Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at the company’s highly anticipated California streaming product launch event on Tuesday to announce four new models in the iPhone 13 line and other products. A new entry-level iPad, as well as the all-new iPad mini, were also announced. The Cupertino tech giant has also spent time showing off the new Apple Watch Series 7, its most powerful wearable yet, but won’t be available right away.
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Four new iPhone 13 models
IPhone 13 is the official name of Apple’s next iPhone. It looks like last year’s model and still comes in four different models: iPhone 13, iPhone13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 mini has a 5.4-inch display, the Standard and Pro models 6.1-inch, and the Pro Max 6.7-inch. If you look closely, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini come with new diagonally styled camera modules. There is a new “Sierra Blue” color option for “Pro” models. IPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max still have stainless steel straps, just like before
The two base models also have brighter screens. The screen is a new Super Retina XDR display that’s 28% brighter, peaking at 1200 nits for HDR. It also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10. For a change, however, all four iPhone models have a smaller notch.
For the first time, Apple is adding its “ProMotion” technology to its displays for a refresh rate of 120Hz. Simply put, everything looks better, whether it’s games, animation and graphics, everything. by reducing motion blur. Imagine playing Apple Arcade games on a 120Hz screen. But the functionality is limited to the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, which means the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini will still have 60Hz displays. High-end Android phones have had this feature for years.
The phones are equipped with an A15 Bionic chip, which is based on TSMC’s 5-nanometer process, according to Apple, and the fastest chip in any smartphone. Battery life has also been improved on all four iPhone models, thanks to the new chip and hardware-level tuning. The iPhone 13 will get 2.5 hours more than the iPhone 12, while the iPhone 13 mini will get an extra 1.5 hours. All four iPhone models have an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. Support for 5G is present on the new iPhones, just like the previous ones.
Perhaps the most significant improvements to the new iPhones come in the form of cameras. On the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, there’s a new 12 MP wide-angle lens with a large sensor that captures 50% more light. The phones have optical image stabilization by sensor displacement, which was introduced by Apple on the iPhone 12 Pro Max model last year. The ultra-wide camera is also a 12MP camera.
Here’s how powerful the cameras are on the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max:
Three rear-facing cameras, including a zoom, a wide lens and an ultra-wide camera,
📱77mm telephoto lens with 3x optical camera
📱Ultra-wide camera with 92% boost in low light, f / 1.8 aperture, autofocus, 6-element lens
Wide camera: f / 1.5 aperture, up to 2.2x improvement in low light
📱New macro photography features for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
📱 Night mode available on all three lenses
A new video portrait mode is coming to iPhones this year. Essentially, the “Cinematic Video” feature allows users to automatically blur the background of video footage. The other feature is called ProRes Video Recording, which is useful for video editors, giving them more control over footage. This feature will arrive later this year.
The iPhone 13 and 13 mini are touted as entry-level models, with starting prices in India of Rs 79,900 and Rs 69,900, respectively. The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are considered to be Apple’s top-of-the-range models and cost Rs 119,900 and Rs 129,900. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini will be available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB options. Meanwhile, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available with 1TB of storage, a first for the iPhone. Users can pre-order the new iPhones starting September 17, with availability set for September 24.
Apple Watch Series 7
There is no doubt that the Apple Watch is the most popular smartwatch on the market today. It has the same design as the Apple Watch Series 6, but features a significant display upgrade. The watch has 20% more screen area and softer, more rounded corners. Series 7 is available in sizes 41mm and 45mm. Apple says the screen is more resistant to cracks and charges faster. The watch starts at $ 399 for GPS, $ 499 for cell phone. Series 6 has been discontinued. There is no release date for Series 7. Apple has announced that it will be available “later this fall”.
New entry-level iPad, redesigned iPad mini
Apple has finally announced an entry-level iPad as well as the sixth-generation iPad mini. The cheaper iPad has a faster A13 processor and a better 12 MP front camera for better video calls, similar to Zoom. It starts at Rs 30,900 with 64 GB of storage.
The company also introduced a new iPad Mini, which features a smaller 8.3-inch display. It has a whole new design language with a new, flatter one like the iPad Pro. It has smaller bezels and no home button, with a Touch ID installed inside the power button. It has a 12MP rear camera and stereo speakers. It uses a USB-C connector instead of a Lightning connector. It also supports 5G wireless connection and is powered by the A15 Bionic chipset. It works with Apple’s second generation pencil. It starts at Rs 46,900.
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