TrendForce: iPhone 13 Lineup Will Remain Limited to Maximum 512GB of Storage

Apple will likely unveil its next-generation "iPhone 12s" or "iPhone 13" lineup in around two and a half months from now, and ahead of time, Taiwanese research firm TrendForce has outlined its expectations for the devices.

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A summary of TrendForce's expectations:

  • Apple will unveil four new iPhones in September, including a mini model, a standard model, and two Pro models. September is the usual month for Apple to unveil new iPhones, but the iPhone 12 lineup was announced in October last year due to reported COVID-19-related production delays.
  • The new iPhones will have a smaller notch above the display, but will otherwise have a similar outward design as iPhone 12 models.
  • The devices will be powered by Apple's next-generation A15 chip manufactured based on TSMC's 5nm+ process.
  • All four iPhones will be equipped with OLED displays, while the two Pro models will also feature a 120Hz refresh rate for smoother content.
  • The new iPhones will have 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. For the new Pro models, the Ultra Wide lens will gain autofocus.
  • The LiDAR Scanner will remain limited to the Pro models.

With the pandemic showing signs of easing in the United States and Europe, TrendForce forecasted that annual iPhone production for 2021 will grow by around 12.3% on a year-over-year basis to 223 million units. The research firm believes the "iPhone 12s" lineup will account for nearly 40% of that total production volume.

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Top Rated Comments

JetLaw Avatar
12 months ago
I really wish they'd ditch the Lightning port. It was a fine replacement for the 30 pin connector back in the day, but it seems ridiculous to me now. My whole world has moved to USB-C...except for my phone. :-/
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Channan Avatar
12 months ago

Without USBC or Thunderbolt 1TB is kinda pointless anyway...
Tell that to my mother and sisters that take a million photos and videos and never want to clean up their library.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
syklee26 Avatar
12 months ago
Without USBC or Thunderbolt 1TB is kinda pointless anyway...
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
filmantopia Avatar
12 months ago
Is Touch ID still believed to be a part of the 13, or has it been set for a later model?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brijazz Avatar
12 months ago

Is Touch ID still believed to be a part of the 13, or has it been set for a later model?
Really hoping we see the return of TouchID - it's absence is the only reason I haven't upgraded from my iPhone 8.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anthogag Avatar
12 months ago
Is Apple scared to name the iPhone "13"? 12S is quite lame. I would have no problem buying iPhone 13...and launch it on Friday 13th at 13:00 hours.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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