All about the upcoming Apple iPhone 13 Series: Release Date, Price, Specs, and More

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Apple is gearing up to release the iPhone 13 series. The company could reveal the series on September 14 during an online-only launch event. However, nothing can be said for sure as of now, and the same is true for the specifications. Apple has been quite secretive about the specifics of the iPhone 13 series; chances are the company might not reveal anything until launch.

Meanwhile, we have been seeing leaks after leaks continuously about the details of the iPhone 13 series for quite some time now. And these leaks have painted quite a rosy picture of the upcoming iPhone series. If they turn out correctly, then every device on the iPhone 13 series might get a LiDAR scanner, and Apple might release a 1TB iPhone variant for the first time. On top of that, iPhones will finally receive the much-awaited autofocus feature for the front camera. Plus, the iPhone 13 series could also feature a smaller notch on the front. All in all, Apple iPhone 13 series looks quite exceptional as of now, according to the leaks.

In this piece, we have brought you an overview of what to expect from the forthcoming Apple iPhone 13 series.

Apple iPhone 13 specs


An iPhone 13 notch size leak tips Apple's best screen-to-body ratio so far  - PhoneArena
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The iPhone13 series will feature enhanced display panels though Apple has retained the same sizes as that of the iPhone 12 series. However, the company has increased the refresh rates of the screens on the new series. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro max might sport 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch panels with 120Hz refresh rates. Hence, the series should offer a smoother scrolling as well as a gaming and video playback experience to the users.

What’s more, the screens on iPhone 13 series will be LTPO panels produced by Samsung Display, according to rumors. Besides that, Samsung is also delivering circuit boards to Apple to connect the display to the phone’s motherboard.

The LTPO panels will contribute to an increased battery life of iPhones, as a report from DigiTimes claims that the displays will reduce the power consumption by up to 20%.

Additionally, the upcoming series might feature an always-on display. If this turns out to be accurate, then Apple iPhones will finally be getting a long-awaited feature that Android phones already have.


Apple's A15 Bionic will have a 6-core CPU but TSMC's enhanced 5nm  architecture - TechnoSports
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The iPhone 13 should feature a better processor than its predecessor, which is always true in the case of a successor. Specifically, the forthcoming series should come equipped with an A15 Bionic processor, a successor to the current-gen A14 Bionic in the iPhone 12.

A15 Bionic should offer a decent boost over the A14 Bionic in terms of overall performance and efficiency. In fact, the iPhone 13 with A15 could beat all the smartphones hands-on in graphics performance.

What’s more, Apple has recently ordered more than 100million units of the processor. Hence, it is safe to assume that the company is expecting to see high demand for iPhone 13, even more than iPhone 12.  

GPU performance

The Apple A15 GPU managed to hit 198FPS on GFXBench’s Manhattan 3.1, as per the tipster Tron. However, the FPS rates drop to a mere 140-150 after throttling. But it is still more than that of A14. The latter could even cross 120 frames per second under the same conditions.

Overall, we might not get to see a significant upgrade until iPhone 14. Rumors suggest iPhone 14 could feature a 4 nm process-based chipset.


The iPhone 13 could feature storage ranging from 64GB to 512GB, and according to a Wedbush report, we could even get to see a 1TB variant. If this turns out correct, then we will get to see the first iPhone with 1TB of storage.

Nevertheless, the base variants of iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini could feature only 64GB of storage. But we hope that Apple might set 128GB as the standard amount of storage since 64GB on iPhones is not too much space.


The iPhone 13 will experience a boost in the connectivity department. Documents from the Apple and Qualcomm deal indicated that Apple might use the Qualcomm X60 5G model for the forthcoming iPhones series, which should include iPhone 13.

The modem can be integrated directly with the chipset, resulting in smaller area coverage and enhanced battery life. Plus, the 5G performance of the modem appears decent better than earlier, at it has abilities to combine mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G networks simultaneously.

The connectivity department might also receive Wi-Fi 6E support. Wi-Fi 6E is a tweaked version of the Wi-Fi 6 stand that should offer better wireless speeds.

Moreover, the iPhone 13 might also use liquid crystal display polymer circuit boards for imaging, according to a DigiTimes report. The combination of LCP boards with 5G could accelerate applications, including live streaming, augmented reality, and more.


We have seen plenty of reports on iPhone 13 cameras, some of which suggest that iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max will house a new 6-element ultrawide lens. For comparison, the iPhone 12 Pro has a 5-element ultrawide angle lens. Elements in a camera lens have a direct impact on the quality of the images; the more the elements, the better the photos.

Tipster Max Weinbach alone has unveiled several camera upgrades. He has revealed that all sensors across the board can now receive 15% more light. He further claims that the ultrawide lens will allow 40% more light along with an enhanced Night mode and portrait video mode called Cinematic Video. The Night mode can now capture stars.

Furthermore, Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, revealed that iPhone 13 Pro’s ultrawide camera will feature autofocus. This is the first iPhone that is going to have this feature. It should offer sharper images. The disappointing thing is this feature won’t make it every iPhone 13 series phone, but all the future iPhones starting with iPhone 14 should have the feature.

In addition to the above reports, a Digitimes reports claims that Apple is increasing its order of VCMs by up to 40%. It will improve camera lenses focus on iPhones.

Besides that, reports also suggest that iPhone 12 Pro Max will feature bigger lenses to let in more light to enhance the low light imaging capabilities of the iPhones.

Lastly, every iPhone on the iPhone 13 series will include a LiDAR scanner. The scanner was earlier limited to Pro models. LiDAR helps with the autofocus and a better AR performance. Though there are counter-reports too suggesting that LiDAR will still remain limited to Pro models. So, we will have to wait to find out whether or not iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 Mini will get the scanner.

Release date

Apple is all set to hold an online-only launch event on September 14 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. However, there is no confirmation if iPhone 13 will release during the Apple launch event, but the whole internet is filled with information suggesting it will launch. Moreover, the fact that every year Apple launches the iPhone in September adds plausibility to the leaked information. So, we could actually get to see the launch of the iPhone 13 series on September 17. 

When will the phones actually be able for sale? Some reports suggest that the iPhone 13 series might be available for purchase starting September 24, with pre-orders beginning on September 17. Both these dates are also in line with September 14 launch date.


As for pricing, we are expecting the iPhone 13 line-up to have the same price tags as that of the iPhone 12 series- $699, $799, $999, and $1,099. Plus, Apple doesn’t tweak a lot with the pricing of its iPhones, which further suggests that the pricing will be similar to iPhone 12. 

However, it is essential to note that Apple chip supplier TSMC has recently increased production costs. Hence, it might be the case that Apple increased the pricing of the iPhone 13 series more than expected. However, it is unclear for now if the increase in the production of the chip will have any effect on the pricing of the iPhone 13. 

Apple iPhone 13 Models 

Apple iPhone 13: Specs, Features, Price, Launch Date, & More
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So far, it appears as if Apple will retain the same size ranges of the iPhone 12 series for the iPhone 13 series. In other words, we are expecting the iPhone 13 line-up to arrive in 4 size variants- the 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini, a 6.1-inch iPhone 13, a 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro. What’s more, seven new iPhone models recently appeared in the regulatory filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission. These seven models could include different configurations of the same model. 

It is worth noting that the iPhone 12 Mini didn’t perform well in the market, but reports suggest that Apple will still release an iPhone 13 mini. 

Apple iPhone 13 possible naming convention

There are a lot of different reports on the internet about possible naming conventions that Apple might use for the upcoming iPhone series. However, most of them suggest that Apple will use iPhone 13 as its name, but there are others who suggest it could be named the iPhone 12s. 

We are hopeful that Apple will stick with iPhone 13. In fact, an Economic Daily News report goes on to say that iPhone 13 line-up will be the same in terms of structure and models. Plus, Gurman from Bloomberg thinks the same. In any case, we will have to wait to find out what Apple has in store for us till the release day. 

Apple iPhone 13 design

The Apple iPhone 13 series will feature a smaller notch on the front of the display, one of the most significant design changes, as per the dummy unit. In fact, dummy units managed to get hands-in treatment by Apple Insider, during which the latter demonstrated the biggest possible design changes. These include moving the speakers towards the top of the iPhone, a larger camera module for iPhone 13 Pro, and a diagonal camera arrangement for vanilla iPhone 13 Pro. 

Furthermore, the SIM card tray is moved towards the bottom while the power buttons might also experience a shift. 

Will the iPhone 13 series feature an under-display Touch ID?

Earlier reports suggested that the iPhone 13 series might feature an under-display Touch ID. However, recent reports indicate that the forthcoming smartphones won’t have an under-display Touch ID.


Apple iPhone 13 series might be one of the biggest smartphone launches of the year, if not the biggest. The series will feature some decent upgrades both in design as well hardware. The most significant of which is a smaller notch, A15 Bionic processor, and camera upgrades.

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