TrendForce Shares Last-Minute iPhone 13 Expectations Ahead of Today's Apple Event

Apple will be holding a virtual event today at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, and ahead of time, Taiwanese research firm TrendForce has outlined its last-minute expectations for iPhone 13 features and production of the devices.

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In line with previously rumored features, TrendForce expects all four iPhone 13 models to be equipped with a faster A15 chip and sensor-shift image stabilization for the rear cameras. For the Pro and Pro Max models, the research firm said the devices will feature up to 1TB of storage, power efficient LTPO displays with support for up to a 120Hz refresh rate, and an upgraded Ultra Wide lens with the addition of autofocus.

In line with information shared by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, TrendForce added that the LiDAR Scanner will remain limited to the Pro models.

In view of the "lackluster sales performance" of the iPhone 12 mini, TrendForce said the iPhone 13 mini is expected to account for less than 10% of total iPhone 13 production, noting that Apple will focus its sales efforts on the larger models. Previous rumors have indicated that the iPhone 13 mini will be the last "mini" model that Apple offers, with the iPhone 14 lineup expected to consist of two 6.1-inch and two 6.7-inch models.

In addition to the iPhone 13, Apple is expected to unveil the Apple Watch Series 7 with a new flat-edge design and third-generation AirPods.

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Top Rated Comments

jz0309 Avatar
10 months ago

Wallets been ready, haha!
Magically I got an increase on my Apple Card limit yesterday ...o_Oo_O
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TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
10 months ago

and your wallet?
Wallets been ready, haha!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GrumpyMom Avatar
10 months ago
A mini with more battery capacity released at a time when people are getting out and about a bit more. I wonder if Apple will see more demand than they projected for this year.

I hope so. I love my 12 minis. Enough to have two of them. :D
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
10 months ago
Can’t wait!!! My soul is ready.

Apple is ready to take over the world ? ?
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RadioHedgeFund Avatar
10 months ago

The iPhone mini will be rebranded as an iPhone SE in two years with upgraded internals. I'm guessing.
This makes a lot of sense. By the time the iPhone 14 and its in-display TouchID comes out the notch and FaceID will be old hat. It therefore makes sense to ditch the ye olde iPhone 6 chassis and move to the 12 Mini one at that £499 price point. The battery isn't quite as good as the 6.1" model but it is miles better than the current SE.
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neoelectronaut Avatar
10 months ago
Probably gonna pick up a refurb 13 mini down the line if the rumors of it being the last of its kind end up being true.
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