The iPhone 12 has been a huge success for Apple, but analyst Dan Ives believes the company’s expectations are even higher for it. iPhone 13.
The iPhone 13 event would be for September 14
On a Wednesday note, Ives suggests that Apple is preparing to produce between 90 million and 100 million units of the iPhone 13. That’s a 15% year-on-year increase over the iPhone 12, whose initial orders were 80 million units.
The analyst also sheds light on when he thinks the next-gen iPhone event will take place.
Ordering the iPhone 13
Ives acknowledges that the large order numbers for the new smartphone are “They will move” over the next several months, with some challenges possibly coming from the global chip shortage. But Cupertino’s plans say a lot about the “Greater confidence” executives feel about the company’s next-generation 5G phones.
Ives writes that it is time for an orgy of iPhone updates:
“We believe that the robust consumer products cycle continues globally to [Tim] Cook & Co., especially with approximately 250 million of the current 975 million iPhones not updating their smartphones in over 3.5 years according to our analysis, which speaks to a huge pent-up demand on Apple’s installed base. “
The analyst also reiterates previous reports, which suggests that the new team will offer a huge 1 terabyte storage option. That’s twice the maximum storage of 512GB for the iPhone 12 series. Additionally, he believes that the iPhone 2021 lineup will include LiDAR technology in all four models.
When will it be released?
Ives predicts that iPhone 13 will make its debut in the “third week” of September. Since Apple keynotes typically take place on Tuesdays, the date would be September 14. This would fit in with the usual Apple patterns.
While the company delayed last year’s iPhone event to October due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019 iPhone event occurred on September 13. The previous year took place on September 12.
Interestingly, a report this week suggested that Apple is delaying the date most employees return to Apple Park from the beginning of September to October. That suggests that this year’s iPhone unveiling will be another virtual event, rather than the return of live performances.