15 June 2021
It is not a hidden secret that Apple must be preparing for the next-gen iPhone lineup launch. It will likely be called iPhone 13 and one of the crucial steps include getting the phone registered with relevant authorities. One such authority is the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) which handles the registration process for any device that makes use of encryption technology.
As per EEC, the next-gen iPhone 13 lineup has the following model numbers: A2628, A2630, A2634, A2635, A2640, A2643, and A2645. There are rumors that the series will have four variants: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max like the previous. There are a total of seven model numbers suggesting we might see different variants of these models.
The listing does not reveal anything else about the upcoming iPhone models but we do know a few things, thanks to the rumor mill. Samsung is tipped to be the main supplier for 120Hz OLED panels that will be seen on the series. It will be the first time we are expected to see an iPhone sporting a high refresh rate display.
In terms of design, Apple is expected to keep the majority of things similar to the iPhone 12 series. The major differences include a smaller notch size but bigger camera sensors. It will continue with 5G connectivity but will bring mmWave band support to more countries.