The much-awaited iPhone 13 is not too far away from launch. We have learned that the smartphone will arrive in the third week of September. While there’s a lot that we already know about the upcoming iPhone, fresh leaks keep popping up every now and then. A new report says that Apple is working with more Chinese suppliers to ramp up the production of iPhone 13 models. According to the report, Luxshare Precision Industry will build 3 per cent of the iPhones. Whereas some other manufacturers will supply the key components.
Also, Apple is looking to address battery life issues on the upcoming iPhones. This will be achieved by including smaller components, which will, in turn, leave some space for a bigger battery. Besides this, iPhone 13 is supposed to follow the same design language as the current lineup, with a few changes here and there. Most important of all being the introduction of a trimmed down a notch. Now that you have a brief idea of the expected changes let’s talk about the iPhone 13 in detail.
iPhone 13 specifications
The next-gen iPhone’s are currently in production and are slated to arrive in the third week of production. Apple plans to produce a total of 95 million units this year. To ramp up production, Apple is approaching more Chinese suppliers, despite the trade ban. Now that’s completely contrary to the reports which suggested that Apple is moving its supply chain out of China. As per Nikkei Japan, Chinese electronics maker Luxshare Precision Industry is set to produce 3 per cent of the iPhone 13 models for the first time. Lens Tech will supply metal casings, and Sunny Optical Tech Group will produce rear camera lenses. Apart from this, BOE has reportedly begun developing displays for the upcoming iPhones.
In another new report, DigiTimes claims that iPhone 13 might get a battery upgrade without needing a bigger chassis. As per the publication, upcoming iPhones will make use of integrated passive devices (IPDs) for peripheral iPhone chips. These chipsets are reported to be slimmer than the previously used counterparts. Thus leaving more space to put in bigger batteries, while the report didn’t mention what iPhones will get IPD’s. But it did reveal that Apple has approved chipmaker TSMC’s sixth-gen manufacturing process for the production of these IPD’s. So there’s a possibility that the iPhone 13 may ship with one of these chipsets. A Chinese source previously revealed that the iPhone 13 mini would have a 2,406mAh cell, the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro will sport a 3,095mAh battery, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max will come with a 4352mAh capacity. In comparison, the iPhone 12 sports a 2,227mAh battery, the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro get a 2,815mAh battery, whereas the top-end iPhone 12 Pro Max has a 3,687mAh cell.As far as the design is concerned, the iPhone 13 may look nearly identical to the current-gen iPhones. However, it is supposed to feature a shrunken notch, as spotted by plenty of reports. Apple is said to achieve this by placing the infrared flood illuminator, sensor and dot projector in a single module. In addition to that, the earpiece will also be moved to the top.
Moreover, a report from Digitimes says that the die size of the VSCEL chip used in the Face-ID system will shrink by 40 per cent to 50 per cent. This reduction in chip size seems to be another reason for the shrunken notch.
Moving forward, Wedbush Analyst claim that the iPhone 13 will get up to 1TB of onboard storage. Last month, TrendForce denied the fact saying that the upcoming lineup will ship with storage similar to iPhone 12 lineup. Currently, the storage is capped to 512GB, and if the leak turns out to be true, it will be a worthy change. Another report from a California based investment firm states that the entire iPhone 13 lineup will feature a LiDAR sensor. Whereas TrenForce reported that the feature would be limited to the Pro models. Besides this, the smartphone is supposed to feature an always-on display similar to what we have seen on the Apple Watch.
We have also heard about the inclusion of a bigger coil for faster wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. EverythingApplePro in a YouTube video mentioned that the increase in size might improve heat management and lead to higher wattage support. This, in turn, means that we may see fast wireless charging on upcoming iPhone 13 models.
The iPhone 13 will be powered by the new A15 Bionic chipset being developed by TSMC. Leaks suggest that TSMC has already begun with the production of this chipset. As per our information, this chipset is based on a 5nm manufacturing process similar to the A14 Bionic.
The iPhone 13 will also see a change in the placement of the lens. Unlike the iPhone 12, the smartphone will get diagonal lenses. In addition, it is supposed to feature an f/1.8 ultra-wide lens. Further, it may get a LiDAR sensor and additional features such as Sensor-Shift Stabilization and a 6P lens with autofocus.
iPhone 13 launch date
Apple usually launches its next-gen iPhones in September every year, and that should remain true for the upcoming models. However, a new report from Daniel Ives suggests that iPhone 13 may launch in the third week of September. This has also been confirmed by a couple of credible analysts who believe the iPhone 13 will arrive in September this year. Last year, due to the pandemic situation and various supply and chain constraints, Apple had to delay its iPhone 12 series launch to October 2020. This year, however, we should not see that sort of delay.
iPhone 13 India price
Current leaks do not provide a lot of information about the pricing of the iPhone 13. That said, a report from TrendForce says the pricing will remain the same for this year. The base variant of the iPhone 12 goes for Rs 79,990, so the iPhone 13 may be priced similarly in the country.