iPhone 13 Launch Has Investors Excited About Apple

iPhone 13 Launch Has Investors Excited About Apple

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Apple’s stock is up ahead of a September 14 press event that will also serve as the launch event for the iPhone 13. Apple is hoping that it’s lucky number 13 for the company, which has managed to see growth year after year in the crowded smartphone space. This is despite predictions that the company’s hardware sales would have to slow down eventually just as a matter of math.

After all, how many cell phones does a person need to buy? It turns out the answer is “many,” as Apple is worth more than some small countries thanks almost entirely to iPhone sales. What can you look forward to seeing in the next iPhone? Let’s look.

Four New Versions

During the online launch event, Apple’s going to introduce the world to four iPhone 13 variants. There will be the standard iPhone 13, which will serve as the poster phone for the company for the next year. A smaller, more affordable version, the iPhone 13 Mini, will also launch alongside the phone. This is a concession to fans of smaller iPhones from years past, like the cult-favorite iPhone SE.

Next up is the iPhone 13 Pro, a larger, more advanced model that will sport an even better display than the standard iPhone 13 and a more robust internal processor. This processor and the upgraded display will be shared by the even larger iPhone 13 Pro Max, a handset that will fill that “phablet” role as something of a cross between a phone and a tablet.

Pricing and Release

The new phones will hit stores right away on September 14, coinciding with the digital event. However, one thing that remains unknown at the time of this writing is the pricing of the new handsets. Global production issues and supply shortages for microchip components could seriously complicate the pricing of the new phones.

Technology manufacturers the world over have struggled to keep up with demand for their electronics as microchip fabricators scramble to create enough chips to fill orders. Special consideration has been given to these fabricators’ largest clients, such as automotive manufacturers and companies like Samsung and Apple.

However, there is speculation that the increased production costs of the components that go into Apple’s phones could see the company passing those costs on to consumers. Apple’s products are already considered high-end, designer-style items, and command a high price tag because of this. Enthusiasts might have a bit of sticker shock when Apple unveils the new units’ pricing on September 14.