In an investor’s note, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives claimed that all four models of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 13 lineup will feature the LiDAR sensor. Ives also said that the Pro models in the lineup could offer up to 1TB of internal storage. The current generation iPhone 12 Pro and Pro models offer 512GB of internal storage.
New report suggests iPhone 13 could offer up to 1TB storage and improved LiDAR sensors across all models
Earlier this year in March, Ives predicted that the iPhone 13 would feature up to 1TB of internal storage. iPhone 12 offers up to 512GB as the maximum capacity, but iPad Pro models do come in both 1TB and 2TB configurations.
Back in January, serial Apple leaker, Jon Prosser also said that most iPhone 13 prototypes do feature 1TB of storage for the Pro models. Prosser noted that the Cupertino tech giant could reserve the larger storage variant for iPhone 13 Pro given the fact that lower storage in its more popular phone would push users to rely on paid services like iCloud.
Ives also reiterated that the next-generation iPhone lineup will receive LiDAR improvements across all models suggests that the tech giant may add LiDAR sensors in all the models. Apple’s current iPhone 12 series features LiDAR sensors in only the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max variants. The expansion of LiDAR to all iPhone models could be a part of Apple’s plan to make augmented reality mainstream since the company has been focusing more on AR in the last few years.
Note that TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has refuted the claims suggesting that the Cupertino tech giant will release the improved LiDAR technology across the next-generation iPhone series. Kuo has clarified that the LiDAR scanner will only be shipped in iPhone 13 Pro models, and not the entire line-up.
It is expected that Apple’s upcoming iPhone lineup will be identical to iPhone 12 with 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini, 6.1-inch, 6.1-inch Pro, and 6.7-inch 13 Pro Max models. Other rumors point at the lineup featuring a faster A15 chip, in-display Touch ID, a smaller notch, 120Hz “ProMotion” displays, and bigger batteries than iPhone 12. It has also been rumored that all iPhone models in the lineup will feature sensor-shift stabilization, including the non-Pro models.