September 17, 2021

iPhone 13: Here’s Everything We Know So Far

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  • Tech giant Apple has recently launched iPhone 13, which consists of four different models once more, boasting camera and battery life improvements, display changes, and a better processor.

     

    The iPhone 13 models, namely the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max, offer several upgrades across each model such as the brand new A15 processor, longer battery life, and enhanced 5G network capabilities.

    Key Features

    The iPhone 13 variants retained their predecessors’ sleek design, with models still featuring flat sides, and aluminum bands for the standard model, and stainless steel bands for pro. The colors available for the standard ones are PRODUCT(RED), blue, pink, midnight, and starlight, while the more powerful iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max come in graphite, gold, silver, and sierra blue.

    Each model packs the powerful A15, a processor built on the 5nm process with a 5-core GPU in pro models, a faster Neural Engine, and state-of-the-science ISP. It provides sufficient efficiency improvements that battery life is more than an hour longer in each variant.

    They have a 12MP ultra-wide angle camera and support “Center Stage” (Center Frame). This is a feature that automatically recognizes people on the screen and adjusts the frame according to how they move, which can be used not only for FaceTime but also for other apps such as Zoom and TikTok.

    IMAGE from Apple

    Choose Your iPhone

    The iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch display, an aluminum frame, and a dual-camera setup. It is positioned as the best choice for most due to its balance between features, price, screen size, and battery life. The Super Retina XDR display is 28% brighter up to 800 nits for regular content and 1200 nits for HDR. Meanwhile, its ultrawide-angle camera has far improved low-light performance, capable of shooting night mode photos.

    The iPhone 13 mini sports a meagre 5.4-inch display, but is as powerful as the standard iPhone 13. The biggest differentiator is its battery life, with it having the smallest battery among the models. Due to the A15 Bionic’s efficiency gains, the battery life has increased by approximately one and a half hours.

    Apple’s newest flagship iPhone 13 Pro features stainless steel band, three-camera system, and 120Hz ProMotion display. For this model’s three-camera system, it has 12MP wide and ultra-wide cameras with improved low light performance, and a telephoto lens for 3X zoom capabilities. It also has LiDAR for AR scanning.

    The iPhone 13 mini starts at Php 44,990, the iPhone 13 starts at Php 50,990, the iPhone 13 Pro starts at Php 63,990, and iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at Php 70,990.

    Apple will start taking pre-orders today September 17 with the release slated for September 24. Details for the Philippine market will likely be shown on the Apple PH’s website at a later date.


    Thoughts:

    Though Apple has made a number of improvements, there wasn’t any major update. The video recording and photo shooting functions have vastly improved, so these are good for those who love shooting videos and taking pictures. However, we’ve expected something nice aside from the improvements mentioned above.

               
               
    Recent Comments

    I was expecting more in this version as before there were a few pictures of the screen on the back. However, when the iPhone 13 was officially launched, it was not much cookie clicker different from the iPhone 12 but had a much higher price.

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