iPhone 13 release date, features, price, and more…

iPhone 13 release date, specs, expected price, and rumors

iPhone 13 at a glance

  • iPhone 13 will release on September 24, with pre-orders starting from September 17, 2021.
  • 2021 iPhone boasts four models:
    • iPhone 13 mini
    • iPhone 13
    • iPhone 13 Pro
    • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • All iPhone 13 models boast a massive battery upgrade, camera innovations and 5G support.
  • iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are now available in a 1TB variant.

After months of wait and speculations, iPhone 13 series is finally revealed and set to release soon. And boy oh boy, was it a mixed bag or what? Some rumors like smaller notch, ProMotion 120HZ display, 1TB storage, pink color, bigger battery, etc., came to fruition.

While some hopes like always-on display and satellite communications were shattered. There were some surprises as well; let’s check out what made their way to the 2021 iPhones.

Apple iPhone 13 release date

You can get your hand on 2021 quite soon, as the pre-order starts from September 17, and the official iPhone 13 release date is set to be September 24, 2021.

And before we go further and discuss all four devices in detail, here’s a shot of iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13. Indeed a sight for sore eyes!

iPhone 13 release date 2021

iPhone 13 design

All four iPhone 13 series carry the same display size, flat-edged design, and Ceramic Shield glass as their 2020 predecessor. So, in terms of the basic form factor, nothing much has changed. However, visually, there is a massive change; we’ve finally got a smaller notch!

DetailsiPhone 13 miniiPhone 13iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 13 Pro
Display Size5.4″6.1″6.1″6.7″
Display TypeSuper Retina XDR displaySuper Retina XDR displaySuper Retina XDR with ProMotionSuper Retina XDR with ProMotion
Refresh Rate60Hz60HzUp to 120HzUp to 120Hz
Size 5.18″*2.53″*0.30″5.78″*2.82″*0.30″5.78″*2.82″*0.30″6.33″*3.07″*0.30″
Weight4.97 ounces
(141 gms)
6.14 ounces
(174 gms)
7.19 ounces
(204 gms)
8.46 ounces
(240 gms)
Water-resistance IP68 rating IP68 rating IP68 ratingRated IP68 

It’s all about that notch

Thanks to a redesigned TrueDepth camera system housed in 20 percent less space, the iPhone 13 series finally sports a smaller notch without compromising Face ID.

iPhone 13 finally gets a smaller notch

The camera bump redesign

Details iPhone 13 MiniiPhone 13iPhone 13 ProiPhone 13 Pro Max
Front Camera12MP, ƒ/2.212MP, ƒ/2.212MP, ƒ/2.212MP, ƒ/2.2
Rear Camera
Wide12MP, ƒ/1.612MP, ƒ/1.612MP, ƒ/1.5 12MP, ƒ/1.5
Ultra Wide 12MP, ƒ/2.4 12MP, ƒ/2.4 12MP, ƒ/1.8 12MP, ƒ/1.8
TelephotoNANA 12MP, ƒ/2.8 12MP, ƒ/2.8

As rumored, the camera bump in iPhone 13 series has some alterations. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini sport diagonally arranged lenses in the rear.

Moreover, iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max boast beautiful stainless steel rims around all three sapphire crystal lens, enhancing both looks and protection quotient of the device.

iPhone 13 Pro camera bump redesign

iPhone 13 Colors

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini

Both devices are available in five gorgeous aluminum colors, including Apple’s staple Product RED, starlight (white), midnight (black), blue, and the rumored pale pink.

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini colors

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

The Pro models are available in four mesmerizing shades, graphite, gold, silver, and sierra blue. Reportedly, the all-new sierra blue is crafted using layers of nanometer-scale metallic ceramics for a stunning and durable finish.

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

iPhone 13 battery life

Details iPhone 13 MiniiPhone 13iPhone 13 ProiPhone 13 Pro Max
Fast chargingUp to 50% in 30 minutesUp to 50% in 30 minutesUp to 50% in 30 minutesUp to 50% in 30 minutes
MagSafeup to 15Wup to 15Wup to 15Wup to 15W
Qi – Wireless Chargingup to 7.5 Wup to 7.5 Wup to 7.5 Wup to 7.5 W

While Apple doesn’t explain its reason, it claims a giant leap in battery life in all four variants. We suspect a bigger battery and better optimization with iOS 15 and A15 chip is to be credited.

  • iPhone 13 – Up to 2.5 hours more battery than iPhone 12.
  • iPhone 13 mini – Up to 1.5 hours more battery than iPhone 12 mini.
  • iPhone 13 Pro – Up to 1.5 more hours of battery than iPhone 13 Pro.
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max – Up to 2.5 more hours of battery than iPhone 12 Pro Max.

iPhone 13 Performance: A15 Bionic Chip

As per Apple, A15 is

  • The world’s fastest smartphone chip.
  • All-new 5‑core GPU lends 50% faster graphics performance than the competition.
A15 Bionic chip for iPhone 13

And it wears many hats from speed-boosting, camera-elevating, AR, and the most important of them all power-optimizing. Thanks to it, you can enjoy Cinematic mode, Photographic Styles, Live Text, and more.

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini: No compromise

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini boasts significant battery life improvements, impressively better Super Retina XDR OLED display, super-efficient A15 Bionic, remarkable dual-camera system, advance computational photography features, and more.

And even though both devices are the base models, it seems that Apple has left no stone unturned.

Most advanced dual‑camera system ever

It seems that placing the lenses at 45 degrees can do the trick! The iPhone 13 and 13 mini adopt a new diagonal architecture, making room for

  • The biggest wide camera sensor captures 47% more light.
  • Sensor-shift optical image stabilization to keep shots steady, a luxury previously limited to iPhone 12 Pro Max.
  • Faster ultra-wide camera sensor to capture more detail across the photo.
iPhone 13 camera sample

iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max: Oh. So. Pro.

With a highly responsive and adaptive display, fastest smartphone chip, better battery life, and dramatically more powerful camera system, iPhone 13 Pro models have certainly raised the bar.

120Hz refresh rate, finally

The Pro models proudly boast a 120Hz adaptive refresh display, i.e., it can refresh from 10 to 120 times per second. The idea is to preserve the battery while enhancing your touch experience.

So, it will automatically ramp up or down the refresh rate according to the speed of your finger, accelerated during gaming, and decelerated while surfing or reading.

  • Brighter than ever – Another benefit of the ProMotion technology is that it offers up to 25% brighter outdoors. So, you can see your content easily, even in the harshest of the Sun.
  • Gamer’s paradise – All I’ll say is, imagine the experience of harnessing the power of the A15 Bionic chip and adaptive 120Hz refresh rate.

The biggest camera system upgrade ever

Designed to change how you shoot, iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max marry next-level hardware with superintelligent software.

Macro photography – The new Ultra-Wide camera lens and powerful autofocus system enable sharp focus events at just 2cm. And you can not only photos but also capture macro video, even slow-motion and time-lapse.

iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max macro photography

Night mode now on every camera – Even the Telephoto lens has got it. Plus, the Ultra-Wide lens gets a wider aperture, faster sensor, and better autofocus; then there is the LiDar Scanner incorporated last year. Overall, it offers up to 2.2x improved low-light performance.

There’s more – 3x optical zoom on Telephoto and 6x optical zoom range across the system.

Mind-boggling computational photography features

Cinematic mode

Ever heard about rack focus? The art of shifting focus from one subject to another and guiding the audience’s attention as per your story. Now you can adopt that trick to shoot beautiful depth-of-field transitions, Slo-mo, Time-lapse, and macro video. I’ll let Apple explain it in the below video.

Remarkably, you can even adjust the depth effect after you shoot. Now, this is something even pro movie cameras would struggle with.

Photographic Styles

Everyone has a favorite filter that suits their style to the T. Photographic Styles takes this concept and expands it to help create a personal look for your photos. However, this one is more than just a preset or filter.

It intelligently and selectively applies adjustments to the right areas, keeping the skin tones intact. And you have to choose it one time, and all your photos subsequently will have a consistent style. All four iPhone 13 models house four Photographic Styles – Vibrant, Rich Contrast, Warm and Cool.

Smart HDR 4

The perfect group photo now exists! Your iPhone can recognize up to four different people in a scene and refine contrast, lighting, and skin tones for each person so that everybody looks their best

iPhone 13 Smart HDR

Don’t underestimate the front camera

The front camera literally takes the front seat for once in iPhone 13 series and supports almost all these computational photography features.

  • Cinematic mode
  • Photographic Styles
  • Dolby Vision HDR recording up to 4K at 60 fps
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • Portrait mode
  • Night mode selfies
  • Smart HDR 4
  • Deep Fusion
  • ProRes 4K at 30 fps (1080p at 30 fps for 128GB storage)

Who thought selfies could be so powerful!

ProRes: Only for Pro models

Record and edit broadcast-ready content entirely on your iPhone, all that to high color fidelity and low compression of ProRes.

iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are the first smartphones that enable end-to-end pro workflow. You can record in Dolby Vision or ProRes.

iPhone 13 Price

Details iPhone 13 MiniiPhone 13iPhone 13 ProiPhone 13 Pro Max
Memory128GB
256GB
512 TB
128GB
256GB
512 TB
128GB
256GB
512GB
1 TB
128GB
256GB
512GB
1 TB
Price Starts from $699Starts from $799Starts from $999Starts from $1099

Apple events are usually not complete without terms like ‘best ever,’ ‘fastest ever,’ ‘smartest ever.’ And this time around, it uses all those adjectives for the camera system in all four iPhone 13 variants.

Though it seems plausible on paper, we will only believe it once the devices are in our hands and thoroughly tested. If you are interested in knowing the result, stay tuned. In the meanwhile, share your views about iPhone 13 in the comments section below.

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