New Apple Exclusive Reveals iPhone 13 Release Shock

Excitement surrounding Apple’s new iPhone range has cooled in recent weeks following revelations that they will be missing several widely expected major upgrades. But now a new exclusive claims a surprise is in store at release. 

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In a new exclusive, the Economic Daily News claims that reports Apple will launch an ‘iPhone 12S’ series are wrong and we will indeed be getting iPhone 13 models. This would be a shock, given recent reports “confirming” an S year. 

“The supply chain has reported that this year’s new phone will be named ‌iPhone 13‌,” EDN reveals. The site also reiterates the names and screen sizes for the full lineup: 5.4-inch ‘iPhone 13 Mini’, 6.1-inch ‘iPhone 13’ and ‘iPhone 13 Pro’ models and a 6.7-inch ‘iPhone 13 Pro Max’. Moreover, EDN reports that Apple’s chief suppliers “will start shipping in the third quarter” which ties in with reports that the iPhone 13 range will launch much earlier this year. 

The news is interesting because a) Apple fans will hope that the generational name change signifies that several of the range’s more ambitious upgrades will still make it, and b) that Apple has – somehow – overcome the global chip shortage to get the new range to market a lot sooner than expected. 

Needless to say, reports about the name change are conflicting so it would be wise to remain cautious. That said, here are the biggest leaks about the new iPhone range if you want to daydream: supersized primary cameras with upgraded image stabilization, a smaller notch, big battery size increases, 120Hz ProMotion displays (Pro models only), up to 1TB of storage and global 5G mmWave compatibility. 

Will Apple deliver all these upgrades? I’d be very surprised. That said, if your preferred upgrades don’t make the cut in 2021, then the first iPhone 14 leaks suggest your…