Apple’s new high-end iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are both high-end flagship devices.
Introducing the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, which were released on September 14, 2021, are Apple’s newest high-end pro-level flagship iPhones and will be marketed alongside the more cheap iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are suitable for individuals looking for the most features and the greatest cameras on an iPhone.
The Apple iPhone 13 Professional replaces the iPhone 12 Master, while the iPhone 13 Master Max replaces the iPhone 12 Professional. Both new iPhone 13 Pro variants are essentially identical to the iPhone 12 Pro models in terms of design, with flat sides, a stainless steel frame, a textured matte glass back, and a little increase in thickness.
Like the iPad Pro versions, the two new models feature OLED Super Retina XDR Displays that offer ProMotion technology with adjustable refresh rates ranging from 10Hz to 120Hz. Outdoors, the displays are up to 25% brighter.
The iPhone 13 Pro has a resolution of 2532×1170 with 460 pixels per inch, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a resolution of 2778×1284 with 458 pixels per inch. Both iPhones have a maximum brightness of 1200 nits for HDR, plus True Tone for customizing the colour temperature of the display to ambient light, Wide Color for rich, vibrant colours, and Haptic Touch for input.
Besides having a 6-core CPU and a GPU, it has a Neural Engine with 16 cores and a 5-core GPU that outperforms every other smartphone processor in terms of graphics performance by 50%. The 5 core GPU also comes with a Neural Engine.
Apple’s latest iPhones utilize an improved A15 Bionic chip. This chip features two performance cores and four efficiency cores, as well as a 5-core GPU, one more core than the iPhone 13 models. There’s also a Neural Engine with 16 cores. The 5-core GPU outperforms any other smartphone processor by 50% in terms of graphics performance.
A triple-lens rear camera featuring an f/2.8 Telephoto lens, an f/1.5 Wide lens, and an f/1.8 Ultra Wide lens has been improved. There are two different lenses: a Wide lens with a 2.2x larger aperture and the largest iPhone sensor yet; and an Ultra-Wide lens with a 92 per cent larger aperture for enhanced low-light performance. The inclusion of the ultra-Wide lens gives the 77mm Telephoto
lens a 6x optical zoom range and 15x digital zoom capability, compared with
2.5x on the 12 Pro Max Additionally, the iPhone 13 and 13 mini do not come with
a LiDAR scanner This year, both Pro models have the same configuration of
cameras, with no differences between Pro and Pro Max models.
Including the normal Portrait Mode, Time-Lapse, Night Mode and other photography features, the iPhone 13 Pro models have Cinematic Mode, which employs rack focus to fluidly change focus from one subject to another, elegantly blurring the backdrop and generating movie-quality depth effects. Several different depths of field and blur effects can be controlled in iPhone’s Camera app’s Cinematic mode, which also records in Dolby HDR 4K video at up to 60 frames per second.
Intelligent HDR 4 identifies up to four persons in a shot and adjusts contrast, lighting, and skin tones for each of them, while Deep Fusion, a carryover from the iPhone 12, activates in mid to low-light scenarios to bring out texture and detail.
Photographic Styles are a more advanced type of filter that may be applied individually to an image, muting colours or increasing clarity without affecting skin tones. For personalization and refinement, there are settings for Warm, Cool, Vibrant, Rich Contrast, as well as Tone and Warm.
Macro photography and videography for close-up macro images with focus at 2cm, Night Mode support for the Telephoto lens, Night Mode portraiture that needs the LiDAR Scanner, and ProRes video recording that allows users to record ProRes video in 4Kat up to 30 frames per second are among the Pro-only photographic features exclusive to the triple-lens camera system. Later this year, the ProRes video will be available.
Face ID facial recognition technology works with the 12-megapixel front-facing camera on Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, which supports Smart HDR 4, Deep Fusion, Night Mode, Cinematic Mode, Night Mode Selfies, and more.
5G connection is included for higher-quality video streaming, higher-definition FaceTime conversations, and enhanced gaming, although the incredibly fast mmWave speeds are once again confined to large cities in the United States. There is the possibility of getting slower 5G speeds in more rural parts of the United States and other countries, and there is a need for other 5G bands to expand 5G connectivity.
Apple’s new iPhone 13 models let you use 2 eSIMs and do not require a physical SIM card, although the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max both include a U1 Ultra Wideband processor for spatial awareness when 5G is not available. When 5G isn’t available, Gigabit LTE is enabled, and to conserve battery life when 5G is available, Smart Data Mode reverts to an LTE connection. The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max have WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
Battery life has been markedly improved due to the larger batteries and more efficient A15 processor The iPhone 13 Pro has up to 5 hours more battery life than iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max has up to 2 hours more battery life than the iPhone 12 Pro Max Storage capacity ranges from 128GB to 1TB on the top end There’s a three-axis gyro, an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, an ambient light sensor, and a barometer.
In addition to its built-in magnets, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max is compatible with MagSafe accessories and can be charged up to 15W with Apple’s MagSafe charger. The iPhones also offer rapid charging, which delivers a 50% charge in 30 minutes. The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max do not include a charger or EarPods, nor do they come with a Lightning to USB-C data cable.
The iPhone 13 Pro has mostly impressed reviewers, and it has earned primarily excellent feedback. Positives include longer battery life, a lower front notch, and a 120Hz ProMotion display, as well as an enhanced camera system with Macro photography and a new Cinematic mode. On the negative side, some critics believe it is more of an incremental update because there are no substantial design changes or feature enhancements.
According to Dieter Bohn of The Verge, Apple performed an “Excellent job,” he says of Apple’s adopting a ProMotion display on iPhone 13 Pro models, noting that “when I scroll the iPhone 13 Pro, the text stays visible instead of fading into a blur.” The movement of objects on the screen is more fluid.”
According to Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal, all four iPhone 13 models last at least an hour longer than the identical iPhone 12 models, with significant increases throughout the board.
Some reviewers, like CNET’s Patrick Holland, were particularly impressed with the new Cinematic mode, which is available on all four iPhone 13 models, calling it “dramatic and surprising”, although it requires “a significant amount of light to work well.”
See our review roundup or collection of unboxing videos for additional insights on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Pricing and Availability
The iPhone 13 Pro is priced at $999, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max is priced at $1099. Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 Pro versions began on September 17, 2021, with the first units shipping on September 24, 2021. Apple’s webshop, Apple retail locations, carriers, and third-party retail stores all sell the iPhone 13 Pro versions.
With the release of the iPhone 12, Apple abandoned the rounded corners that had been used on iPhones since the iPhone 6, choosing instead a flat-sided design with squared-off edges, an appearance that harkens back to the iPhone 4 and 5 and matches the iPad Pro.
Apple uses the same flat design for the entire iPhone 13 series, and the iPhone 13 models look similar to the iPhone 12 models they replace. Because it is a design that Apple has previously employed, the flat-edged design seems both futuristic and familiar.
A swath of glass and textured glass covers the front and back of the iPhone 13 and Pro Max, sandwiching a frame made of gleaming, surgical-grade stainless steel Apple blends the titanium frame with the colour of the back glass to provide a unified aesthetic. The TrueDepth camera, speaker, and microphone remain in the notch on the front, but it is smaller this year, allowing more of the display to be seen.
Antenna bands may be seen on the phone’s top and sides, as well as the normal power and volume buttons on the right and left. A 5G mmWave antenna is located beneath the power button, and it is only available on versions sold in the United States that support mmWave.
The iPhone 13 Pro variants have bottom-mounted speaker holes and microphones, as well as a Lightning connection for charging. The SIM card slot is on the device’s left side.
The iPhone 13 Pro variants include a square camera bump on the rear, as well as a triple-lens camera arrangement. The camera bumps on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are bigger than those on the iPhone 12 Pro models, and the size difference is most visible on the iPhone 13 Pro.
The iPhone 13 Pro comes in Graphite, Gold, Silver, Sierra Blue, and Alpine Green colours. Sierra Blue is a lighter blue hue that replaces Pacific Blue from last year, whereas Alpine Green is a new colour that debuted in March 2022.
The iPhone 13 Pro versions, like the iPhone 12 Pro models, are available in 6.1 and 6.7-inch sizes, with the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max being Apple’s biggest iPhone. The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are bigger and heavier than the iPhone 12 Pro variants.
The iPhone 13 Pro is 5.78 inches in height (146.7mm), 2.82 inches wide (71.5mm), and 0.30 inches thick (7.65mm), while the iPhone 13 Pro Max is 6.33 inches tall (160.8mm), 3.07 inches wide (78.1mm), and 0.30 inches thick (7.65mm) (7.65mm).
The iPhone 13 Pro weighs 7.19 ounces (204 grammes), whereas the iPhone 13 Pro Max weighs 8.46 ounces (240 grams).
The IP68 water resistance grade is seen in the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. The devices, like the iPhone 12 Pro versions, can endure a depth of up to six metres (19.7 feet) for up to 30 minutes.
The 6 in the IP68 designation relates to dust resistance (meaning the iPhone 13 Pro can withstand dirt, dust, and other particles), while the 8 refers to water resistance. The maximum degree of dust resistance e available is IP6x. The iPhone 13 Pro’s IP68 water-resistant rating allows it to withstand splashes, rain, and accidental water contact, however purposeful water exposure should be avoided if possible.
According to Apple, water and dust resistance are not permanent qualities and might diminish over time as a consequence of natural wear. Because Apple’s warranty does not cover liquid damage, it’s advisable to exercise caution when it comes to liquid exposure.
All versions of the iPhone 13 have the same Super Retina XDR OLED display, which is flexible and extends directly into the chassis of the device.
There is a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio for darker blacks and brighter whites, as well as a peak brightness of up to 1200 nits for HDR photographs, videos, TV shows, and movies. Typical peak brightness for the Pro versions is 1000 nits and 800 nits for the base iPhone 13 models.
The 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro has a resolution of 2532 x 1170 and a pixel density of 460, while the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max has a resolution of 2778 x 1284 and a pixel density of 458.
Wide colour support provides vibrant, true-to-life colours, and True Tone adapts the display’s white balance to the ambient illumination for a paper-like viewing experience that’s easy on the eyes.
A fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating is also included, along with support for Haptic Touch, which provides touch inputs while interacting with the screen.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max boasts the greatest smartphone display, according to DisplayMate, with a rating of A+ owing to ProMotion technology, HDR, max brightness, colour accuracy, contrast ratio, and other features.
The notch that contains the TrueDepth camera system has been reduced by Apple, and it is now 20% narrower than the notch used in previous iPhone models. Comparisons between the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 revealed that despite being narrower, the new notch is slightly taller than the previous notch.
Although has lowered the width of the notch to provide more screen space, iOS does not appear to be making use of the extra space. On the larger iPhone 13 Pro Max, there’s plenty of room to show the battery percentage on the right side of the notch, but it’s not a built-in display feature.
Apple first used ProMotion technology on the iPhone 13 Pro models, thanks to the low-power display backlight. ProMotion, which debuted with the iPad Pro in 2018, has variable refresh rates ranging from 10Hz to 120Hz.
The refresh rate of the display varies depending on what is displayed. So, if you’re reading a static page, the iPhone will utilise a lower refresh rate; however, if you’re playing a game, viewing a movie, or scrolling through ma material, you’ll notice greater 120Hz refresh rates, which create a smoother and more responsive experience.
ProMotion technology may even accelerate and decelerate to match the speed of screen scrolling.
Ceramic Shield, Apple’s former screen protector material for the iPhone 13, continues to provide superior drop protection for the iPhone 13 models. Glass is infused with nano-ceramic crystals in the Ceramic Shield display cover. The ceramic crystals were modified to improve clarity while keeping durability, and the display was developed in collaboration with Corning.
Ceramic Shield, according to Apple, is harder than any smartphone glass, with a dualism on exchange mechanism that protects against scratches and normal wear.
Drop testing revealed no increase in durability for iPhone 13 models over iPhone 12 models, which is not surprising given that they share the same Ceramic Shield display and glass shell.
A15 Bionic Chip
The iPhone 13 variants all employ Apple’s new A15 processor, which delivers improved performance and efficiency over the A14 chip found in the iPhone 12. The A15 CPU in the iPhone 13 Pro models is billed by Apple as the “world’s fastest smartphone chip,” with two performance cores and four efficiency cores.
The A15 processor in the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max has a 5-core GPU, which is one more GPU core than the normal iPhone 13 models. Apple claims that the iPhone 13 Pro models provide up to 50% faster graphics performance than any other smartphone processor, which has been corroborated by Geekbench testing that compares the iPhone 13 Pro’s GPU against the iPhone 12 Pro’s GPU. In comparison, the iPhone 13 models have 15% quicker graphics performance.
When it comes to the CPU, all iPhone 13 models have the same capabilities and are around 10% quicker in single-core performance and approximately 18% faster in multi-core performance than the iPhone 12 models.
AnandTech testing shows that the A15 is 62 per cent quicker than rival smartphones and even faster than Apple’s predictions.
The 16-core Neural Engine can execute up to 15.8 trillion operations per second and is responsible for features such as Cinematic Mode and Smart HDR 4.
There is 6GB of RAM on iPhone 13 Pro models, but only 4GB on iPhone 13 versions, so In terms of RAM, neither the iPhone 12
nor the iPhone 12 Pro has changed between the two models, with 4GB and 6GB
iPhone 13 models come with 128GB of storage capacity, while the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max can be purchased with 1TB of storage.
TrueDepth Camera and Face ID
Face ID, a face recognition feature initially announced in 2017, is used for biometric authentication on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. In this version of the display notch, the TrueDepth camera system holds the components for Face ID Face ID is used for unlocking the iPhone, gaining access to passcode-protected apps, validating app purchases, and authenticating Apple Pay payments across the iOS system. It employments a combination of sensors and cameras. A Dot Projector casts over 30,000 invisible infrared dots onto the skin’s surface to generate a 3D facial scan that records the curves and planes of each face, which is read by an infrared camera.
Face ID can be utilized in moo light and obscurity, as well as with sleeveless shirts, caps, shades, whiskers, scarves and other face-obscuring embellishments. The A15 chip converts the face depth map into a mathematical model, which is used by the iPhone to validate identification.
Using Face ID With a Mask
Customers may use the “Open with Apple Observe” feature while wearing a face veil for more comfort. When wearing a mask, Unlock with Apple Watch allows iPhone users to utilise an unlocked and authenticated Apple Watch as an alternative authentication mechanism to unlock their smartphone It cannot be utilized to affirm Apple Pay or App Store trades or to log into apps that require Go up against ID sifting.
Apple introduced the option for Face ID to function with face masks in iOS 15.4, eliminating the requirement for an Apple Watch for authentication. Apple claims the function is capable of recognising the distinctive characteristics surrounding the eyes for verification On the off chance that you select this choice during setup, you may have to rescan your confront for Confront ID Face ID will at that point be able to open your iPhone indeed if you’re wearing a cover…
If you are wearing sunglasses, your Face ID does not work with a mask, and it only works when you look at your smartphone to unlock it. Apple recommends that you set Face ID exclusively to full-face recognition. Unlike the previous Apple Watch Face ID functionality, Face ID with a mask may validate Apple Pay payments and be used in place of a login and password in applications that support Face ID.
Front camera features
The TrueDepth camera system’s 12-megapixel f/2. 2, in addition to enabling facial recognition, is also a selfie / FaceTime front camera with many of the same features as the rear camera.
Many of the photographic capabilities available with the rear cameras are supported by the A15 chip in the iPhone 13 Pro models, including Night mode for selfies, Smart HDR 4, Dolby Vision HDR recording, and Deep Fusion, as well as ProRes and the new Cinematic Mode for capturing videos with the movie-like depth of field changes.
There’s a bolster for 4K video recording, QuickTake video, Slomo video, Representation mode, Representation lighting, and the unused Photo Styles highlight for a particular application of alters.
Triple-Lens Rear Cameras
iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max both feature three lenses: a 77mm six-element f/2. 8 Fax focal point, a 26mm seven-element f/1 Wide focal point, and a 13mm six-element f/1.8 Ultra Wide focal point.
Dual optical image stabilisation is supported by both the Wide and Telephoto lenses, while sensor-shift optical image stabilisation is supported by the Wide lens.
The Wide central point consolidates a more prominent gap that licenses in 2. 2x more light and the most noteworthy sensor ever found in an iPhone. The Ultra Wide central point highlights a speedier sensor, more broad opening and autofocus.
The new lens collects up to 92 per cent more light, which should result in significant quality improvement, and it also features lens correction to adjust for distortion produced by the ultra-wide field of vision.
In addition to the Ultra Wide Lens, the 77mm Telephoto lens has a 3x optical zoom range, up from 2.5x on the 12 Pro Max, and a 15x digital zoom range with the addition of the 77mm Telephoto lens.
There is additionally a Lidar scanner that the iPhone 13 and 13 scaled-down does not.
- Large scale Photography – The Ultra-Wide camera on the Master adaptations includes a centre remove of 2cm, making it reasonable for large scale photography. You’ll be able to take large scale photographs and recordings, counting moderate movement and quick movement.
- Smart HDR 4 Recognizes up to four people in a scene and changes lighting and skin tones separately for each individual so everyone looks their best.
- Photographic Styles Photo Styles are smart, customizable filters that can enhance or soften colours without altering skin tone. Styles are connected to a picture specifically, not at all like channels, which are connected to the whole picture. Photographic styles include Vibrant (which enhances colours), Rich Contrast (which creates darker shadows and deeper hues), Warm (which emphasises golden undertones), and Cool (accentuates blue undertones). Tone and warmth are adaptable for each arrangement, allowing you to realize the precise see you would like.
- Night mode Capture a grouping of photographs in seconds and combine them to empower photography in amazingly moo light conditions. Night mode on the Professional models works with Representation mode and all three focal points, much appreciated by the LiDAR scanner.
- Deep Fusion – Enhances texture and detail in images in medium to low lighting settings.
- Representation mode Centers on the captured subject while obscuring the foundation.
- Representation Lighting Change the lighting of images in Representation mode with effects such as Normal, Studio, Layout, Layout, Arrange Mono, and Mono HighKey.
- True Tone flash – The built-in flash is meant to match the artificial light and not throw off the white balance of the shot when utilised.
- Panorama – Captures panoramic images at a resolution of up to 63 megapixels.
- ProRAW Enables users to take professional-looking photos in ProRAW format.
- Burst Mode Capture a succession of photos at once, useful for high action shots.
The iPhone 13 Pro versions can capture 4K video at 24, 25, 30, and 60 frames per second, as well as HDR video at 4K up to 60 frames per second with Dolby Vision. There are additional options for 1080p and 720p video recording.
ProRes video is the standard used in films, commercials, and other professional applications, and Apple plans to add support for it later this year because ProRes has good colour fidelity and little compression, but file sizes are huge. The iPhone 13 Pro allows you to record up to 4K
video at 30 frames per second using proRes, but it requires at least 256GB of
storage. If you have a 128GB iPhone 13 Pro, you can only record in 1080p.
Using Rack Focus, the iPhone 13 models feature a new Cinematic Mode to fluidly transfer focus from one subject to another It keeps the subject in focus while blurring the background, and can adjust focus automatically when a new subject enters the scene Blur and focus can also be altered after the video is taken using the Photos app Cinematic mode is compatible with Dolby Vision HDR and can be used with the Wide, Telephoto, and TrueDepth cameras.
Other video capabilities include QuickTake video, audio zoom, Time-lapse, Night mode Time-lapse, continuous focusing mode, 9x digital zoom, and the ability to shoot 4K video while taking 8-megapixel images.
Apple has improved the battery life of the iPhone 13 series with the A15 processor and increased battery capacity.
The iPhone 13 Pro’s battery keeps going up to 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Pro’s battery, whereas the iPhone 13 Master Max’s battery keeps going up to 2.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Professional Max’s battery.
With iPhone 13 Pro, you can watch the video for up to 22 hours, stream for up to 20 hours, and listen to the audio for up to 75 hours. Using the iPhone 13 Pro Max, you can watch videos for up to 28 hours, watch streams for up to 25 hours, and listen to the audio for up to 95 hours.
The battery in the iPhone 13 Pro is 3,095 mAh, up from 2,815 mAh in the iPhone 12 Pro, while the battery in the iPhone 13 Pro Max is 4,352 mAh, up from 3,687 mAh in the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Using a Lightning to USB-C connector and a 20W power adapter, all iPhone 13 Pro versions feature rapid charging and can charge to 50% in 30 minutes.
When connected to a USB-C power adapter rated at 30W or more, the iPhone 13 Pro Max can charge at a quicker 27W rate. This allows the iPhone 13 Pro Max to charge somewhat faster than the iPhone 12 Pro Max, but the difference isn’t significant because the 27W is a peak charging speed rather than a consistent charging pace.
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 models, like the iPhone 12, enable 5G networks in addition to LTE networks. The devices’ 5G modems support both mmWave and Sub-6GHz 5G, the two forms of 5G, however, mmWave speeds remain confined to the United States.
mmWave 5G networks are the quickest, but since they are short-range and can be hidden by buildings, trees, and other obstructions, they are only used in big cities and urban regions, as well as venues such as concerts, airports, and other places where a large number of people congregate.
Across the United States and other nations, Sub-6GHz 5G is becoming more popular. Currently, Sub-6GHz 5G is faster than LTE, although it is still in its infancy and isn’t as fast as you might expect.5G connectivity allows for faster download and upload speeds, so you can easily download TV shows and movies. It also improves FaceTime call quality and increases bandwidth for streaming services, allowing you to view a better definition. FaceTime calls function in 1080p over 5G or Wi-Fi. 5G frees up bandwidth and eliminates congestion in locations where LTE speeds are poor due to the sheer quantity of users, allowing for quicker usage rates.
In the United States, the iPhone 13 Pro models support more than 20 5G bands.
Sub-6GHz: 5G NR (Bands n1, n2,n48,n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, , n3, n5, n7,n29, n30, n78, and n79) (Bands n258, n261, n260,)
In addition to 5G, iPhone 13 models enable Gigabit LTE with 4×4 MIMO, allowing you to connect to LTE networks when 5G networks are unavailable:
12, 13, 14, 17, 18, FDDLTE (bands 1, 2, 3, 19.4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66 and 71)
TDLTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
Data Saver Mode
Data Saver Mode is a function that switches the iPhone’s connection to LTE when 5G speeds are not required to save battery life. For example, when the iPhone is updating in the background, it utilises LTE since ultra-high speeds aren’t required, but when speed is critical, such as when downloading a show, the iPhone 13 models switch to 5G. There’s also an option to use 5G whenever it’s available instead of the automated data saver mode.
Dual SIM Support
Dual SIM capability enables the use of two phone numbers at the same time, thanks to the inclusion of a physical nano-SIM slot and an eSIM. This year, Apple’s iPhone 13 models tied to a carrier will not come with a physical SIM card, instead of relying on eSIM capabilities for activation There are many carriers worldwide that support eSIM, and Apple’s website includes a list of those carriers. The iPhone 13 models are the first to feature dual eSIM, which means they can use two sim cards at the same time, rather than one eSIM and one nano-SIM.
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and U1
The iPhone 13 models have an Apple-designed U1 chip that allows Ultra Widebandroom-scale technology for greater spatial awareness, allowing the iPhone 13 models to accurately find other Apple devices equipped with the U1 chip. Since the technology is designed for superior indoor positioning and location tracking, Apple likened ultra-wideband to “GPS” on a living room scale.
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max can precisely track adjacent AirTags thanks to the U1 chip. The iPhone 13 Pro versions are equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) as well. They also support directional AirDrop and interacting with the HomePod mini, which comes with a U1 chip as well.
The iPhone 13 Pro variants include a stereo speaker at the top, near the notch, and a second stereo speaker at the bottom, near the Lightning connection.
The iPhone 13 Pro versions feature a barometer, three-axis gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor.
GPS and NFC
Galileo, GPS, GLONASS, QZSS, and BeiDou location services are supported by the iPhone 13 versions. NFC with reader mode is available, along with a background tag feature that allows iPhone models to search for NFC tags without opening an app first.
Other magnetic accessories, like cases, sleeves, snap-on wallets, and more, are compatible with the magnetic ring, and third-party firms can also create accessories for the MagSafe iPhones.
Apple advises that MagSafe Chargers can leave a circular impression on leather covers, and a similar impact has been observed with silicone cases. Credit cards, security badges, passports, and keyfobs, according to Apple, should not be put between the iPhone and the MagSafe charger.
The iPhone 13 Pro models, like other iPhones, can interfere with medical devices including pacemakers and defibrillators due to MagSafe technology. Apple advises keeping MagSafe iPhones and any MagSafe accessories away from implanted medical equipment.
iPhone 13 and 13 mini
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are available alongside this year’s more cheap flagship handsets, the iPhone 13 and 13 mini. The iPhone 13 and 13 mini have many of the same features as the iPhone 13 Pro models but lack the higher-end upgrades.
In comparison to the Pro versions, the iPhone 13 and 13 mini have an aluminium chassis rather than a stainless steel frame, no 120Hz ProMotion screens, and dual-lens camera systems with fewer features rather than triple-lens camera setups.
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Next year, Apple is expected to release its iPhone 14 models, and the already circulating speculation about the 2022 model includes the removal of the notch on the phone as well as the addition of a hole-punch front-facing camera and Face ID underneath the display. Additionally, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 may include a revolutionary design that would eliminate the camera hump, providing flush cameras for the first time in a long time. As we are preparing an iPhone 14 roundup, we will provide you with additional information about what you can expect to see in the upcoming iPhone 14.