Apple has unveiled four new iPhones during a virtual media event held in California. The new smartphones—the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in a smartphone.
Looking at the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max, these are redesigned inside and out—and both models introduce an all-new Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion featuring an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz, making the touch experience faster and more responsive.
The all-new Pro lineup features a premium flat-edge design, crafted with exceptional materials, including the surgical-grade stainless steel band, with an elegant finish that is resistant to abrasion and corrosion, and a textured matte glass back. The phones are protected by the ceramic shield front cover, exclusive to iPhone and tougher than any smartphone glass, offering amazing durability and drop performance.
The phones introduce the most advanced display ever on iPhone, Super Retina XDR with ProMotion, supporting an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz, for fast frame rates. The intelligent new display on the phones leverages a more efficient OLED panel. This is the brightest display ever on iPhone with up to 25% higher max outdoor brightness, so users will experience amazing resolution, color, and contrast.
The camera system gets its biggest advancement ever with new Ultra-Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras that capture stunning photos and video. With new sensors and lenses for all three rear cameras, optimized to work seamlessly with iOS 15 and powered by the new image signal processor (ISP) in A15 Bionic for improved noise reduction and tone mapping,
The iPhone 13 Pro lineup features the best camera system ever on iPhone. The all-new Wide camera has a larger sensor, the largest ever on iPhone, for less noise and faster shutter speeds needed across lighting conditions, producing even more detailed photos. Coupled with the larger f/1.5 aperture, the Wide camera on both models offers a massive improvement in low-light situations. The Ultra-Wide camera features a much wider f/1.8 aperture and a new autofocus system, bringing improvement for low-light environments as well, producing images that are brighter and sharper.
New computational photography features like Photographic Styles personalize the look of images in the Camera app, and both models now include Night mode on all cameras.
The video takes a huge leap forward with cinematic mode for beautiful depth-of-field transitions, macro video, Time-lapse and Slo-mo, and even better low-light performance. Both models introduce ProRes, to offer higher color fidelity and less compression. Sensor-shift optical image stabilization (OIS) is available on both models, stabilizing the sensor instead of the lens, so images are smooth and video is steady, even when the user is not.
On the inside, A15 Bionic is even more advanced, offering impressive power and efficiency, and driving the incredible new display, camera, and video features never before possible on iPhone. The chip features a new 5-core GPU in the Pro lineup that brings the fastest graphics performance in any smartphone, ideal for video apps, high-performance gaming, and the slate of new camera features. The new 6-core CPU with two new high-performance cores and four new high-efficiency cores handles demanding tasks smoothly and efficiently.
The phone also have a larger battery, and power optimizations made possible by the tight integration of hardware and software enable all-day battery life for both models. iPhone 13 Pro Max offers the longest battery life ever in an iPhone and will last up to two and a half hours longer in a day than iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 Pro on the other hand will last up to one and a half hours longer in a day than iPhone 12 Pro,
Both models come with iOS 15 which enhances the iPhone experience with new ways to stay connected, and powerful features that help users focus, explore, and do more with on-device intelligence.
Full specifications of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max;
|iPhone 13 Pro||iPhone 13 Pro Max|
|DISPLAY||Type||Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 nits, 1200 nits (peak)||Super Retina XDR OLED, 120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 1000 nits, 1200 nits (peak)|
|Size||6.1 inches||6.7 inches|
|Resolution||1170 x 2532 pixels||1284 x 2778 pixels|
|Protection||Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating||Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating|
|Wide color gamut|
|Wide color gamut|
|Internal||128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 6GB RAM||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM, 1TB|
|PLATFORM||OS||iOS 15||iOS 15|
|Chipset||Apple A15 Bionic||Apple A15 Bionic|
|GPU||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)||Apple GPU (5-core graphics)|
|MAIN CAMERA||Modules||12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift stabilization (IBIS)|
12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide)
|12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide), 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift stabilization (IBIS)|
12 MP, f/2.8, 77mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/1.8, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), PDAF
TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
|Features||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Video||4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to XXfps), stereo sound rec.||4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 10‑bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), ProRes, Cinematic mode, stereo sound rec.|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Modules||12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″|
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
|12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″|
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
|Video||4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS||4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS|
|SOUND||Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS|
|USB||Lightning, USB 2.0||Lightning, USB 2.0|
|BATTERY||Type||Li-Ion, non-removable||Li-Ion, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 20W|
USB Power Delivery 2.0
|Fast charging 20W|
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Pricing and Availability
- iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available in graphite, gold, silver, and sierra blue in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and all-new 1TB storage options.
- Customers in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, the UK, the US, and more than 30 other countries and regions will be able to pre-order iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max beginning at 5 a.m. PDT on Friday, September 17, with availability beginning Friday, September 24.
- Both models will be available in Turkey beginning Friday, October 1, and in Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Thailand, and nearly 10 other countries and regions beginning Friday, October 8.
- Customers in the US can get ready for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max pre-orders until 9 p.m. PDT on Thursday, September 16. They can choose to pay monthly or in full, add a trade-in credit toward their new product, or upgrade through the iPhone Upgrade Program.
- iOS 15 will be available as a free software update Monday, September 20.
- iPhone 13 Pro starts at USD$999 while the iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at $1,099. (The iPhone Pro Max with one terabyte of storage costs USD$1,599.)
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini
The 6.1-inch iPhone 13 and 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini come with the same A15 Bionic chip as the Pro line. It also has a dual-camera system, which is arranged diagonally, and features longer-lasting batteries. Other updates include a more efficient display, a new 5G chip, and a tool called Cinematic Mode, which is like the popular Portrait mode feature but for videos.
The iPhone 13 mini will start at USD$699 for 128 GB and the iPhone 13 will cost USD$799, starting with 128 GB. The smartphones come in five new colors: pink, blue, black, white, and red.