All you need to know about "iPhone 13", launch date, expected specifications, and more

Although there are still several full months left until the iPhone 13 launch date, the past few days have been the focus of many rumors about what we can expect from the next lineup of flagship smartphones from Apple the giant.

Here's everything we know about iPhone 13 Until now. This article will be constantly updated as new information and details become available.

At the same time, not much has passed since the launch of the iPhone 12 series, as during this month and last month we witnessed the launch of four devices in a precedent that occurred for the first time in the history of Apple, namely the iPhone 12 - Mini - 12 Pro - 12 Pro Max, so what will work Apple on it in order to present it in the upcoming iPhone 13 series, here are all the exclusive details in the upcoming lines.

iPhone 13 release date

Apple usually holds an annual event in order to unveil its new iPhone series each year in early September, so we can expect the iPhone 13 to be announced around that time. However, since 2020 has been a particularly difficult year for everyone and almost everything is scattered about it.

Update: It's September and that means one thing in the tech world, we're in Apple season! The company has set September 14th for its annual event to reveal new products that users have been eagerly awaiting.

Apple Event

The company is expected to unveil two major products: the iPhone 13 series and the Apple Watch Series 7.

California Streaming is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 14th. It starts at 8 pm Saudi time, 7 pm Cairo time, Madrid and 6 pm Lisbon time, and the expected duration of the event is approximately an hour and a half, if Apple reveals all the expected products.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues among us, the iPhone 13 event will be a pre-recorded, zero-attendance event and will be streamed via Apple's official website, Apple TV app, YouTube, and all social media platforms.

Other than the standard version confirmed to be launched, it is expected that three other phones will be revealed, namely:

The expected upgrades are the presence of a notch smaller than its counterpart in last year’s model, an improved Face ID sensor that can work efficiently with medical masks, a 120Hz refresh rate but only in the Pro models, with some aspects of photography, specifically video capture, which means a larger bumb for the camera unit.

iPhone 13 camera and new features

According to trusted Apple news source Ming-Chi Kuo via MacRumors, the iPhone 13 camera, specifically the ultra-wide lens, will be upgraded to f/1.8.

The camera will feature autofocus, unlike the current lens on the iPhone 2020.

iPhone 13 Rose Gold Color

We can expect that the camera module itself will not change drastically compared to the camera currently in the iPhone 12 and iPhone 11.

As for the rest of the other lenses in the camera module, we don't know any details yet, but the telephoto lens is likely to keep its presence alongside the wide prime lens and the ultra-wide lens.

Design and display

In 2020, Apple did the revolution in design which was seen in the iPhone 12 series that was launched with flat edges instead of the curved edges we are used to in the past five years.

This design is reminiscent of previous popular Apple phones such as the iPhone 5, and matches the shape of the iPad Pro, and now the shape of the iPad Air.

The new series is also expected to come with a somewhat smaller notch, which makes it smaller than the current Apple phones, and the design of the notch or removing it permanently is a popular demand for Apple fans.

For the iPhone 13 series, we expect a smaller notch for sure, but in the end it will still be there as it seems to have become an engraved Apple mark, and the upcoming flagship phones will come with a flat design very similar to the previous model.

The iPhone 13 series will likely continue to use OLED, and Apple will officially announce its abandonment of LCD screens. There are also expectations that the iPhone 13 screens will have a refresh rate of 120Hz, which was not present in the iPhone 12 series due to battery life concerns.

It is worth noting that the screen refresh rate feature is present in almost all Android phone companies, a feature that has been praised by everyone due to the positive impact it has added to the experience of viewing multimedia on phone screens and the experience of browsing social networking sites as well.

As for screen sizes, according to insider sources, we can expect the iPhone 13 series to include phones with screen sizes close to, if not slightly bigger, than the iPhone 12 series. This means that we are likely to get the following:

  • iPhone 13 mini – 5.4 inches screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels at a pixel density of 476 pixels per inch
  • iPhone 13 – 6.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1170 x 2532 pixels at a pixel density of 460 pixels per inch
  • Pro version – 6.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1170 x 2532 pixels with a pixel density of 460 pixels per inch
  • The Pro Max – 6.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1284 x 2778 pixels at a pixel density of 458 pixels per inch

Expected specifications of iPhone 13

The iPhone 13 is almost certain to have 5G support. Internally, the series is likely to be powered by the yet-to-be-announced Apple A15 processor.

Regarding, the phone will be charged using wireless charging technology, specifically using the MagSafe charger, which we are still trying to get used to, and Apple can also diversify charging options by wired charging Lightning or USB Type-C.

As for the lack of features, the headphone jack is definitely not coming back, and we may even see the charging port removed in order for the MagSafe wireless charger to be the only option which we expect Apple to do in the future though it could be delayed until the iPhone 14.

In any case, at least there will be no charger in the iPhone 13 case, as we have already seen that Apple has removed it from its phones and from the Watch SE Justifying their decision that in order to preserve the environment.

If Apple really wants to protect the environment, why does the company sell old chargers separately?

iPhone 13 Silver
iPhone 13 Silver

Is it inside the phone case harmful to the environment and when purchased separately pollute the environment? Generally users have to come to terms with that but it seems to take some time since at the time of this writing there are still dozens of countries that don't have a MagSafe Wireless Charger.

In terms of software, the iPhone 13 will come with iOS 15, which will likely be released in September 2021, as was the case with many previous iOS versions.

We have yet to discover what new software features Apple's custom operating system, iOS 15, will offer.

Expected price

We know that Apple wants to ramp up iPhone production in all of its factories and move about 20% of its iPhone production out of China, but we haven't figured out yet if this will affect the price of future phones.

As of now, there is no indication that we should expect a significant change in the prices of the upcoming iPhones.

The iPhone 13 series may come at similar prices to the iPhone 12 series, which are priced as follows:

• iPhone 12 Mini comes at $700
• iPhone 12 comes at $800
• iPhone 12 Pro comes at a price of $1,000
• iPhone 12 Pro Max comes at a price of $1,200

iPhone 13 leaks and rumors

Looking at the iPhone 13 release date we can expect and how much time is left from now, you might think we won't know much about the next-gen phone, but a variety of sources have shown us some of the things we can expect on the upcoming iPhone.

First, we expect four phones from the iPhone 13 family. These will likely be the devices: iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

The company focused on three models until 2020, when it introduced the Mini as the fourth phone in the iPhone 12 family. Most rumors suggest that this will continue this year as well, and this is likely to happen if the iPhone 12 mini sells well.

We expect the designs to be very similar, and the screen technology is likely to be similar as well because the company made major upgrades to this element in the iPhone 12.

One feature that was rumored to be in the iPhone 12 but unfortunately did not happen and was delayed due to battery life concerns is the addition of a refresh rate. Rumors suggest we might see it in the iPhone 13, and this will make the screen look smoother when playing games or scrolling through your social media apps and sites.

There is no substitute for ProMotion display

In my view, the most significant improvement on the iPhone 13 models will be the presence of ProMotion displays with variable refresh rates by adopting LTPO technology in at least two Pro versions.

This technology may also work in a similar way to what we saw in the company's iPad Pro lineup as it can change the refresh rate depending on the activity you're doing on your phone.

Other rumors supported the 120Hz refresh rate but indicated that such a screen might only be on two of the four expected iPhone 13 models.

In order to see the iPhone with a refresh rate of 120Hz, Apple needs to adopt LTPO technology for the displays, which is rumored to be ready this year. At least two iPhone 13 series models will come with OLED screens with LTPO technology that consumes less power, which will pave the way for a refresh rate of 120 Hz. This technology enhances the screen's energy efficiency and allows for better battery life.

The notch grabs the attention of Apple developers

The notch has been under scrutiny, with some sources claiming that it will remain the same size as the iPhone 12 and others believe it will be reduced in size this year. What will happen on that side of the phone is not particularly clear at the moment.

Another leak also suggested that the company might finally be ready to introduce an under-display fingerprint sensor. Almost no Android phone manufacturer has yet included this technology in their flagship phones, and this leak suggests that Apple is ready to follow suit, too.

One source also suggested that 2021 might be the gateway to finally launching versions with 1TB of internal storage. This is storage we've never seen on an iPhone before, so we expect this option to be available only in the Pro versions.

As for the camera, Ming-Chi Kuo, who is often right about Apple phone info, suggested that the iPhone 13's main camera might come with an f/1.8 aperture, and it'll be a six-element lens compared to the current f/2.4 five-element lens.

Awaited Camera developments

There are also reports that Apple is looking into adding a periscope camera to that standard version in the future. This will certainly allow for a greater optical zoom range than the current phone, however this may not reach the iPhone 14 or even later.

A report also suggested that all four iPhone 13 phones might come with a LiDAR sensor, rather than just the two Pro versions, a feature that would definitely add to the photography experience on the phone.

Nothing else was rumored specifically about the camera, but we expect Apple to focus on this aspect as a major area of development compared to the previous series.

As for the continuous specifications in the upcoming phone, the fifth generation networks will certainly continue to be fully supported, in addition to the fact that the phone will continue to be launched without an attached charger or wired headphones in implementation of Apple’s efforts to reduce electronic waste in order to protect the environment as much as possible.

It is expected that the battery size will be reduced in the iPhone 13 using a modern technology that the company has been working on for some time, which allows to significantly reduce the size of the battery, but without ever compromising the actual capacity.

Supply chain sources revealed that Apple is developing a much smaller Face ID system for use in the upcoming iPhone and iPad Pro models starting in late 2021, strongly hinting that this feature will appear in the iPhone 13 for the first time.

To achieve the new compact size, Apple will not remove any components from Face ID. Instead, a redesigned VCSEL chip will be used to process Face ID photos that are approximately 40-50% smaller than before.

This change, along with the expected change to the position of the earphone in the ear, is believed to be the reason behind the noticeable smaller notch design that has been leaked several times in recent months, so is Apple revolutionizing the design in the next generation phones?

At the end of June, an analyst at Wedbush revealed several new iPhone 13 features in a recent report that revealed a lot, but what is most interesting is that he has now also added predictions for an iPhone 13 release date based on his own supply chain checks.

According to the initial report, a version with an internal storage space of 1 TB may also be launched, which is speculation that has been revealed during the last period, and some reports have also reported that the LiDAR sensor will be present in the two Pro versions at least. It is also expected that we will see the presence of 120 Hz screens and larger batteries, But when will this awaited phone be announced and launched?

Apple is expected to hold an iPhone 13 announcement event in the “third week of September.” A quick look at the calendar reveals that Tuesday, September 14th, is the likely date for the iPhone 13 event.

It's not hard to conclude that the pre-order phase will open on September 17, so the official market launch will take place on September 24 from the iPhone 13 release date as well, as is usually the case with Apple's fall launch schedule.

iPhone 13 name confirmed

An image surfaced in late August that revealed the sticker used to seal the Apple product box showing the name iPhone 13, confirming the name of the upcoming Apple phone.

That photo went viral on Twitter, but its source is definitely Weibo. The reliability of the image is uncertain, but it is certainly unusual to see photos of the iPhone packaging appear at this time of year, especially towards the launch date of the device.

About three weeks before the launch of the iPhone 12 series last year, the same source also shared images of the packaging label that shows the correct naming of those phones.

While most reliable sources have consistently indicated that the 2020 iPhones will be referred to as the “iPhone 13”, there has been a lot of controversy from some tech bloggers on social media and a number of individuals claiming to be leak specialists who claimed that the upcoming iPhones will be called iPhone 12S.

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