Despite the continuous spread of the coronavirus pandemic and supply chain problems, Apple’s iPhone 13 celebrated its 15th year on the market with its highest sales ever, helping to propel the tech giant’s sales and profits to all-time highs.

Apple iPhone 13 still going strong

Apple’s smartphone line, which includes the $699 iPhone 13 Mini and the $1,099 iPhone 13 Pro Max, was in such great demand for the three months ending in December that sales increased by more than 9% to $71.6 billion. That accounted for more than half of the company’s total revenue, which increased by double digits to $123.94 billion from the previous year.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that the iPhone had a top market share in a number of countries, including the United States and Australia, where it ranked among the top five, China, where it ranked fourth, and the United Kingdom, where it ranked second and third.

“We knew that we had the beginnings of something fundamentally transformative,” Cook said in a conference call with analysts, remarking on the iPhone’s 2007 launch. “None of us could have predicted the incredible and meaningful impact it would have on all of our lives.”

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The Apple iPhone 13 missing features

However, not all of these businesses have been as successful as others. Sure, iPhones are fantastic, but there are some functions that are lacking. Apple’s iPhone 13 series has a lot to offer over its predecessors, including longer battery life, improved cameras, a new Cinematic Mode, and extra base-level storage space.

Although the iPhone 13 has a lot to like, it lacks a few things that we had anticipated to see from Apple’s latest smartphone. Many of these capabilities may be found on Android competition, while others are only available on Apple devices.

USB cable support

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could charge your iPhone and other devices in your home with the same charger? However, Apple’s latest iPhone 13 series lacks USB-C compatibility once again. The latest iPhones, as has been the case since 2012, require Apple’s proprietary Lightning cable for electrical charging. Not only will you be unable to charge your iPhone with chargers from other devices, but chargers from other Apple mobile devices may also be incompatible with your iPhone.

In-screen fingerprint

Face ID is generally reliable, however, it would be wonderful to have the option of unlocking your iPhone using your fingerprint as well. This has been especially true in the last year and a half because Face ID can’t reliably identify you when you’re wearing a mask. If you don’t have an Apple Watch, you’ve undoubtedly typed in your passcode a lot more than usual in the last year.

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Satellite connectivity

In the weeks leading up to its release, one of the most popular rumors regarding the iPhone 13 was that it will include satellite connectivity for sending texts in emergency situations. That hasn’t proven to be the case, at least not yet.

Wifi 6E support

Wi-Fi 6E is a relatively new technology that isn’t yet considered essential. However, given that many people purchase an iPhone 13 with the goal of keeping it for several years, Wi-Fi 6E capability in at least the Pro and Pro Max models would have been beneficial.

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