The well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared many details on the upcoming iPhones, starting with the models expected for next fall, up to the foldable iPhone.
The iPhone 13 will all have a smaller notch, while the two pro models will feature low-power LTPO display technology and a 120Hz refresh rate, reports Kuo. Already in recent days, several sources have talked about this possibility, with the iPhone 13 Pro that could be the first Apple phones to offer the ProMotion technology already seen on the iPad Pro.
Kuo then confirmed that the iPhone 13 line will have the same four models like the iPhone 12 range, all with a Lightning connector and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 modem, thanks to which there will be several improvements to the 5G network. As for the camera, the sensor-based image stabilization of the iPhone 12 Pro Max will expand to the entire iPhone 13 range. No iPhone without connectors and ports is expected for 2021.
The four 2021 models will also have 1TB of storage space and a higher battery capacity than current models, thanks to space-saving design choices that include the integration of the SIM card slot with the motherboard. There will also be the reduction of some components of the Face ID system. The rear LiDAR scanner will remain limited to iPhone 13 Pro models.
In early 2022, Apple is expected to present the third generation of the iPhone SE with a faster processor and 5G support networks. The new model should be similar to the current iPhone SE with a Home button and no Face ID. The most important changes will affect the processor, camera, and 5G connectivity.
A cheaper version to replace the iPhone 11 is also expected by the end of 2022, with a design identical to the current model, but with a more powerful processor. The price will be around the same.
The iPhone 14 however is expected for fall 2022, Kuo predicts the permanent removal of the notch in favor of a design with a punch-hole display. This is similar to what Samsung has adopted this year with the high-end Galaxy.
Finally, there was talk of the long-awaited foldable iPhone will be presented in 2021 with a 7.5-8 inch display according to Kuo. The launch date could be delayed by a year if Apple fails to address key issues with its technology and with mass production in time. At the moment, the foldable iPhone is still under development, as Apple has not yet decided which “foldable” technology to pursue.