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Will Iphone 13 have Touch ID?

Washington: With Apple's iPhone 13 series launch fast approaching, more and more speculations and rumours are beginning to surface. However, Apple won't incorporate in-display Touch ID on the iPhone since it's a long-term commitment to keep Face ID under the display. ... Deccan ChronicleApple iPhone 13 will not get in-display Touch ID

Apple iPhone 13 might not get in-display Touch ID

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"Little Foxconn" is experiencing massive financial gains as a supply chain partner to Apple.

As reported by Nikkei Asia, Luxshare Precision Industry held its financial earnings call on Tuesday and, with it, revealed record revenues and profits in the first half of 2021.

The Guangdong-based company sometimes called "Little Foxconn," which has been deepening its relationship with Apple and is assembling iPhones for the U.S. technology giant for the first time this year, said first-half revenue grew more than 30% from a year ago to 48.14 billion yuan ($7.42 billion). Net profit was up 22% to 3.08 billion yuan.

The company says that, despite the pandemic and the global chip shortage, they are expecting to continue their short-term plans without much impact.

"Some of our businesses were postponed due to multiple external factors," Luxshare said in a stock exchange filing. "But looking ahead to the second half of this year, we are determined to continue to carry out our five-year corporate growth plan though the external uncertainties are expected to stay."

Luxshare Precision Industry is one of the growing number of suppliers that Apple is working with in China. According to the report, Apple now has more supply chain partners in China and Hong Kong than it does in Taiwan.

Luxshare began its relationship with Apple in 2013 by supplying connectors before becoming an assembler of AirPod headphones in 2017 and of Apple Watches in 2019. Luxshare will build up to 3% of the upcoming iPhone 13 series including the premium model that is expected to be called the iPhone 13 Pro.

Apple is expected to launch a number of devices this fall, starting with the iPhone 13 in September at a virtual event.

Apple is reportedly testing new Face ID technology that works with face masks and "foggy glasses." What's more, the technology appears to be the same Face ID configuration that will be part of the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup.

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iPhone 13 release date and pre-order tipped for packed September

SlashGear 27 August, 2021 - 08:50pm

The iPhone 13 lineup is expected to match last years iPhone 12 line, shown above. 

Apple's next flagship lineup, expected to be dubbed the iPhone 13, could be coming alongside the AirPods 3 and Apple Watch 7 at the tech giant's fall event, which is rumored to be happening the third week of September. We expect Apple's new lineup to feature four phones: A standard iPhone 13 along with Mini, Pro and Pro Max versions. This lineup, which was predicted previously by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, mirrors the iPhone 12 line from last year, but may feature a few new design, camera and feature upgrades. The price may also be a bit higher for the iPhone 13 lineup, according to the latest buzz. 

Besides size, last year's iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini are fairly similar. They both share the same camera specs and storage options, and they both lack the lidar scanner Apple included in the Pro models. The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max also share similar features, but have a few small differences in camera sensor and lenses. For the iPhone 13, however, we won't know exactly how each model compares until later this fall. 

Read more: Which iPhone 12 is which? 

Here are all the rumors we've heard about the iPhone 13 collection so far, and how each model in Apple's new lineup could stack up to each other. Just note that none of the iPhone 13 specs have been confirmed by Apple. We'll keep this story updated as we hear more. 

Of Apple's 2020 line, the iPhone 12 and 12 Mini are the more affordable phones with a $799 and $699 starting price, respectively. The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max are considered Apple's higher-end models, and cost $999 and $1,099. 

We expect the iPhone 13 Mini to be about $100 less than the baseline iPhone 13, if last year's price structure is any indication. Similarly, an extra Benjamin will probably be the difference between an iPhone 13 Pro and a Pro Max, with prices also varying across storage size and carrier.

If the cost of the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are comparable to that of the iPhone 12 line, the price would be similar to other higher-end smartphone models like the Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra which cost $1,000 and $1,200, respectively. 

But Apple could also raise the price for their new lineup. According to an August report from DigiTimes, the tech giant is considering upping costs for the iPhone 13 to compensate for the increased price of chip production from its supplier TSMC. Apple's supplier is looking to increase the cost by as much as 20% for "advanced and mature process technologies" by Jan. 2022, the report says. What's unclear is whether this would impact the price of the entire lineup, or if costs will be passed on unevenly across the spectrum.

Here are prices for each of the iPhone 12 models, for reference: 

Each of the iPhone 13 models are rumored to have a smaller notch than previous iPhones, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple has included a notched display on each of its smartphones since the 2017 iPhone X, as a place for the phone's selfie camera. Some components of the design, however, will likely differ for each iPhone 13 model. 

The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max could be thicker and have larger camera bumps than its predecessors. According to a May render from MacRumor, the thicker camera bump could accommodate possible camera upgrades for Apple's higher-end models. 

Read more: Stylish color options and new design rumored to come soon to the iPhone 13

Changes in the design of the camera setup could be coming for the iPhone 13 mini as well. Renders of the Mini model from Sonny Dickson on Twitter in June show that the two camera lenses are situated diagonally from each other, rather than one atop the other like layout for the iPhone 12 Mini.

In terms of size, the iPhone 13 line should mirror that of the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Dummy units of the iPhone 13 line, shared by Apple Insider, showed the iPhone 13 Mini at 5.4 inches, with the standard and Pro models at 6.1 inches and the Pro Max measuring an expansive 6.7 inches. 

iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max could have larger camera bumps than the iPhone 12. 

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max models will house LTPO technology in their displays for a 120Hz refresh rate. The standard and Mini models, however, may not have this feature. This would be a change from last year's iPhone 12 lineup, which offered the same piddly 60Hz refresh rate for each of the four versions.

Although Apple has yet to add the upped refresh rate to its premium models, other higher-end smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S21 and OnePlus 9 Pro have a 120Hz refresh rate. 

Apple's new iPhone could see a few camera upgrades, especially for the Pro and Pro Max models. 

According to an August report by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the iPhone 13 could get three new camera and video features, including a video version of Portrait Mode, a higher-quality option to record video called ProRes, and a new filter system to intensify the appearance of photos. Gurman speculated that ProRes may only be available for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. 

It was previously rumored that all upcoming iPhone 13 models could get a lidar scanner, but more recent buzz from leaker Dylan on Twitter speculates that only the Pro and Pro Max will house that technology. This would be the second generation of iPhones to only feature a lidar scanner for its higher-end models. 

Read more: What does the iPhone's lidar feature actually do?

The scanner, which made its debut in the 2020 iPad Pro, can be seen on both the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The scanner is used to help with autofocus and taking pictures in low lighting. (You can also use lidar to measure your friends' height at parties, which is kind of cool.) 

Check out these iPhone 13 renders, shown above. 

Each model in the iPhone 13 lineup could feature larger batteries than the iPhone 12, according to gossip from Chinese social media platform Weibo in early June. The rumored battery specs, covered on 9t05Mac in June from a tweet by leaker @L0vetodream , show a 2,406-mAh battery for the iPhone 13 Mini, 3,095-mAh for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, and 4,352-mAh for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. 

Just note that, although the iPhone 13 line could house a larger battery than the iPhone 12, it's possible that the boost in battery size will not directly translate to longer battery life, since battery life is not the same as battery capacity. 

We won't know exactly how the four upcoming iPhone 13 models compare until Apple's rumored September event. But, if you're itching for the latest on the tech giant's new iPhone, you can take a look at our guess for the iPhone 13 release date and our iPhone 13 wishlist. You can also check out what the main differences are between each iPhone 12 model, how the rumored iPhone 13 specs compare to the iPhone 12, and how to download the iOS 15 beta today. 

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