On September 14 (EDT), the iPhone 13 released. Four models with the price that is lower than last year’s iPhone 12 series, let’s look at the new upgrades.
iPhone 13 & iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are the first to debut as the starting models, still with 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch screens. But this time, the notchs have really become smaller, and the space occupied by them has shrunk by 20%.
Apple has lived up to expectations this time, bringing a high-profile pink, offering a total of five color options: red, starlight, midnight, blue, and pink.
These two models are still the familiar square frame design, equipped with super ceramic crystal panel, support IP68 waterproof and dustproof. The iPhone 13 mini weighs 140g and the iPhone 13 weighs 173g. It is a rare and thin 5G model.
The iPhone 13 and 13 mini are equipped with Super Retina XDR screens, which have a 28% increase in brightness and a peak brightness of 1200 nits. They support Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG.
The iPhone 13 series is equipped with the latest A15 chip, based on TSMC's 5nm process, a 6-core processor architecture with 2 performance cores and 4 energy efficiency cores. Apple claims that it is 50% faster than its competitors. GPU is 30% faster than its competitors.
Thanks to processor upgrades and increased battery capacity, Apple said that the battery life of the iPhone 13 has increased by 2.5 hours, and the iPhone 13 mini has increased by 1.5 hours.
The iPhone 13, 13 mini ushered in a wave of upgrades. Although it is still a combination of 12-megapixel wide-angle and 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle cameras, the wide-angle main camera is equipped with the same outsole sensor of the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which increases the amount of light. 47%, the pixel area is increased to 1.7μm, the aperture is f/1.5, and the 7P lens is used. The ultra-wide-angle camera is also equipped with a new sensor, 5P lens, f/2.4 aperture, and 120° field of view.
In addition, the sensor-shift sensor displacement OIS technology unique to the iPhone 12 Pro Max has become standard for the entire system this time, and the anti-shake performance is even better. The new machine supports film effect mode, can shoot shallow depth of field video, and can automatically switch the focus during real-time shooting, when someone enters or leaves the screen, the camera can intelligently shift the focus.
The initial version of the iPhone 13, 13 mini has been upgraded from 64GB to 128GB, and the 256GB and 512GB versions have been upgraded, but the prices have not risen but fallen. It's perfect for small-sized mobile phone enthusiasts.
iPhone 13 Pro & iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have brought a series of new features, including the first 1TB iPhone. The former Pro is now more Pro.
iPhone 13 design
Both iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max support up to 120Hz ProMotion dynamic high screen refresh, system animation is smoother, and high frame rate games are also possible. This technology can also support refresh rates as low as 10Hz, which can save power in scenarios where high brushing is not required.
iPhone 13 Pro is equipped with a 6.1-inch OLED Super Retina XDR display, 2532 x 1170 pixel resolution, 460 ppi; iPhone 13 Pro Max is equipped with a 6.7-inch OLED Super Retina XDR display, 2778 x 1284 pixel resolution, 458 ppi. Both models support original color display, HDR, DCI-P3 wide color gamut, maximum 2000000:1 contrast ratio, and peak brightness of 1200 nits.
Color Scheme & Weight
iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are available in four colors: Graphite, Gold, Silver, and Sierra Blue. The front of the fuselage is also equipped with smaller notches, which reduces the space occupied by 20%. The front of iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are made of sturdy super porcelain crystal glass, which supports IP68 waterproof and dustproof. However, their weight has inevitably increased. The iPhone 13 Pro weighs 203g, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max has reached 238g, which is infinitely close to half a catty.
Apple has implemented a precise craftsmanship. iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are equipped with the latest A15 chip, a 6-core processor composed of 2 performance cores and 4 energy efficiency cores. The GPU is 5 cores, which is stronger than the 4-core GPU of iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini.
iPhone 13 Pro Camera
The camera function is the iPhone's most important Pro-level feature. iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are still the familiar 12-megapixel wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, and telephoto three-camera combination. Both models share the same configuration, and the software and hardware are further upgraded.
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max wide-angle main cameras use f/1.5 aperture, the pixel area has been increased from 1.7μm to 1.9μm, and the low-light performance has been improved to 2.2 times that of the iPhone 12 Pro. The 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera has an f/1.8 aperture, new autofocus support, and a 6P lens. It is said that low-light performance is increased by 92%. At the same time, it unlocks the macro function and supports close-up to 2cm macro shooting. The 12-megapixel telephoto lens adopts a new 77mm focal length, the optical zoom is upgraded to 3 times, and it supports up to 15 times digital zoom.
In addition to improving the camera and sensor, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are the first full cameras (including telephoto) in the history of the iPhone to support night mode, and the imaging is better in low light and extreme light scenes. They also continue to enjoy the signature Pro features, such as Deep Fusion, Apple ProRAW, etc. The latter can provide all standard RAW information, with image pipeline data, etc., for professionals to perform post-processing.
In video shooting, iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are still unique. These two Pro models support up to [email protected] Dolby Vision HDR video shooting. ProRes video shooting this time supports up to [email protected], but the 128GB version is limited to a maximum of [email protected] ProRes video is the signature of the Pro series, which is convenient for editors to further adjust the video material.
iPhone 13 price
While the storage specifications of the iPhone 13 and 13 mini have increased, the starting price has dropped. The starting price of the iPhone 13 mini is 809 Euros, and the iPhone 13 is 909 Euros; the iPhone 13 Pro starts at 1159 Euros, and the Pro Max is 1259 Euros. The iPhone 13 Pro Max is equipped with 1TB storage for the first time, and the price ceiling continues to increase. The 1TB top configuration of the iPhone 13 Pro Max has reached the highest level in history of 1839 euros.
The four iPhone 13 models will be pre-ordered at 2 pm on September 17 (GMT+2) and will be available on September 24.