After the highly successful iPhone 12 series, Apple is already working on its next flagship smartphone, the iPhone 13.
According to TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 13 will come in four different versions: the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Mini, the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Now, as per a report from analysts at Los Angeles-based investment firm Wedbush, Apple could come up with a maximum internal storage option of 1 TB in its high-end iPhone 13 models – the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
In a new note to investors, seen by MacRumors, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives says that initial Asian supply chain checks gave the firm “increased confidence” that Apple’s 5G-driven product cycle would extend well into 2022, and that this could lead towards improved specifications across the new iPhones. From the report:
Initial Asia supply chain builds for iPhone 13 are currently in the 100 million unit range compared to our initial iPhone 12 reads at 80 million units and represents a 25% increase YoY out of the gates. While this number will clearly move around over the coming months, we believe this speaks to an increased confidence with Cook & Co. that this 5G driven product cycle will extend well into 2022 and should also benefit from a post vaccine consumer “reopening environment.” From a spec perspective, we have increased confidence that iPhone 13 will have a 1 terabyte storage option which is double from the highest Pro storage capacity today (512GB) and will also include a number of enhancements with Lidar across all iPhone 13 models.
If the claims in the report turn out to be true, the iPhone 13 would become the first smartphone to offer a storage option of 1TB. Currently, only the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max offer a maximum storage option of 512 GB. The only iOS model that provides 1 TB of internal storage is the iPad Pro tablet.
Having a 1 TB storage option is not unusual in smartphones. Samsung has been offering the 1TB internal storage option in its Galaxy S10 flagship devices ever since its launch in 2019.
Although not many details are available regarding the iPhone 13, previous leaks suggest that the device will have an always-on display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a vapor chamber for better cooling, a stronger MagSafe magnetic connector, smaller batteries, sensor-shift OIS with added camera improvements, new astrophotography features, and an under-display fingerprint scanner for Touch ID. It is also speculated that Apple is going to expand its LiDAR Scanner across the entire iPhone 13 range rather than restricting it to the Pro and Pro Max models.
Apple is expected to launch its iPhone 13 series in the fall this year. Keep watching this space for more updates!