After months of rumors, Apple has finally held the iPhone 13 presentation conference on Tuesday, September 14. If you haven’t had time to watch the event, here’s a quick and comprehensive recap of the new features introduced on the two entry-level models of this new generation of Apple smartphones.
The summary of the new features of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini
In terms of design, rumors about the reduced size of the notch have just been officially confirmed. For starters, Appel said that the iPhone 13 and 13 mini had a 20% smaller notch compared to previous models.
At the back, we also discover that the firm at apple has chosen to place the two sensors of these models diagonally. Four colorways have been announced: pink, blue, midnight (black), starlight (white), and the traditional (PRODUCT) RED (red).
The screen size remains the same: 5.4 inches for the mini and 6.1 for the standard model. However, we learn that the tiles are 28% brighter than the previous model.
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On the performance side, Apple introduced the A15 Bionic chip in the iPhone 13s. However, we do not know the performance gained compared to the previous generation. The company only explained that the CPU is up to 50% faster than the competition, the GPU up to 30% faster than the competition and that the neural engine chip can now perform 15.8 trillion operations per second.
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Now let’s move on to the photo part. Apple first announced a dual 12 MP sensor, a wide-angle capturing 47% more light, and a faster ultra-wide angle with a 120 ° field of view. The good news is that the wide-angle now benefits from optical image stabilization.
In terms of functionality, the most interesting is the arrival of Cinematic Mode. The latter allows, in particular, to take advantage of automatic autofocus on the subjects when capturing a video up to 4K 60 FPS. A simple click allows you to focus on such and such a person for example. Apple has also announced that night mode is coming to all cameras.
Finally, the autonomy has been improved on these two smartphones. Apple announces that the iPhone 13 mini benefits from an additional hour and a half of autonomy compared to the iPhone 12 mini, the standard model is entitled to two and a half hours more compared to the iPhone 12. Small information in passing on MagSafe, new magnetic cardholders are available. They benefit in particular from compatibility with the Locate functionality.
Prices and configurations
In terms of the configurations of these new iPhones, we learn of the disappearance of 64 GB models. We thus end up with three configurations for each iPhone.
Here are their prices :
- iPhone 13 mini:
- 128 GB: € 809
- 256 GB: € 929
- 512 GB: € 1,159
- iPhone 13:
- 128 GB: € 909
- 256 GB: € 1,029
- 512 GB: € 1,259
iPhone 13 launch date and pre-orders
The iPhone 13 and 13 mini are already available for pre-order. Regarding the date of marketing of these models, it will be necessary to wait a week. The new generation of Apple smartphones will be available in stores from September 24.