2021 iPhone will be 'iPhone 13' with 'Pro,' 'Pro Max,' 'Mini' variants says supply chain

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2021 iPhone will be 'iPhone 13' with 'Pro,' 'Pro Max,' 'Mini' variants says supply chain. Apple's fall iPhone refresh will be known as the "iPhone 13," a report claims, with Apple also continuing to use its "mini," "Pro," and "Pro Max" terminology for the different models. AppleInsider2021 iPhone will be 'iPhone 13' with 'Pro,' 'Pro Max,' 'Mini' variants says supply chain

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Apple's fall iPhone refresh will be known as the "iPhone 13," a report claims, with Apple also continuing to use its "mini," "Pro," and "Pro Max" terminology for the different models.

The number that Apple will use to denote the 2021 iPhone lineup has caused some debate due to it potentially being the "iPhone 13." Despite the seemingly unlucky association with the number, it is claimed Apple will be using it for the range.

According to supply chain checks by the Economic Daily News, Apple will continue from the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 by using the number 13 for the following collection.

A survey from June 21 claimed 74% of respondents wanted to have the name changed to something else, though only one in five of those asked said they were superstitious about the number. The top suggestion for an alternate name was "iPhone (2021)" with 38% of the vote.

In terms of individual variants, Apple will apparently continue to use the existing names for the new models, including the 6.7-inch "iPhone 13 Pro Max," the 6.1-inch "iPhone 13" and "iPhone 13 Pro," and the 5.4-inch "iPhone 13 mini."

Hon Hai will apparently be the main producer of iPhones in the generation and is said to have secured all Pro Max orders, 68% of the "iPhone 13", and approximately 60% of orders for the "iPhone 13 Pro." Production timelines are thought to revert to schedules before COVID-19, with shipments in the third quarter followed by a peak in production in the fourth quarter.

This echoes a June 28 report that component shipments from Apple's Taiwanese supply chain were earlier than 2020's production, putting the schedule closer to 2019's efforts.

The Economic Daily News has a decent track record on reporting from inside Apple's supply chain. It has a notably poorer one when it tries to predict Apple's product plans, or features.

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2021 iPhone Rumored to Be Named 'iPhone 13' With Same 'Mini,' 'Pro,' and 'Pro Max' Variants As Last Year

MacRumors 05 July, 2021 - 09:51pm

Apple's new ‌iPhone‌ this year has entered the countdown stage of stocking, and the supply chain has reported that this year's new phone will be named ‌iPhone 13‌. In the assembly order allocation, Hon Hai (2317) is still the big winner, including all orders for the top 6.7-inch ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max. , 68% of the 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 13‌ is also handled by Hon Hai, and about 60% of the orders for the 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro are also taken by Hon Hai, assisting Hon Hai in the second half of the peak season camp.

According to the supply chain, this year’s new ‌iPhone‌ will return to the situation announced in September of the previous year. The foundry will start shipping in the third quarter, and the peak of the pull will fall in the fourth quarter. Apple will launch four new models, namely the 6.7-inch ‌iPhone 13‌. Pro Max, 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro, and 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch models, also named ‌iPhone 13‌.

The report follows recent discussion surrounding the name of the upcoming iPhones. A survey indicated that one out of five ‌iPhone‌ and iPad users are put off by the prospect of an "‌iPhone 13‌" due to triskaidekaphobia, a fear of the number thirteen. Instead, 38% of survey participants said they would like Apple to drop the corresponding number altogether and name each ‌iPhone‌ release moving forward based on the year, such as ‌iPhone‌ (2021).

Just 13% of ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ users surveyed said they would like Apple to name the upcoming ‌iPhone‌ the "‌iPhone‌ 12S." Apple last used the "S" suffix in an ‌iPhone‌ name with the ‌iPhone‌ XS and ‌iPhone‌ XS Max in 2018, one year after the ‌iPhone‌ X. The "S" nomenclature is usually reserved for smaller incremental updates in annual ‌iPhone‌ releases. The ‌iPhone‌ 6S, for example, offered only minor improvements compared to the ‌iPhone‌ 6 a year earlier.

Based on what we know so far, the 2021 ‌iPhone‌ will feature some notable improvements, such as a more advanced display thanks to ProMotion 120Hz variable refresh rate and always-on capabilities. However, Apple may feel that the changes in the new iPhones warrant an entire number increase, rather than simply tacking on an "S" for the first time in three years.

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Surprise: iPhone 13 will (probably) be called iPhone 13

Mashable 05 July, 2021 - 09:51pm

This information, which comes from Economic Daily News (via MacRumors), sounds like the most obvious piece of news ever. There was, however, some speculation that Apple might name its next flagship differently, perhaps due to the connotations of the number 13, which is considered to be an unlucky number in some cultures.

Also, we shouldn't forget that the current iPhone naming scheme is only two generations old — before iPhone 11 there was iPhone X — so Apple straying from this path wouldn't be as surprising as it initially may seem.

Still, it wasn't meant to be. Supply chain sources say the naming scheme will be the same as last year, with Apple launching four new models: the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max, and the 5.4-inch iPhone mini.

The report also claims that Foxconn will be producing all of the iPhone 13 Pro Max devices, 68 percent of the iPhone 13 devices, and about 60 percent of the iPhone 13 Pro devices, with the rest being built by Luxshare, while Pegatron is exclusively building the iPhone 13 mini.

The iPhone 13 is widely expected to be a fairly small upgrade compared to the iPhone 12, with a near-identical design, and the same screen sizes, though some of the new models are expected to feature 120Hz displays. Other potential improvements include faster processors, more storage options, a bigger battery, and an improved ultra-wide camera.

None of this is likely to be officially confirmed until the iPhone 13 launches, which will probably happen in September.

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Yahoo Entertainment 05 July, 2021 - 09:51pm

Since the early days of the iPhone, Apple introduced the tick-tock iPhone naming scheme. An “S” year would follow almost every major iPhone release. The iPhone “S” would deliver significant performance improvements, but not that many design changes. But Apple hasn’t always stuck to this iPhone naming pattern. The iPhone 12 series might not get the “S” treatment either.

The 2016 iPhone 7 did not get its iPhone 7s in 2017. Apple jumped to iPhone 8 and iPhone X that year. In 2018, we got two iPhone XS phones and an iPhone XR — this was the first and only “R” iPhone so far. The 2019 iPhone 11 series brought more clarity to Apple’s naming scheme, with iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max making more sense than the previous generation.

Apple skipped an “S” generation last year as well. The iPhone 12 brought over many significant upgrades that made the name jump mandatory. The iPhone 12 delivered the first massive redesign since the iPhone X and came in four options. It was also the first to support 5G and MagSafe wireless charging. That’s on top of the speedier 5nm A14 Bionic chip and better camera system. That’s why the 2020 iPhone series deserved a new number rather than becoming an “S” generation.

The iPhone 13 name has been the topic of plenty of discussions. The iPhone 13 will look a lot like the iPhone 12 series. But it’ll be the first iPhone to deliver a smaller notch. Also, the new Pro phones will support 120Hz refresh rates. All four iPhone 13 versions will reportedly have better battery life and significant camera improvements.

Therefore, the iPhone 13 naming structure would make sense. According to Economic Daily News, Apple will indeed go with the “iPhone 13” name. We’re looking at iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max for the four new iPhones launching later this year.

The problem with the iPhone 13 naming structure has to do with superstition. Some reports speculated Apple might skip 13 in favor of 12s. Moreover, a recent survey showed that some users did not like the iPhone 13 name.

The report notes that Foxconn is going to be the big iPhone 13 winner, with the company assembling the majority of devices across all four models. Luxshare will reportedly manufacture the iPhone 13 as well, a first for the company. Pegatron is also one of the iPhone 13 assemblers.

EDN cites supply chain information in saying the iPhone 13 will be released in September, the usual launch window for new iPhones.

That said, iPhone supply chain speculation can’t be verified. Whatever the final iPhone 13 name, the new devices will see massive sales numbers. The report says Japanese industry watchers have raised iPhone 13 shipment estimates for the second half of 2021 by 3 million, to 85 million.

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Apple will reportedly stick with '13' for the next iPhone

Macworld 05 July, 2021 - 09:51pm

According to the Economic Daily News, Apple will be naming the new handset the iPhone 13, based on the publications supply chain sources. Previous reports have basically confirmed that there will be four models of iPhone again, so the new lineup should look very similar to the iPhone 12, with an iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Apple hasn’t followed a predictable cadence for its iPhone names since the iPhone 6s, so it’s not surprising that it’s jumping right to iPhone 13. Here’s how the last few models have looked:

Rumors about the next iPhone have painted a near-complete picture of the device, with a smaller notch, faster processor, better camera, and a high-refresh screen on the Pro models. Other smaller improvements may also arrive, including reverse wireless charging, better battery life, and new colors.

The iPhone 13 name is something of a risk for Apple due to the unlucky nature of the number. However, the numbering ultimately doesn’t matter, since it’s mainly used as a marketing identifier. The phone itself doesn’t have any numbering on it, and Apple hasn’t put a number on the box since the iPhone 7.

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