iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 12: What the rumors say about Apple’s next flagship phone
Apple releases a new flagship phone lineup every fall, and sometimes the upgrades are enough to make you want to trade up, even if you just bought a new phone last year. But depending on Apple’s plans or your personal, not to mention , last year’s phone might be good enough. We don’t know yet what the will have to offer or how its specs compare to last year’s iPhone 12 — — but we can make some guesses based on the rumor mill that is, perhaps surprisingly, already thriving.
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It might feel like theÂÂ only just arrived, but we’re already halfway to the next Apple event and , which we expect to see in September. (Even the newÂ Â is several months old already!) We’ve collected all of the specs, including , , and the four models that could be arriving soon, to help you plan your potential purchase.Â
Here are the rumors we’ve heard so far about the iPhone 13 specs, and how they might compare to the iPhone 12. Just note that none of the iPhone 13 specs have been confirmed by Apple. Plus, here’s how theÂÂ andÂ .
We could see four iPhone 13 models
Like the iPhone 12, the iPhone 13 will come in four models, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo: the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Mini, the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max.Â
Different phone and camera sizes
The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro models may end up being thicker than their iPhone 12 predecessors, according to a MayÂ MacRumors report. Both of the new models are expected to be 7.57mm thick, up from 7.4mm in the iPhone 12 models. However, that’s a pretty small difference that most people probably won’t notice.Â
More sizeable could be a change to the camera bump, MacRumors reported: While the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro have camera bumps around 1.5mm to 1.7mm, the iPhone 13’s bump will be 2.51mm, and the 13 Pro’s will be 3.56mm. The increased size will prevent the lenses from sticking out as much as they do on the older phones.Â
A similar price
The iPhone 13 isn’t expected to be a major technical upgrade from the iPhone 12, which was the first to include 5G support. Because of this,that the around the same as the iPhone 12, the base version of which starts at $799. It’s also possible that Apple may lower the price of the iPhone 13, as and Â did in 2020. The newly released also boasted a lower price tag, than its predecessor.
Here’s the, for reference:Â
iPhone 12 US pricing
|iPhone 12 model||64GB||128GB||256GB||512GB|
|iPhone 12 Mini (carrier model)||$699||$749||$849||N/A|
|iPhone 12 Mini (SIM-free from Apple)||$729||$779||$879||N/A|
|iPhone 12 (carrier model)||$799||$849||$949||N/A|
|iPhone 12 (SIM-free from Apple)||$829||$879||$979||N/A|
|iPhone 12 Pro||N/A||$999||$1,099||$1,299|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max||N/A||$1,099||$1,199||$1,399|
Improved refresh rates
Most phones (including the iPhone 12) refresh at 60 frames per second, or 60Hz, but some, like theand the , refresh at 120Hz. There is speculation that the iPhone 13’s display will have a ). The higher the refresh rate, the faster and smoother a phone feels when scrolling through apps and websites. While this was as well, it seems more likely to happen this time around.
New and enhanced cameras
Theincludes regular, ultrawide and selfie cameras, night mode photos on all cameras, improved HDR mode, a telephoto lens (on the Pro and Pro Max models) and 2.5x zoom (on the Pro Max only).
As is typically the case with new iPhones, you can added periscope camera to improve zoom, an improved ultrawide-angle lens for night mode photography, and lidar technology on all models, instead of just the Pro and Pro Max, as was the case with the iPhone 12.over the iPhone 12. We’ve heard rumors of an
The return of Touch ID
The iPhone 13 could bring back Touch ID for the first time since the iPhone 8, with a big difference: It might be embedded under the screen, instead of as a separate button that takes up phone real estate. Some were expecting this to happen with the iPhone 12, but had also said it could get pushed to the next model. Alas, the iPhone 12 lineup lacks a Touch ID button. It’s worth noting that Apple’s . This would be a great addition this year in particular, since Â (unless you have , that is).Â
A Lightning port, but no headphone jack
The iPhone 12 doesn’t have a headphone jack, and we don’t expect any iPhone 13 models to have one either. But the Lightning port may be another story, now that Apple has introduced Kuo predicts that the iPhone 13 models will still include Lightning ports, with the exception of the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which could be completely portless. The iPhone 12, by contrast, featured a Lightning port on all four models..
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Rumored Apple iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 12 specs
|iPhone 13||iPhone 12|
|Display size||6.1-inch OLED||6.1-inch OLED|
|Cameras||Regular, ultrawide, selfie, periscope||Regular, ultrawide, selfie, telephoto (Pro Max)|
|Connector||Lightning, except in Pro Max||Lightning|