iPhone 13 – Things to know about the new Apple iPhone lineup

Apple announced 4 models of the iPhone 13 at its annual September event this year, along with an iPad Mini and a MacBook Air

Apple Inc’s iPhones are among the most-sold devices in, with half a billion of these gadgets changing hands already. Each year, Apple Inc. launches a new range of its flagship product, the iPhone, at its annual conference. This year, it was the iPhone 13.

Apple revealed the iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max during a virtual event on Tuesday, following up on last year’s iPhone 12. The new phones will run iOS 15 and include a bigger battery, more storage, a new A15 Bionic chip, a reduced notch, and a slew of new camera functions.

Pink, blue, midnight (black), starlight (white), and Product Red are the five colours offered on the base model of the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini. The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max will also get a new display with a 120Hz high refresh-rate display, as well as a massive camera update.

Here are a few major updates that differentiate the iPhone 13 lineup from its predecessors:

1.      The much-awaited 120Hz screen refresh rate

Apple’s ProMotion function, which enhances the screen’s refresh rate for smoother performance, is now available on the iPhone 13 Pro. This is the first time Apple has added this functionality to the iPhone. To save battery life, ProMotion can increase the display refresh rate to 120Hz or drop it for static images and text. The refresh rate varies depending on how apps use it, but on an iPad Pro, it makes ordinary OS navigation, file and web browsing, and most routine chores feel smoother. We won’t know how it works on the iPhone 13 Pro until we have the phones.

2.      The battery upgrade

A larger battery is probably the most welcome feature in the iPhone 13. Apple hasant said how big the new battery is, but it claims that it adds 2.5 hours of battery life to the iPhone 13 when combined with iOS 15, the A15 CPU, and an upgraded display (compared to the iPhone 12).

In comparison to the iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 13 Mini should gain 1.5 hours more battery life. That’s a huge improvement: the iPhone 12 Mini’s battery life was a trade-off that some customers weren’t prepared to make. It’s wonderful to see the new Mini get such a significant upgrade in less than a year.

Apple claims that the Pro versions will have a comparable boost in battery life, with the iPhone 13 Pro receiving 2.5 hours more and the iPhone 13 Pro Max getting 1.5 hours more.

Although the company has not said anything about the much anticipated support for 25W Wired charging.

3.      A camera system like never before, but hardware still behind Android

The camera system of the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini has been upgraded, as seen by the new diagonal orientation of the two rear cameras. Indeed, Apple claims that the changed orientation is due to the need for additional space for a new sensor-based stabilization technology, which was previously only available on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. (The iPhone 12’s cameras were stacked vertically.)

The 12-megapixel main camera on all four models has been enhanced, as well as the ultrawide lens and sensor. The upgraded hardware, combined with the new A15 Bionic chip, brings a slew of new capabilities and improvements, including the ability to catch 47 percent more light.

A new triple-camera system with improved lenses and sensors is also included in the iPhone 13 Pro. The 3x optical zoom telephoto lens is 1.5x longer than the camera on the iPhone 12 Pro and 1.2x longer than the telephoto lens on the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

To put things in perspective, while this is a significant upgrade for the iPhone, it still pales in contrast to the telephoto cameras found on the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Huawei phones.

4.      New colors introduced for the new model

The iPhone 13 comes in a variety of vibrant new colors, including Sierra blue and a pink tint. A lower notch and other aesthetic changes are also included in Apple’s latest flagship phone.

iPhone 13 and 13 Mini colours:

  • Starlight
  • Midnight
  • Blue
  • Pink
  • Product Red

iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max colours:

  • Silver
  • Graphite
  • Gold
  • Sierra blue

Show More
Back to top button