Analyst: iPhone sales strong despite impending launch of the iPhone 13

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In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — JP Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee says sales of the iPhone stay strong even though the debut of the iPhone 13 is (probably) imminent.

He notes that robust demand for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, as well as Apple’s better inventory position compared to Android makers, are keeping iPhone sales strong. Chatterjee bases his conclusions on Wave7 research data analyzing U.S. sales trends across carriers in July.

Apple is expected to debut the iPhone 13 line-up next month with sales starting in late September or early October. Here’s a summary of the rumors/predictions for the next gen smartphone:

° At least some models will support ProRes for videos and Portrait Mode for video.

° It will add advanced photo filters.

° It will pack an A15 processor.

° It will have an “always-on” display like the Apple Watch.

° It will adopt the improved Wi-Fi 6E protocol.

° High-end models of the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup will sport an upgraded ultra-wide camera with autofocus.

° Some, perhaps all, models will have LiDAR sensors.

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