Ming-Chi Kuo is back with another prediction, reiterating one of several he made a few weeks ago about the upcoming line of Apple smartphones, which we still don’t know if it will be called iPhone 13 or iPhone 12S.
In his latest report, he comments on changes in the positioning of internal components for the devices, in order to ship batteries with greater capacity than those present in the iPhone 12 line.
It is not yet clear how the Cupertino giant will do to include these larger modules, however, according to Kuo one of the changes would be related not only to the SIM card slot but also changes to the front camera module.
Everything indicates that the slot will now be integrated directly on the motherboard, making it thinner than those present in previous iPhone models.
One of the side effects of the bigger battery will be, without a doubt, a slight increase in the weight of the devices, but possibly the user will not bother, seeing that he can spend more hours away from the outlets – it seems a fair exchange, right?
The next generation of iPhones (at least on Pro models) should include LTPO panels with varying refresh rates, further benefiting battery life.
The extra attention to batteries is something natural in this coming generation of apple notebooks, after all, the iPhone 12 line was criticized for bringing less autonomy than the iPhone 11, especially because of the 5G.
Still in relation to changes in internal components, with regard to the front camera, naturally, a change in the modules should end up benefiting users with a reduction in the notch, something that has also been commented on in previous rumors.
IPhone 13 line should bring bigger and smaller notches, suggests Ming-Chi Kuo
Ming-Chi Kuo shared several predictions about upcoming Apple projects in the past few hours – he talked about the next generation of the iPhone SE, about the foldable iPhone and also, of course, about the upcoming models for this year.
According to the analyst, the line iPhone 13 (or iPhone 12s ) – which can finally gain 1 TB of storage – should reach the market with a design similar to the models launched in 2020, however, with some interesting additions.
Starting with the 120 Hz LTPO screens and the updated camera modules, with a wide angle bringing f / 1.8 and autofocus.
The iPhones launched in 2021 are also expected to reduce the size of the notorious notch and increase the size of the batteries, news that should be very well received by fans of the apple cell phone line.
Finally, Kuo also talks about support for the 5G with Qualcomm X60 modem on all models and the absence of USB-C, which indicates that Apple should maintain lightning connectivity in the next generation as well.
Interestingly, he doesn’t mention anything about the return of Touch ID, nor about the possibility of an iPhone without ports, which suggests that this may be Apple’s plans for 2022 onwards.
Speaking of 2022, Kuo finalizes his prediction by reinforcing that next year some iPhone models will leave the notch and embrace the camera in the hole format, just as we already have in several Android phones.