Apple unveiled the next generation of its smartphones – the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini – during the annual product launch event on Tuesday.
“Our customers rely on iPhone every day, which is why we’ve made iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini more powerful, more capable, and more fun to use,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing.
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Let’s check out the features and specifications:
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini come with 6.1-inch (2532x1170p at 460 ppi) and 5.4-inch (2340x1080p at 476 ppi) screen sizes respectively featuring Ceramic Shield on the front to withstand wear and tear, and a durable flat-edge design, and an elegant aluminum frame.
They also feature the improved Super Retina XDR OLED displays, which deliver an incredible contrast ratio for true blacks and a 28 percent increase in max outdoor brightness at 800 nits, with higher peak brightness for HDR content like photos and videos at 1200 nits, all while being more power-efficient.
Major battery life improvements come to both iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, made possible by A15 Bionic chipset featuring a new 6-core CPU with two performance and four efficiency cores and a new 16-core Neural Engine.
Due to the A15 Bionic chip and larger batteries, iPhone 13 delivers incredible all-day battery life, offering up to two and a half more hours in a day than iPhone 12, iPhone 13 mini provides up to an hour and a half more in a day than iPhone 12 mini.
Both models also feature major innovations, including the most advanced dual-camera system ever on iPhone — with a new Wide camera with 1.7 µm pixels and sensor-shift optical image stabilization (OIS) offering improvements in low-light photos and videos, a new way to personalize the camera with Photographic Styles, and Cinematic mode, which brings a new dimension to video storytelling.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini also offer HDR video recording with Dolby Vision — from capture to editing and sharing — now supported for 4K up to 60 fps on all cameras.
Further, the dual-camera system and power of computational photography support Smart HDR 4, now with improved color, contrast, and lighting for each subject in a group photo, including in challenging conditions, making images more true to life, as well as improved Night mode.
In addition, the TrueDepth camera supports all the amazing new camera features, including Cinematic mode, Photographic Styles, Smart HDR 4, and more.
Both iPhone 13 models are splash, water, and dust-resistant, and have a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 6 meters up to 30 minutes). They also come with an advanced 5G experience.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini will come with iOS 15, which will launch as a free software update on September 20th. It will include updates to FaceTime, a Live Text feature that uses on-device intelligence to recognize text within images, and a Focus mode to manage your notifications.
Availability And Pricing:
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini will be available in pink, blue, midnight, starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED in a new entry-level capacity of 128GB for double the storage, as well as 256GB and 512GB capacities. The prices start at $699 for the iPhone 13 Mini and $799 for the iPhone 13.
Customers in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, the UK, the U.S., and more than 30 other countries and regions will be able to pre-order iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini beginning at 5 a.m. PDT on Friday, September 17, with availability beginning Friday, September 24.
Both models will be available in Turkey beginning Friday, October 1, and in Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Thailand, and nearly 10 other countries and regions beginning Friday, October 8.
For customers in the U.S., they can get ready for iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini pre-orders until 9 p.m. PDT on Thursday, September 16, by visiting apple.com/store or using the Apple Store app.