Apple has announced the new iPhone range, we got replacements for all the existing models. While externally they all look quite similar to the iPhone 12 range, there are a lot of internal differences going on here. For one, every phone in the range saw a significant battery boost, according to Apple at least. This is very good news because it was an area that needed attention.
We also saw a big shift for the Pro phones. While there are some differences, these are all now down to the size of the devices. The cameras on both iPhone Pros are now the same, with the same features and performance. This is great news, as a lot of people want to pick their phone based on size preference rather than on features.
The really good news is that while the iPhones remain one of the more expensive handsets on the market, the price has not really increased and the memory options are much better now. The iPhone Pros can have up to 1TB of capacity, for all your bits and pieces.
So here's out feature outline on the highlights for each set of phones.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini
The sleek, flat edge design is sticking around but the camera layout has a new diagonal design. The screen is now 20% brighter, with peak brightness of 1200 nits which is a remarkable boost, it should be a big boost for anyone who struggles to see their phone in bright light.
The iPhone 13 has a new internal design though, with more space for a bigger battery. And yes, the notch is now 20% smaller than the previous model.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini is getting a big performance boost, with the A15 Bionic processor. It has a staggering 15 billion transisistors. It's 30% faster in GPU terms than the competition, and 50% faster in CPU performance than its rivals – that's according to Apple, at least.
The camera now captures 50% more light too. The rear, ultra wide has a new, faster sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. It's got a 13mm focal length and a 120 degree field of view.
The camera's also gets a new cinematic mode. It can auto focus to keep track of what's happening on screen. That means you can essentially create movie style focusing, which Apple says the camera will handle automatically. This means, if your subject looks away, the phone will track the focus to another subject in the scene.
Battery life, which is obviously crucial, has been boosted on both phones. The iPhone 13 mini will get a 1.5 hour boost for most users, while the iPhone 13 will see a 2.5 hour bump to each charge.
The price has also remained at $699/£679/AU$1,199 for the iPhone 13 Mini and $799/£779/AU$1,349 for the iPhone 13. Storage will double across both these devices though, which is a big boost for many people. Your options are 128GB, 256GB or 512GB. You can pick Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight or (PRODUCT) RED as your colour scheme.
You will be able to pre-order the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini from September 17 in the UK, US and Australia (and lots more places) they will be on sale in stores on September 24.
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iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
Apple has also redesigned the internals of the iPhone Pro. This is because of the new processor, and new battery, like the iPhone 13. That battery update is good news, the iPhone Pro will last 1.5 hours longer, and the iPhone 13 Pro will get 2.5 hours more
The notch, like the iPhone 13, has shrunk by 20%, giving you a little bit more screen back.
As rumoured, the iPhone's display will now feature a dynamic frame rate. It can operate at anything from 10Hz, right up to 120Hz. Apple says that the phone will pick the best rate for whatever you're doing. It also monitors your finger, so fast swipes will up the rate, while slower ones will allow it to thottle down. This will help preserve the battery life.
The Pro cameras get an update with new ultra wide, wide and telephoto lenses. The wide sensor is now larger, with 1.9 µm pixels. That means less noise and faster shutter speeds, which cuts down blur. There's also an f/1.5 apature on the wide camera, letting in 2.2x more light than the iPhone 12 Pro (1.5 more than the iPhone 12 Pro Max).
The iPhone 13 Pro will start at $999/£949/AU$1,699, the iPhone Pro Max will start at $1,099/£1,049/AU$1,849. There is also a new 1TB storage option, as the leaks suggested. Other storage options will include 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. The 1TB iPhone 13 Pro Max will cost $1,599/£1,549/AU$2,719. Colour options are Sierra Blue (lighter than the iPhone 12's blue), Silver, Gold or Graphite.
You will be able to pre-order the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max from September 17 in the UK, US and Australia (and lots more places) they will be on sale in stores on September 24.