Back in June analysts at Wedbush claimed that all iPhone 13 models will have LiDAR and that the Pro models will be available with up to 1 TB storage. Later the analysts at TrendForce reported that neither claim is true, limiting the LiDAR to the two Pro models and their storage to 512 GB.
But the Wedbush analysts have kept a close eye at the supply chain in Asia and now reiterate their original claim – LiDAR on all models, 1 TB options on the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. This might mean that the lower storage options (128 GB and 256 GB) will be doubled too.
The analysts don’t say anything on the matter, but they do expect the iPhone 13 generation to match or exceed the current 12 generation in terms of sales. The supply chain is targeting 90-100 million units, compared to 80 million for the current models. That’s around a 15% increase year over year.
Of course targets change, with the chip shortage having a major effect on that. Still, the forecast is for a profitable year for Apple that will benefit as the economy and consumer interest starts to recover after the vaccine rollout expands.
1TB option for iPhone 13 Pro duo, LiDAR on all models, say analysts