We continue to hear new data on upcoming Apple flagships. The date of presentation of the new iPhone is getting closer and with it the emergence of reports about its production and possible characteristics. We review below the latest that is known about these devices, as well as the main news that it would bring with respect to the current iPhone 12 that are still marketed.
A new report talks about their entry into factories
We have been hearing reports from sources close to Apple’s production chain for weeks that affirm that everything is ready for the production of the iPhone in 2021. The latest has been Digitimes , who details that from TSMC they will considerably increase the production level of face to the last three months of the year for the manufacture of the new processor that these devices will mount.
A priori this is information that could pass as irrelevant at any time because it is expected if we take into account that Apple usually presents and launches the new iPhone in September. However, it is more relevant considering the delay suffered last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the current shortage of components that affects other companies. Without going any further, Samsung may not launch its ‘Note’ range smartphone this year. Apple can breathe easy because, except for surprise, it will not be affected in the field of the iPhone.
Main news that would come in these iPhone
As you may already know, this year there will be four new phones launched by Apple. They will use identical sizes to the current iPhone 12 mini, 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. Therefore we will have a smartphone with 5.4 inches, 6.1 and 6.7 inches again. At the design level there would be no great variations in general lines, although there were key points such as the change in the cameras of the standard and ‘mini’ models , which would move to place their double lens diagonally and add a LiDAR sensor. On the front we would also find an expected change with the reduction of the notch , which would apply to all four models.
In addition to the classic improvements in performance by the new chip, a better 5G is expected, especially outside the United States where they will already incorporate mmWave antennas, although in the end it will continue to depend on the infrastructure that exists in each territory. Improvements are also expected in the cameras that even allow to have astrophotographic functions in the ‘Pro’ models, improving the ultra wide angle and the ideal focal aperture for night photographs. In addition to other improvements such as the long-awaited 120 Hz refresh rate in the ‘Pro’ panels.
Another function of the screens that would be new is the possibility of activating the Always On Display option as we already have in the latest Apple Watch. This is achieved thanks to LTPO panels that allow to have 1 Hz refresh rates at rest with minimal battery consumption. And yes, there will also be better batteries in these iPhone after the continuity that we have had in the iPhone 12 with respect to the 11.
And when it comes to prices , nothing too specific has been leaked and in fact it is rarely known before the presentation. Although there is confidence that Apple will continue to maintain them as it has been doing these years and not go up in price, something that when it has been produced has been known some time before its launch. It would also help in this the fact that in general lines they are not very disruptive devices (there is even talk that they could be named ’12s’ instead of ’13’).