Apple revealed its iPhone 13 lineup on Tuesday.
The company’s new phones don’t look drastically different from last year’s iPhone 12 models. But the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max boast major screen upgrades. And a new video feature should become very popular with filmmakers.
Here are the iPhone 13 models
The iPhone 13 and 13 mini come in pink, blue, midnight, starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED.
iPhone 13 Pro: 6.1-inch screen ($999)
iPhone 13 Pro Max: 6.7-inch screen ($1,099)
The Pro models come in graphite, gold, silver, and Sierra blue.
They’re all available to pre-order on Friday, Sept. 17, and will hit stores on Sept. 24.
The iPhone 13 Pro.
The new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini feature dual rear cameras, arranged diagonally. They include a 12MP wide lens with a f/1.6 aperture and a 12MP ultra-wide lens with a f/2.4 aperture.
Apple says the new sensor-shift OIS feature provides steadier shots, and the wide lens captures 47 percent more light than in previous models for less noise and brighter images.
The diagonal rear cameras on the iPhone 13.
As for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, they feature an ultra-wide, wide, and telephoto lens. According to Apple, the wide lens’ f/1.5 aperture has improved low-light photography performance 2.2x over the 12 Pro.
Night Mode is now available on all cameras on every iPhone 13 model.
The iPhone 13 lineup features the new A15 Bionic chip. Apple claims it runs 50 percent faster than top competitors.
More narrow notch
The infamous “notch” debuted on the iPhone X. It houses a microphone, speaker, and TrueDepth camera, which is used for selfies and Face ID. Now, on the iPhone 13 lineup, the notch is 20 percent smaller.
Now with a new smaller notch!
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max feature a Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion, which supports refresh rates ranging from 10Hz to 120Hz for smoother video and scrolling. It’ll adjust automatically to conserve energy.
The iPhone 13 lineup’s new Cinematic mode lets users take Portrait mode-style video. Users can manually shift the focus from an object in the foreground to one in the background, or let the feature do that on its own.
Apple’s new Cinematic mode looks pretty damn cool.
Once again, the new iPhone lineup features 5G connectivity. The problem? Like last year, 5G coverage isn’t great in the United States. Only T-Mobile’s mid-band 5G network was faster than available 4G networks, according to a comprehensive report from PCMag.
Some iPhone 13 buyers will find 5G useful this year. But it’s not like people who wait until 2022 to upgrade will be missing out on much.
The iPhone 12 actually had a smaller battery than the iPhone 11. That’s probably because Apple had to fit new 5G components into the phone. Apple claims to have remedied the problem with the iPhone 13.
With a bigger battery, Apple says the iPhone 13 will last 2.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12, and the 13 mini will last 1.5 hours longer than the previous model.
The iPhone 13 Pro should last 1.5 hours longer than the 12 Pro, and the 13 Pro Max supposedly lasts 2.5 hours longer than the 12 Pro Max.
Larger storage option
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max now have a 1TB storage option for all that high-res video you’ll be recording.