iPhone 13 1TB storage model tipped again, rumour hints at early September launch

Apple is very likely to announce as many as four new models this year for the iPhone 13 series.

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Story highlights
  • The iPhone 13 Pro models may come with 1TB storage, Wedbush has reiterated.
  • The first claim that the iPhone 13 Pro will have up to 1TB storage came in February.
  • Wedbush has also said Apple will hold a keynote in early September.

iPhone 13 is going to be an incremental upgrade over the iPhone 12. Rumours so far have been all about the new 120Hz ProMotion OLED display, better cameras, and, obviously, the better A15 Bionic processor. We have heard about these things multiple times, but one thing that was probably snubbed was that there may be a high-storage version of this year's iPhone. A tipster has rekindled that rumour and said the iPhone 13 would indeed come out with a 1TB storage variant. According to him, Apple will hold the keynote in early September to launch the iPhone 13 series.

Wedbush, the analyst firm, has reiterated that the iPhone 13 will have a 1TB storage option. It made the same claim back in February to say that the 2021 iPhone series will go beyond the conventional 512GB storage capacity. Right now, you can find 1TB storage capacity only on the iPad, but, according to Wedbush, this year's iPhone, too, will have the option this year. Whatever Wedbush said was immediately refuted by a report by Trend Micro, another firm that predicts Apple-related launches. Trend Micro said Apple's iPhone 13 will follow iPhone 12 as far as storage configurations are concerned.

That was the last time speculation around the storage options on the iPhone 13 floated. However, Wedbush said it has "increased confidence" that the iPhone 13 will come with a 1 terabyte storage option, giving customers double what the highest-end iPhone 12 Pro model offers, which is 512GB. Notably, every sort of rumour has unanimously said that if this 1TB storage option exists, it will be coming only to the Pro models of this year's iPhone, i.e., the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Wedbush further said that the iPhone 13 Pro models will come with the LiDAR camera technology, as well as "a number of enhancements". The enhancements Wedbush is referring to are the camera and display upgrades. Several reports have pointed out that the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro will come with an LTPO OLED display that Samsung is already in the process of manufacturing. This display will support an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz using Apple's ProMotion technology, which the iPad Pro already uses.

The analyst firm also said that the demand for the iPhone 13 is going to be as much as that of the iPhone 12. Better yet, it may even be stronger. The strong demand for the iPhone 13 may continue into 2022, according to Wedbush. The Asian supply chains are churning out around 90 million to 100 million units before the release, which is far bigger than the 80 million unit range for the iPhone 12 before the pandemic derailed production last year. This amounts to a 15 per cent increase in the production capacity on a year-over-year basis. And because the production is going in full swing, Apple may as well announce the iPhone 13 in early September, Wedbush said.