Apple will launch the iPhone 13 lineup in the third week of September and will offer a 1TB storage option for the lineup’s Pro models. This prediction comes from Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives in an investors note shared by MacRumors.
From the note:
Our recent Asia supply chain checks for 2H put iPhone builds between 130M-150M. The iPhone 13 appears to represent 35%-45% of iPhone builds in Q3, this positive outlook gives us enhanced confidence that 2021’s launch timing will be “normal”. From a timing perspective, we believe the current iPhone 13 launch is slated for the third week in September.
The prediction jibes with previous remarks by other industry analysts. Taiwanese research firm TrendForce last week predicted a September launch for the iPhone 13. Apple launched the iPhone 12 lineup in October of last year, as the delay was caused by COVID-19-related delays.
Ives continues to assert that some iPhone 13 models will offer a 1TB storage option, which would be double the current top storage option, which is 512GB for the iPhone 12 lineup. The high-end Pro models would likely be the benefactor of the larger storage option.
Ives also reaffirms previous Wedbush reporting that all models of the iPhone 13, ranging from the lowest-end iPhone 13 mini to the iPhone 13 Pro Max, will feature LiDAR sensors.