'iPhone 13' Name Emerges on Alleged Packaging Stickers

A photo purporting to show the sticker tabs used to seal Apple products in their boxes appears to confirm the "iPhone 13" name for the company's upcoming 2021 iPhone lineup.

iphone 13 label
The photo was highlighted by "DuanRui" on Twitter, linking to a post on the Chinese social media network Weibo.

The validity of the image is not known, but it is not unusual to see images of ‌iPhone‌ packaging emerging at this time of year as the device's launch date approaches. Around three weeks before the launch of the ‌iPhone‌ 12 lineup last year, images of packaging stickers showing the correct naming for those devices were also shared by DuanRui.

While most reliable sources have persistently referred to the 2021 ‌iPhone‌ models as the "‌iPhone 13‌" lineup, there has been a large amount of speculation from some observers on social media and a number of individuals who claim to be leakers with no track record that the upcoming iPhones would in fact be "‌iPhone‌ 12S" models.

A survey from earlier this year suggested that most consumers do not want the devices to be called the "‌iPhone 13‌." 38 percent of survey respondents said that Apple should call its next smartphone series simply "‌‌iPhone‌‌ (2021)," 26 percent thought that the "‌‌iPhone 13‌‌" was the best name, and only 13 percent said that they would like to see the devices called the "‌‌iPhone‌‌ 12S."

The ‌iPhone 13‌ lineup is expected to be unveiled next month with a number of new features, including a 120Hz display, larger batteries, new camera features, an "A15" chip, up to 1TB of storage, and more.

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hagar Avatar
37 months ago
what a surprise! who would have thought?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
37 months ago
I can just see Tim now... 'prayer hands', lecturing us on how iPhone 13 is the biggest update to iPhone since the iPhone 12.

And they're very proud.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LowellLvl Avatar
37 months ago
This news is as trivial as a single drop of rain in the middle of the ocean.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nwcs Avatar
37 months ago
Maybe they will be released on a Friday this year?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spanther Avatar
37 months ago

I can just see Tim now... 'prayer hands', lecturing us on how iPhone 13 is the biggest update to iPhone since the iPhone 12.

And they're very proud.
It's our best iPhone yet *pauses a beat* and we think it's amazing.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adrianlondon Avatar
37 months ago

This news is as trivial as a single drop of rain in the middle of the ocean.
Wow! Just one drop? Right in the dead centre? That's amazing!!!!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)