Apple has announced its iPhone 13 with a handful of updates both in the design and on the inside in its yearly inaugurated event on Tuesday.
The base models of the new iPhone 13 have been built-in with the technology of the previous iPhone 12 Pro models while taking the Pro-models of the iPhone 13 to a next level.
The entry-level iPhone 13 will come in the 6.1-inch “regular” model and the smaller 5.4-inch iPhone 13 Mini like the iPhone 12. The screen will be an OLED panel but will be brighter than last year’s, while the sides are still aluminum sandwiched between two slabs of glass.
The major updates in the iPhone design are smaller notches, the Face ID notch is 20 percent smaller, and a new diagonal arrangement for the camera lens on the non-Pro models.
On the inside, the major system remained the all-new A15 Bionic chipset, a 5nm chip, and still a 6-core CPU (with an additional two new high-performance and four new high-efficiency cores), which is powering the new lineup, along with a faster GPU for the Pro duo.
Apple has claimed that it is the “fastest CPU in a smartphone”, 50 percent faster than the best competitor out there, and that the graphics are 30 percent faster too.
The company claimed that iPhone 13 got a bigger and better battery due to which the performance had been enhanced. Apple added that the life of the iPhone 13 Mini battery would last 1.5 hours more than iPhone 12 mini and the larger iPhone would be enhanced by 2.5 hours more battery life as compared to the previous model.
The camera has also been upgraded to the same level as the highest model last year. The sensor for the wide camera is 47 percent bigger than last year, allowing it to capture pictures in dark.
There is also a new cinematic mode to make your videos appear more theatrical and cinematic. The new camera can even anticipate when your subject comes into the frame. Another interesting effect is the ability to pull focus from one subject to another.
Storage options for this year’s models have been increased, with Apple offering 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB configurations for the two models.
The company has also promised improved 5G performance compared to the iPhone 12, with more band support for better international 5G experiences. The company promises the iPhone will support 200 carriers in over 60 countries and regions by the end of the year.
Preorders for the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini will start from September 17th, ahead of a September 24th release date.
The price range for the new iPhone lineup starts at $829 for the iPhone 13 and $729 for the smaller iPhone 13 Mini, although Apple is once again offering a $30 discount for phones purchased through carriers.