For some of its previous iPhone models, Apple proceeded the letter “S” after the name of the current-gen phone: a naming scheme to indicate more minor, “under-the-hood” improvements for its phones the didn’t bring out a new design.
Since the iPhone 4, Apple hasn’t skipped any numbers except 9.
We already have the 12 this year, which could indicate that would either see an “iPhone 12s” or an “iPhone 13”. Despite the dread fear of superstitions, it seems that Apple is going forward with the latter.
This isn’t the first time that Apple is branding the superstitious number, as they branded “iOS 13” back in 2019 without skipping the number.
On the contrary, leaker Jon Prosser claimed that the 2021 model would be called the “iPhone 12s”. In a recent survey, 18.3% out of 3,000 Apple users sampled would avoid buying a phone called the “iPhone 13.”
Whatever ends up being the case, we can expect the upcoming lineup with the same models as the current lineup – including a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and 6.7-inch models. We also could see ProMotion technology coming to the Pro models, as well as improved battery life across the board.