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Apple will likely unveil its next-generation iPhones next month, and ahead of time, Taiwanese research firm TrendForce has outlined its expectations for the devices.

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TrendForce said its latest investigations indicate that some of the notable hardware upgrades for the iPhone 13 models will include a faster and more power efficient 5nm+ chip that will presumably be named the A15 Bionic, support for mmWave 5G in additional countries outside the United States, and space-saving internal circuitry that will likely allow for larger batteries inside the devices. All of these features have been rumored previously.

As for pricing, TrendForce believes the iPhone 13 series will be priced similarly as the iPhone 12 series, assuming that Apple is able to effectively control manufacturing costs, due to the lack of many significant hardware upgrades. While the iPhone 12 series was announced in October last year, likely due to pandemic-related delays, the research firm said Apple will return to a September release for the iPhone 13 series this year.

TrendForce said iPhone shipments will likely maintain a growth trajectory in the third quarter of 2021 following the launch of the iPhone 13 series.

Article Link: iPhone 13 Models Said to Launch in September With Larger Batteries, mmWave 5G in Additional Countries, and More
 

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Wow, a new iPhone next month that will be improved over last year's phone? STOP THE PRESS!

All kidding aside, hope it's not delayed too much this year, as my 11PM is being retired for a shiny new 13/12S PM.

Looking forward to camera improvements and what the camera can do to improve on the already amazing camera in my 11PM.
 
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Any thoughts on if Apple will "pull up" eligibility for the new phone for those with the "iPhone every year" upgrade program, given the iPhone 12 launched in October last year (meaning no order until October next year). I would think Apple would want to capitalize on launch orders instead of making everyone wait until October to purchase.
 
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TrendForce said its latest investigations indicate that some of the notable hardware upgrades for the iPhone 13 models will include a faster and more power efficient 5nm+ chip that will presumably be named the A15 Bionic, support for mmWave 5G in additional countries outside the United States, and space-saving internal circuitry that will likely allow for larger batteries inside the devices. All of these features have been rumored previously.
Wait wait, they need investigations to figure those out? :D Like what, reading MR for the past few months? Loving these "research" firms making big money from doing such investigations and coming up with such reports.
 

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Any thoughts on if Apple will "pull up" eligibility for the new phone for those with the "iPhone every year" upgrade program, given the iPhone 12 launched in October last year (meaning no order until October next year). I would think Apple would want to capitalize on launch orders instead of making everyone wait until October to purchase.
Given the rumors about processor supply constraints I’d imagine they would be more than happy to let people wait a month.
 

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The iPhone 13 family will be the best iPhone family Apple has ever made.

With massive constraints in the supply chain, you'll be needing to pre-order in the first few seconds to get your hands on a launch day device.
 
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One of the Best in the Tech Industry Has Spoken!!

TrendForce said its latest investigations indicate that some of the notable hardware upgrades for the iPhone 13 models will include a faster and more power efficient 5nm+ chip that will presumably be named the A15 Bionic, support for mmWave 5G in additional countries outside the United States, and space-saving internal circuitry that will likely allow for larger batteries inside the devices. All of these features have been rumored previously.

Yay! Thank you for investigating TrendForce. It’s getting closer and closer. I can’t wait to place my order for maxed out iPhone. I’ve been saying it and I’m going to say it again. My wallet is ready!!! Take my money, please.
 
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Wags

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Any thoughts on if Apple will "pull up" eligibility for the new phone for those with the "iPhone every year" upgrade program, given the iPhone 12 launched in October last year (meaning no order until October next year). I would think Apple would want to capitalize on launch orders instead of making everyone wait until October to purchase.
Apple has not previously.
 

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Either Apple is really good at locking down leaks on new features, or these new iPhones are going to have only the smallest incremental features from last year. It appears those who have an iPhone 11 or 12 will have to search really hard to find a compelling reason to update, which is probably a good thing given how Apple is trying to be more "green".
 
I’m getting a 13 mini, but in Spring. However, I’m going to cheer on @TheYayAreaLiving as she preorders her fully Maxed out Max! 😄

I’ll be maxing out for iPhone 14.
Ahh, I hope you change your mind and after watching the Apple event it changes your mind. So you can place an order come this September ;) hoping you join the excitement train. @GrumpyMom
 
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Probably announced on Tuesday, September 14th, pre-orders on Friday, September 17th, and available on Friday, September 24th — if history holds.
Could be a week earlier. The 11 was released on 20th September 2019 (the last "normal" iPhone release pre-pandemic).

20th was the 3rd Friday in September 2019. This year the 3rd Friday is 17th.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed on that timeline, as I'm away on honeymoon on 24th (also my 40th birthday :(), and it'd be nice to be able to replace my tired old iPhone X before going away.
 
Could be a week earlier. The 11 was released on 20th September 2019 (the last "normal" iPhone release pre-pandemic).

20th was the 3rd Friday in September 2019. This year the 3rd Friday is 17th.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed on that timeline, as I'm away on honeymoon on 24th (also my 40th birthday :(), and it'd be nice to be able to replace my tired old iPhone X before going away.
Probably announced on Tuesday, September 14th, pre-orders on Friday, September 17th, and available on Friday, September 24th — if history holds.
I have a feeling it might be a week earlier. I don’t think Apple will release it on September 24. Too far out

 
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But I wonder is mmWave 5G really that useful. Even South Korea and Japan only have mmWave in limited locations.
But it will be useful in the future and your device will not become obsolete any time soon. Some Apple features are not even available in my country ?
 
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Could be a week earlier. The 11 was released on 20th September 2019 (the last "normal" iPhone release pre-pandemic).
20th was the 3rd Friday in September 2019. This year the 3rd Friday is 17th.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed on that timeline, as I'm away on honeymoon on 24th (also my 40th birthday :(), and it'd be nice to be able to replace my tired old iPhone X before going away.
Nice! Where’s the honeymoon at?
 

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The iPhone 13 family will be the best iPhone family Apple has ever made.

With massive constraints in the supply chain, you'll be needing to pre-order in the first few seconds to get your hands on a launch day device.
Yes like every single year.
Dont be fooled by marketing, it's just a classic (i.e. cool but a little bit boring) incremental upgrade. 120Hz on pro very welcome for some even on small OLED screens, else is just the bare minimum (SoC, camera improvement).
The 12 series brings more for its time and the X even a lot more.

regarding 13 series availability you are wrong. I don't believe one second it will be hard to get like a PS5 or RTX 3080 at MSRP for instance.
 
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