iPhone 13 officially announced: new iPhone has smaller notch

Finally, Apple has officially announced the iPhone 13 (mini). Of all the innovations, the release date up to the Dutch price: this is everything you need to know about the new iPhone.

Apple officially announces iPhone 13

The device was unveiled during the Apple event of the year. The announcement is not a big surprise. Thanks to rumors, we have known for months that the company was working on a new smartphone. The successor to the iPhone 12, which appeared at the end of 2020, has been improved on several fronts.

iPhone 13 at a glance:

  • New iPhone has 6.1-inch screen with smaller notch
  • Double diagonal camera (12 megapixels) on the back
  • Five colors: blue, starlight (silver), pink, midnight (black) and red
  • Better battery life and larger storage (128GB)
  • Hardware: Powerful A15 Bionic Chip
  • iPhone 13 mini is just as powerful, but smaller (5.4 inch screen)
  • Pre-order September 17, iPhone 13 release September 24
  • iPhone 13 price: 909 euros, 13 mini costs 809 euros

First to the design. On the outside, the new iPhone looks about the same. The iPhone 13 has an ‘angular’ design with a screen that lies flat on the housing. Of course, just like its predecessor, it is dust and waterproof, so you can also use it in a rain shower.

What’s new: the colors. The iPhone 13 comes in five different flavors, including pink. You will also find changes on the back. The iPhone 13, like the 12, has a dual camera on the back, but they are now diagonal (instead of vertical).

The notch has also become narrower. This screen notch, which is necessary for the selfie camera and Face ID facial recognition, is 20 percent narrower, according to Apple.

Hardware: hello A15 chip

Under the hood is a new processor. According to Apple, the A15 Bionic is about 50 percent more powerful than the A14, which is in the iPhone 12. Thanks to the new chip, the iPhone 13 is also more energy-efficient. According to Apple, the battery lasts 2.5 hours longer than the battery of the iPhone 12.

The graphics processor has also improved. That’s especially good news for gamers, because it makes games look better (and smoother). Apple has also expanded the storage capacity. The new iPhone starts at 128GB, instead of 64GB. For a fee you can expand to 256 and 512GB.

iPhone 13 (mini) camera

Apple has mainly tackled the camera of the iPhone 13 with software. Particularly striking is the Cinematic Mode. With this function it is (reasonably) easy to make cinema quality videos (Dolby Vision HDR10) with the camera of your iPhone.

Cinematic Mode, for example, keeps the subject of your video in view, without you having to do anything. The video function can even shift focus, for example when someone else is speaking on the screen.

Pre-order starts Friday

Are you going to get the new iPhone? Then get ready for next Friday. Then the iPhone 13 will go into pre-order. Whoever is quick can then buy a device.

The actual release will take place a week later, on September 24. Whether you can also buy the iPhone 13 remains to be seen. Normally, the delivery times add up very quickly.

909 euros: that’s how much the iPhone 13 costs. Its smaller brother is 100 euros cheaper and is therefore sold for 809 euros. You will then get the entry-level version with 128GB storage capacity.

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