Apple Announces High-End iPhone 13 Pro And 13 Pro Max Featuring First-Ever 1TB Storage, Bigger Batteries, Pro Camera Features
In addition to the earlier announced iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini during its virtual conference on Tuesday, Apple unveiled iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, the most expensive and most feature-packed of the bunch.
The iPhone 13 is a 6.1-inch phone, while iPhone 13 Pro Max is a truly gigantic 6.7-inch phone, and both have grown slightly thicker compared to the previous generation.
Here are some special features about the new Pro iPhones:
The iPhone 13 Pro battery life lasts 1.5 hours longer than iPhone 12 Pro while iPhone 13 Pro Max can last up to 2.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Pro.
The new Pro iPhones come with virtually the same design as last year’s models: flat sides, flat screens, and mostly unchanged looks except for a slightly thicker body and if you look closer, you’d also notice that Face ID has shrunk in size, so it’s now 20% smaller.
The rest of the features regarding design are the typical toughened glass and a stainless steel frame, which does add a bit of extra weight compared to the aluminum-made non-Pro iPhones. The pair also feature IP68 water protection for added security.
Apple has also reserved the more jubilant colors for the non-Pro iPhones, while these two Pro models come in more subdued, “professional” colors – Sierra Blue, Silver, Graphite and Gold.
The iPhone 13 Pro has a 6.1-inch OLED screen while iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch OLED display as well as 120Hz ProMotion display with P3 color range.
Also, the biggest distinguishing characteristic between iPhone’s base models and its Pro models is that they have three rear-facing cameras, including a zoom lens, a wide lens, and an ultra-wide camera, which can focus on objects as close as 2 centimetres away.
- wide (main) camera: 1X, 26mm, f/1.5 aperture
- ultra-wide camera: 0.5X, 13mm, f/1.8 aperture
- zoom camera: 3X zoom (77mm), increase over the 2.5X on last year’s Pro Max.For the first time, you can use Night mode with all three cameras. This way, you don’t have to remember which camera will give you the best result.
All four models also come with a new Cinematic Mode, which can be described as something like portrait mode, but for videos. Cinematic Mode is available on all four new iPhones, and it allows you to selectively blur the background, leaving only the subject in sharp focus.
The iPhone 13 Pro has a display that Apple calls “Super Retina XDR with ProMotion” that has twice the refresh rate as previous iPhones. This means that scrolling on an iPhone would look smoother with less lag.
The star of all four iPhone 13 models is the Apple A15 Bionic processor inside them. This latest Apple-made chip features further improvements and extends Apple’s lead over the competition when it comes to processing speeds.
The A15 Bionic is built on 5nm technology and features over 15 billion transistors. It comes with a 6-core CPU, and a 5-core GPU, that is one extra GPU over the non-Pro models.
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max come with the regular 128GB storage, 256GB version, a 512GB version, and for the first time, a 1TB model for the most demanding users. As always with iPhones, there is no microSD card slot for memory expansion.
Of course, the Pro models are also more expensive. iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999 (N576,423) and the iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at $1,099 (N612,143). Pre-orders start on Friday and they will be available on September 24.