iPhone 13 has quite a bit to live up to after the major design overhaul of last year’s iPhone 12. Typically we expect a simple spec bump to follow and while all signs are pointing to limited exterior changes for the iPhone 13, the other rumored upgrades are substantial.
With about half a year until its launch, we have seen a few renders and considerable rumors regarding camera and display upgrades for the iPhone 13 lineup. Here’s everything we know so far about the iPhone 13 including the expected release date, pricing, design, specs and more.
iPhone 13 price
There have been no leaks regarding the price of the iPhone 13 just yet, but the smart money would be on Apple sticking with the iPhone 12 pricing, particularly in light of Samsung’s price reduction to the Galaxy S21 line.
Perhaps the bigger question is whether the smallest iPhone 13 hangs on after the iPhone 12 mini sales wildly underperformed when compared to the rest of the lineup. Turning again to Ming-Chi Kuo, an investor’s note from the analyst, spotted by MacRumors, suggests Apple won’t make any changes to the iPhone 13 lineup with all four models returning in 2021.
This was later supported by the oft-reliable leaker Jon Prosser, who indicated his sources point to Apple passing on a new iPhone SE rather than giving up on the mini. Don’t worry though iPhone SE fans, display analyst Ross Young claims that Apple’s budget phone will be back in 2022.
So, for now, the expectation is that pricing will hold steady at $699, $799, $999 and $1,099 for the respective models: iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
iPhone 13 release date
After the iPhone 12 saw a roughly one-month delay between its announcement and release, it appears that Apple will be returning to its traditional September timeframe with the iPhone 13, at least according to Ming-Chi Kuo, the well-informed supply chain analyst.
Obviously, we’re far enough out from the release that even Apple wouldn’t be able to state definitively that this is the case, but given the reduced likelihood of manufacturing and supply issues this year it would stand to reason for Apple to return to its familiar schedule. We just wouldn’t wager all of our Dogecoin on it quite yet.
We still have a long wait, but the iPhone 13 is beginning to take shape, and rest assured, we’ll keep you updated with all of the latest leaks and rumors along the way.