Apple anticipates stronger demand for the iPhone 13 when it hits the market in the fall, thereby increasing initial production dramatically, according to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday, July 13th.
Citing experts, Apple reportedly plans to build 90 million iPhone 13 devices by the end of 2021, a significant increase from the usual 75 million the company has produced over the same period in recent years.
Bloomberg’s report says the tech giant’s forecast of a surge in demand could be due to some countries tentatively opening after the introduction of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Despite the global chip scarcity affecting the operations of many companies around the world, the problem is unlikely to affect iPhone 13 production, some of the sources said.
Apple is expected to update all existing iPhone 12 models – from the 5.4-inch design to the 6.7-inch version – when they launch in a few months. But instead of offering a dramatic design change, as we saw in the last iteration, the iPhone 13 is likely to bring more incremental changes, including an updated processor, improved camera, and better display. In line with other reports, Apple is also said to be making the notch on the front of the iPhone 13 smaller than the current design, but those hoping for Touch ID functionality in the display may have to wait.
While Apple is characteristically silent about the iPhone 13 until the day it was unveiled, as usual a lot of leaks and rumors have been making the rounds, and there will undoubtedly be many more in the next few months.
Want to learn more about what to expect with the upcoming iPhone 13? Digital Trends has an updated page with the latest information.
In other iPhone news this week, Apple finally released its MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12, which retails for $ 99.