LiDAR sensors will be available only in iPhone 13 Pro models

According to a new report by TrendForce, it is assumed that the latest series of Apple’s iPhones, the iPhone 13, will be priced similarly to the iPhone 12 series. The iPhone 13 series will be launched by the end of 2021 and will consist of iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro & iPhone 13 Pro Max. The starting price of the iPhone 13 series is expected to be around $699, which is the same as the iPhone 12 series.

The iPhone 13 series models will also be relatively similar to the iPhone 12 series models as both the series will have the same amount of 4 different model types. It is rumored that the new models will also be responsible for 39 percent of Apple’s yearly production for 2021. They’ll also come with the same storage options as the iPhone 12 series models.

Interestingly, TrendForce also stated that the production of Apple’s iPhones would grow in 2021 by around 12.3 percent. This is primarily because of the increase in circulation of the Covid-19 vaccine and more leniency in the lockdowns of Europe & the USA.

Apple has not officially confirmed this, but a report stated that the name of the new series would be named iPhone 12S instead of iPhone 13. But then again, there is no confirmation on this from Apple’s end.

In addition, TrendForce also has predictions regarding the specifications of the new iPhone 13 series. They stated that these new models would be an overall extension to their current iPhone 12 series. These latest models will introduce the more powerful A15 processors, reduced notch size, 120Hz refresh rate on the Pro models, AMOLED Display & an upgrade from optical image stabilization (OIS) in cameras to sensor-shift stabilization. Pro Models of the iPhone 13 series are also assumed to have LiDAR sensors.

Despite these pricey upgrades, the price of the iPhone 13 series will be relatively similar to that of the iPhone 12 series, “Apple is taking into account the growth in revenue of peripheral services in relation to the growth of iPhone sales,” according to TrendForce.

Even the iPhone 13 series will have four models, but Apple will be focussing on promoting the sales of the three non-mini models. As they are planning to halt production on the mini models from 2022 onwards and the iPhone 13/12s series will be the last one to have a mini model. This is because of the poor sales performance of the mini models.

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