iPhone 13 Pricing to Be on Par With iPhone 12 Series: TrendForce

iPhone 13 Series Said to Have Improved Face ID Tech, Pro Models Rumoured With New Camera


iPhone 13 (or iPhone 12s) pricing can be on par with the iPhone 12 collection and the brand new iPhone fashions will account for about 39 p.c of Apple’s whole annual manufacturing quantity for 2021, says market analysis agency TrendForce. The newest predictions from TrendForce additionally counsel that the iPhone 13 collection would include the identical storage choices which might be obtainable with the iPhone 12 fashions. The iPhone 13 Pro fashions within the collection are additionally alleged to have LiDAR sensors.

TrendForce stated in a press note that the full iPhone manufacturing in 2021 would develop 12.three p.c year-on-year to 223 million models. An enhance in COVID-19 vaccinations and the easing of lockdowns within the US and Europe are thought-about among the many key causes for the expansion.

Of the full manufacturing, the iPhone 13 (or the iPhone 12s) fashions are alleged to account for about 39 p.c. This means that Apple could produce over 86 million iPhone 13 models this 12 months.

In addition to the manufacturing forecast, TrendForce has predicted a number of the key specs of the iPhone 13 collection. The new fashions are stated to be “regarded as an extension to the iPhone 12 series” with “certain upgrades” in place. These upgrades will embrace the A15 processors primarily based on TSMC’s 5nm+ course of, shrunken notch as a result of decreased measurement of sensor housings, and 120Hz refresh rate on the 2 Pro fashions within the collection, in keeping with the market analysis agency.

All the fashions within the iPhone 13 household are additionally anticipated to have sensor-shift stabilisation — an improve over optical picture stabilisation (OIS). TrendForce additionally talked about that solely the Pro fashions within the collection will include LiDAR sensors. This contradicts a few latest experiences that suggested LiDAR sensors on all fashions of the iPhone 13 collection. Further, the iPhone 13 Pro fashions are anticipated to have ultra-wide cameras with a six-piece lens and autofocus help.

Despite the modifications, the iPhone 13 collection is predicted to be consistent with the iPhone 12 fashions when it comes to their pricing.

“Even though prices of some key components have risen due to tightening supply, Apple is taking into account the growth in the revenue of peripheral services in relation to the growth of iPhone sales,” TrendForce stated. “This means that the starting price of the upcoming iPhone series will likely be relatively on par with the starting price of the iPhone 12 series.”

The agency additionally said that as a result of sustaining the identical pricing, the iPhone 13 collection is anticipated to have the identical reminiscence choices because the iPhone 12 fashions. This means that there could be no 1TB models as predicted earlier.

Similar to the iPhone 12 household, the iPhone 13 collection this 12 months is anticipated to have four distinct models, one in all which will be a new mini version iPhone that could possibly be referred to as iPhone 13 mini or iPhone 12s mini. TrendForce, nevertheless, believes that Apple would focus its concentrate on selling and driving gross sales of the three non-mini fashions within the collection over giving any main consideration to the mini model. This could possibly be as a result of poor sales performance of the iPhone 12 mini that has been reported prior to now and which has resulted in its manufacturing cycle’s early end-of-life.

That stated, the iPhone 13 collection is prone to enhance the share of 5G fashions within the general iPhone manufacturing from 39 p.c in 2020 to 75 p.c in 2021. Apple started its journey in the 5G world with the iPhone 12 fashions that got here final 12 months with 5G help.


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