Apple has just announced the new iPhone 13 Series which includes the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini both touts 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch displays respectively with Ceramic Shield which Apple say is ‘tougher than any smartphone glass’.
Both feature an IP68 rating and a dual-camera system, and a redesigned TrueDepth camera system that is smaller than before and still features Face ID.
The new camera system includes a new Wide camera with 1.7 µm pixels that can gather 47% more light, resulting in less noise and brighter images.
The Wide camera now has sensor-shift OIS, which stabilises the sensor rather than the lens for more stable shots, and the custom-designed Ultra-Wide camera now has a new sensor that captures images with more detail in the dark portions of photos and videos with less noise.
The new iPhones’ Super Retina XDR OLED displays boast a 28% boost in maximum outdoor brightness of 800 nits and a greater peak brightness of 1200 nits for HDR content like images and videos, all while being more power-efficient.
On the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini, the A15 Bionic technology allows for longer battery life. The iPhone 13 has up to two and a half hours more battery life than the iPhone 12, while the iPhone 13 Mini has up to an hour and a half more battery life than the iPhone 12 Mini.
Cinematic mode on iPhone records videos of people, pets, and objects with a wonderful depth effect and automatic focus changes, so even if you’re not a skilled filmmaker, you can capture cinema-style moments.
In the Photos app and iMovie for iOS, and coming soon to iMovie for macOS and Final Cut Pro, users may change the focus during and after shooting, as well as tweak the intensity of bokeh.
Cinematic mode records in Dolby Vision HDR, thanks to A15 Bionic and powerful machine learning algorithms. HDR video recording with Dolby Vision is now available for 4K up to 60 frames per second on all cameras, from capture to editing and sharing.
Other features include the Apple A15 Bionic chip, 5G connectivity and iOS 15.
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
The new iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max also comes with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch OLED Super Retina XDR with ProMotion respectively with an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz.
Users will enjoy incredible resolution, colour, and contrast whether leisurely surfing through the web or watching HDR films on the brightest display ever on an iPhone, with up to 25% greater max outdoor brightness, at 1000 nits.
The rear triple camera setup comes with new sensors and lenses. The all-new Wide camera has 1.9 µm pixels and ƒ/1.5 aperture.
The Ultra-Wide camera features a wider ƒ/1.8 aperture and a new autofocus system, bringing a 92% improvement for low-light environments. The new Ultra-Wide camera also enables macro photography which wasn’t available on older iPhones.
The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max also have a new 77 mm Telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, giving the camera system a total of 6x optical zoom.
On all models, sensor-shift optical image stabilisation (OIS) is available, which stabilises the sensor rather than the lens, resulting in smooth visuals and steady video even when the user is not present.
The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max also come with Cinematic mode similar to the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini. The 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max also include ProRes, an innovative video codec that offers improved colour fidelity and less compression and is commonly utilised as the final delivery format for commercials, feature films, and broadcasts.
The new camera hardware, improved video encoders and decoders in A15 Bionic, and the flash storage pipeline enable this powerful new pro workflow.
The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max also come with a notch that is 20% smaller than their predecessor as well as a Ceramic Shield front cover. Other features include 5G connectivity, IP68 water resistance, A15 Bionic processor, iOS 15 and 5G.
The new iPhones feature 100% recycled rare earth elements in magnets like those used in MagSafe, 100% recycled tin in the main logic board solder, and, for the first time, 100% recycled tin in the solder of the battery management unit.
On the plating of the main logic board and the wiring in the front and rear cameras, both models use 100% recycled gold. The exterior plastic wrap has been removed from the redesigned package, saving 600 metric tonnes of plastic and pushing Apple closer to its goal of eliminating plastic from all packaging by 2025.
How much does the iPhone 13 Series cost?
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini will be available in pink, blue, midnight, starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED, with a new entry-level storage capacity of 128GB, as well as 256GB and 512GB.
Beginning Friday, October 8, both models will be available in Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Thailand, and almost ten other countries and regions.
The iPhone 13 costs RM3,899 and the iPhone 13 mini costs RM3,399 and can be purchased from Apple’s website, Apple Store app, Apple Authorized Resellers, and various carriers.
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available in graphite, gold, silver, and sierra blue, with storage capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and a brand-new 1TB.
Beginning Friday, October 8, both variants will be available in Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Thailand, and almost ten other countries and territories.
Apple’s website, Apple Store app, Apple Authorized Resellers, and several carriers sell the iPhone 13 Pro for RM4,899 and the iPhone 13 Pro Max for RM5,299, respectively. iOS 15 will be available as a free software upgrade on Tuesday, September 21.