Apple announced its new phone lineup at its virtual conference. In addition to the regular iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, the company offers two Pro models with some premium features that you won’t find in the regular iPhone 13.
Of course, the Pro models are also more expensive. For comparison, the iPhone 13 Mini starts at $ 699 and the iPhone 13 starts at $ 799. On 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 of products pushes the boundaries with our most advanced technologies for users who want the very best iPhone,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
Here’s what you get if you decide to buy the iPhone 13 Pro instead of the iPhone 13. The design is a little 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.
Instead of two, there are three different camera sensors on the back of the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. In addition to the ultra-wide-angle and wide-angle cameras, you get a triple camera. It seems like the wide and ultra-wide cameras on the Pro models are not the same as the regular models either.
Last year only the iPhone 12 Pro Max had optical sensor shift image stabilization. This time, the entire iPhone 13 series receives optical image stabilization with sensor shifting. Basically, the normal iPhone 13 gets many of the advanced camera features that were limited to Pro models.
In particular, there is a new cinematic mode with rack focus. You can track a subject and lock the focus on that subject in real time. Cinematic mode records in Dolby Vision HDR. Later this year, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max will be ready to shoot ProRes video.
Here’s what you get in the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Max:
- A 77 mm telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom.
- An ultra-wide-angle camera with an aperture of f / 1.8 and “up to 92% improvement in low-light performance,” according to Apple.
- A wide-angle camera with an f / 1.5 aperture and “up to 2.2 times improvement in low-light performance,” according to Apple.
For the first time, you can use night mode with all three cameras. That way, you don’t have to remember which camera will give you the best result.
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max comes with a Pro Motion display with P3 color space. Like the high-end iPad models, these iPhone models have an adaptive frame rate. When you need it, your iPhone display can run at 120 Hz. When you’re watching a movie, the iPhone can use a lower frame rate to save battery life.
Because the iPhone 13 Max is the largest smartphone in the range, you get more battery life. Apple promises a 2.5 hour longer battery for the iPhone 13 Pro Max compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Like the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini, the Pro models are also equipped 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 the same performance across the lineup.
Pre-orders start on Friday and will be available on September 24th. There are four different models with 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB of storage.