If you suffer from triskaidekaphobia, you will probably want to avoid these new iPhones. But Apple is not superstitious: say hello to the iPhone 13 – there are four of them.
The wrong Apple number doesn’t represent a giant leap in the iPhone 12 range. In fact, the iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, which Apple announced at a virtual event from its campus in Cupertino, California, are perfecting every aspect of their predecessors. OLED displays are smoother, batteries last longer, and internal memory is larger. So it’s very similar to last year’s iPhone, just nicer.
Despite concerns about rising prices due to problems with the global supply chain, the lineup fortunately has the same price as last year, starting at $ 699 for the Mini and up to $ 1099 for the Pro Max. Planning an upgrade? Thinking of switching from Android? Whatever your deal, we’re breaking that new.
The displays on these iPhones are where you will see many of the biggest improvements. Each of the four still has the same corresponding screen size: the Mini has 5.4 inches, the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro – 6.1 inches, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max – 6.7 inches.
They are all to do have slightly narrower notches, a cutout in the center of the center screen that houses the front camera and sensors that allow biometric Face ID authentication technology. It’s 20 percent smaller, so ideally you’ll be able to regain some space for status bar icons. The screens themselves are as bright as ever.
But a hot new display feature? The screen refresh rate is 120 Hz. Unfortunately, it is only available on Pro models.
Traditional smartphones and tablets have screens of 60 Hz, which means that when interacting with it, the screen is updated 60 times per second. In 2017, Apple debuted ProMotion on the iPad Pro, and since then it has been a feature on Pro tablets. These shales increase the refresh rate to 120, so you see 120 frames per second. By doubling the number of frames, simple actions such as scrolling Twitter or playing fast-paced video games look and feel smoother.
Updating the screen twice as often constantly recharges the battery, so the frequency of the update automatically varies depending on what is happening on the screen, and definitely on your interactions. Just sitting on a static home screen? The refresh rate will remain very low to save energy. Doomscrolling on Instagram? It will amplify and match the speed of your finger as it moves across the glass, up to 120 Hz for the smoothest experience possible.
Apple has also put a larger battery inside so as not to turn off the lights, although this also includes the iPhone 13 and Mini. The 12 Mini suffers from poor battery life, but Apple says it will now run an hour and a half longer than the iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max serve 2 and a half hours longer than their respective predecessors.
In terms of hardware, all of these iPhones use Apple’s ceramic shield to protect the display and are IP68 water and dust resistant. As usual, the Pro line uses stainless steel, which is stronger than aluminum in the iPhone 13 and Mini.
The consistency of the camera
Apple always makes one tiny visual change so you can see for yourself each around you it is known that you have the latest iPhone. In the base iPhone 13 and Mini, this ID corresponds to a camera system that rejects lenses positioned vertically in favor of a diagonal design. (Another visual indicator is the new colors: they come in pink, midnight blue, starlight champagne and red. The Pro models are available in graphite, gold, silver and lilac blue.)