Processor Apple A14 Bionic
Display 6.1 inches (15.49 cms)
Storage 128 GB
Front Camera Single (13 MP Camera)
Rear Camera Dual (13 MP Camera + 13 MP, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera)
Battery 3285 mAh
RAM 6 GB
PROCESSOR Chipset Apple A14 Bionic
No of Cores 6 (Hexa Core)
CPU 3.1GHz, Dual core, Firestorm + 1.8GHz, Quad core, Icestorm
Graphics Apple GPU (four-core graphics)
SOFTWARE Operating System iOS v14
STORAGE Internal Memory 128 GB
RAM 6 GB
Expandable Memory No
DISPLAY Display Type OLED, HDR Display, Oleophobic coating, Super Retina XDR display
Resolution 1170 x 2532 pixels
Size 6.1 inches (15.49 cms)
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
TouchScreen Yes, Capacitive, Multi-touch
Color Reproduction 16M Colors
Pixel Density 457 pixels per inch (ppi)
CAMERA Rear Dual (13 MP Camera + 13 MP, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera)
Flash Rear (Dual LED Flash), Front (Retina Flash)
Front Single (13 MP Camera)
Camera Features Auto Focus, Face detection, Touch to focus
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Image Stabilization Yes, Optical Image Stabilization(OIS)
BATTERY Type Li-ion
Capacity 3285 mAh
Fast Charging Yes
Wireless Charging Yes
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi Yes with a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
SIM Configuration Dual SIM (SIM1: Nano) (SIM2: eSIM)
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.1
Network 5G: Supported by device (network not rolled-out in India), 4G: Available
(supports Indian bands), 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Voice over LTE Yes
Wi-fi features Mobile Hotspot
GPS Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Mass storage device, USB charging
NFC Chipset Yes
SENSORS Fingerprint sensor No
Other Sensor Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass,
SOUND Speaker Yes
Audio Jack Yes, Lightning
Apple released four models in the 2020 iPhone lineup, and analysts expect the same for the 2021 lineup. Despite the iPhone 12 mini being the least popular model, an updated version will release as the "iPhone 13 mini" in the fall.
1. Design: The most noticeable physical changes to the device could be the camera bump and notch. The camera bump is expected to change from separate bumps for each lens to a single sheet of glass covering all lenses. This would reduce wobble when laying the device flat on its back.
The notch is expected to be reduced or eliminated. One portion of the sensor array that could be reduced is the VCSEL chip used for blasting infrared dots used in 3D scanning. Apple may reduce this component by as much as 50%, allowing for a smaller notch.
New colors could be introduced for the "iPhone 13." The colors currently offered are white, black, blue, green, and (PRODUCT)RED.
2. Camera: The 2021 iPhone may feature a 64-megapixel shooter with a wide lens and 1x optical zoom (6x digital zoom), 40MP telephoto lens with 3x to 5x optical zoom (15-20x digital zoom), 40MP ultra-wide with 0.25x "optical reverse zoom," and a 40MP anamorphic lens sporting a 2.1:1 ratio.
3. Pro-Motion Display: The iPhone could gain a ProMotion display in 2021 to optimize viewing content but may necessitate the use of LTPO technology to keep the battery life under control. Samsung has used similar techniques to push its display refresh rate up to 120Hz as well.
Apple's use of multiple magnets in a device for charging, accessories, and mounting devices is not new. The iPad Pro has 102 magnets distributed through its chassis, so an accompanying Apple Pencil mount wouldn't complicate the device much.
4. Cables and Connectors:
Wireless recovery modes could allow users to restore their iPhone from a Mac using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Apple could also include a special pogo-pad connection within the SIM card tray for use by support teams. These methods would be required for a port-less iPhone.
Apple is reportedly working on its own cellular modems, which means future iPhones may drop Qualcomm as a modem provider. This stems from Apple's acquisition of Intel's 5G modem platform and will lead to Apple bringing yet another part of its device in-house. Reports suggest Apple won't release a custom modem until 2022, so Qualcomm will supply the "iPhone 13" in the fall.
Rumors also indicate that Apple could be working on a direct-to-satellite connection. While this feature may not make it for the 2021 models, eventually the iPhone could make satellite calls in emergency situations.
Apple may not need to introduce new biometrics, however, due to an update in iOS 14.5 which allows the iPhone to unlock when wearing an Apple Watch. Of course, Apple could include Touch ID in future models for those who do not own an Apple Watch.
A set of iPhone 13 dummy units have gotten the hands-on treatment by Apple Insider, and they show some of the biggest possible design changes. This includes moving the speaker towards the top of the device, a new diagonal camera arrangement for the regular iPhone 13 and a larger camera module for the iPhone 13 Pro.
The SIM card tray is apparently moving further down as well, and the power buttons could be shifting down a bit, too.
A separate iPhone 13 case leak seemingly confirms many of the above changes and includes possible dimensions of the new iPhones as well as the camera modules and notch. In fact, the notch could be 25% smaller.
We've seen other alleged iPhone 13 dummy units leaked by Sonny Dickson. They show only the back of Apple's lineup, but they do seem to line up with the rumors that the iPhone 13 will have a diagonal camera arrangement.
In addition, the iPhone 13 Pro Max could be slightly larger than its predecessor. In fact, an alleged iPhone 13 Pro case shows a considerably larger camera module, though this has not been confirmed.
A variety of leaks and reports have the iPhone 13 tipped to come with a smaller display notch, after several generations of using the same, somewhat bulky notch. Most people will welcome such a change, though a few Apple observers are wondering if a smaller notch is enough to satisfy iPhone fans.
Apple will apparently achieve this notch downsizing on the new iPhone by combining the currently separated infrared flood illuminator, sensor and dot projector, which make up the iPhone 12's Face ID unlocking system, into a single module. With two fewer sensors required, we should see a much narrower notch on the iPhone 13.
The earpiece speaker could no longer be housed in the notch, moving instead to the top bezel, according to an iPhone 13 Pro Max dummy unit showing off the new design and smaller notch. Another iPhone 13 Pro dummy unit (sourced by Mac Otakara) also shows a smaller notch up front, using that same design. Leaked glass screen protectors seemingly confirm the change.
That iPhone 13 Pro Max dummy unit suggested this year's phone will be slightly thicker than the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Subsequent iPhone 13 schematics reveal that will be the case for all iPhone 13 models — they're thicker than their iPhone 12 counterparts with larger camera arrays.
Concept artist Ian Zelbo has also created renders of the iPhone 13, this time based on CAD files from leaker Jon Prosser. These again show the diagonal camera lens array and smaller notch.
Wonder no more when we might see the iPhone 13. Apple just sent out invitations for a Sept. 14 product event. The "California Streaming" event is an online-only launch, and it gets underway at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.
There's no official indication that the iPhone 13 will be launched at this Sept. 14 Apple event, but logic dictates that it's going to be the focal point. After all, Apple typically holds its iPhone launches in September, apart from last year's delayed iPhone 12 rollout.
Apple may give users different choices over storage options. Currently, there are three options in the non-pro lineup at 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The 128GB option is $50 more expensive than the 64GB option, and the 256GB option is $100 more expensive than that.
Apple could push the baseline to 128GB and offer 256GB and 512GB options above that. The pro models may get 1TB options for even more money — likely a $200 premium.
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