Here's why the iPhone 13 will quickly look dated next year, says top analyst

Apple to make big changes – but likely to wait until the iPhone 14 in 2022 and rumored iPhone Flip in 2023

The iPhone 13 is rumored to look a lot like its predecessor, but Apple might finally be ditching the unsightly notch cutout in its smartphones – just not until the iPhone 14 in 2022, according to a new report. And perhaps a year later, the company may finally release its much-rumored iPhone Flip foldable in 2023.

These and other iPhone predictions come courtesy of noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who presented a new report for supply chain investors, according to 9to5Mac. What will replace the notch on the iPhone 14 lineup? A punch-hole, though it isn’t clear what Apple will do with the suite of sensors – a dot projector, infrared camera, and flood illuminator – that occupy newer iPhone notches to make Face ID work and add depth to selfies.

It’s possible that only the higher-end iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max get this upgrade, Kuo hedged, leaving the iPhone 14 and/or 14 mini with a notch. 

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Kuo also suggests Apple could launch a 7.5- or 8-inch model of the iPhone Flip foldable, or whatever it ends up being called, by 2023, per 9to5Mac. But he didn’t have any other details about Apple’s version of a foldable phone to share.

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