Apple announced four new iPhones on Tuesday evening, as expected. It concerns the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini and the more expensive iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
All devices will receive an improved Super Retina XDR OLED display and an extra hard protective layer to protect the glass, called Ceramic Shield. With all new iPhones you can film in Dolby Vision and all models again support 5G and are completely waterproof. The screen should also be easier to read in bright light.
The new A15 Bionic chip should provide better performance, without sacrificing battery life. The iPhone 13 would even last 2.5 hours longer than its predecessor, while the Mini lasts 1.5 longer. According to Apple, the CPU is 50% faster than any other phone, making the new phones suitable for playing games, among other things.
The iPhone 13 will have a 6.1-inch screen, just like the iPhone 11 and 12. The notch at the top of the screen has been reduced by 20% on all models. The iPhone 13 Mini will have a 5.4-inch screen.
The iPhone 13 Mini has a price tag of 809 euros in the United States, while the standard iPhone 13 is a hundred euros more expensive. Both devices have a dual camera, but unlike the iPhone 12, the lenses are placed diagonally. Adjustments have also been made to the wide and ultra-wide camera, allowing you to take better photos in low-light situations.
New is the Cinematic video function, with which you can adjust the depth of field effect of a video.
In terms of storage, you can choose from 128 GB and 256 GB and 512 GB for the iPhone Mini and iPhone 13. So it is no longer possible to choose 64 GB of storage.
The smartphones will be available in red, pink, white, blue and black colours.
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
Apple also announced a Pro and Pro Max version of the iPhone 13. Like last year’s models, these phones have a 6.1- and 6.7-inch display respectively, but with a 120Hz screen. With last year’s model this was still half. Furthermore, the three lenses on the devices have been improved. This would make it possible for the first time to take macro photos from very close by.
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max get up to 1 terabyte of storage for the first time. This is significantly more than the maximum storage of 512 GB in the models that appeared last year. The battery life for the Pro versions has also been improved by 1.5 to 2.5 hours compared to the predecessors.
The iPhone 13 Pro has a price tag of at least 1,159 euros and the Pro Max of 1,259 euros. Both devices are available in the colors blue, gold, graphite and silver.
All iPhones can be pre-ordered from next Friday. The phone will be in stores on September 24.
Apple also announced a new iPad and Apple Watch on Tuesday evening.