It is the day of the launch of the iPhone 13, and users around the world are receiving orders for the iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, and new devices are also available at Apple retail locations. We took one of the new PiPhone 13 models and both iPhone 13 Pro models for quick unpacking and an honest overview of functions.
Apple’s iPhone 13 models have more environmentally friendly packaging, so you just have to open the box and your iPhone is there without the protective plastic. There are several papers, a SIM card eject tool and a Lightning to USB-C cable. No chargers or EarPods, of course, because Apple rejected them last year.
The “iPhone 13” models are heavier than the iPhone 12 models, and this is definitely noticeable with the Pro Max. We have a silver PiPhone 13 Pro Max and Sierra Blue iPhone 13 Pro, which is much lighter blue than last year.
As for the PhoneiPhone 13, we have the Starlight color, which is designed as a silver / gold hybrid, and on the iPhone nearly almost white. It is quite attractive. Not surprisingly, the camera shots are large and the comma smaller, which is a feature that is mostly obvious when you place the “iPhone 13” next to the “iPhone 12”.
Apart from the notches and protrusions of the camera, the design of the PiPhone 13 is boring because it is basically identical to the design of the PiPhone 12.
The PiPhone 13 Pro models have a ProMotion screen, which is definitely a significant improvement. The scrolling is super smooth and looks great. ProMotion will definitely be a prominent feature for people who choose the Pro model.
There are new camera features, including macro mode. It’s fun to play, but in the real world it will have limited use. As other reviews have pointed out, there is an annoying catch in macro mode – if you get too close to the subject, the camera switches to another lens and you have to reset the shot to return to macro mode.
Apple has added a new Cinematic Mode, which is a more or less portrait mode for video. It works fine, but it’s a bit wrong and not super fantastic. You also get photo styles that apply filters to only part of your image, which is kind of useful.
Be sure to watch our video to see all the camera features in action, and next week we’ll have more detailed camera coverage.
Battery life should be significantly improved based on what Apple boasted of the new iPhones, but we’ll need more time to try it out. In short, these are basically iPhone 12 models with a few new ringtones and whistles. There’s nothing earthquake-free here, so you don’t have to upgrade if you already have an aniPhone 12 or 12 Pro, but there are some solid features for those coming from older devices.
Let us know in the comments what you think about the new PiPhone 13 models.
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