Monday, Jun 14, 2021, 15:18 iOS: Hardware

iPhone 2021: 7 New iPhone Models Have Been Registered

It's almost certain that Apple is going to release a new iPhone generation this Fall – the Christmas sales rush is too much for the company to miss out on. Last year, Cupertino didn't get a chance to announce the iPhone 12 until October, in part due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. According to current reports, however, the iPhone 13 should be announced punctually – by this September to be exact. In the past, the European Economic Commission has often been given advance notice by Apple concerning new products prior to their announcement. According to the now public regulatory database, Apple was given approval for 9 new iPhones.

7 Brand New Models
The approval indicates 7 models, described as the "Apple Smartphone" models A2628, A2630, A2634, A2635, A2640, A2643, and A2645. Now, it's obvious that the company isn't going to release 7 different models of the new iPhone 13. The variations are much more likely to concern devices for different geographical regions. Take for example the iPhone 12, in the USA the iPhone 12 was the only iPhone 12 model with support for mmWave 5G and thus received its own model number.

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The iPhone 13... With iOS 14?
Even more noteworthy is the fact that the iPhone models are registered with the EEC as running iOS 14 – the current version of iOS. Despite this, it's still likely that Cupertino will release iOS 15 with the presentation of the new iPhone 13, as has been standard in the past. It's possible that the release of iOS 15 may occur shortly after the announcement of the generation of iPhones, meaning that the new generation would still run iOS 14.

4 Models Again
Despite the 7 model numbers, the rumor mill still foresees only 4 individual models: the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 (standard), iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. However, the iPhone 13 mini could be the last of its kind. The iPhone 12 mini didn't receive many sales and the iPhone mini is thus on the list to be cut from the product line-up unless the iPhone 13 mini manages to turn around sales numbers.

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