Images Allegedly Show New iPhone 13 Case Colors Ahead of Apple Event

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MacRumors 13 September, 2021 - 07:34am 26 views

When does Iphone 13 come out?

The iPhone 13 release date is likely to be in September 2021, and we expect it to hit stores on the fourth Friday of the month so you'll likely be able to buy it on September 24. The next Apple event is set for September 14 - the company has confirmed that - so we're expecting to hear about the phone then. TechRadariPhone 13 release date, price, specs, news and leaks

Apple is planning dark green, black, dark and light blue, orange, pink, (PRODUCT) RED, and white silicone case options for the ‌iPhone 13‌, according to the images.

Another image shared by the same Twitter account allegedly shows the leather case collection for the ‌iPhone 13‌ series. Compared to the current ‌iPhone 12‌ leather collection, the images show minimal color changes, with the "Baltic Blue" case taking a more green hue. Overall, ‌iPhone 13‌ leather case color options may include black, purple, light purple, dark green, and brown.

While the cases in the images shared could be from Apple, they could also be third-party cases from an accessory maker or entirely fake. Apple will hold its "California streaming" even on Tuesday, September 14, where it's expected to reveal the ‌iPhone 13‌, Apple Watch Series 7, and the third-generation AirPods.

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Redesign with flat edges, larger displays, and new watch faces.

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iPhone 13: Here are 5 things not to expect from the new iPhones coming tomorrow

9to5Mac 13 September, 2021 - 11:01am

- Sep. 13th 2021 9:01 am PT

The iPhone 13 is set to be announced tomorrow at the “California Streaming” event. With rumors about it flourishing every day, read on as we round up five things not to expect from this year’s new iPhones.

The notch of the iPhone 13 will probably be smaller for the first time since the iPhone X was introduced in 2017, but that doesn’t mean Apple is giving this phone a complete redesign.

Rumors point out that the new iPhone will look the same as the iPhone 12, except for the smaller notch and a tweaked camera sensor layout on certain models, as you can see in the allegedly iPhone 13 cases here.

The hole-punch design that reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted could be introduced for a new iPhone in 2022, but for this year, we don’t expect any major changes to the iPhone’s design.

People love Touch ID and with the pandemic and the requirement of wearing masks all the time, it would be more convenient if we could just touch on a sensor to unlock the iPhone.

Unfortunately, users won’t get an in-screen Touch ID or even Touch ID on the Side Button of the iPhone 13, unlike the new iPad Air. According to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, Apple did test Touch ID for its next iPhone, but it didn’t make the cut. It’s Face ID all the way.

When Apple introduced the MagSafe connector with the iPhone 12, some people took this as evidence that a portless iPhone was coming sooner rather than later.

A portless iPhone was once rumored to come in 2021, but that does not appear to be happening. Therefore, it’s possible that the iPhone 14 is the first iPhone that’s available without a Lightning port.

Instead of Lightning, the iPhone 14 could support wireless charging as well as Apple’s newest MagSafe technology. Apple is likely to make this change at the high end first with the 14 Pro. The lower-end models would follow over the next few years.

No portless iPhone and no iPhone 13 with a USB-C connection. Although the MacBooks, iPad Pro, and iPad Air feature a USB-C port, Apple is likely to stick around with Lightning for another year, as Ming-Chi Kuo reported.

In fact, I personally think it’s more likely that Apple will introduce in the future a portless iPhone rather than an iPhone with USB-C connectivity.

And if you want more USB-C devices from Apple, watch out for the upcoming iPad mini.

Since Apple gave the iPad Pro the M1 chip, once thought exclusive for the Macs, some people suggested that would make sense to have an M1 iPhone as well. Even though, we shouldn’t expect the company to call the iPhone 13 processor an M1 or any sort of M-chip variant.

Most likely, Apple will introduce the A15 Bionic chip. Rumors say that the chip will be built on a 5nm process similar to the A14 Bionic processor. The change will be that Apple uses a new 5nm+ technology to enhance performance.

And it’s important to disclaim that the M series is based on the A-series so the MacBooks processors are based on the iPhone’s processor and not the contrary.

Now that you know what won’t make the cut on the iPhone 13, don’t forget to check out everything that is likely to arrive in this year’s iPhone here.

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iPhone 13 has a lot to live up to: After 5G, Apple needs to find that next big thing

CNET 13 September, 2021 - 09:19am

Apple's iPhone 12 was one of its bestsellers.

Last year, Apple tapped 5G wireless as one of the key new things about its iPhone 12, promising faster downloads and more reliability. With this year's next iPhone, Apple may be looking to the heavens for its next big breakthrough.

The tech giant is expected to offer new iPhones on Tuesday that could include technology for making emergency phone calls even without a cellular signal. The new feature, which reportedly will rely on a chip designed to talk to satellites, may not arrive this year, according to earlier reporting by Bloomberg. Regardless, the new iPhone is expected to still rely on 5G wireless technology for day-to-day connectivity.

"The challenge is getting the same level of attention and creating a cycle of upgrades," said Carolina Milanesi, an analyst at Creative Strategies. But, she said, Apple has a knack for coming up with something for fans to get excited about.

An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment ahead of the company's event.

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This year's launch will mark another test for Apple, which already counts a billion iPhones actively being used around the world. And the phone's popularity continues to grow. Last year's iPhone 12 was such a hit that it pushed Apple's sales and profits to new records, even though the device launched in the middle of one of the worst health and economic crises in a century. The iPhone 13's job will be to help Apple keep the momentum going, even with a pandemic that stubbornly won't go away.

Historically, the hype around new iPhones seems muted when the outward design remains the same. Apple somewhat acknowledges this, adding an "S" to the name of these inner-changed iPhones, starting with 2009's iPhone 3GS, which the company originally said stood for "speed." And though some critics might say the S stands for "snooze," Apple has used these off-year iPhones to introduce new marquee features.

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When it launched a decade ago, the iPhone 4S introduced the Siri voice assistant. The iPhone 5S, in 2013, introduced the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The iPhone XS offered a "markedly improved dual camera," CNET reviewer Scott Stein wrote on its 2018 debut. (But it was the iPhone XR, released the same year, that stole the show, with a compelling cheaper price tag in exchange for a lower-quality screen and camera.)

Whether Apple calls its next iPhone the iPhone 12S or the iPhone 13, as the internet seems to have already christened it, won't matter. What'll matter is whether Apple can pack enough into the device to hit the mark after one of its biggest iPhone launches ever, last year.

The good news for the company is that it already appears to have a head start. A survey by SellCell, a phone reseller, found that 44% of current iPhone owners plan to upgrade to one of the four reported iPhone 13 models when they launch. That alone could amount to tens of millions of iPhones.

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"Apple does an amazing job making hit products seemingly year after year, like a pop band," said Bob O'Donnell, an analyst at Technalysis research. And just like any band, he added, some releases may not hit the general population the same way a smash album does. "They're still OK, and still important to fans. That's probably what we'll see with the iPhone 13."

The Apple Watch has become more than merely an accessory for the iPhone.

Part of Apple's success has been thanks to companion products like the Apple Watch, which starts at $279, and the company's AirPods wireless earbuds, which start at $159. That ecosystem of interconnecting products and services has helped create a behemoth of industry.

So it's worth noting that though the iPhone may not have many physical changes this year, the Apple Watch reportedly will.

Leaks suggest the Apple Watch 7, as it may be called, will come in 41mm and 45mm sizes, up slightly from the 40mm and 44mm offered today. That slight increase is expected to account for a new, flat-edge design, marking a significant shift from the curved edges Apple has used since the device's 2015 launch. Reports from Bloomberg and from Apple leakers suggest the screen's bezels may also shrink, allowing for more viewable screen area.

Though the Apple Watch doesn't sell anywhere near as well as the iPhone -- Apple doesn't even publish individual revenue for the device -- it reportedly sells better than the entire output of the Swiss watch industry. And it's become a key halo device for iPhones, with Apple saying 75% of purchasers are buying their first Apple Watch.

"Traditional Swiss watch makers, like Swatch and Tissot, are losing the smartwatch wars," Neil Mawston, an analyst at Strategy Analytics, wrote in a report last year. "Apple is delivering a better product through deeper retail channels and appealing to younger consumers who increasingly want digital wristwear."

Last year was all about 5G for Apple.

Apple observers saw a sure bet with the iPhone 12 when it launched last year. The tech giant was finally adopting superfast 5G wireless, playing off a culmination of years of hype from mobile carriers. Now, a year later, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he believes last year's record iPhone sales were just the start of 5G wireless upgrades.

"We're only in the early innings of 5G," Cook said during a conference call with analysts this summer. One data point he noted was that people around the world, and the US, still don't have easy access to 5G signals. That gives people less reason to upgrade now and potentially more reason to buy when the signals arrive.

While the carriers boast 5G coverage across the nation, the speeds are often disappointing relative to marketing hype. Consumers haven't rushed to embrace the technology, and many people still don't have the new wireless signals available around their homes. But the carriers have been steadily upgrading their networks, improving on those early lackluster experiences. Both the iPhone 12 and its newer sibling stand to benefit from those coming changes. 

Satellite connectivity could also offer an extra incentive to help the iPhone stand out from the pack. It remains to be seen whether this is a regular perk or more of an emergency-use feature, as rumors suggest.

What's certain is that Apple will be sure to tout some feature of the iPhone 13 as a breakthrough that makes the device the next must-have product. But with a similar design, and an S-type year, that could be a tough sell, even when it comes to the most loyal Apple fan. 

iPhone SE 3: Specs and potential pricing of Apple's upcoming compact phone revealed in new leak but launch not imminent

Notebookcheck.net 12 September, 2021 - 12:00am

Apple launched the iPhone SE 2 last year as a successor to the original iPhone SE released in 2016. While the compact smartphone market generally isn't as lucrative as some would like it to be, it appears that Apple is doubling down on the series and will release an iPhone SE 3, with specs of that phone now leaking. 

According to word coming out of China, the iPhone SE 3 is on the way. Supposedly, this phone will not launch this year, and expectant fans will have to wait until next 2022. It's tipped to debut in the first half of the year, though. The iPhone SE 2 was released in April, so a launch event sometime in Q2 could be on the cards. 

Reportedly, the iPhone SE 3 will mostly be a repackaged iPhone XR, mirroring the relationship between last year's iPhone SE 2 and the iPhone 8. The iPhone SE3 is tipped to feature an A14 Bionic, however. No major loss, as the A14 is an excellent chipset. Like the iPhone XR it's based on, it's said to sport an LCD display. 

The source reckons it will carry a CNY 3,499 price tag in China. That converts into right around US$540. Apple offered a CNY 400 rebate on the iPhone SE 2 last year, however, which essentially ensured prices were the same in both China and the US. Assuming the same happens next year, the iPhone SE 3 could be sold for CNY 3,099, or US$480. That's a bit much and we'd be more willing to place bets on a $449 MSRP in the US instead. 

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iPhone SE 3: Specs and potential pricing of Apple's upcoming compact phone revealed in new leak but launch not imminent

iMore 12 September, 2021 - 12:00am

Apple launched the iPhone SE 2 last year as a successor to the original iPhone SE released in 2016. While the compact smartphone market generally isn't as lucrative as some would like it to be, it appears that Apple is doubling down on the series and will release an iPhone SE 3, with specs of that phone now leaking. 

According to word coming out of China, the iPhone SE 3 is on the way. Supposedly, this phone will not launch this year, and expectant fans will have to wait until next 2022. It's tipped to debut in the first half of the year, though. The iPhone SE 2 was released in April, so a launch event sometime in Q2 could be on the cards. 

Reportedly, the iPhone SE 3 will mostly be a repackaged iPhone XR, mirroring the relationship between last year's iPhone SE 2 and the iPhone 8. The iPhone SE3 is tipped to feature an A14 Bionic, however. No major loss, as the A14 is an excellent chipset. Like the iPhone XR it's based on, it's said to sport an LCD display. 

The source reckons it will carry a CNY 3,499 price tag in China. That converts into right around US$540. Apple offered a CNY 400 rebate on the iPhone SE 2 last year, however, which essentially ensured prices were the same in both China and the US. Assuming the same happens next year, the iPhone SE 3 could be sold for CNY 3,099, or US$480. That's a bit much and we'd be more willing to place bets on a $449 MSRP in the US instead. 

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