Apple announced its new line of phones during its virtual conference. In addition to the classic iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, the company offers two Pro models with premium features that you won’t find in the iPhone 13.
Of course, the Pro models are also more expensive. For reference, the iPhone 13 Mini starts at $ 699 and the iPhone 13 starts at $ 799. As for the Pro models, the iPhone 13 Pro starts at $ 999 and the iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at $ 1,099. The iPhone 13 Pro has a 6.1 inch display while the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 6.7 inch display.
“Our Pro line pushes the boundaries with our most advanced technologies for users who want the best iPhone,” said Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.
Here’s what you’ll get if you decide to buy the iPhone 13 Pro instead of the iPhone 13. The design is slightly different, as the Pro models have shiny stainless steel bands around the phone case. There are also three stainless steel rings around the three camera sensors. The back of the device is made of matt glass.
There are three different camera sensors on the back of the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max instead of two. In addition to the ultra-wide and wide camera, you get a 3x camera. It also appears that the wide and ultra wide cameras are not identical in the Pro models compared to the regular models.
Last year, only the iPhone 12 Pro Max featured sensor-shift optical image stabilization. This time, the entire iPhone 13 range benefits from optical image stabilization by moving the sensor. Basically, the standard iPhone 13 gets a lot of advanced camera features that were limited to the Pro models.
In particular, there is a new kinematic mode with rack focus. You can follow a subject and lock the focus on that subject in real time. Cinema mode films in Dolby Vision HDR. Later this year, you will be able to shoot ProRes videos with the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max.
So here is what you get in the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Max:
- A 77mm telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom.
- An ultra-wide camera with ƒ / 1.8 aperture and “up to 92% improvement in low-light performance,” according to Apple.
- A wide camera with an aperture of ƒ / 1.5 and “up to a 2.2x improvement in low-light performance,” according to Apple.
For the first time, you can use Night mode with all three cameras. This way, you don’t have to remember which camera will give you the best result.
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max come with a Pro Motion display with a P3 color gamut. Like the high-end iPad models, these iPhone models have adaptive framerate. If you need it, your iPhone screen can run at 120Hz. If you watch movie, iPhone can use lower frame rate to save battery.
As the iPhone 13 Max is the largest smartphone in the range, you get more battery life. Apple promises a battery that lasts 2.5 hours longer for the iPhone 13 Pro Max compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Like the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini, the Pro models come with Apple’s A15 Bionic chip. It’s a 5mm design with 15 billion transistors. There are two high performance cores and four energy efficient cores. You should get roughly the same performance across the lineup, but there’s a new 5-core GPU in the Pro lineup.
Pre-orders begin Friday and will be available September 24. There are four models, with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of storage.