Months of anticipation, rumors and excitement are finally over: Apple unveiled a new iPhone 13 at its “California Streaming” event on September 14, which also saw the launch of two new iPads and the Apple. Watch Series 7. If you’re thinking of getting your hands on a new iPhone, here’s everything you need to know.
The iPhone 13 series
The iPhone 13 series of phones includes four devices. The iPhone 13 Mini is the smallest and most affordable model, reappearing in the lineup despite poor sales for the iPhone 12 Mini. The iPhone 13 Mini has many features in common with the basic iPhone 13.
Two top-of-the-line models, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, offer better performance and more storage options. All phones support 5G connectivity. Here’s a quick comparison:
|iPhone 13 Mini||iPhone 13||iPhone 13 Pro||iPhone 13 Pro Max|
|Starting price||$ 699||$ 799||$ 999||$ 1099|
|Storage room||128, 256, 512 GB||128, 256, 512 GB||128, 256, 512 GB, 1 TB||128, 256, 512 GB, 1 TB|
|Screen size||5.4 inch||6.1 inch||6.1 inch||6.7 inch|
|Battery life||Up to 5 p.m.||Up to 7 p.m.||Up to 22 hours||Up to 28 hours|
|Colors||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 body with flattened edges, continuing a design trend reminiscent of the iPhone SE. The notch that houses the speaker, front camera and Face ID technology is narrower, giving you more screen space.
The design improvements allow for a larger battery without compromising the slim construction and lightness of the phone. All devices offer longer battery life than previous generations, with the iPhone 13 Pro Max offering 2.5 hours more battery life compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max, up to 28 hours between charges.
The iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13 models will be available in five color options: the highly 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 tone called “sierra blue”.
IPhone 13 Screen
The iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch display, while the iPhone Mini has a 5.4-inch display, which makes it barely larger than the iPhone SE. These models use Super Retina XDR displays with a refresh rate of 60Hz.
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max displays both include ProMotion for an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The iPhone 13 Pr0 Max has a spacious 6.7-inch display, while the iPhone 13 Pro is the same size as the iPhone 13 at 6.1 inches. All four models use Ceramic Shield front covers and have an IP68 water resistance rating.
IPhone 13 Cameras
All iPhone 13 series phones have 12MP front cameras. On the back, the iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13 have diagonal dual camera systems with wide and ultra-wide cameras with 2x optical zoom. The wide-angle camera uses Sensor-Shift Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to increase light sensitivity and improve the quality of low-light photos and videos.
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will feature new ultra-wide, wide, and telephoto cameras, all three of which will include night mode. These cameras have 3x optical zoom. If you’re struggling to decide between iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro based on camera performance, we’ve got a full rundown on how the two models compare, right down to the essentials of their functionality.
Apple’s new operating system, iOS 15, will bring improvements to the Camera app and photography software, such as Photographic Styles and a new Cinematic Mode. Photographic styles will allow you to personalize images with text and other effects in the Camera app. Cinematic mode will allow depth of field transitions, macro video, and time-lapse and Slo-mo videos.
IPhone 13 price, release date, carrier offers and availability
The price of the iPhone 13 has not increased from last year. The smallest and most affordable device, the iPhone 13 Mini, starts at $ 699, or 679 pounds 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 weigh 949 pounds and 1,049 pounds respectively.
Operators are also clamoring for a new iPhone in people’s hands.
T-Mobile is trying to secure new 5G customers by offering $ 800 credit to people with qualifying trades, and the credit applies to future phones in perpetuity, that is, forever. Or, in T-Mobile’s words: “Every two years or more, upgrade to the latest iPhone and get up to $ 800 off. And you can repeat this forever.
AT&T doesn’t want to let its customers out. It offers new and existing customers the iPhone 13 Mini or iPhone 13 Pro for free with an unlimited plan. Either of the other devices will cost $ 99. For customers who add a new line, AT&T is also offering $ 200 off the purchase of Apple Watch Series 7 devices if they buy two.
Finally, Verizon is offering $ 800 off the iPhone 13 lineup with trade-in on certain unlimited plans to current and new customers. You can also get up to $ 500 off for switching carrier, up to a total of $ 1,300 off on any of the new iPhone 13 models.
The new iPhones will be available for pre-order on Friday, September 17, and they will officially be in your hands on Friday, September 24.
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