It’s no secret that iPhone sales have been in decline in recent years. With competitors releasing flagship phone after flagship phone in a similar way to Apple has with their iPhones, competition is steep, and it isn’t getting any easier. After 2020, it became clear that people across the globe had less money to spend on things that simply weren’t essential; and unfortunately for phone companies, this included upgrading to the latest phone. But, 2021 is here, and the entire world is filled with hope for better days ahead, and we daresay that Apple are feeling the exact same way.
With the Apple iPhone 13 due to be released later this year (we’re expecting something around the 24th September, but of course this isn’t completely set in stone just yet), can Apple finally turn their luck around and create a flagship phone that is able to buck the trend of their recent phone sales? Well first, let’s take a look at the specs to see if they’re something to start creating a buzz around.
Apple iPhone 13 Specs
First of all, it’s important to remember that this early on, some of these things may turn out to have been merely speculation. That being said, Apple (and most other phone companies) are deliciously predictable when it comes to the sort of improvements they will make between models, so we’re certainly expecting most of these specs to be present. Also, if Apple follows previous patterns of behavior, we can expect to see 4 different sized models. The Apple iPhone 13 Mini, Apple iPhone 13, Apple iPhone 13 Pro, and the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max. It would make sense to see this again, as it would be strange to see Apple taking a step back in terms of their production. Now that’s out of the way, let’s think about what specs we might see!
Now, rumors are flying around constantly about which version of the Apple iPhone 13 will get which spec. The most credible of these rumors though, seems to suggest that the two Pro models of the Apple iPhone 13 will have a 120Hz refresh rate. This is excellent news for the mobile gamers and live stream watchers out there, because everything will feel incredibly streamlined with a refresh rate this high. There’s no word yet on the standard 13 and 13 Mini models though, but we can expect at least a 60Hz refresh rate in line with the iPhone 12 series.
Again, rumors seem to be more geared towards the Pro and Pro Max Apple iPhone 13’s, as little has been said about the expected camera upgrade on the standard and Mini models. Still, this can be seen as a good thing, because we at least have some idea about just how high the bar is being set for the more heavy hitting models. It’s so far been suggested that Apple will be improving on their current 5 element ultrawide lens across their iPhone 12 series and increasing it to a six lens variety. To the average person, this will just mean better image quality than ever before, but to any photographers out there, you’ll be excited about the exciting new opportunities that this can present in terms of expert level shots.
In many ways Apple simply has to improve on the battery life of their previous series, because the iPhone 12 was pretty poor in that department. Thankfully these companies do tend to learn from their mistakes, so we’ll keep everything crossed for a more powerful battery with a longer life capacity. This is incredibly important considering we’re expecting to see Apple focusing on their 5G capabilities with the iPhone 13 series, and battery can drain much quicker on 5G.
The iPhone 12 series all contain an A14 Bionic chip. This was immensely powerful at the time, and allowed the users to conduct multiple tasks across their iPhones seamlessly, without every compromising on the performance. Well, the A15 Bionic Chip is here, and it would be a wasted opportunity for Apple not to include it in their 13 series. We really don’t think they’d stick with the A14 chip now that the 15 is here anyway, so we can expect the iPhone 13 to be a truly powerful and impressive piece of kit.
One area in which Apple have never really failed its customers is in storage capacity, so we see no reason for them to try and address something now. Most other companies follow a similar pattern, and if ain’t broke don’t fix it! We’re expecting the models to come in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB this time around.
This is the one most people will probably be concerned about. After a rumored better battery life, camera, performance, and display, surely we’ll have to pay through the nose for it? You’ll be happy to hear that Apple very rarely increase the price of their flagship phones, and we’ve come to expect similar prices year on year with each release. So, we’re expecting to see prices around $699 for the Mini, $799 for the Apple iPhone 13, $999 for the Pro, and $1099 for the Pro Max models.
Given that most of the specs listed above are rumors, we must take it all with a grain of salt. But, if what we are hearing is true (and it is quite likely that it is), then the iPhone 13 is really shaping up to be a phone that we can be excited about. Battery was an issue with the iPhone 12, so if Apple address this issue with the 13 series, then they are already providing customers with a product that is a necessary upgrade on its predecessor. Throw in the impressive performance and display rumors, and we can really start looking to the iPhone 13 as a phone that doesn’t just impress the customers, but might even turn around the recent sales trend for the company. We, for one, are looking forward to more official information in the coming months, and we’ll be keeping an eye out to see whether or not these rumors turn out to be true. In any case, the Apple iPhone 13 will surely have spec that impresses even the most diehard Android supporters!