With around six months to go until the launch of the iPhone 13, pundits have a decent general idea of what we can expect, but the details remain sketchy. We don’t even know, for example, which month the new phones will launch in – although one analyst has now put his head above the parapet and made a prediction.
According to a new report from Dan Ives, quoted by MacRumors, this autumn’s models of iPhone will probably go on sale at the end of September.
Apple habitually launches new iPhone models in September, but last year’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro were released on 23 October, while the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max were delayed until 13 November.
Of course, there is a risk of delays this year as well, especially as the ongoing pandemic has led to a component shortage. But Ives reckons there will be a few weeks of delay at the most.
In related news, a newly leaked image of the iPhone showcased an updated notch design, something that hadn’t been done since 2017. It was previously reported that Apple may have plans to reduce the size of the notch sometime in the future. Now with the leaked image, rumors are going strong that it will be the final look of the latest iPhone 13 series that will launch in 2021. Let’s take a look at the iPhone 13 rumors hovering around and what seems plausible.
MacRumors had obtained the pictures of the alleged smartphone from the Greek technology repair company iRepair that claimed to have the front glass panels for iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 pro and iPhone 13 pro max. As per the image, the front glass panels seemed to be of three different sizes, all of which had a smaller notch. Moreover, the in-ear speaker also looks to have moved from at the top edge bezel, right above the notch. Apple’s iPhone 13 5G series is also rumored to have upgraded cameras, an A15 Bionic chipset, larger batteries and in-display Touch ID.
However, it is advised to take these speculations by a pinch of salt, as this is not the first time such rumors have come up and been busted by the tech giant.