The iPhone 13 is closer to enjoying its time in the spotlight. As we approach September, when it's rumored that Apple will announce the new iPhone, we're hearing more and more. If you want to buy the iPhone 13, you can start preparing an iPhone 13 case for it.
Four iPhone 13 models
Like the iPhone 12, the iPhone 13 will come in four models, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo: the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Mini, the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Even though the iPhone 12 mini hasn't sold well, reports indicate Apple will still release an iPhone 13 mini (though not everyone is convinced an iPhone 13 mini is a good idea).
iPhone 13 size
Based on the rumors, the 5.4-inch iPhone iPhone 13 mini, 6.1-inch iPhone 13, 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max should have plenty in common, from the A15 Bionic processor.
iPhone 13 has a diagonal camera arrangement
Apple Insider showed some of the biggest possible design changes. This includes moving the iPhone speaker towards the top of the device, a new diagonal camera arrangement for the regular iPhone 13 and a larger camera module for the iPhone 13 Pro.
The SIM card tray is apparently moving further down as well, and the iPhone power button are shifting down a bit, too.
iPhone 13 has A smaller Notch
The iPhone 13 is expected to feature a smaller notch, and several reputable sources have indicated that the notch size will shrink by 40 to 50% in 2021.
A separate report from Digitimes says that the die size of the VCSEL chips used in the Face ID scanner will shrink by 40 to 50%. As a result, a smaller Face ID chip could mean a smaller notch for the iPhone 13.
iPhone 13 Touch ID is making a big comeback
The report says that Apple will follow in a path blazed by Android handsets. The iPhone 13 could bring back iPhone Touch ID with a big difference: It might be embedded under the iPhone display screen, instead of as a separate button that takes up phone real estate.
44% has Purchase Intent for iPhone 13
Of all the upcoming models, the standard rumored 6.1-inch iPhone 13 was most wanted by survey participants, at 38.2% of potential buyers. It was followed by the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max at 30.8%, the iPhone Pro at 24% and the iPhone 13 mini at a paltry seven percent.
iPhone 13 - 25W Power Adapter
The iPhone 13 models may support even faster charging speeds with support for 25W power adapters. The iPhone 12 models, with 20W USB-C Power Adapter provides the maximum charging power.
Apple could also offer a new 25W power adapter for sale alongside the new iPhone models.
iPhone 13 A similar price
As Samsung's Galaxy S20 FE and Google's Pixel 5 did in 2020, it's also possible that Apple may lower the price of the iPhone 13.
The iPhone 13 will not be a major technical upgrade from the iPhone 12, which includes 5G support. Because of this, analysts are predicting that the iPhone 13 will cost around the same as the iPhone 12, the base version of which starts at $799.
Here's the iPhone 12's US pricing, for reference: