According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has well-connected supply chain sources related to Apple’s product offerings, the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup will reportedly ditch the 64GB storage option.
A new research note issued on Sunday morning and shared by 9to5Mac, Kuo shares what he believes will be the storage tiers for the 2021 iPhone lineup:
- iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini: 128GB (new), 256GB, 512GB (new)
- iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB (new)
So as you can see, the 64GB storage option will disappear for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, replaced by 128GB and adding a new 512GB option. Currently, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini starts with 64GB storage.
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max now get a new 1TB storage option, likely allowing Apple to add another price point to its flagship iPhone lineup (and grab more from your wallet). Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives postulated back in March 1TB was possibly coming to the Pro line.
Kuo also states in his research note he believes iPhone 13 could be at risk of shortages, due to global component shortages. The analyst also shared news about AirPods 3 and Apple Watch Series 7—more on that later, stay tuned.
Apple is set to hold a special event on Tuesday, September 14 at 10am PDT/1pm EDT. We’ll have full coverage of the day’s announcements, so stay tuned (and get your wallets ready).