The Upcoming Apple iPhone 13 Release: What We’re Expecting

The iPhone 13 is anticipated to be released in September 2021. As the date draws near, the rumour mill has gone into overdrive, and Apple fans are excited to see what this new model has to offer. The iPhone 13 is expected to be Apple’s best-ever mobile device for photography and is rumored to have several controversial design aspects. But what are the confirmed details that we can expect?

Here’s all we know about Apple’s soon-to-be-released smartphone:

Apple iPhone 13 Release

Apple iPhone 13 Release

The Design

With the iPhone 12, Apple debuted a completely new design that reintroduced flat edges reminiscent of the iPhone 5. A new iPhone form tends to stick around for a few generations, so we wouldn’t be shocked if the iPhone 13 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor. 

There have already been some significant rumours regarding what changes may be in store in terms of design. Firstly, we’ve heard that the iPhone 13 will have the tweak that designers have been waiting for: a smaller notch. Long seen as a blight on the iPhone’s ostensibly all-screen design (no surprise—it’s our readers’ most desired improvement), the notch has stayed unaltered since its debut on the iPhone X in 2017. While rumours indicate that it isn’t completely gone (yet), anything that allows for equal screen real estate would undoubtedly improve the top iPhone applications for digital artists. 

A second (and more contentious) design speculation claims that one of the forthcoming iPhone 13 models will be the first without a port. Apple has a track of making “courageous” design choices, such as eliminating the iPhone 7’s headphone jack and omitting a charger from the iPhone 12 package. With the introduction of magnetic MagSafe charging for the iPhone 12, it seems that Apple is eager to wean users away from the dependable Lighting port.

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The Features and Tech Specs

Many smartphone users are well aware that battery life might be improved. The next iPhone may be the first to utilize soft board battery technology. Because soft board batteries have fewer layers, they may be smaller than current batteries, allowing Apple to pack more power into a phone the same size as the iPhone 12. We’ve also heard that the iPhone 13 lineup’s battery capacity will be enhanced, with the iPhone 13 Pro Max battery increasing by 18%.

A speculated piece of display technology may appear with the iPhone 13. The iPad Pro’s 120hz ProMotion refresh rate has been rumoured for years, but it seems 2021 may be the year. A 120hz refresh rate would allow for super-smooth browsing and animations, perfect for animators and video editors. Alternatively, it may not be accessible until the iPhone 14  and only in ‘Pro’ variants.

Most iPhone users rely on the camera, and it seems Apple has some game-changing photography upgrades on its sleeve. The iPhone 13 may include a folding ‘periscope’ lens that can magnify up to 50x. Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max may be “the photographer’s iPhone,” but a periscope lens in the iPhone 13 may exceed it.

The Apple iPhone 13 Release Date

Last year, the iPhone 12’s release date was a shifting goal due to the coronavirus epidemic. Instead of its usual September release date, the iPhone 12 was shown a month later in October. It remains to be seen whether Apple will return to September or stick with October, but the iPhone 13 is expected to arrive in the second half of 2021. However, as last year showed, anything can happen.

The Apple iPhone 13 Price

We also have little pricing information, but if previous product releases are any indication, the iPhone 13 range will be priced similarly to its predecessors. Starting at $699/£699 for the iPhone 12 small and up to $1,099/£1,099 for the 12 Pro Max, there should be an iPhone 13 to fit various budgets. 

However, only one of the four iPhone 12 models is expected to survive the transition to the next generation. According to reports, iPhone 12 mini sales have been disappointing, and Apple is considering reducing (or even discontinuing) production later in 2021. Is the tiny iPhone already on its way out?

Final Thoughts

When purchasing a technological device, you must weigh your need or want for something now against the looming potential of something newer and better later on. Such is the situation with smartphones, with some individuals experiencing FOMO (fear of missing out) when it comes to purchasing smartphones. You may play the waiting game for the rest of your life and never really win.

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