Rumors about the iPhone 13 have been circulating, including the design carried by Apple and the launch schedule. The latest report seems to confirm the timing of Apple’s iPhone launch in September 2021.
September is always the time when Apple releases the latest iPhone every year. However, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, in 2020 Apple delayed the release of the iPhone 12 for one month.
Mark Gurman reports from Bloomberg that Apple plans to produce 90 million iPhone13 units. This number increased drastically from the previous year, where the company only ordered 75 million units of the latest iPhone series at the initial launch of the iPhone 12 Series.
Apple’s massive production indicates the launch of its newest iPhone series will take place in mid-September, if that happens then Apple will return to its tradition by launching its newest products in September.
A separate report earlier this year said the iPhone 13 would launch in the third week of September. The possibility is September 14 but it could also be September 24 based on the previous release time, quoted from BGR, Saturday (17/7/2021).
Currently, the world is hit by a shortage of chips, but that doesn’t stop Apple from mass-producing the latest series of iPhones. Apple is a major client of TSMC, which manufactures special A and M series chips for iPhones, iPads, Macs and will likely be a priority.
The iPhone 13 is expected to have four variants. Consists of screens measuring 5.4 inches, 6.1 inches and the Pro Series with 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches. Bloomberg mentions that one of the iPhone 13 models will use an LTPO screen and support a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. Apple has previously used the technology on the Apple Watch to enable the always-on feature.
Other news also mentions that the iPhone 13 will have a smaller notch. It is also possible that the notch will shrink even further next year.