iPhone 13 rumors are getting more confirmed before its launch

 According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple's flagship iPhones for 2021 - the iPhone 13 - come in the same sizes as last year's models, but with a smaller screen bump. This reflects the previous expectations of analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

According to Bloomberg, this year's phones are an iterative upgrade of the iPhone 12 series and include incremental improvements to processors, cameras, and screens when announced in September. 

And Bloomberg reports that at least one of the four new devices includes an LTPO display. It is a technology that Apple previously used with its smartwatches to dynamically adjust screen refresh rates to conserve battery.

This is in line with a previous prediction from Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that this year's two iPhone Pros will feature LTPO displays and 120Hz refresh rates. The report also casts doubt on the possibility of seeing the iPhone 13 with a fingerprint sensor built into the screen this year.

Although Bloomberg says Apple has tested the technology. However, it says it is unlikely to appear in 2021. Back in 2019, Kuo predicted Apple's iPhone 13 models would be the first to have a fingerprint sensor built into the bottom of the screen. 

Kuo said in March that phones are also unlikely to include a fingerprint scanner in their power buttons. Camera upgrades reportedly include an improved optical zoom for video recording, according to a recent Bloomberg report. Kuo previously said that the ultra-wide cameras in the two iPhone Pro models may also receive a boost this year.

One area the Bloomberg report doesn't touch on is shipping. There were rumors that Apple might release the iPhone 13 without any ports. It relies on MagSafe instead of a Lightning port for power. But Kuo said recently that Apple doesn't think the MagSafe ecosystem is mature enough to serve as the only way to charge an iPhone. Which indicates that the Lightning port is here to stay for now.

Apple is said to be preparing for a big iPhone 13 sales cycle. Bloomberg says it has ordered up to 90 million units for the initial launch period that runs through the end of 2021. That's up from the usual 75 million demand seen in recent years.

And the company appears to be counting on increased demand caused by more people upgrading to 5G devices. But it is also likely to benefit from sanctions against rival Huawei. which recently had to delay the launch of its latest flagship phones.

In addition, the production of the new iPhone 13 devices is unlikely to be affected by the global chip shortage. This is because Apple's scale makes it one of TSMC's largest and most important chipmaker customers.

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