Tuesday, Jul 06, 2021, 18:07 iOS: Hardware

According To Suppliers – iPhone 13 To Be Called "iPhone 13" Despite Superstition

The naming system for the iPhone hasn't always been entirely uniform, to say the least. For example, the next iPhone after the first iPhone wasn't called the "iPhone 2", it was named the "iPhone 3G" and followed by the "3GS". The next iterations in the series were the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 6, and then 6S, but this all changed after the release of the iPhone 7, which wasn't followed by the iPhone "7S" but the iPhone 8. After this, 8S and 9 were skipped entirely. The "S" suffix made a return with the iPhone X's successor, the iPhone XS – then followed yet again by a full skip to the numbers 11 and 12. In accordance with the trend from the last two years, it would be expected for the upcoming iPhone to be called the "iPhone 13", although it's still possible that the device could be named the iPhone "12S". However, reports from suppliers now indicate that a decision has been met.

Apple Remains Faithful To Conventional Naming System
According to current reports from suppliers, Apple will name the soon-to-release smartphone the iPhone "13". There was some speculation as to whether or not Apple would settle upon the number "13" due to triskaidekaphobia amongst the general population – or an irrational fear of or superstition surrounding the number 13, which could potentially affect sales. Apple has decided against using years in the future, likely because "iPhone 2021" or "2022" is much less marketable and more difficult to say than "iPhone 13" or "14". The names of the companies behind the production of the iPhone 13 have also been leaked. Pegatron should be responsible for the production of the iPhone 13 mini, and Foxconn will take responsibility for the mass-produced iPhone 13.

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Operations Currently According To Plan
As stated in countless other reports, it appears as if Apple will be on time with its iPhone releases this year. Despite the worldwide chip shortage, Cupertino has managed to pull through and achieve adequate production capacity for the iPhone 13. A further indication of this is the fact that Apple's chip manufacturer, TSMC, has promised preferred delivery – and no wonder, given the massive production volume which seems to increase year by year. Apple's orders account for 25% of TSMC's yearly sales, which makes Cupertino the company's largest and most important individual customer. Place two is held by AMD, followed by MediaTek and Broadcom.

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