Smaller notch, better cameras and new A15 chip
Apple just announced the new iPhone 13, the latest in its hugely popular smartphone lineup. Here’s everything we know about the device.
Both the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro have finally arrived after months of leaks, rumors, and news. At first glance, it definitely looks like a smaller update, especially compared to last year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any new features.
There’s the new A15 Bionic chip, which Apple says is “50% faster than the competition,” a smaller notch, improved cameras and a completely new color scheme. It lacks the new 120Hz ProMotion display that Pro models have, although it’s a bit annoying.
As of 2020, there are two versions of the iPhone 13. The regular model and the smaller iPhone 13 Mini. While most of the features are the same, the Mini may have slight differences when it comes to battery life. Apple is touting increased endurance on all new phones.
As for the display, it looks like the notch is slightly smaller this time around. There were rumors about this, but hardly touched upon during the event.
Release date and price
Pre-order for the iPhone 13 series will begin on Friday, September 17th, and the phones will begin shipping a week later, on September 24th. Unlike last year, all phones will be available at the same time, so you have a choice. four models: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Pricing will start at £ 679 / $ 699 for the 128GB Mini and go up to £ 779 / $ 799 for the standard model 12. There’s also a 256GB model and a 512GB version.
The display remains an OLED panel at the same 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch dimensions, and it could get even brighter.
Apple says the new models can reach 1200 nits of brightness, making them 20% brighter. This should be especially noticeable when streaming HDR content.
The display also retains the Ceramic Shield coating that Apple debuted last time around. There is even a slightly smaller cutout (Apple says it has been reduced by 20%), which should please those who are overly annoyed with the current version.
This is the camera that the iPhone 13 has received the most notable set of updates. The 12MP ultra wide-angle camera has a new 120-degree field of view and a higher aperture, while the 12MP camera has the same sensor-shift stabilization as the previous Max models. This should help you get better quality photos in low light conditions.
This primary sensor also has a wider aperture and larger pixels. Apple says this should improve low-light performance again by reducing noise.
There are many upgrades for the video skills of the phone. The new Cinematic Mode brings a touch of Hollywood glamor to your footage. The camera will automatically zoom in on faces and pan. This also works when shooting in Dolby Vision HDR.
Apple showcased this technology with a cool parody of Knives Out, and it certainly looked impressive. You can also use these features with the front camera.
Inside the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini is the new A15 Bionic chipset, which offers a number of minor improvements over the previous model. It is much the same as the A14 Bionic, with the same 6-core processor and 5nm architecture, but now there are more transistors.
Apple claims this new chip is 50% faster than its “competitors,” but it’s hard to tell what Apple compares to that too. If you love the iPhone 13 Pro, you have a little more graphics to play with.
There’s broader 5G support, a new 128GB base storage option (replacing the 64GB model), and more. RAM remains unknown at the moment.
These iPhone 13s are very similar to the iPhone 12. They have the same flat edges, flat display and glass back. One change you’ll notice is the slightly different rear-facing cameras.
It retains an IP68 rating, MagSafe support, and a Lightning port for charging.
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini will be available in the following colors: pink, red, black, blue, and silver white.
While this is no doubt a smaller update than last year, the iPhone 13 looks like a decent device. It inherits the camera skills of the outgoing Pro Max, has some great video features and, not least, a smaller notch. However, due to the lack of a ProMotion display, it is no longer as good as the Pro devices.
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