Apple iPhone 13 Potential Price Drops
First up is CNet, which explains that “Apple may lower the price of the iPhone 13” following market pressure from rivals, notably Samsung which dropped Galaxy S21 prices by $200 compared to its predecessors.
In my opinion, Apple’s record iPhone 12 sales make this unlikely. That said, there is no doubt CNet is correct in pointing out the price squeeze and it is possible Apple will need to be proactive in its response with the iPhone 13 range.
Seven New iPhones, One Mystery
Building on this, French site Consomac has spotted that Apple has submitted seven new iPhone 13 model numbers to the Eurasian Economic Commission(EEC) database, an official regulatory body. The mystery here is Apple typically submits US and international model numbers for its devices and with four new iPhones coming (iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max), one is missing.
Whether this means one iPhone model (possibly the iPhone 13 Mini after poor sales of the iPhone 12 mini) will not be getting as wide an international release, remains to be seen
Massive iPhone Storage Upgrades
Also turning heads are new leaks that Apple will double iPhone 13 Pro storageto 1TB, which should have a positive knock-on effect to storage options down the range. If the report is correct, iPhone 13 Pro models could well sell in 128GB, 512GB / 1TB options which creates strong upsell potential at each price point.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini models, however, are expected to retain the same 64/128/256GB storage options.
Significant Battery Gains
Last, recent leaks claim that Apple will give the iPhone 13 range a big battery boost over its predecessors. The iPhone 13 Pro Max is set to lead the way with an 18% gain to 4,352 mAh – the largest battery ever fitted into an iPhone – with 8% and 10% capacity gains for the iPhone 13/iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Mini, respectively.
Combine these latest leaks with what we already know: the new iPhone 13 design (thanks to leaked schematics) with a shrunken notch, genuinely eye-opening supersized rear cameras (with upgraded image stabilization and clever beamforming mics), the hyper-efficient A15 chipset, new 120Hz ProMotion displays (for iPhone 13 Pro models) and even talk of a pink editionand Apple looks set for another bumper iPhone year.
All of which makes the “Ahead of Schedule” production report even more enticing.