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Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo offers predictions for 2022, 2023 iPhones

The 2021 iPhones won’t arrive until late summer or early fall, but, hey, let’s look ahead to Apple smartphones for 2022 and 2023. In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — usually-reliable analyst Ming Chi Kuo offers predictions about both years.

He says that next year’s iPhones will feature two 6.1-inch devices and two 6.7-inch devices, with no 5.4-inch ‌iPhone. Two of the smartphones will reportedly be high-end models, while two will be lower-end models.

Kuo adds that Apple will introduce significant camera upgrades in the 2022 iPhones, adding a 48-megapixel camera in the high-end ‌iPhone‌ 14 models. He says the upgraded camera lens will take ‌iPhone‌ camera photography “to a new level.”

Looking ahead to 2023, the analyst says Apple will include an under-display Face ID system starting with its 2023 iPhones, removing the need to house the facial recognition system in a notch. There’s no mention of foldable smartphones in his prognostications.

As for this year’s iPhones, here are the things pundits say we can expect:

° The two high-end “Pro” models of the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup will sport a low temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) display, enabling the Apple smartphones to have a 120Hz refresh rate and always-on display.

° All models will feature a smaller notch.

° They’ll have improved camera capabilities for astrophotography, stronger MagSafe magnets, and a finer matte finish on the back

° They could include a 1TB storage option for some models and LiDAR Scanners across the entire line-up.

° They’ll sport the the same wide-angle lens as the current iPhone 12 series, offering no tangible improvements to one of the three lenses on the upcoming smartphone.

The accompanying iPhone mock-up is courtesy of TechRadar.

the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.
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