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The New iPhone 13 released!!

The New iPhone 13 released!!

The iPhone 13 series is official, and here’s what you need to know.

The iPhone 13 series are now official, having been unveiled at the September 14 Apple event. We’ve got everything you need to know about the new handsets, including the all-important pricing and release date info.

This year’s models are the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, and below you’ll find full details of each of them. Highlights include a new 120Hz display on the Pro and Pro Max models, up to 1TB of storage, and some impressive-sounding camera upgrades.

Read on to learn everything we know so far about the next generation of iPhones.

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  • Apple has also announced the New iPad (2021)
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iPhone 13 series: cut to the chase

  • What is it? Apple’s next big series of smartphones
  • When is it out? September 24, announced September 14
  • How much will it cost? Starts at $699 / £679 / AU$1,199 for cheapest model

iPhone 13 release date and price

The iPhone 13 series was confirmed on September 14 at the company’s big launch event, and you’ll be able to pre-order the handsets from Friday September 17.

September 24 is the iPhone 13 series release date, and unlike 2020’s iPhone 12 series you’ll be able to buy each of these handsets on the same day.

The iPhone 13 starts at $799 / £779 / AU$1,349, and the iPhone 13 mini starts at $699 / £679 / AU$1,199. That’s for a 128GB of storage, which in the US and Australia matches the price of the 64GB variant of the iPhone 12 last year. In the UK they’re actually slightly cheaper than the launch prices of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.

iPhone 13 mini 128GB$699£679AU$1,199
iPhone 13 mini 256GB$799$779AU$1,369
iPhone 13 mini 512GB$999£979AU$1,719
iPhone 13 128GB$799£779AU$1,349
iPhone 13 256GB$899$879AU$1,519
iPhone 13 512GB$1,099£1,079AU$1,869

The iPhone 13 Pro, meanwhile starts at $999 / £949 / AU$1,699, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at $1,099 / £1,049 / AU$1,849. Those prices are also for 128GB models, and they match what we saw last year with the iPhone 12 series, except in the UK where they’re £50 cheaper this year.

iPhone 13 Pro 128GB$999£949AU$1,699
iPhone 13 Pro 256GB$1,099$1,049AU$1,869
iPhone 13 Pro 512GB$1,299£1,249AU$2,219
iPhone 13 Pro 1TB$1,499£1,449AU$2,569
iPhone 13 Pro Max 128GB$1,099£1,049AU$1,849
iPhone 13 Pro Max 256GB$1,199£1,149AU$2,019
iPhone 13 Pro Max 512GB$1,399£1,349AU$2,369
iPhone 13 Pro Max 1TB$1,599£1,549AU$2,719

iPhone 13 design and display

The iPhone 13 features a flat-edge design, and has the Ceramic Shield glass we saw on the iPhone 12 series. It’s also IP68 dust and water resistant (to a depth of six meters for up to 30 minutes).

In terms of size, the four models have the same size screens as the iPhone 12 series. The iPhone 13 Mini has a 5.4-inch display, the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro have a 6.1-inch screen, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch display. Across the board all the new phones have brighter screens.

But the Pro models now get a higher refresh rate, which makes animations and scrolling look smoother and gaming more immersive. Android phones, whether they are expensive or not, commonly feature a high refresh rate screen. Up to now, the only Apple device to offer such a refresh rate was the iPad Pro, which uses an LCD screen instead of the OLED found on the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max.

The iPhone 13 gets an A15 chip and iOS 15

All models of the new iPhone 13 are powered by Apple’s new A15 Bionic chip and run iOS 15. All of the new phones continue to support 5G as well as Apple’s MagSafe charging and accessory system.

The iPhone 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max get longer telephoto cameras

The iPhone 13 Pro also has a new triple-camera system with better lenses and sensors. The telephoto lens comes with 3x optical zoom, which is 1.5x longer than the camera on the iPhone 12 Pro and 1.2x longer than the tele lens on the 12 Pro Max. Take a look below at the different telephoto lenses the Pro models of the iPhone 13 and 12 have.

The iPhone 13 brings new cameras and cinematic mode

The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini gets an updated camera system, which is apparent from the new diagonal orientation of the two rear cameras. In fact, Apple says the new orientation is a result of making more room for a new sensor-based stabilization system which previously was only found on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. (The cameras on the iPhone 12 were stacked vertically.) All four models get an improved 12-megapixel main camera and a better ultrawide lens and sensor. The new hardware along with the new A15 Bionic chip means a handful of improvements and new features, including being able to capture 47% more light.

There is a new cinematic mode to make your videos appear more filmlike. When using the mode, the camera can lock onto your subject to keep them in focus whether they are standing still or moving. The iPhone can even anticipate when your subject comes into the frame. Another neat effect is the ability to pull focus from one subject to another.

The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max will also gain the ability to capture ProRes videos, which optimizes videos and is especially useful for people who color grade or use editing software like Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro. ProRes video files take up more space than a regular h.264/h.265 video that, up to now, most iPhones have shot. ProRes support won’t be on the iPhone at launch but is expected to be added later this year.


PhoneOptical zoom35mm lens equivalent
iPhone 13 Pro Max3x77mm
iPhone 13 Pro3x77mm
iPhone 12 Pro Max2.5x65mm
iPhone 12 Pro2x52mm

To put things in perspective, this is an enormous improvement for the iPhone, but it still pales in comparison to the telephoto cameras on the Galaxy S21 Ultra and phones from Huawei.


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