In an investor note obtained by 9to5Mac, trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple to maintain four different models and the same screen sizes with the iPhone 13 series this year as Apple did for the iPhone 12 series. Most importantly, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max is expected to feature a smaller notch and support for 120Hz display.
Kuo notes that Apple will be maintaining the lightning connector ruling out the possibility of USB-C or an iPhone without a port as some have predicted earlier. With Apple maintaining the same four models and screen sizes, that means will be most likely have an iPhone 13 Mini this year just like last year’s iPhone 12 Mini.
For display, Kuo writes Apple use more power-efficient LTPO technology for the display of the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max, this will be similar to the ProMotion display on the iPad Pro. As part of the “main hardware specification changes”, the iPhone 13 series will finally come with a “reduced notch area.”
The iPhone 13 lineup is expected to feature several camera changes. The analyst notes the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will come with an upgraded ultra-wide camera, going from 5P (f/2.4) and fixed focus (FF) to 6P (f/1.8) and autofocus (AF).
Finally, the iPhone 13 will come with a larger battery capacity compared to the iPhone 12 which means the new iPhones will be heavier.