All the major rumors about Apple’s next-gen iPhone


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With Apple’s Spring Loaded event done and dusted, the rumour mill has its eyes on Apple’s marquee event in the fall, where the iPhone 13 (if it ends up being called that) is expected. As usual, many of the features are still uncertain: Will we see a foldable iPhone? What about a faster refresh rate? Will Apple finally get rid of the Lightning port? And will a bubblegum pink iPhone, which has sent the internet into a frenzy, make its way to shelves? Even at this early stage, we’re getting a surprisingly complete picture of the iPhone 13, if the steady drip of leaks and rumors are to be believed. We’ve combed through all of them and focused on some of the bigger and more credible ones.

a row of cell phones: iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 rumored thickness compared. MacRumors

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iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 rumored thickness compared. MacRumors

graphical user interface, application: The alleged pink iPhone 13.

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The alleged pink iPhone 13.

For now, we’re expecting four models: the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Apart from the expected incremental upgrades to things like processor and batteries, here’s what you can expect from the upcoming iPhone family. (For the purposes of this article, I’ll refer to it as the iPhone 13.)


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iPhone 13 probably won’t be a foldable

The iPhone 12 lineup saw a noteworthy makeover, so a major glow-up for the iPhone 13s is unlikely, though there will be some exciting things to look out for. A foldable iPhone, at least this year, is not one of them, however. Instead, we’re hearing of a similar “slabular” design with the iPhone 5’s flat sides and the same four sizes, starting with the smallest 5.4-inch iPhone Mini all the way to up to the expansive 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max.

As far as design goes, I’m low-key hoping for a smaller notch or (even better) an entirely notchless screen. For the notch to go away, however, Apple first has to figure out how to put the Face ID camera modules under the screen. Based on some recent rumors, this is a design element that could make its way to the iPhone 13.

Lightning port? Looks like it’s here to stay (for now)

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had once indicated in a report that…