Here’s everything you need to know about the new iPhone 13

It’s time for new iPhones!

Apple has just announced the next iteration of iPhone with the iPhone 13 series. This includes the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Here’s everything you need to know about the next generation of iPhone.

Design

While the iPhone 12 lineup brought about a major change to the rounded edges of previous generations, the iPhone 13 has no change from this design. That’s right — we’re keeping those flat edges.

The iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 will come in five new colors: Pink, PRODUCT(RED), Blue, Midnight, and Starlight. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will come in a new Sierra Blue color, along with Space Gray, Silver, and Gold.

However, there have been some tweaks to the cameras on the iPhone 13. While the regular iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have a simply rearranged camera configuration with diagonally placed cameras, the Pro devices have a larger camera bump but the same camera configuration as the previous iteration.

Smaller notch

The notch is now 20% smaller than previous iterations. Yes! Finally, less notch.

Size

Reports indicate that Apple will follow the same lineup configuration as the iPhone 12, which means four phones in three different sizes:

  • iPhone 13 mini (5.4-inch)
  • iPhone 13 (6.1-inch)
  • iPhone 13 Pro (6.1-inch)
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max (6.7-inch)

Display

The iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 display is more advanced and will be 28% brighter with 1200 nits of peak brightness.

The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have a new and improved Super Retina XDR Display with 1000 nits of peak outdoor brightness. The Pro devices will also have ProMotion displays, with up to 120Hz refresh rates that can respond dynamically, and there are custom OLED panels.

Processor

The iPhone 13 will use A15 Bionic with a 6-Core CPU that has two high performance cores and four efficiency cores. It will be 50% faster than the compettiion and have 4-Core GPU for 30% faster graphics. A 16-core Neural Engine helps with Machine Learning. With the Neural Engine, you can do 15.8 trillion operations per second.

Camera

This is the most advanced dual camera system. It is also bringing the optical image stabilization sensor from the iPhone 12 Pro Max to the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. It is also bringing a new Cinematic Mode that will start recording and hold focus on the subject, even while the subject moves. You can even change the depth of field later with Cinematic mode.

For the Pro camera, we’re getting a new 77mm telephoto lens, and improved Ultra Wide and Wide lenses that are able to handle low light situations better than ever. The telephoto lens also has a 3x Optical Zoom, when combined with Ultra Wide, you get 6x total optical zoom range. Apple has added macro photography capabilities with the ultra wide lens and autofocus, so you can magnify subjects up to 2cm away. All cameras will have Night Mode, and Smart HDR 4 improves overall appearance of photos. There is now Photographic Styles, allowing you to bring your individual preferences to Apple’s image pipeline, so you can customize and save your preferences and combine it with Apple’s computational photography processing.

The Pro lineup is also getting ProRes video recording on top of Cinematic Mode.

Battery

The iPhone 13 mini will last 1.5 hours longer than it’s predecessor. The iPhone 13 will last 2.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12. iPhone 13 Pro will last 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max will last 2.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Connectivity

Apple will be expanding support for 5G connectivity by adding more bands for 5G, and it will be easier to connect in more places with faster speeds. Of course, this depends on the carriers.

Storage

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini will start at 128GB, and be available in 256GB and a new 512GB option. The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max will start at 128GB, but also have 256GB, 512GB, and for the very first time, 1TB of storage.

Price

The iPhone 13 mini starts at $699, while the iPhone 13 starts at $799. iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999, with iPhone 13 Pro Max starting at $1099.

Release date

Apple’s iPhone 13 event is taking place on September 14, so we can expect the phone to be released later that week for pre-order, arriving in stores the following week.

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