Months of anticipation, rumors and excitement are finally over: Apple presented a new iPhone 13 at the “California Streaming” event on September 14th, which also featured two new iPads and the Apple Watch Series 7. If you have a new iPhone in Get your hands on it, everything you need to know is here.
The iPhone 13 series
The iPhone 13 series phones have four devices. The iPhone 13 Mini is the smallest and cheapest model that reappears in the product range despite the weak sales figures for the iPhone 12 Mini. The iPhone 13 Mini has many functions in common with the basic iPhone 13.
Two premium models, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, offer better performance and larger storage options. All phones support 5G connectivity. Here is a quick comparison:
|iPhone 13 Mini||iPhone 13||iPhone 13 Pro||iPhone 13 Pro Max|
|Starting price||$ 699||$ 799||$ 999||$ 1099|
|storage||128, 256, 512 GB||128, 256, 512 GB||128, 256, 512 GB, 1 TB||128, 256, 512 GB, 1 TB|
|Screen size||5.4 in||6.1 in||6.1 in||6.7 in|
|Battery life||Up to 17 hours||Up to 19 hours||Up to 22 hours||Up to 28 hours|
|Colours||Pink, blue, red, starlight, midnight||Pink, blue, red, starlight, midnight||Graphite, gold, silver, sierra blue||Graphite, gold, silver, sierra blue|
iPhone 13 design
The iPhone 13 has an aluminum case with flattened edges, continuing a design trend that is reminiscent of the iPhone SE. The notch that houses the speaker, front camera and Face ID technology is narrower, so you have more screen space.
Design improvements allow for a larger battery without sacrificing the phone’s slim build and light weight. All devices have longer battery life than previous generations, with the iPhone 13 Pro Max offering 2.5 hours of additional battery life compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max, for up to 28 hours between charges.
The iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13 models will be available in five color variants: the much anticipated pink, blue, midnight, starlight and red. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available in graphite, gold, silver and a new light blue Clay called “Sierra Blue” will be available.
iPhone 13 display
The iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch display, while the iPhone Mini has a 5.4-inch display, making it only slightly larger than the iPhone SE. These models use Super Retina XDR displays with a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
The displays of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max both contain ProMotion for an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. The iPhone 13 Pr0 Max has a spacious 6.7-inch display, while the iPhone 13 Pro has a 6.1 Inches is the same size as the iPhone 13. All four models use Ceramic Shield’s front covers and have an IP68 rating for water resistance.
iPhone 13 cameras
All iPhone 13 series phones have a 12 MP front camera. On the back, the iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13 have diagonal dual camera systems with wide and ultrawide cameras with 2x optical zoom. The wide-angle camera uses optical sensor shift image stabilization (OIS) to increase light sensitivity and improve the quality of photos and videos in low light.
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will have new ultrawide, wide and telephoto cameras, all three of which include a night mode. These cameras have a 3x optical zoom. If you can’t decide between the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro because of the camera performance, we have a comprehensive overview of how the two models compare, right down to the key aspects of their functions.
Apple’s new operating system, iOS 15, will introduce improvements to the camera app and photography software, such as photo styles and a new cinema mode. Photo styles allow you to personalize pictures with text and other effects in the camera app. The cinema mode enables depth of field transitions, macro videos as well as time-lapse and slow-motion videos.
iPhone 13 pricing, release date, vendor offers, and availability
The price of the iPhone 13 has not increased compared to last year. The smallest and cheapest device, the iPhone 13 Mini starts at $ 699 or £ 679 in the UK The iPhone 13 starts at $ 799 in the US and £ 779 in the UK
If you’re willing to pay more for 1TB of storage, the iPhone 13 Pro starts at $ 999 and the iPhone 13 Pro Max costs $ 1,099. In the UK, these devices cost £ 949 and £ 1,049, respectively.
Carriers are also calling for people to get a new iPhone.
T-Mobile is trying to secure new 5G customers by offering $ 800 credit to those who are eligible for trade-ins, and the credit is permanent on future phones – that is, forever. Or in the words of T-Mobile, “Update to the latest iPhone every two or more years and get up to $ 800 off. And you can repeat that forever. “
AT&T doesn’t want its customers to walk out the door. It offers new and existing customers the iPhone 13 Mini or iPhone 13 Pro free of charge with an unlimited tariff. Each of the other devices are priced at $ 99. For customers adding a new line, AT&T is also offering $ 200 off Apple Watch Series 7 device purchases when they buy two.
Finally, Verizon is offering current and new customers $ 800 off the iPhone 13 lineup with trade-in on select unlimited plans. You can also get up to $ 500 off carrier switching, up to a total of $ 1,300 on each of the new iPhone 13 models.
The new iPhones can be pre-ordered from Friday, September 17th and will officially reach your hands on Friday, September 24th.