The pricing of the iPhone 13 (or iPhone 12s) will be on par with the iPhone 12 series, and the new iPhone models will account for about 39% of Apple’s total annual production volume for 2021, according to market research company TrendForce. TrendForce’s latest forecasts also suggest that the iPhone 13 series will come with the same storage options that come with the iPhone 12. The iPhone 13 Pro models in the series are also supposed to have LiDAR sensors.
TrendForce said in press note that total iPhone production in 2021 will increase by 12.3% on an annual basis to 223 million units. Increase of COVID-19 Vaccinations and easing locks in the US and Europe are considered key reasons for growth.
In addition to the production forecast, TrendForce forecasts some of the key specifications of the iPhone 13 series. It is claimed that the new models are “seen as an extension of iPhone 12 series “with” certain improvements “on site. These upgrades will include A15 processors based on the 5nm + TSMC process, suction slit due to the reduced size of the sensor housings and Refresh rate 120Hz for the two Pro models in the series, according to the market research company.
All models in the iPhone 13 family are also expected to have sensor-shift stabilization – an upgrade over optical image stabilization (OIS). TrendForce also mentioned that only the Pro models in the series will be available with LiDAR sensors. This contradicts several recent reports that suggested LiDAR sensors on all models of the iPhone 13 series. In addition iPhone 13 Pro the models are expected to have ultra-wide cameras with a six-piece lens and autofocus support.
Despite the changes, the iPhone 13 series is expected to be in line with the iPhone 12 models in terms of their prices.
“Although prices for some key components have risen due to tightening supply, Apple is taking into account the growth in peripheral services revenue in connection with the growth of iPhone sales,” said TrendForce. “This means that the starting price of the upcoming iPhone series will probably be relatively equal to the starting price of the iPhone 12 series.”
The company also said that due to maintaining the same prices, the iPhone 13 series is expected to have the same memory options as the iPhone 12. This suggests that there will be no 1TB models as predicted earlier.
Like the iPhone 12 family, the iPhone 13 series is expected to be available this year four different models, one of which will be a new mini version of the iPhone this can be called iPhone 13 mini or iPhone 12s mini. However, TrendForce believes that Apple will focus on promoting and stimulating sales of the three inevitable models in the series, instead of paying close attention to the mini version. This may be due to poor sales performance of the iPhone 12 mini, which has been reported in the past and which led to the early end of the life cycle of its production cycle.
However, the iPhone 13 series is likely to increase the share of 5G models in total iPhone production from 39% in 2020 to 75% in 2021. Apple began its journey into the 5G world with the iPhone 12 models that came last year with 5G support.