According to DigiTimes, Apple is currently soliciting orders from component suppliers in preparation for the iPhone 13 launch.
This start of the supply chain ramp is always around June or early July in typical years. The phones generally go into production for assembly in late July, as Apple has to stockpile millions of devices for the September public release.
DigiTimes specifically mentions the provider Cyntec.
Cyntec anticipates increased demand for its products this year as Apple expands the availability of 5G millimeter-wave to additional locations, necessitating more complex inductors and internal circuitry.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, this timetable was not reached last year, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro did not arrive until October, with the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max following in November.
This year’s iPhone 13 range is likely to be similar to the iPhone 12, with four devices and three different screen sizes: a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and the biggest 6.7-inch ‘Pro Max’ model. A 120Hz ProMotion display, improved cameras, and an updated A15 processor are among the rumored features.