According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple’s flagship 2021 iPhones will come in the exact sizes as last year’s models but with a smaller display notch. This year’s phone will be an iterative upgrade over the iPhone 12 series and will include incremental improvements to its displays, cameras, and processors. This year’s phone will be announced in September.
Bloomberg report says at least one of the four new devices will include a low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) display. This technology Apple has already used in smartwatches to conserve battery to adjust their screen refresh rates dynamically. That matches with predictions made by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that both Pro iPhones coming this year would include 120Hz refresh rates and LTPO displays.
The report also casts doubt on the possibility of seeing an iPhone with an in-display fingerprint sensor this year. Although Bloomberg says the company has tested the technology, it says it’s unlikely to appear in 2021. In 2019, Kuo predicted that Apple’s 2021 iPhone models could be the 1st to feature this technology. In March, Kuo said the phones would likely have a fingerprint scanner in their power buttons.
According to the latest Bloomberg report, the camera will have an improved optical zoom for video recording. Kuo previously said the ultrawide cameras on both Pro models could also receive a boost this year. Nothing is mentioned about charging in the Bloomberg report. As per rumours in 2021, Apple might release an iPhone without any ports and rely on MagSafe rather than a standard Lightning port for power. Kuo said recently Apple doesn’t think the MagSafe ecosystem cannot act as the only charging option, which means Lightning port for power will stay for sure.
For a big iPhone sales cycle, Apple is reportedly gearing up. According to Bloomberg, for the initial launch period, it’s ordered up to 90 million units that extend to the end of 2021. This little higher than the standard order of 75 million seen in recent years. The company says there is an increase in demand is due to more people upgrading to 5G devices.