After months of rumors, excitement, and anticipation, Apple finally unveiled the new iPhone 13 during its California Streaming on September 14. Part of the pre-order has been delivered, and many people love it. You may be considering joining this trend.
At first glance, the new iPhone 13 display is brighter, the battery life is longer, and the camera now features more sensors and features. And we can't also forget about the A15 Bionic which is considered the fastest chip. But there are many things you need to know before you buy any model of the iPhone 13 series.
8 Things You Need to Know Before Buying Any Model of the iPhone 13 Series
#1: iPhone 13 5G:
As many rumors were already stating, all iPhone 13 support 5G connectivity. While iPhone 13 5G was expected, it's worth noticing that other smartphone brands are also supporting this new technology.
#2: iPhone 13 Design:
If you are considering buying a new iPhone 13, the design is always an important factor to consider.
The new iPhone features an aluminum body with flattened edges. Yet, the screen is bigger since the notch that holds the speaker, front-facing camera, and Face ID technology is narrower.
This new design also allows a larger iPhone 13 battery. The good news is that the iPhone continues lightweight and slim. In terms of the iPhone 13 battery, all devices boast a longer battery life than previous generations. For example, the iPhone 13 Pro Max boasts 2.5 hours of extra battery life compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
In terms of colors, the iPhone 13 and the 13 Mini are available in pink, blue, midnight, starlight, and red, and the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are available in graphite, gold, silver, and "sierra blue."
#3: iPhone 13 Display:
One of the things that many iPhone fans were expecting was an iPhone 13 120hz display. However, this time, Apple didn't go through it.
While the iPhone 13 and the 13 Mini use the Super Retina XDR displays with a 60Hz refresh rate, the Pro and Pro Max models include ProMotion for an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz.
#4: iPhone 13 Waterproof:
With many people wondering about iPhone 13 waterproof, we can state that it features the IP68 water and dust resistance rating. This means that the new iPhones can hold up to submersion in 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes. The company has brought the IP68 feature from iPhone 7, which launched in 2016. And start from that, each iPhone model has equipped with IP68.
#5: iPhone 13 Cameras:
As we mentioned above, one of the biggest changes on this iPhone Series was related to cameras. The truth is that all new models come with 12MP front cameras. On the back, both the iPhone 13 and the 13 Mini include diagonal dual-camera systems with wide and ultrawide cameras with 2x optical zoom. In the case of the more expensive models, they come with new ultrawide, wide, and telephoto cameras, all three of which will include Night Mode.
To ensure that you get the best from your iPhone 13 camera, Apple will add to the Camera app and photography software of the new iOS 15 improvements that allow you to personalize images with effects and text.
#6: iPhone 13 Charger:
As we mentioned above, Apple improved the batteries of all iPhone 13 series. But the iPhone 13 charger speed remains the same. Just to give you an idea, the new iPhone 13 gets to 51% capacity in 30 minutes with Apple's 20W charger. In case you prefer to use the iPhone's 15W MagSafe charger, you will see that it is a bit slower. Besides, it may be more convenient since it doesn't involve the Lightning Port and it's magnetic.
And it should be noted that both the 20W charger and the 15W MagSafe charger need to be purchased separately. Apple did not equip the iPhone 13 with a charger, even the classic standard 5W charger.
#7: iPhone 13 Fold:
With many rumors pointing to a foldable iPhone 13, we can now say that they weren't accurate. Yet, there are still rumors that the company has plans to launch a foldable phone. Maybe we can look forward to the new iPhone in the next two years.
#8: iPhone 13 Touch ID:
With all the problems with the Face ID when we are wearing masks, Apple was supposed to fix the problem. Unfortunately, the company does not provide iPhone 13 Touch ID, let alone an under-screen fingerprint sensor. And recent news tells us that the unofficial iPhone 13 screen repair will disable Face ID, so if you plan to buy an iPhone 13, you may have to buy an Apple Care.
Suppose you accidentally break the display in the future and need an official replacement. To get the iPhone 13 display replaced officially, Apple will charge between €198 and €284 for screen replacements, depending on what model you own. It might be an expensive policy change for the iPhone 13 users.
After all these above, does the iPhone 13 the one for you? I think you have the answer in mind.