Apple: What Happens When the Trend Setters Set Bad Trends

By: Adam Button

Apple’s breadwinner the iPhone, a device in the pocket of many Americans today. The newest iPhone plans to be revealed at Apple’s event today Tuesday, September 14th. Leaks of this iPhone’s hardware show some lackluster changes, compared to the iPhone 12.

Starting with the price and design, practically the same as the 12. Price ranging from $699 to $1,099 and Apple plans to release two additional colors to the lineup: pink and orange.

The screen resolution and size the same as the past generation. Although, the refresh rate of the screens have doubled from 60hz to 120hz. Offering a smoother experience for gaming and videos.

The cameras on the back of the phone could possibility gain LiDAR, giving more depth in photos. Also, the Pro versions are gaining an ultra-wide camera.

More powerful A15 chip allows Apple to offer 1TB storage. This is a 400% increase from the 256GB storage offered with the 12. The A15 chip also always a longer battery life compared to the 12.

Other than that, there are not many changes happening from the iPhone 12 to the iPhone 13. Apple is currently pushing the wireless charging aspect of their products. The previous MagSafe battery, that magnetically attaches to the iPhone allows for a more efficient charge but only pushes it to a 60% effectiveness.

Apple has started trends in the past like not supplying a charging cable or brick with an iPhone release and removing the 3.5mm headphone jack entirely. If Apple is successful with this trend like they were in the past, we could say goodbye to the port at the bottom of the iPhone.

With the main reason of the port to be charging the phone and wireless charging becoming the thing Apple is pushing mostly. Taking away the port could come sooner than later. Allowing more space in the phone for other upgrades than the slightly better refresh rate or battery life.

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