Apple’s annual event is only two days away. But that doesn’t stop leaks from coming in at the last minute. Despite Apple’s recent legal efforts to conceal a lot of information about the iPhone 13, some leaks are still. For example, Ming-chi Kuo may have taken Apple’s thunder by revealing that the iPhone 13 will feature a new selection of storage configurations. These will allow for greater storage capacity and will eliminate the 64GB option.
Apple did not include any storage expansion options in its iPhones from the beginning. This was something Google requested Android OEMs to do. As a result, you will have to use the storage you purchase for the remainder of your phone’s lifetime. Consequently, forward-looking iPhone buyers will choose the best models, regardless of how expensive.
If the analyst is correct, Apple appears to have broken the GB barrier this year. iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro Max will offer 1TB storage, which is the largest iPhone has ever offered. This option has been available on Android phones for some time, so Apple’s offering it is a welcome addition.
An upgrade to storage will be available for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini, but not without cost. Both will be able to choose from 512GB, 128GB or 256GB storage options. This means that the 64GB base storage configuration will be gone, which is likely to be good if Apple doesn’t increase the price.
The iPhone 13‘s biggest challenges will be pricing and availability. The first could be due to the continuing shortage of semiconductors, while the second could be due to TSMC raising its fees. The analyst predicts strong iPhone 13 performance, growing 10% the year-on-year before the year ends.