29 July 2021
Apple's next-gen iPhone 13 lineup is predicted to register strong sales numbers when it goes official. The prediction has been made by Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known market research analyst, in his newest research notes. He believes that newly added features and specifications combined with Huawei's ban would result in more buyers considering iPhone 13.
iPhone shipments are expected to reach between 230 million and 240 million units this year. These numbers will be between 250 million and 260 million for the next year i.e. 2021. It means while the demand for most phones goes down with time, iPhone 13 is expected to continue at the same level for months to come. The second half of 2021 will see iPhone 13 shipments hover around 88 million units which is still a much better number than 75 million units shipped during the latter half of 2020.
A previous report claimed that Apple's chipset suppliers are also looking to boost iPhone 13 chip supplies in the third quarter. It is the time when the new iPhone models will hit the shelves. This is something that falls in line with Kuo's predictions about Apple shipping the iPhone 13 series in high numbers later this year.
The lineup is rumored to include four models: 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini, 6.1-inch iPhone 13, 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max. These will continue with the usage of OLED display panels like the iPhone 12 series but there is expected to be 120Hz refresh rate aka ProMotion displays this time around. There will be a new A15 Bionic chip, LiDAR sensors, 1TB storage on Pro models, and a wider availability of mmWave 5G connectivity.