These are the iPhone 13.Specs, Features, Price, Release Date
today Apple has unlocked the secrets of its latest iPhones and, as expected, there are four to choose from.
The iPhone 13 has finally arrived: today Apple unlocked the secrets of its latest iPhones and, as expected, there are four to choose from.
The iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are the same size and shape as their predecessors, but there are some differences. Let’s dive into the details.
In this article you will find:
- Updated Display Pro, smaller notch
- New camera features
- Better battery life
- faster speeds
- Price and Availability
Updated Display Pro, smaller notch
One of the main complaints about the latest iPhones is that the screen doesn’t change much. This year, Apple has reduced the notch on all four iPhone 13 models so it’s not as intrusive as previous generations – it’s 20% smaller than on previous iPhones. Of course, this is by no means a completely notch-free iPhone (which is said to be ready next year), but the notch reduction is noticeable.
This year’s screens are the same size as last year: the iPhone 13 Mini is 5.4 inches, the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro are 6.1 inches, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max is 6.7 inches. The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini have brighter displays than ever before, with a maximum brightness of 1,200 nits.
In addition, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have all-new LTPO displays that allow for a faster 120Hz refresh rate. This is adaptive, which means browsing through content or playing games will make the screen adapt from 10 Hz to 120 Hz and everything will look smooth.
If you’ve ever used an iPad Pro and seen how smooth the ProMotion screen is, you might get excited. Of course, Apple is far from the first smartphone maker to embrace adaptive refresh rates – Android phones have long had this feature – which is normal.
New camera features
So if new iPhones look pretty much the same, why should they buy a new model? This year, it’s all about the cameras.
The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini have improved dual lenses, a 12MP main camera and a 12MP ultra wide-angle camera, which are now arranged diagonally. The 13 Pro and Pro Max have a trio of sensors as usual, with support for Night Mode on all three lenses.
The enhanced 77mm telephoto lens supports up to 3x optical zoom. Perhaps one of the most interesting new camera features is support for macro photography with a minimum distance of 2 centimeters, which should appeal to a certain type of photographer. They can also record macro videos.
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Apple has created added new tricks that make capturing photos and videos a little more cinematic – literally. The iPhone 13 lineup has secured a feature called Cinematic Mode, which lets you shoot images in the style of Portrait Mode. The feature can detect when a subject enters the scene and shifts focus to that person, and even recognizes when the person in focus looks away to follow the gaze. They can tap the screen to change focus and tap again to enable tracking lock. In the demo at the Apple event, the shift in focus happened incredibly fast. You can adjust the cinematic mode after shooting in the Photos app or iMovie. Cinematic Mode is available on both the front and rear cameras.
All four models also have optical sensor-shift image stabilization, which should make night mode shots even better.
Pro models can also record in ProRes – the video equivalent of Apple’s ProRAW photo format for high-quality recording and editing. They can record up to 4K at 30fps in ProRes directly from the camera app.
Better battery life
One of the biggest complaints about the iPhone 12 was poor battery life, made worse by 5G connectivity. Apple has made the batteries in its latest iPhones bigger and claims the improvements give the 13 Mini an additional 1.5 hours of battery life over the 12 Mini. The iPhone 13 promises an additional 2.5 hours over the iPhone 12.
The iPhone 13 Pro also gets better battery life: the 13 Pro will last 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Pro, and the 13 Pro Max 2.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Pro Max. the iPhone 13 Pro Max will have the longest battery life of any iPhone.
The iPhone 13 lineup runs on Apple’s latest A15 Bionic processor, which has two high-performance cores and four efficiency cores, and everything is faster. Apple claims it’s 50% faster than the competition, i.e. faster than Qualcomm’s latest for Android phones. The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini’s quad-core GPU promises to be 30% faster than their rivals. The iPhone 13 Pro models have a 5-core GPU, which promises to be 50% faster. The 16-core neural engine is faster and there is also a new image signal processor.
Price and Availability
So when can we get our hands on these new phones? Orders start on September 17th and go on sale on September 24th. These are dates for the global market.
The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini come in five colors: Pink, Blue, Midnight, Star Light and Red. The Mini starts at $699 for 128GB (double the storage) and the iPhone 13 starts at $799. The iPhones now also offer a 512GB option for the first time.
The 13 Pro and Pro Max come in four colors: a striking Sierra Blue (which is more sky blue than the iPhone 12 Pro’s Pacific Blue hue), graphite, gold, and silver.
The 13 Pro starts at $999 and the 13 Pro Max starts at $1,099. A new 1TB storage option is coming to the Pro lineup, accompanied by 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage options.
I know, I know: we’re already hearing rumors about next year’s iPhone 14. But if your old iPhone is on its last legs, the new camera features in the iPhone 13 lineup might be worth the upgrade. Unless they want an Android.