Apple might not announce the 2021 iPhone before second 1 / 2 of the entire year, but that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill, this week developing from reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with a fresh report. In an email obtained by MacRumors , Kuo says Apple will release four different iPhone models in 2021 that may come in exactly the same sizes because the 2020 lineup. Another year which means the mini variant will hang in there for at the very least. Month from well-known leaker Max Weinbach among others corroborating a written report last, Kuo said the iPhone 13 Pro models will feature energy-efficient 120Hz LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) displays. The Pro models shall likewise incorporate an updated ultra-wide camera which will include a faster f/1.8 aperture lens which includes autofocus.
The 2021 models won’t include a drastically different design than their 2020 counterparts. However, because of some small engineering breakthroughs, they’ll reportedly include bigger batteries and smaller display cutouts. Kuo said the iPhone won’t proceed to USB-C in 2021, but nor will Apple introduce a phone this season it doesn’t include any ports at all. Internally, all phones will feature Qualcomm’s X60 5G modem. The 5nm radio is smaller and much more power-efficient compared to the X55 modem within the iPhone 12 lineup.
Notably, the note doesn’t make any reference to Apple adding an in-display fingerprint scanner to the 2021 models. In accordance with a written report Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman published in the beginning of the year, that has been one of many upgrades Apple was considering for 2021. It appears like Touch ID is off the table also, with Kuo noting that the business doesn’t intend to have a page from the iPad Air and integrate the technology in to the 2021 model’s power button.
Kuo’s note also contains some tidbits about Apple’s 2022 and 2023 iPhone lineups. Based on the analyst, year will include a Samsung-style punch-hole display cutout at the very least some iPhone models next. If the entire lineup abandons Apple’s divisive notch depends on panel production yields. Kuo didn’t say what the move means for Face ID. Apple can be reportedly preparing a fresh SE model with 5G connectivity and a faster processor the business could release in the initial 1 / 2 of 2022.