We have already heard a lot about the upcoming Apple’s next iPhone lineup in 2021, tipped as iPhone 13 series. A new report from the MacOtakara website has talked about the design of the upcoming devices. According to the report, iPhone 13 lineup will retain the same design as the iPhone 12, including the bezels and flat edges. The report adds that the camera bump will be just as thick with a small change in the appearance.
However, the only difference will be in the thickness. The iPhone 13 could be 0.26mm thicker. This could be due to anything, like more battery capacity or the rear camera setup tweak. Furthermore, the base iPhone 13 models would retain a dual rear camera setup, while the Pro models might pack triple rear cameras and the LiDAr sensor – similar to the current iPhone lineup that includes the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Korean publication ETNews in December 2020 had suggested that the size of the notch on the next iPhone models would be reduced. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also made some predictions about the cameras in the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 models that may arrive in 2022. The analyst recently claimed that the iPhone 13 and 14 models would retain the seven-element lens system from the iPhone 12 till 2022.
The iPhone 13 series is also said to come with a 120Hz LTPO OLED display. The Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxid (LTPO) tech is more power-efficient than its Low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) counterparts, and the former can support an adaptive refresh rate without additional hardware. Another report suggests that the next iPhone lineup would come with Wi-Fi 6E support for better connectivity to the internet with lower latency. The Wi-Fi 6E that was first announced in January 2020, uses the 6GHz spectrum and aims to overcome the hurdles faced by Wi-Fi 6. Qualcomm had also announced that Apple will use its Snapdragon modems to improve 5G connectivity on the next smartphones till at least 2024.