iPhone 13 release date, pricing and specs

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The iPhone 13 has finally been released! And now, we have detailed information about the new phone ( Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when we post about the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 pro and the iPhone 13 pro max.)

By far, one of the best improvements made this generation has to be battery life. The iPhone 13 now has an extra 2.5 hrs of battery life, while the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 pro offer an additional 1.5 hrs and the iPhone 13 pro max an additional 2.5hrs.

What's new on the iPhone 13 design?

Dimensions 

146.7 x 71.5 x 7.7 mm

Weight 

174g 

SIM 

Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Biometric Support 

Face Unlock 

Audio 

Double stereo speakers

Since the iPhone 13 was released, it almost entirely resembles the previous generation’s iPhone 12’s design except for the camera placement.

Apple decided to go with a diagonal camera placement for this generation, and honestly, it is pretty good looking if you were to ask me.

The iPhone 13 also has an aluminum frame all around. Both the front and back of the phone are fitted with gorilla glass for better durability. 

Sadly there still isn’t any TOUCH ID present in the iPhone 13, which is a huge bummer considering that it is a feature that will make iPhones more convenient for consumers.

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Display

Display Size

6.10 inches

Panel

Super-Retina XDR OLED

Refresh rate

60Hz

Resolution

1170 x 2532 

Brightness

800nits – 1200 nits (peak)

Screen to body ratio

86.0%

The iPhone 13 comes with a Super-Retina XDR OLED display. The panel also supports Dolby vision and has a typical brightness of about 800 nits and a peak brightness of around 1200 nits.

Sadly, the iPhone 13’s screen is only limited to a 60Hz refresh rate.

Suppose you were opting for a faster experience when scrolling through your phone. In that case, you should consider getting the iPhone 13 Pro or Pro max since their screens support variable 120Hz refresh rates, which essentially make the experience while using the phone snappier and more responsive.

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iPhone 13 performance

Chipset

Apple A15 Bionic chip

GPU

Apple GPU (4 Core Graphics)

CPU

Hexa-core (2×3.22 GHz + 4xX.X GHz)

RAM

4GB

Storage

128GB, 256GB, 512GB (Non-expandable)

OS

iOS 15

The new phone packs a punch. The iPhone 13 is confirmed to have Apple’s A15 Bionic 5nm chip, which boasts outstanding performance without much impact on the phone’s battery life.

The four core Apple GPU in the iPhone 13 also delivers excellent results, although it only comes with 4GB of RAM.

When it comes to storage, the iPhone 13 comes with multiple configuration options. You can choose between 128GB. 256GB or 512GB. All of these are more than enough, although it would have been nice if Apple included an SD card slot for expandable storage, which would be quite convenient.

For more detailed information on the iPhone 13’s internal specs click here.

Camera/ Video

Main12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide)

Pro-Video

Pro-Raw and Pro-Res supported.

LED

Dual-LED dual-tone flash

Video

[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR 

Selfie

12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)

Selfie video

[email protected]/25/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120fps, gyro-EIS

This time Apple brought their A-game since the iPhone 13 has some impressive new features on its camera, but the most fascinating one by far has to be the new Cinematic mode.

Essentially, the iPhone 13 can hold focus on a subject in motion, and you also have an option for some nice background blur and pleasing bokeh. You can also tap to focus and can change focus in post. Apple also claims that they have improved the night mode shots by 92%, but that’s something we’ll have to test out to confirm.

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The iPhone 13 can record footage up to 4k 60fps and 1080p 240fps.
The camera also has support for Dolby Vision HDR, and you now have an option to record in Pro-Res, which means that the footage has much more detail than stock footage taken out of a smartphone camera. This will make it easier for video editing and will result in better overall video quality.

Please note that Pro-Res videos will eat up a lot of space on your internal storage, so if you plan to record in Pro-Res, be sure to grab the 512GB version of the iPhone 13.

iPhone 13 price and release date

All four iPhone 13 versions will officially release on September 24th 2021, but pre-orders will begin on September 17th in the U.S. and U.K. 

The pricing for the base versions of each phone are listed below:

  • iPhone 13 mini: $699
  • iPhone 13: $799
  • iPhone 13 Pro: $999
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: $1099

Conclusion

Is it worth it to upgrade to the new iPhone 13? Well, that depends on a few factors.

If you already have an iPhone 12 pro or Pro Max, you don’t really need to. The new phone will be a significant upgrade if you need better battery life or if you are going to make use of the new camera and all the new features like Pro-Res and cinematic mode.

All in all, I think the iPhone 13 is a welcome upgrade in the iPhone line up though it’s just some minor changes. If you want a whole new experience, go for the pro or pro max as they offer more features but rest assured that the base iPhone 13 is still a great choice, especially if you are a casual consumer and on a budget.

What are your thoughts on the new iPhone 13’s? Leave your comments down below.

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