At a virtual event held at its headquarters in Cupertino, California, the company has the potential to unveil four new iPhones: the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The company may also introduce new AirPods, a new Apple Watch, and something related to augmented reality.
iPhone 13 devices may not have any breakthrough design changes. In fact, with a few exceptions, it’s probably very similar to last year’s model. However, there is a long list of potential internal feature changes, including permanent updates such as faster processors, improved camera features, and better battery life.
David McQueen, director of market research firm ABI Research, said: “Despite the relatively high prices, consumers still buy and upgrade Apple products because of their brand power and product quality, and they have already invested heavily in the Apple ecosystem. Because. ”
This is what we expect from Apple’s big event. It starts at 1:00 pm ET on that website.
There is no more “notch”
There may be at least one notable tweak in the phone design: Apple has finally eliminated the “notch” at the top of the display that holds the TrueDepth camera, speakers, microphone, and other sensors, and a touchscreen.
When Apple debuted the iPhone X in 2017, it made a headline about removing the home button and including a small bezel around the frame to free up screen space. But there was that unattractive notch near the top. Apple could now remove it all together and reposition the component on the bezel.
The device can also get Touch ID for always-on and under-display.
Diagonal camera, more storage and bigger, better battery
The iPhone 13 and the more budget-friendly iPhone 13 mini are rumored to have two rear camera lenses placed diagonally for the first time, potentially creating space for a larger sensor.
On the other hand, the three rear camera lenses on the iPhone 13 Pro model are different in size and may fit inside thicker bumps. New camera features may include video portrait mode and astrophotography support for taking night sky photos.
In a recent investor note, Wedbush analyst Dan Ives said the iPhone 13 could come with a terabyte of storage options. This is twice the current maximum storage capacity of Pro, 512GB.
New AirPods and Apple Watch
The company may introduce a new Apple Watch Series 7 model with updated health features and better battery life. Some of the rumored larger features, such as blood sugar monitoring and temperature readings, aren’t expected to hit until next year, but Apple has a slightly larger screen, slim borders, and faster processors. May be announced.
Apple may also showcase the next generation of AirPods, which features a design in line with the high-end AirPods Pro with spatial audio support and touch controls. Earphones are rumored to come with a redesigned charging case that includes a 20% larger battery, so you can get more usage on a single charge.
Approaching the future of wireless
For months, there have been rumors that Apple is trying to remove the Lightning port from the iPhone. The move in that direction began many years ago with the cords and plugs removed from the box, followed by the introduction of MagSafe, a magnetically mounted wireless charger that snaps on and off the back of the iPhone case. rice field.
Port axialization may not happen yet-to get started, MagSafe partners need to prepare more wireless chargers-but the company is working on expanding and improving compatible accessories. It is said that we are preparing more iPhones for wireless in the future.
Also, there may be at least one unwelcome update this year. It’s a price increase.
Apple tends to bring the cost of the new iPhone relatively close to the latest previous model, but the price of the iPhone 13 could be slightly higher this year due to the current problem of chip supply, which is expected to raise the price. There is sex.
“Despite the high profit margins of the iPhone, it’s not surprising that Apple could tell consumers about this rise and push the iPhone’s price to the highest level ever,” McQueen said.
A small price change may not discourage the upgrade to the iPhone 13, but given that the iPhone 12 Pro model starts in the 4-digit range, how many people are willing to improve it little by little. I don’t know if I will pay with.