The biggest tech company’s annual event will be held virtually, with a possible huge product line-up to demonstrate.
Apple announced the dates and times of its next event, which will take place on September 14 at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST). It will feature the Apple Watch Series 7 and the iPhone 13, among other products. Given the continuing public health crisis, this latest gathering, like its predecessors, will be a virtual event. (The following are some highlights of what we currently know about the iPhone 13 release date and what else Apple will show off at their September event.)
The phrase “California streaming” appears in Apple’s invitation. It contains a neon version of the Apple logo on a black background, set against a mountain range silhouette.
The September event is the most significant of the year, deciding the company’s holiday product offerings. Apple unveiled new models of its Apple Watches, iPads, iPhones, and Mac computers in the second half of 2017. Apple’s revenue and profit numbers have increased to the company’s highest levels due to the launching of the new iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers.
It’s uncertain just what goods Apple will reveal and whether the company will reprise last year’s practice of staging many events throughout the second half. The iPhone 13 is almost likely going to make an appearance. The anticipated Apple Watch 7 could as well.
But the product introductions all got their own chance to shine last year. The iPhone 12, in particular, sparked off a rush of upgrade purchases, spurred in part by its new 5G wireless connectivity and its overhauled physical appearance. In his review before its release last year, CNET’s Patrick Holland called the iPhone 12 one of our highest-rated phones of all time. The “5G support, a new attractive design, enhanced cameras, and four different models all combine up to make the iPhone 12 an absolute unit,” he added.
Apple’s computers were a highlight in 2016. Apple has launched a significant technology transition that is set to transform the brains of its MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini desktops. Apple made the decision to drop the Intel chips that are used in the industry and opt for microprocessors created by the same teams who create the chips in the iPhone. CNET’s Dan Ackerman was one of the technology reviewers who hailed Apple’s new M1 CPUs as a result of their exceptional speed and power efficiency. Apple additionally claimed that customers were fond of them, which boosted Mac sales to record highs.
Apple will supposedly reveal its latest home-grown chip in the fall, known as the M1X. Apple hopes that this new technology will help them cut their dependence on Intel’s CPUs even more. Apple claims that it will remain to sell Macs with Intel processors for another year or two alongside its newer technologies.
Apple may perhaps introduce its latest augmented reality tricks. This invite also contains a mixed reality portal feature like previous ones.
iPhone 13 rumors: Every single thing we’ve heard before Apple’s Sept. 14 event
Apple’s iPhone 13 will be announced at an online-only event to be held on September 14th. New features, enhanced camera specs, upcoming color options (including bubblegum pink), and a revised design with a notch-less display are all predicted for the new iPhone. Rumors about the iPhone 13 continue to circulate, even though it’s unlikely that we’ll see the device before its official release date.
MacRumors and 9to5Mac uncovered some new iPhone 13 gossip after noticing a modified MagSafe charger in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission. Apple cites four new iPhone models (the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max) in addition to the four iPhone 12 versions, which Apple describes as “heritage.”
Now that the imminent launch of Apple’s new iPhone is almost upon us, the excitement for iPhone 13 is increasing as well. The SellCell study found that, according to MacRumors, 44% of current iPhone owners are planning to upgrade to one of the next iPhone 13 models.
Below is an exhaustive list of rumors and facts that we’ve heard. They cover everything from the rumored iPhone 13’s specifications to how it stacks up to the iPhone 12. (And do check out our wish list for the iPhone 13.) Prepare for a couple more days of conjecture before Apple finally introduces its new flagship, so keep reading. This story will be updated as more information comes in.
Battery: Larger capacity doesn’t mean iPhone 13 will have a longer battery life
The iPhone 13 series is rumored to come with larger batteries than the iPhone 12 series. According to leaker @L0vetodream, the iPhone 13 Mini has a 2,406-mAh battery, the iPhone 13 has a 3,095-mAh battery, the iPhone 13 Pro has a 4,325-mAh battery, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 4,750-mAh battery.
This new battery size has an improved capacity above that of the iPhone 12’s (albeit Apple hasn’t announced the official battery specs). However, it’s likely that the iPhone 13’s battery size will not convert into a greater battery life as the two are not directly comparable. That would be contingent on how effectively the phone’s software optimizes for battery life, and on the extent of other enhancements. Still, Apple’s battery life pales in comparison to other premium phone companies. Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series of phones, for instance, boasts batteries ranging from 4,000 to 5,000 mAh.
According to Max Weinbach, a leaker, the iPhone 13’s battery may be charged more quickly via wireless technology and maybe by reverse charging, as revealed in a video from EverythingApplePro on YouTube. You may charge other Qi devices on the back of your phone by using reverse charging. Weinbach theorizes that the future iPhone 13 will have wireless charging because of a larger coil and stronger magnets placed in the phone’s back. The Galaxy S21, S20, S20 Ultra, and OnePlus 8 Pro are among the iPhone’s competitors that already support reverse wireless charging. However, the company has yet to include the capability in their iPhones.
Release date: iPhone 13 will debut on Sept. 14
Apple’s upcoming presentation, taking place online, will very definitely see the first glimpse of their new iPhone.
It is reported that Apple’s next event will be virtual, and the assumption was reinforced when Mark Gurman wrote about it in his July edition of Power On. The company’s return to in-person work has been delayed due to the uptick in COVID-19 instances, according to him.
Apple first said that starting in September, all employees will be forced to come into the office three days a week. If Apple had remained with the September timeline, Gurman states that an in-person iPhone 13 event would have been “a real possibility.”
Apple debuted its latest iPhone two years in a row at this year’s event. The global pandemic of 2020 also delayed the release of the iPhone 12. It had been eight years since the last September Apple event without an iPhone (because of production delays because of the coronavirus outbreak).
Apple will be returning to its pre-pandemic timeline this year. Apple’s supply chain was normal according to the April report and it seems the manufacturing of the iPhone’s new CPUs is ahead of schedule, as Kuo had predicted.
We have this information:
The upcoming Apple event will be held on a Tuesday. This is normal for Apple, which holds its events on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
Generally, iPhone release dates follow Apple announcements by around a week and a half.
The normal rule is that new iPhones are launched on a Friday in late September.
Name: Apple sticks with ‘iPhone 13’ for next flagship
Apple will title its next series “iPhone 13,” according to a report from Taiwanese tabloid Economic Daily News. The speculated decision to adhere to its normal naming technique follows anticipation that the tech giant might vary up the new iPhone’s moniker and skirt the superstition linked with the number. Considering high-rise buildings tend to delete the 13th floor from their elevator buttons for superstitious reasons, earlier speculations indicated Apple could fall to its own triskaidekaphobia and skip the number 13.
The iPhone 13, rumored to be coming out in 2020, might be one that never makes it to market. People think this because of the following:
The name of Apple’s new iPhone series, iPhone 12S, was an accurate prediction. Without a big redesign in the plans (more on that later), the 2021 iPhone seems as likely to be positioned as an upgrade on the iPhone 12 as an entirely new device.
Perhaps Apple might have done like Samsung and used the year of its creation as a phone name: iPhone 2021 is a great name. Why not the iPhone XXI? And as an alternative, dare to dream, as Apple could have done something entertaining and memorable like naming the device something like the Motorola Citrus or LG Chocolate of yesteryear.
Price: iPhone 13 could cost more than iPhone 12
Apple’s latest iPhone line-up has four devices at four pricing points with still more options from carriers and internal storage. The iPhone 12 baseline model’s $799 price at launch was a $100 rise over the 2019 iPhone 11, mostly owing to its inclusion of 5G.
The iPhone 13 range will have increased prices. DigiTimes claims that the tech titan is considering raising the cost of the iPhone 13 to compensate for TSMC’s price hike in chip production. “Advanced and mature process technologies” would reportedly see a 20 percent boost in costs thanks to Apple’s supplier, according to the research. The article does not say just how much the iPhone pricing will go up.
|iPhone 12 model||64GB||128GB||256GB||512GB|
|iPhone 12 Mini (carrier model)||$699||$749||$849||N/A|
|iPhone 12 Mini (SIM-free from Apple)||$729||$779||$879||N/A|
|iPhone 12 (carrier model)||$799||$849||$949||N/A|
|iPhone 12 (SIM-free from Apple)||$829||$879||$979||N/A|
|iPhone 12 Pro||N/A||$999||$1,099||$1,299|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max||N/A||$1,099||$1,199||$1,399|
The rumor that Apple may maintain the same price structure for the iPhone 13 or reduce the price of its upcoming phone lineup has been going around. Both Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE and Google’s Pixel 5 are the same prices as the iPhone 12 Mini, but they’re each around $100 cheaper than the iPhone 12. The Samsung Galaxy S2 is priced less than its predecessor at launch. It starts at $200 less than the original.
If the iPhone 12’s sales numbers are any indication, Apple may follow the same pricing plan for the iPhone 13. The so-called “supercycle” projected for 2020 seems to have materialized as Apple expected. The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro were the first and second most popular 5G smartphone models in the globe in October. The iPhone 12 has also helped Apple become the most profitable corporation in its history.
Colors and design: iPhone 13 will probably look familiar
On Twitter, there have been a few renders of speculated iPhone 13 designs that have been circulating for some time now. Recent images from MacRumors show the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro’s enlarged camera hump and increased thickness vs their predecessors, the iPhone 12. iPhone 13 camera bump is getting thicker, according to MacRumors, possibly to enable future camera enhancements like lidar.
Sonny Dickson posted a new render of the iPhone 13 and 12 Mini’s camera module on Twitter in late June, with the two lenses arranged diagonally instead of one on top of the other.
iPhone 13’s rumored sizes
- iPhone 13 Mini: 5.4-inch
- iPhone 13: 6.1-inch
- iPhone 13 Pro: 6.1-inch
- iPhone 13 Pro Max: 6.7-inch
We’ve heard about a shallower notch (or a notch-less screen) and the elimination of the Lightning port for years.
In an Apple Insider video, dummy units of the iPhone 13 were shown with a reduced earpiece notch that moved to the top of the bezel. As for the iPhone 13’s dimensions, Apple Insider’s mockups were in accordance with prior rumors about the iPhone 12’s size.
Cameras: New photo tricks and tech coming to the iPhone 13
iPhone camera advancements in 2020, notably the Pro Max model, were well-received. The Pro Max introduced iOS users to lidar (also available on the Pro) and prow. Stephen Shankland, a CNET picture fanatic, switched to the iPhone 12 from Google Pixel, the once-dominant computational photography leader.
- The iPhone 13 now has better zoom capabilities.
- Video in proRes and Portrait Mode may be coming to the iPhone 13.
- Improvements to the night mode
- However, only the Pro models would be able to use Lidar.