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iPhone 13: prices, dates and everything you need to know

In the wake of Apple’s “California Streaming” event, here are some details about the iPhone 13, available in four versions.

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini

The iPhone 13 has the same flat-edge design as the iPhone 12 line. But the notch where Apple’s Face ID facial recognition technology sits is now 20% smaller on the iPhone 13. There are also five new colors: pink. , blue, midnight, starlight and red. The displays on the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 are also brighter and more energy efficient.

The iPhone 13 is equipped with the A15 Bionic processor. It is a chip recorded at 5 nm, with 15 billion transistors. This should translate into better performance. Naturally, Apple touts its latest processor as the fastest of all smartphone generations. It’s something the company likes to show off with every new smartphone launch. The increase in performance should make any AI and ML features faster than it already is on the iPhone 12, which if I’m honest I didn’t find it terribly slow when testing the iOS 15 beta.

The iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13 have dual rear cameras. A 12-megapixel wide camera will be the main lens you take photos with, and it now features the same image stabilization hardware as last year’s iPhone 12 Pro Max. The other lens, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, also promises better photos.

As for video capabilities, the rumors were true. IPhone 13 features cinematic mode, which adjusts the amount of blur applied to a foreground and background subject. In a demo, Apple showed how it works: you start recording and the smartphone takes care of everything. For example, when a subject looks away from the camera, the background is automatically focused. If you want, you can touch a subject on the screen to change the focus.

Battery life is something Apple hasn’t really talked about in recent years, other than saying that the iPhone’s battery should last a full day. Owners of an iPhone 13 should expect a 2.5 hour battery improvement compared to the iPhone 12.

Apple offers ready-to-use MagSafe accessories for the iPhone 13, including a MagSafe wallet that supports Find My Network in the event of a loss.

How much do the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini cost and what are the storage capacities?

Pricing is based on the amount of storage you need. Here’s how it breaks down:

The prices of the iPhone 13 Mini

  • iPhone 13 Mini: 128 Go> 809 euros
  • iPhone 13 Mini: 256 Go> 929 euros
  • iPhone 13 Mini: 521 Go> 1159 euros

IPhone 13 prices

  • iPhone 13: 128 Go> 909 euros
  • iPhone 13: 256 Go> 1029 euros
  • iPhone 13: 521 Go> 1259 euros

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

Now that we know what the two basic iPhone 13 models can do, it’s time to learn more about the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. A smartphone that Tim Cook calls the most “Pro” iPhone of all time. The Face ID notch is 20% smaller, just like on the standard iPhone 13. It comes in four colors: Graphite, Gold, Silver, and Sierra Blue.

The 13 Pro line uses the same A15 Bionic as the standard 13 line, so we’ll see all the performance gains on the Pro models as Apple announced for the base iPhone 13 models.

But where the new A15 Bionic shows its power is with the new screen of the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, a ProMotion screen. The refresh rate can dynamically increase from 10 to 120 Hz.

The new camera system once again features three cameras on the back of each Pro model. There is a 77mm telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. The ultra-wide camera now enables macro photography, a first for an iPhone model. This is a feature that Android smartphones had dedicated cameras for in the past. You can take photos within 2 cm of a subject. All three cameras have a night mode for low-light scenarios, another first.

A new “Photo Styles” feature allows you to set and adapt your personal camera handling preferences, ensuring you get the shot you want based on your shooting style and preferences, even before you take the photo. It will be available on all iPhone 13 models, not just Pro models.

Of course, the iPhone 13 Pro, like the Pro Max, will have the same Cinematic mode for capturing videos. And don’t worry about choosing which area you want the video to focus on before recording. You can go back and edit a video after the fact.

ProRes video is also available on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max at 4K / 30fps. This functionality is in addition to recording in Dolby Vision.

In terms of battery life, it’s 1.5 hours longer than the 12 Pro. The 13 Pro Max offers 2.5 hours longer than the 12 Pro Max.

How much do the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max cost and what are the storage capacities?

Pricing is based on the amount of storage you need. Here’s how it breaks down:

The prices of the iPhone 13 Pro

  • iPhone 13 Pro: 128 Go> 1159 euros
  • iPhone 13 Pro: 256 Go> 1279 euros
  • iPhone 13 Pro: 521 Go> 1509 euros
  • iPhone 13 Pro: 1 to> 1739 euros

The prices of the iPhone 13 Pro Max

  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: 128 Go> 1259 euros
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: 256 Go> 1,379 euros
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: 521 Go> 1609 euros
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: 1 to> 1839 euros

Pre-orders for all iPhone 13 models will launch on Friday, September 17. Orders will arrive from Friday, September 24.

What are the colors of the iPhone 13?

As usual, Apple offers several different colors for the iPhone 13. The colors vary depending on whether you buy a standard iPhone 13 or an iPhone 13 Pro model. Here’s how it goes:

  • iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13: Pink, blue, midnight, starlight and (product) RED
  • iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max: Sierra blue, silver, gold, graphite

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