With the superfast high smooth refresh rate 120Hz Super Retina XDR display, and the most powerful chipset on a Smartphone, the qA15 Bionic processor, Apple officially introduces the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max with support for 5G modem.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available to order on Friday, shipping on September 24th. Where the iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max at $1,099. It is available in Graphite, Gold, Silver, and Sierra Blue in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and all-new 1TB storage options.
The iPhone 13 and 13 mini variants arrive with the standard 60Hz refresh rate, as available in other iPhones before now, but the iPhone 13 Pros changes that, similar to the top-end premium smartphones, and that’s probably the reason Apple is asking users to go for the Pros.
While offered in the same screen size as its predecessor – 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch, both packs 460ppi Super Retina XDR displays with support for dynamic 10Hz and 120Hz ProMotion high refresh rates that can go as bright as 1,000 nits, this is 25% higher max outdoor brightness.
Apple has greatly reduced the notches for TrueDepth to a minimal size of about 20% that allows for more space in the iOS status bar. The display panel sports a ProMotion – first for an iPhone – that allows the iPhone 13 Pros to go as low as 10Hz and as high as 120Hz.
iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max Camera
Back to the rear panel that hosts all-three new cameras system setup, a 12-megapixels wide-angle camera, and thanks to its bigger f/1.5 sensor, and 1.9µm pixel size, it can shoot better low-light photography with up to 2.2x more light. There is the sensor‑shift optical image stabilization, 7P lens, and TrueTone flash.
The wide-angle sensor also offers HDR video recording with Dolby Vision at 4K 60 fps, and Slo‑mo 1080p at 240fps. Next up is the 12-megapixels 120° Ultra-wide camera, and thanks to the 6-element f/1.8 one with autofocus, it can go up to 92% more light with a 5P lens.
Apple also improved the autofocus feature on the ultrawide sensor, which doubles the autofocus lens as a macro camera. Lastly, there is the 12-megapixels telephoto camera with f/2.8 lens with 3x optical zoom for a total 6x optical zoom range.
All three cameras now have night mode. In addition to the camera, thanks to the software update, there is the new Photographic Styles feature, but the company noted that the support for ProRes will be available “in a future iOS 15 updates.”
For starters, ProRes video is Apple’s professional video codec that can record a higher quality video format of 4K at 30 fps, and to extend its simplicity, you can edit the ProRes videos right on the phone. The cinematic focus feature will also be coming for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max.
Note that ProRes features support 1080p at 30 fps for 128GB storage, and 4K 30 fps in other models. iPhone is the only smartphone in the world to provide an end-to-end workflow — capture, edit, and share in Dolby Vision or ProRes, said Apple.
Apple’s new A15 Bionic chip powers up the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, and as usual, Apple claimed that the CPU and GPU offer speed increase compared to the former generation. Unlike the Bionic 14 with 11.8 billion transistors, the Bionic 15 is made up of 15 billion transistors.
It is a 5nm chipset with a new 6-core CPU, 5-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine now delivers 15.8 TOPS, up from 11 TOPS on the A14. Both phones come with IP68 water resistance that can go 6 meters below for up to 30 minutes. These come with Ceramic Shield protection.
For the most part, iPhone 13 Pro storage ranges from 128GB up to 1TB, and this is the most storage Apple has ever offered on a phone. There is support for more 5G bands, allowing it to work in more places on 5G for greater coverage and performance.
As promised during the launch event, Apple said that by the end of 2021, support for 5G on iPhone will double around the globe, with over 200 carriers worldwide in 60 countries and regions.
Another additional increase is the battery life, where the iPhone 13 Pro can last up to 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max 2.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Pro Max on a single charge.