- The iPhone 13 is rumored to offer a 1TB storage option on the top of the range.
- Moreover, the new generation will feature a LiDAR scanner across all models.
- Apple asked its suppliers network to produce 25% more than what they did for the iPhone 12 lineup.
It looks like the iPhone 13 rumors come in waves dedicated to specific things, although there are always some generic “wishes” thrown in the mix too. In December, we got supposed leaks talking about the camera and the arrival of a periscope, and in February, we heard the rumors about a new Pro-Motion (120Hz) OLED screen featuring an under-display Touch ID sensor. Now, the latest “expert” rumors suggest that the iPhone 13 will offer a 1TB internal storage option and a LiDAR scanner across the entire range.
The LiDAR scanner is currently available only on the 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, and it’s basically a laser system that enables the device to accurately measure its distance to any given object or surface. The obvious advantage is having very precise focusing on the camera, so all the taken pictures look crisp even when everything is left to “auto.” Also, the same scanner is responsible for unlocking the amazing AR capabilities seen in the 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.
According to Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives, Apple has increased the supply chain builds for the upcoming device by a 25% compared to the 12 series, as the company is a lot more confident about its market potential in the post-COVID era (hopefully). Also, according to the same analysts, there is evidence that the top storage capacity option will be bumped to 1TB - double from today’s 512GB.
Apart from all that, the same sources believe that the lineup will consist of the same models as in the 12 range, including a 5.4-inch “Mini,” a 6.1-inch standard iPhone 13, a same-sized Pro spin, and a 6.7-inch Pro Max. If that’s true, we wouldn’t expect to see many design changes, apart from the rather certain bet that the 13 is going to be port-less. What we would also expect beyond any doubt is a faster processor and a new 5G chip from Qualcomm.
On the topic of being port-less, AppleInsider has posted a piece explaining how recovery processes would work in that case and how reinstalling iOS on an unresponsive iPhone without having a Lightning port would still be doable - even if challenging. Allegedly, Apple’s engineers are already examining three possible solutions/ways, so this rumor is getting more convergence.
As always, there’s nothing confirmed, and nothing will be confirmed until the actual presentation of the iPhone 13. This is how Apple works, so whatever rumors you read here or anywhere else on the internet, keep in mind that they are all rumors. Stuff that appears to be legit or plausible should never be taken for granted, so we’re only scratching your rumor itch here.