iPhone 13: A15 Bionic chip, 20% smaller notch, new colors, more
Apple has unveiled the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, featuring improved photos and videos in low light, battery life upgrades, new colors, the latest A15 Bionic chip, and more.
Shown alongside the iPhone 13 Pro, Apple Watch Series 7, and redesigned iPad mini at Apple’s “California streaming” keynote, the iPhone 13 features the same design as the iPhone 12 it replaces, this time available in five new colors including Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED with a diagonal camera layout and a 20% smaller TrueDepth camera system.
Like the previous generation, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are available in 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch display sizes, featuring an IP68 rating for water resistance. Apple touts that the two new devices deliver “breakthrough camera innovations,” such as a new Wide camera, with 1.7 µm pixels, capable of gathering 47 percent more light for less noise and brighter results.
Sensor-shift OIS — a technology introduced in iPhone 12 Pro Max — has been brough to the iPhone 13. It stabilizes the sensor instead of the lens so shots are more steady, while the Ultra Wide camera with a new sensor captures images with more detail in the dark areas of photos and videos with less noise.
The A15 Bionic chip uses 5-nanometer technology and has nearly 15 billion transistors. The new devices feature a new 6-core CPU with two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores.
Apple touts that the new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro feature more 5G bands, allowing them to work in more places on 5G for greater coverage and performance. By the end of 2021, support for 5G on iPhone will double around the globe, with over 200 carriers worldwide in 60 countries and regions.
Customers will be able to pre-order the new devices on Friday, September 17, with availability beginning Friday, September 24. The iPhone 13 starts at $799 (US) and iPhone 13 mini for $699 (US). iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini will be available in a new entry-level capacity of 128GB for double the storage, as well as 256GB and 512GB capacities.