2021’s iPhone will indeed be called ‘iPhone 13’, according to new reports. Although Apple themselves have not officially come out and stated what their new flagship models will be called, supply chains have seemingly confirmed the name. There may also be a ‘Pro’, ‘Pro Max’, and ‘Mini’ model.
According to an Economic Daily News report, Apple’s supply chain sources have come out and stated that Apple will move forward in calling its upcoming line of iPhones the ‘iPhone 13’. There has been some debate in the lead-up to the expected fall reveal on whether Apple would actually go through with it. Traditionally, the number 13 has some unlucky connotations to it. Therefore, some believed that Apple would opt to lean on using ‘iPhone 12S’.
Additionally, the sources have claimed that Apple and its supply chains are readying themselves to manufacture a 6.1-inch ‘Pro’, 6.7-inch ‘Pro Max’, and 5.4-inch ‘Mini’ variant of the iPhone 13. Hon Hai, the trading company for Foxconn will reportedly be acting as the main producer of the iPhone this generation. The company is said to have secured all Pro Max orders, 68 percent of the standard iPhone 13, and 60 percent of the iPhone 13 Pro orders. Pegatron has seemingly won the orders for the iPhone 13 Mini.
Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone later this fall. Although COVID-19 impacted the release of the iPhone 12, earlier reports have stated that Apple’s release plans may not be affected this year.