Apple is expected to unveil its upcoming “iPhone 13” lineup in September or around there and Taiwanese research firm TrendForce has outlined its expectations for the devices. Most of these expectations have been reported here and there in the past.
A summary of TrendForce’s expectations (via MacRumors):
- Apple will debut four new iPhones in September. The lineup will be similar to the current iPhone 12 lineup and will include a mini model, a standard model, and two Pro models.
- The new iPhones will have a smaller notch above the display.
- The devices will be powered by Apple’s next-generation A15 chip, based on TSMC’s 5nm+ process.
- All four iPhones will sport OLED displays. The two Pro models will also feature a 120Hz refresh rate.
- The new iPhones will boast the same storage capacity options as their iPhone 12 counterparts. iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 models are available with 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of storage, while 12 Pro models have a 512GB option.
- The rear camera system on all four iPhones will be equipped with sensor-shift image stabilization, a feature that is currently exclusive to the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Pro models will gain an Ultra Wide lens with autofocus.
- The LiDAR Scanner will remain limited to the Pro models.
TrendForce forecasted that annual iPhone production for 2021 will grow by approximately 12.3% on a year-over-year basis to 223 million units. TrendForce expects the “iPhone 12s” lineup to account for close to 40% of that total production volume.