The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini were introduced with the same design as before, the A15 chip, better camera and bigger batteries.
A few moments ago, Apple introduced the new generation of its popular smartphones in four models: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Last year, the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 were very popular. So it’s no surprise that Apple is devoting much of todays event to introducing their next generation iPhones.
Smaller notch, new camera arrangement & new colors
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini are structurally and visually similar to the previous generation; As before, they use a matte aluminum frame with a flat surface and a flat glass body. On the other hand, Apple have responded positively to their users’ years of follow-up, reducing the screen cut by 20 percent. On the other hand, their dual cameras have been placed diagonally on the back panel instead of vertically. The new iPhones will be available in five colors: pink, red, blue, midnight and starlight.
As in the past, Apple’s new smartphones use OLED displays called Super Retina XDR. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini’s 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch displays achieve up to 800 nits of brightness outdoors and 1,200 nits when displaying HDR content with a 28% improvement. Unfortunately, contrary to previous expectations, the display of the iPhone 13 and 13 mini, like their predecessors, will be 60Hz.
Apple says that by changing the interior design of the new iPhones, it has also upgraded their battery capacity. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini will have 2.5 and 1.5 hours more charge compared to the previous generation. Apple will upgrade the base models of the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini to 128, 256 and 512 GB this year.
A15 bionic; 50% CPU and 30% GPU faster than competitors
The new iPhones are powered by a 5nm A15 Bionic chip. The A15 uses six cores, including two high-power cores and four low-power cores, as the CPU, and according to Apple, provides up to 50% faster processing speed compared to competitors. Unlike the 5-core model used in the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, the graphics chip has 4 cores and offers up to 30% faster processing speed compared to competitors. Apple says the A15 16-core neural processing engine can perform 15.8 trillion operations per second and has a total chip of 15 billion transistors inside.
One of the main differences between the iPhone 13 and 13 mini and the previous generation, apart from the change in layout, goes back to the camera modules themselves. The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini seem to use the same large sensor used in the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The main camera uses a 12-megapixel sensor with 1.7 micrometer pixels and can absorb up to 47% more light. The sensor is located in front of a 7-piece lens with an aperture of f / 1.6, and according to Apple, it shows up to 50% better performance in capturing images in the dark. The main camera shake system is mounted on the sensor instead of on the lens.
The iPhone 13 and 13 mini ultrawide camera uses a 12-megapixel sensor with f / 2.4 lens and a 120-degree wide viewing angle. Apple says the new ultrawide camera offers up to 92% better performance in night photography than the previous generation. Unfortunately, there is no telephoto camera on regular iPhone 13 models. Apple unveiled a new video mode called Cinematic Mode at California streaming, which uses artificial intelligence to give iPhone videos a more cinematic effect with features such as auto-focus. Unlike the past, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini this year also have 4K HDR video recording capability with a refresh rate of 60 frames per second.
Like previous models, Apple will sell the iPhone 13 and 13 mini with base prices of $ 699 and $ 799.