During Apple’s virtual launch event ‘California Streaming’ on Tuesday, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro were announced.
In line with multiple leaks and rumors, Apple has announced four new models in the iPhone 13 series, including the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
There is little difference in screen size or overall design between the four devices. The new generation of smartphones features improved batteries, completely redesigned cameras, a cinematic video recording mode, and narrower notch sizes.
All four new iPhones will come with the latest iOS 15 and be equipped with the brand new A15 Bionic SoC.
The iPhone 13, the 13 mini, the 13 Pro, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available in India starting on December 12.
Both the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini will be available in three storage variants. Apple’s iPhone 13 mini with 128GB capacity costs Rs. 69,900, 256GB costs Rs. 79,900, and 512GB costs Rs. 99,900 in India. Price ranges of Rs. 79,900, Rs. 89,900, and Rs. 99,900 apply to each iPhone 13.
In addition to the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, both will be available with up to 1TB of storage. Starting at Rs. 1,19,900 for 128 GB, Rs. 1,29,000 for 256 GB, Rs. 1,49,900 for 512 GB, going up to Rs. 1,69,900 for 1TB, the iPhone 13 Pro is the most expensive iPhone. Those purchasing the top-of-the-line iPhone 13 Pro Max will pay Rs. 1,29,900 to Rs. 1,39,900. With Prices of Rs. 1,59,900 and Rs. 1,79,900.
Price levels are similar to previous generations in the US. There is now a 128GB storage option for each of the new iPhone 13 models, starting at $699 for the iPhone 13 mini and $799 for the iPhone 13.
The iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at $1,099, both with 128 GB of storage. Apple’s iPhone SE (2020) costs $399, the iPhone 11 costs $499, and the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini cost $599.
Preorders will start on September 17 in India, as well as the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, China, Australia, and Canada, followed by retail availability on September 24.
iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max specifications
Apple’s four new iPhones feature the A15 Bionic SoC, a 6 core chip that has two performance and four efficiency cores, plus a 16-core Neural Engine.
According to company sources, performance is between 50 percent and 75 percent better than that of its competitors. On the other hand, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have a five-core integrated GPU, while the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have the A15 Bionic.
However, teardowns by third parties will reveal the RAM and battery capacities of each model, as Apple does not officially release this information. It claims that the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 Pro boast a 1.5-hour longer battery life compared to their predecessors, while the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max boast a 2.5-hour longer battery life. With the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, Apple has upgraded the non-Pro iPhone to expand its storage capacity to more than 256GB, while the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are the first iPhones to offer up to 1TB of storage.
In all four, the notch is 20 percent narrower than on their predecessors, providing a greater amount of screen real estate. In addition to the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, Apple has also improved the brightness in the iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, and iPhone 13 mini. However, only the Pro models feature 120Hz refresh rates. Moreover, their refresh rates can be scaled from 10Hz to 120Hz, and they automatically adjust their refresh rates according to swipe speed, making them more responsive and power-efficient. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro provide daytime brightness of 800nits and 1000nits, respectively, while peak HDR brightness is 1200nits for all four models. Additionally, they support Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG.
There are five new colors – Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight, and (Product) Red – for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, which both have the same Flat-Edge aluminum frames as their predecessors, but now feature Ceramic Shield material. The antenna lines are made from recycled plastic water bottles.
iPhone 13 Pros are built with surgical grade stainless steel and a custom finish that is said to be corrosion and abrasion-resistant. You can choose from four new colors: Graphite, Gold, Silver, and Sierra Blue. For better grip, the matte rear uses multiple nanometre-scale ceramic layers.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have a wide-angle camera that captures 47 percent more light than the iPhone 12 for brighter results. The iPhone 12 Pro Max features 1.7um sensors and an aperture of f/1.6, as well as sensor-shift optical stabilization. Faster and sharper shots are captured in Night Mode.
There is an f/2.4 aperture on the 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera. Rack focus, a feature new to Cinematic video mode, allows you to adjust focus between subjects while moving. When a subject enters the frame or looks away, the transition between subjects occurs automatically in real-time. Apple says it studied how directors of photography guide users’ attention through their creative choices.
Among its new features is a 77mm telephoto camera with 3X optical zoom, a 2cm-wide ultra-wide camera that includes macro capabilities, and a primary wide camera with an f/1.5 aperture and 1.9um sensor pixel size. With a tripod, there is supposedly more light, less noise, faster shutter speeds, and longer brackets. Due to computational photography, all cameras, including the telephoto, now work with Night Mode.
Using presets and adjusting Tone and Warmth sliders, users can now change the on-device image rendering pipeline to suit their own preferences in real-time. Scenes and types of subjects can be used, and the setting does not need to be changed every time.
Apple’s new iPhones support 5G with custom-designed antennas and radio components. In addition to enabling new apps, on-device speech recognition will improve privacy when Siri requests audio.