At yesterday’s ‘California Streaming’ event, Apple announced the brand new iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max.
The new 13 Pro and Pro Max models are similar to the previous models, with the same sized screens and design. They stick to the iPhone 12’s square edged designs, with textured back glass and stainless steel frames. They are slightly thicker than the previous models. They will come in a range of colors – Sierra Blue, Silver, Gold, and graphite.
The 13 pro models both feature a new camera unit with bigger and better sensors on all lenses. The new wide angle lens has the biggest sensor ever on an iPhone. The new lenses all let in more light to allow for better low-light photography. Like the 13 models, the 13 Pro models also have now got the Cinematic Mode for video, a feature that allows your camera to change focus in a video, blurring out the background or foreground. The result creates some movie like videography. The pro models also now have the ability to take macro photos, with a 2cm focus.
The battery life on these models has improved quite dramatically since the last models, with the Pro gaining 1.5 hours more than the previous model and the Pro Max gaining 2.5 hours over the previous model. Again, no charging brick is included in the iPhone box this year because of Apple’s environmental reasons.
Both new phones have new ProMotion displays with refresh rates that range from 10Hz to 120Hz depending on the content shown on the screen. The screens are still both 6.1” and 6.7”. They are both brighter outside than last year’s phones. The notch on the 13 Pro’s has shrunk due to a redesign of the Face ID’s TrueDepth sensors.
The new iPhone 13 Pro is going to start at £949 or $999, and the 13 Pro Max will start at £1,049 or $1,099, with pre-orders starting on the 17th of September and availability starting on the 24th.