Brilliant iPhone 13 concept shows new features we’re hoping for

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Brilliant iPhone 13 concept offers new features we’re hoping for
Many of these features are expected to be in the real iPhone 13. Some are just wishes, though.
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The next iPhone is just a couple of months away, but an artist has given us an early glimpse of what it might look like. His iPhone 13 concept combines new features revealed leaks and rumors, but there are also a couple that are just hopes.

Watch his high-quality video to see a handset Apple might unveil soon.

Smashed records, short supplies and other takeaways from Apple’s record Q3

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Smashed records, short supplies and other takeaways from Apple's record Q3
Apple broke records in multiple types of revenue last quarter, from Macs to Services. And its installed base of user hit a new record, too.
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Apple just revealed that its made heaps of money last quarter. It broke all kinds of revenue records, and Mac, iPhone and iPad contributed strongly to the total.

But there are also some dark clouds in Apple future. Read on to get the good news and bad from the company’s most recent financial earnings results.

This year’s iPhone event likely to be all-virtual for the second year running

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Not too much longer to wait.
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As predicted, Apple’s next special event — dedicated to the iPhone 13 and, possibly, new AirPods — will take place virtually, Mark Gurman reports in his weekend “Power On” newsletter.

Gurman also said that, in keeping with the company’s approach during COVID-19 times, Apple will focus on online sales. That’s a far cry from Apple’s classic launches, where the iPhone unveiling event was attended by hundreds of tech journalists, while fans lined up outside Apple Stores to get their new handsets.

iPhone 13 event rumored for September 14, Apple expectations sky high

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Get ready for the next iPhone keynote!
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The iPhone 12 has been a major success for Apple, but Wedbush analyst Dan Ives thinks the company’s expectations are even greater for the iPhone 13.

In a Wednesday note to clients, seen by Cult of Mac, Ives suggests Apple is gearing up to produce between 90 million and 100 million iPhone 13 units. That’s a 15% increase year-on-year over the iPhone 12, whose initial orders were for 80 million units.

The analyst also sheds light on when he thinks the iPhone 13 event will take place.

iPhone 13 could be Apple’s first with an ‘always on’ display

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A signature feature of the iPhone 13 might be an always-on display.
One of many hot features that could make the iPhone 13 a big winner?
Artist’s concept: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Apple could bring an “always-on” screen, which it debuted in the Apple Watch Series 5 in 2019, to the iPhone for the first time this year. The latest rumor says the display on at least some 2021 iPhones might show information on the screen at all times.

Already a prevalent in Android devices, such a display lets users see time, date, notifications, missed calls and more when their phone is locked. Bringing the feature to iPhone could be one factor driving Apple’s high expectations for sales of its next-gen handsets.

‘iPhone 13’ could feature Wi-Fi 6E for even better connectivity

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iPhone 12 Pro Max review: The industrial design will leave you breathless.
But you'll need a compatible Wi-Fi router to enjoy it.
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Apple’s next-generation “iPhone 13” devices could feature Wi-Fi 6E technology for even better connectivity, according to a new report.

The extended version of Wi-Fi 6 — which is already available in iPhone 11 and later — promises even faster speeds and better range using the 6GHz band. But you probably won’t be able to enjoy it out of the box.

Apple plans to build 90 million next-generation iPhone units this year

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Next-generation iPhone 13 Pro concept is exactly what we’ve been hoping for
Apple seems to be expecting big things from "iPhone 13."
Photo: Ran Avni/ConceptsiPhone

Apple has tasked its manufacturing partners to deliver 90 million next-generation iPhone units by the end of 2021, according to a new report.

Scheduled to launch in September or October, the new lineup — which many refer to as “iPhone 13,” although the name remains unclear — is expected to be even more of a success than last year’s popular iPhone 12 models.

Superstition won’t change Apple’s naming scheme for iPhone 13

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Betting against the iPhone 13? Not so fast!
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Apple’s new iPhone, set to launch in fall, will be named the iPhone 13, says a report from the Economic Daily News, published Monday.

Given that last year’s iPhone was named the iPhone 12, it may not sound much of a surprise to hear that it’s successor is named the iPhone 13. However, guessing the name of this year’s handset upgrade has proven surprisingly tricky.

iPhone 13 Pro concept is exactly what we’ve been hoping for

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Next-generation iPhone 13 Pro concept is exactly what we’ve been hoping for
Few people will be disappointed if the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max look like this.
Photo: Ran Avni/ConceptsiPhone

A concept artist combined many of the iPhone 13 Pro leaks into a video that might portray Apple’s next handset. The device has a smaller notch, 120 Hz screen, Touch ID and other changes — just like the one Apple is expected to unveil in September.

Watch the beautiful concept video now:

Apple prepares to bring mmWave 5G to more countries with iPhone 13

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Killian filed that 5G thing. I’m reading it now. Do you want me to hold it for tomorrow’s newsletter just in case?
Even faster connectivity for some iPhone owners could be on the way.
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Apple is adding new 5G component suppliers to bring faster mmWave connectivity to more countries with iPhone 13, according to a new report. The technology is currently available only in the United States.

Sources say Cupertino is now working with five antenna-in-package (AiP) manufacturers after adding AT&S to its roster.