone 12 Pro Max expand to other models, as well as the sensor-shift stabilization function, which can achieve better autofocus and stabilization throughout the series. There are rumors that the ultra-wide-angle lens on the iPhone 13 “Pro” model will be improved with a lower aperture for better low-light performance and improved autofocus, but it is expected that the wide-angle lens on the device will hardly change. The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro are expected to be equipped with a new diagonal camera lens setting, which is different from the design of the iPhone 12 model.