Apple May Drop 1TB Option But Keep Existing Prices for iPhone 13

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As it does every year, Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone this fall at a press event. Rumors about the iPhone 13 are ramping up, with predictions ranging from the ubiquitous rollout of the LiDAR sensor across all models to a whopping 1TB of storage. This time around it is TrendForce‘s turn to chime in with their predictions for this fall.

No Launch Day Shortages

According to TrendForce, Apple is preparing to up the production of the iPhone 13 to 223 million units which may lessen inventory shortages at launch. This increase is likely due to the easing of COVID lockdowns in the United States and Europe as well as an increase in vaccinations. As a result, more people can work, production levels are ramping up, and shipments are moving faster than last year.

Pricing to Remain the Same

TrendForce also predicts that Apple will keep retail prices of the iPhone 13 the same as the iPhone 12. Apple will keep the basement price at $699 primarily because the iPhone 13 will only be an evolutionary and not a revolutionary upgrade. Instead of cutting-edge technology, the Cupertino company may optimize the existing functions within the iPhone 12, making the next generation iPhone more like the “iPhone 12s” instead of the iPhone 13.

Boost in Processing Power and Display Prowess

According to TrendForce, the iPhone 13 will include the new 5nm A15 chipset manufactured by TSMC and a flexible AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. If you were hoping for an increase in storage capacity, TrendForce might burst your bubble with its prediction that Apple will keep internal storage and memory the same as the iPhone 12.

Bigger and Better Camera

As we have come to expect, Apple will make small but steady improvements in the iPhone 13 cameras.

On the camera front, Apple has upgraded all iPhone 12s handsets’ main cameras to include sensor-shift image stabilization technologies. For the Pro models, not only are their ultra-wide cameras now equipped with 6P lens (which is an upgrade over the previous generation), but they are also capable of autofocus functions. Notably, it should be pointed out that LiDAR scanners are available in the Pro models only.


TrendForce goes against the grain and believes Apple will roll out LiDAR scanners only to the Pro models. Existing rumors claim Apple will bring its LiDAR technology to all upcoming iPhone 13 versions.

Four Models for the Win

As hinted in previous rumors, Apple is expected to offer four models, including the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

While most rumors suggest the next iPhone will be named the iPhone 13, TrendForce claims the handset with be called the iPhone 12s.

Though Apple will sell all four models, the company will focus on the most popular – the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Pro, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]

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