Apple is ready to announce the next-generation iPhone, which is widely expected to be called the iPhone 13 within a few days.
Apple usually announces the iPhone series every September, but the outbreak of the coronavirus delayed its launch last year by a month. This year’s launch seems to be back in shape, and CEO Tim Cook is widely expected to unveil four new models in a keynote streamed to millions of people around the world.
What is Apple planning to announce?
For the second year in a row, Apple will not host the world’s media to see new products for the first time. In other words, the keynote is an online-only issue.
The company sent a virtual invitation to the press on September 7, confirming that the event will be live-streamed from Apple Park headquarters in California at 6 pm BST on Tuesday, September 14.
The invitation includes a tagline called “California Streaming”, suggesting potential involvement with either the Apple TV + service or the Apple Music platform.
Greg Joswiak, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and a longtime employee of Apple, tweeted a clip of the Apple logo overlaid in a circular office and also announced Augmented Reality (AR). Suggested that there is a possibility.
Apple will announce four iPhone models, the 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini, the 6.1-inch iPhone 13, and the iPhone, with the same sizing rules as last year’s iPhone 12 handset, which is very likely to follow the same number naming pattern. Is widely expected. 13 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The new phone is rumored to include an updated A15 Bionic processor, a larger, more efficient battery, and improved photo capabilities, according to intensive Internet speculation.
Camera updates will be offered in the form of an upgraded telephoto camera, optical image stabilization (already installed) on all models except the Pro Max, and LiDAR depth detection technology on all four models. There is a possibility (currently iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone models).
Video portrait mode
A new version of the portrait mode camera feature, which is especially popular for video, may also be announced, blurring the background of the footage and sharpening the subject in the foreground with a bokeh effect.
Other video improvements could arrive in the form of a new standard video rumored to be called ProRes, designed for professional videographers to capture footage with the highest quality ever on the iPhone. there is.
Satellite connection to overcome signal shortage
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also claims that the model will use the power of satellites to send messages when standard cellular connections are not available. This may be incorporated into the emergency messaging feature.
According to a feature called emergency message via satellite BloombergIs integrated into the iPhone’s Messages app, allowing users to contact emergency services and key contacts when mobile signals are unavailable.
More storage than ever?
Another rumor revolves around the introduction of the first iPhone with 1TB of internal storage. This is twice the current maximum storage option of 512GB.
Upgrading the screen of the new Pro model to a refresh rate of 120Hz is designed to make digital elements such as games and fast-moving videos look smoother and more natural, and can even be combined with an always-on display. ..
What will the new iPhone look like?
The basic design of the cell phone is expected to closely follow last year’s blueprint, but the black “notch” on the screen, including the front camera and sensor, can be set small. According to DigiTimes, this is due to Apple’s decision to move the receiver currently housed in the notch to the edge of the handset and redesign the camera module.
New color options
It’s widely speculated that a new pink and orange finish will add to last year’s subdued color lineup, and Apple’s rumored site MacRumours reports that a matte black finish may be an option.
Apple plans to build future iPhone Pro models out of titanium, according to a JPMorgan Chase investor report, but it could follow in the footsteps of the high-end Apple Watch Series 6 model until next year’s iPhone 14. Is low.
Lightning charging port is here
Apple had previously been fooling around with the idea of removing the lightning charging port, which means that future models can only be charged using a wireless charging pad, but according to Kuo, the company is this latest. I opposed making changes to the mobile phone wave.
Similarly, he argued that the lightning charging cable wouldn’t move to a USB-C charger this year as Apple is waiting for consumers to get used to wireless charging.
Earlier reports suggested that Apple may be considering reintroducing Touch ID fingerprint scanning to unlock mobile phones and verify the identity of the latest iPhone owners. However, Bloomberg We are confident that the new phone will not have a fingerprint scanner in addition to Face ID biometric face scanning technology.
Is there anything other than the iPhone?
In addition to the iPhone 12 and its three accompanying phones, Apple also announced the HomePod mini smart speaker last year. This means that other products may appear during this year’s event.
The next-generation Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Series 7, seems to be a good candidate to be identified in the keynote. Similarly, a third version of the company’s wireless AirPods headphones may be in the pipeline.
Analysts speculate that the new iPad or MacBook Pro model is likely to be announced at another event later this year.
When will the iPhone 13 be released?
Given the September 14th announcement date, the new phone itself could go on sale on Friday, September 24th.
Apple has historically announced a new iPhone on Tuesday, ahead of the model that will be available next Friday.
Last year’s event took place on October 13, and 10 days later a cell phone hit a shelf. The iPhone 11 will be released on September 20, 2019 after it was announced on September 10, 2019, so the 10-day gap between the announcement and the release date seems natural.
Sky Mobile may have been soaked in boiling water after tweeting a video clip claiming that “the next generation is about to land” since it was removed.
How much do they cost?
Given the recent lack of components and the potential of the 1TB storage model, this year’s iPhone wave could be more expensive than the 12th generation.
Last year’s model started at £ 699 on the iPhone 12 mini and rose to £ 1,099 on the base model of the iPhone 12 Pro Max, but market research firm TrendForce says this year’s price is about the same (£ 699/799). Suggests. / £ 999 / £ 1,099).