THE next iPhone will come in a new pink colour and start at just under £800, according to rumours.
The iPhone 13 is expected to hit shelves in September and feature the same design and price tag as last year’s iPhone 12.
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The news come from CNET, which on Monday rounded up the latest rumours surrounding the unannounced mobile.
According to the tech news site, the iPhone 13 isn’t expected to be a huge technical upgrade from the 12, which launched worldwide in October 2020.
Instead, it will likely add a few small improvements after Apple made the big step of including 5G support with last year’s models.
Because of this, analysts predict that the mobile will cost the same as its predecessor, which started at £799/$799.
Apple unveiled a purple iPhone 12 last month. The firm’s next mobile is expected to hit shelves later this year[/caption]
Apple will almost certainly release multiple mobiles as part of the iPhone 13 range, and their prices are also expected to line up with last year’s.
That means we could be getting a £999/$999 iPhone 13 Pro and a £1,099/$1,099 iPhone 13 Pro Max, too.
According to CNET, the new handsets may also be available in a new bubblegum pink colour.
In May, a Twitter account called Peng Phones released an alleged leaked image of a pink iPhone 13 – though it may have been photoshopped.
The global pandemic meant the entire iPhone 12 lineup was announced in October last year.
Production delays were a major factor in this but with supply chains returning to some form of normality again, Apple is expected return to its September launch traditions.
The iPhone 13 will most likely be announced during an event in mid-September with a release date scheduled about 10 days later.
As with all rumours and speculation, take anything you hear about the iPhone 13 with a pinch of salt for now.
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We won’t know anything concrete about the device until Apple officially unveils it later this year.
Some experts aren’t even sure an iPhone 13 will ever be released.
Famed Apple leaker Jon Prosser is just one analyst suggesting a 12S model could be launching this year, instead.
The theory for this stems from supposed leaks suggesting the next iPhone won’t be that much different to the current 12 model and therefore may only be given an ‘S’ title.
It could be a similar situation to when the iPhone 6S came out in 2015 after the 2014 release of the iPhone 6.
The same thing happened in 2018 when the iPhone XS came out as a follow up to 2017’s iPhone X.
Lots of people fear the number 13 because they believe it’s bad luck.
Apple typically releases a new flagship iPhone in September each year[/caption]
The figure is sometimes skipped when numbering hotel rooms, or floors in a building.
However, this hasn’t seen Apple shy away from the number in the past.
The tech brand did bring out an iOS 13 and an A13 Bionic chipset.
Another theory is that Apple will bring out an iPhone 12S so that it’s 2022 iPhone 14 can be a design overhaul.
According to 9to5Mac, famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has made some rather striking predictions about upcoming iPhones.
Kuo thinks we’ll need to wait for the iPhone 14 to see a significant change to the phone’s front screen as they predict it will lose the controversial notch cut out.
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