iPhone 13 lineup said to boost battery sizes and expand mmWave 5G availability

As we inevitably march towards the end of August, and prepare to welcome a new Apple event in September, the rumor mill isn’t quite ready to go quietly into the night. A new report today aims to corroborate some previous rumors regarding some changes for the newest iPhone lineup, expected to be revealed in just a few short weeks.

Today, TrendForce, based out of Taiwan, has a report detailing expectations for the iPhone 13 lineup, especially as it relates to projected shipments. At the same time, though, the blog post details what the research analysts believe will help make the iPhone 13 lineup stand out, at least in brief. Mostly, though, this new report echoes what we’ve heard in the past.

That starts with the batteries. TrendForce expects Apple has made some adjustments under the hood of its newest smartphone lineup to facilitate bigger battery capacities. That will rely mostly on a change to the charging circuit board within the devices, according to the report.

From TF:

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.

The report also indicates that Apple will indeed adopt a new processor, widely expected to be the A15. That will allow for wider improvements across feature sets, including the cameras, decreased power consumption in general, better performance, and more. And, in one line, the analysts expect that Apple will broaden availability of mmWave 5G, saying it will be supported in more regions across the globe.

And, finally, the publication says that Apple is going to keep pricing just about the same compared to the iPhone 12 lineup.

The iPhone 13 is expected to be a noteworthy addition to the long-running family of smartphones. The iPhone 13 Pro Max is expected to shrink the notch a bit, while many of the devices in the lineup are believed to be adopting an Apple Watch-like always-on display. The devices will be making changes to the rear camera setups, based on some dummy units we’ve seen.

We don’t have long to wait before we get the official word from Apple about the iPhone 13. What are you most excited to see Apple bring to the lineup later this year?