Apple today released four new iPhones, just like last year’s iPhone 12 series. Although all new iPhone 13 models have brought new features, the new iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have brought the features Apple fans desire, a high refresh rate display.
The new iPhone 13 Pro model has a 120Hz ProMotion display that can be adjusted between 10Hz and 120Hz, but its screen size remains the same as last year’s model. So you have a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display on the iPhone 13 Pro, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch screen. Just like the iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13, the Pro model also has a slightly smaller notch. They are also protected by a ceramic shield, which Apple claims is stronger than any smartphone glass.
Apple’s A15 bionic chipset powers these two phones, it has brought upgrades in the CPU and GPU departments. Apple did not waste the opportunity to say that competitors are still catching up, even with older chipsets.
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have undergone major upgrades in the camera department. There is a new 12MP f/1.8 ultra-wide-angle camera with a 120° field of view, as we see on some Android phones, this sensor can also take macro photos (2 cm), but Apple did not stop there. It can also record macro videos, including slow motion and time-lapse modes. The sensor also captured 92% more light than before.
There is also a 12MP f/2.8 telephoto camera that can bring 3x optical zoom (6x optical zoom range of the entire system) and 15x digital zoom. The sensor also joins an ultra-wide-angle camera and a wide-angle camera, which can shoot in night mode. The 12MP f/1.5 wide-angle camera has the largest sensor, the light captured on the iPhone has been increased by 2.2 times, and the LiDAR scanner can be used when shooting in night mode.
Apple has added new video shooting features, such as movie mode, which can change the focus while recording a video. The user will be able to select, adjust the bokeh level, and even lock the object that the camera should focus on. However, there is also an automatic mode that shifts the focus when a person enters the frame or moves the camera away. This feature is available on the front TrueDepth camera and the rear wide-angle and telephoto cameras.
Another interesting feature is Photography Style, which applies your own favorite shooting style (hue and warm color) to your photos without changing the sky and skin tone. iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max still have lightning connectors like their siblings.
However, battery life is now better-2.5 hours longer for Pro Max and 1.5 hours longer for Pro. Wired charging is still capped at 20W, while MagSafe wireless charging is 15W. You can still use the Qi wireless charger, but the speed is slower because it has a charging power of up to 7.5W.
iPhone 13 Pro models will be available in Sierra Blue, Silver, Gold and Graphite colors. They will also be available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB versions. Here are their prices:
iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 13 Pro Max
128GB – $999 128GB – $1099
256GB – $1099 128GB – $1199
512GB – $1299 128GB – $1399
1TB – $1499 1TB – $1599
Gizmochina is reporting that the devices will be available for pre-order this Friday 17 September and will be available for purchase on September 24.