Apple’s flagship 2021 iPhones will be the same size as last year’s models, but have a smaller screen notch new report Bloomberg. This mirrors Previous forecasts analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. By Bloomberg, this year’s phones are an iterative upgrade over the iPhone 12 series, and will include step-by-step improvements to processors, cameras and monitors when announced in September.
Bloomberg reports that “at least one” of the four new devices includes an LTPO (low temperature polycrystalline oxide) display. It’s a technology Apple has previously used with its smartwatches to dynamically adjust the screen’s refresh rate to save battery power. It is in line a previous forecast of Ming-Chi Death, which said both iPhones coming this year would include LTPO monitors and 120 Hz refresh rates.
The report also doubts the possibility of seeing an iPhone with a screen fingerprint reader this year. In spite of Bloomberg Apple has tested the technology, and it says it is unlikely to appear in 2021. Back in 2019, Kuo predicted that Apple’s 2021 iPhone models could be its first feature with screen fingerprint sensors. Phones also are unlikely to have a fingerprint sensor on the power buttons, Kuo said in March.
Camera updates include improved optical zoom for video recording, according to the latest Bloomberg report. Kuo above-mentioned Ultra-wide cameras on both Pro models could also gain momentum this year.
One area BloombergThe report does not apply to downloads. There is there have been rumors that Apple may release the iPhone without ports in 2021 and rely on a MagSafe power supply as a typical Lightning port. But recently Kuo said Apple doesn’t think the MagSafe ecosystem is mature enough to work as the only way to charge an iPhone, suggesting that the Lightning port is here to stay for now.
Apple is reportedly preparing for a major iPhone sales cycle. Bloomberg says it has ordered up to 90 million units for the first start – up period, which runs until the end of 2021, compared to a typical order of 75 million in recent years. The company appears to be banking on increased demand due to more people upgrading to 5G devices, but it could also benefit from sanctions imposed on rivals Huawei, which recently had to delay the launch of its latest flagship. The global chip shortage is unlikely to suffer from production of new iPhones, as Apple is one of the largest and most important customers of chip maker TSMC due to its size.