Notable changes include improved performance and decreased power consumption due to a new SoC manufactured on TSMC's 5nm+ node. Additionally, the device will feature a better display and camera, as well as support for 5G mmWave in more countries.
The iPhone 13 will see a shift in its charging circuit board from the previous rigid-flex PCB design to a new design featuring SiP combined with flexible PCB. The space-saving feature of this new design will also likely result in increased battery capacity. As for retail prices, the iPhone 13 series is expected to remain similar to the iPhone 12 series assuming Apple is able to effectively control manufacturing costs, since the latest models do not come with significant hardware upgrades. As a result of this aggressive pricing scheme, iPhone shipment will likely maintain its growth trajectory for two consecutive years.
TrendForce sees Apple releasing the iPhone 13 in September with shipments increasing 30% year over year in Q3 and 5% year over year in Q4. In total, Apple's iPhone is expected to account for 16.7% of all smartphone shipments for the year.
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