It’s been about a year since the launch of the iPhone 12, and expected almost like clockwork, Apple is back with another flagship phone with the iPhone 13 series. iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
There have been rumors that in 2022 Apple may reject the iPhone mini series, but that’s a story for another time. Today’s focus is on Apple’s brand new flagship phones and what kind of hardware they’ll be packed with, and what features you can expect from each model, so without any delay, let’s get started.
As for the design, it seems that Apple has not deviated from the design of the iPhone 12, nor would we expect that. The company typically retains its design for at least two generations, and given that the iPhone 12 is one of the biggest redesigns in recent years, we’re not surprised that they’ve returned to design with the iPhone 13.
This means that the same flat edges are glued together with the protrusion of the camera on the back, as well as the glass plate that covers the back of the phone. The main difference here is that Apple has introduced new color options, where the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 models will appear in pink, blue, midnight, starlight, red, while the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max phones will be offered in graphite, gold, silver and sierra blue.
While the comma is still there, Apple claims to have reduced it by as much as 20%.
On the iPhone 13, Apple kept the same screen size. This means that the iPhone 13 mini will have a 5.3-inch screen, the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro a 6.1-inch screen, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max with a 6.7-inch screen.
However, one of the main changes is that with the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max phones, Apple has finally brought ProMotion to the iPhone, which is just a nicer way to say it has a faster refresh rate. It will be a dynamic refresh rate at which it can go down to 10Hz to 120Hz depending on your needs.
Apple claims it will be smart and intuitive enough where it can be measured with the user’s finger swipe speed when navigating between apps.
Now under the hood are most of the changes. The iPhone 12 was powered by the A14 Bionic chipset in 2020, and for the iPhone 13 Apple upgraded it to the all-new A15 Bionic.
It is still built on a 5nm process like the A14 Bionic and has a 6-core CPU which according to Apple is 50% faster than the “leading competition”. There’s also a 6-core neural motor that, combined with energy efficiency and a new display motor, will improve the phone’s overall battery life.
According to Apple, the iPhone 13 mini will now have 1.5 hours longer battery life, while the iPhone 13 will have 2.5 hours longer battery life compared to its predecessors. These are the same numbers for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max compared to last year’s iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max.
In general, the differences between the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 and Pro series are minimal. The CPU cores remain the same, but the difference will be in the GPU, where the Pro models will have a 5-core GPU, giving it one extra core compared to the other models.
As for the cameras, it seems that Apple will not add an additional camera to its iPhones this year, but we assume that is fine. Instead, Apple has made a bunch of improvements under the hood to make the existing camera system even better than ever.
Along with the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13, there will be a new 12 MP wide camera with a new 1.7 micron sensor. It will also have an aperture of af / 1.6 that will allow 47% higher light collection. Also, Apple rearranged the cameras on the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13, where instead of double cameras placed horizontally one above the other, Apple decided that the cameras should be diagonal to each other.
As for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, it will still have a triple camera setup with a new 77mm telephoto lens with support for up to 6x optical zoom. Macro photographers will also be pleased to learn that it can support close-ups up to 2cm.
There will also be a new exclusive feature in the form of Cinematic Mode for the iPhone 13 and Pro models. This basically takes the rack focusing technique and brings it to the iPhone, where you can achieve those cool focus and out-of-focus effects you see in movies, but with your iPhone.
He’s smart enough where he can detect when a subject looks away, removing the focus from him and something else.
Prices and availability
If you think these features will make the iPhone 13 series a phone worth upgrading, you may be interested to know that, in terms of price, the iPhone 13 mini will cost $ 699, the iPhone 13 $ 799, the iPhone 13 Pro for $ 999, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max for 1,099 USD.
The Pro models will now also have a new 1TB option, meaning four size configurations will be offered for users to choose from. The new iPhones will be available for pre-order this Friday, and are expected to be released on September 24th.
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