What you need to know about the upcoming new iPhone 13 series
With Apple’s new iPhone 13 series release date heavily tipped to be in September, we’ve got less than a month until launch – and we’ve been hard at work rounding up and cutting through the key iPhone leaks.
New iPhone rumors have been springing up from a variety of sources for the last few months, and we’ve now got a clear picture of some specs of the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, and iPhone 13 mini.
From our digging, we’re confident we’ve got a pretty clear picture of the new iPhone 13 models, and we’ve cut down the rumors into a handy, bite-size portion below… as well as tonnes more depth where we explain everything you have to know about the new iPhone range.
- Released September 2021
- Price starts at $699 / £699
- Possibly two new colors
- Design largely unchanged
- Smaller notch
- Upgraded camera
- Biggest camera upgrade for Pro
- Smooth-scrolling screen on Pros
- New, powerful A15 chipset
- More storage, up to 1TB models
- Larger batteries for every model
iPhone 13 release date: September 2021 is likely when we’ll hear about the iPhone 13, but an exact launch or release date hasn’t yet become clear. Our best guess is you’ll hear about the new iPhone on September 14, 2021.
iPhone 13 price: Expect a similar price to the iPhone 12 range, with one leak suggesting it’ll be exactly the same. The iPhone 12 mini – the cheapest of 2020’s iPhones – started at $699 / £699 / AU$1,199 while the iPhone 12 Pro Max cost $1,099 / £1,099 / AU$1,849.
Design: Little is expected to change from the iPhone 12, but it seems the company will be changing the design of the rear camera. It’ll seemingly have a diagonal lens arrangement on the two cheaper phones, but it’s largely set to be similar to last year’s handsets.
Colors: Apple may debut some new shades with the iPhone 13 series, and two rumored versions are pink and orange. Alongside those, we expect to see similar shades to last-gen, such as purple, black, and white.
Display: Screen sizes and resolutions are expected to stay the same across the range of iPhone 13 products, but both the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are heavily rumored to debut 120Hz refresh rates. That means the image on these screens will be smoother than previous iPhones. Plus we’re expecting an always-on display on each handset, too.