More iPhone 13 specs leak, expect better optical zoom camera

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Apple demands up to 20% production increase for iPhone 13
Apple’s September event is already visible on the horizon and the company has asked for as many as 90 million iPhone 13 units from its suppliers by the end of the year, reports Bloomberg.

According to the report, Apple has kept a consistent order of 75 million iPhones in the last few years – still an impressive number, but much less than the requested amount for this year.

Individuals familiar with the topic told Bloomberg that the Cupertino-based tech giant probably predicts a surge in sales due to the now-widespread release of COVID-19 vaccines. Additionally, this will be the second generation of iPhones with 5G capability, and the second wave of people looking to upgrade is expected.

iPhone 13 specs - further proof


The report goes on further to cement some of the rumors surrounding the iPhone 13 series release. Insiders told Bloomberg that this year’s version will be ‘more incremental than last year’s iPhone 12,’ with the same SoC but slightly faster.

We will supposedly see upgrades in the video capability of the cameras and better optical zoom. You can learn more in our iPhone 13-series cameras piece. In another one, we explain why Apple shifted the cameras to a diagonal orientation.

When it comes to the screens, the report claims that at least one of the new iPhones will have a variable refresh rate display panel and will use IGZO technology to increase efficiency and responsiveness. Finally, we might also be getting a smaller notch, as Apple is rumored to have shrunk the components housed by it.

Bloomberg also says that the company is working on under-display fingerprint sensors and a notch-less display, but those improvements will remain for the following years. The fingerprint sensor could arrive as early as 2022, and we might get an even smaller notch in that same year.

How do you think the iPhone 13 will do in regards to sales? Will more units get sold than in the previous few years, or is this an overstatement by Apple?

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