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Everything You Need to Know about Apple’s iPhone 13

by Denise Timmis | Sep 15, 2021

Everything You Need to Know about Apple’s iPhone 13

One of the year’s most anticipated launches and now something of a tech calendar staple, the boffins at Apple have finally shared their latest iPhone with the world. The iPhone 13 is set to follow the company’s ever-successful formula, throwing in a raft of new features and upgrades sure to tempt millions of IOS fanatics around the globe.

Interested? Read on for everything you need to know about the new iPhone 13.

What to expect from the Apple iPhone 13

First and foremost, Apple is again spoiling us for choice with four different device options. And just as we saw with the 12, these come in the form of a standard edition iPhone 13, a Mini, a Pro, and a Pro Max version.

There’s nothing new to learn here. The standard edition is the backbone of the range, sporting a 6.1-inch display size. The iPhone 13 Mini bundles all the same features into a smaller 5.4-inch package, while the two Pro editions boast elevated specs – the difference being a larger 6.7-inch screen on the Max.

iPhone 13 design

Let’s start on the outside, where there’s no dramatic departure from the super slick design of the iPhone 12. Flat-edges and ceramic shield glass on both sides are in order once again, though the Pro models see the addition of some attractive stainless steel bands at the edges. Apple tell us they’ve reduced the notch at the top of the screen by 20%, so you should notice a touch more space too.

iPhone 13 colours

The line-up of colours for the iPhone 13 is all-new, including Blue, Midnight, Starlight, Product Red and Pink. Meanwhile, Graphite, Gold and Silver return on the Pro and Pro Max, alongside the freshly included Sierra Blue – which certainly stands out.

Displays

Both the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini are blessed with a Super Retina XDR display that uses Apple’s custom OLED technology. The 60Hz refresh rate might be the same as their predecessors, but the result is impressive nevertheless.

Meanwhile, the Pro editions see a substantial upgrade. Their Super Retina XDR displays boast a 1000-nit peak brightness outdoors, while their refresh rate jumps to a previously-unseen 120Hz. This should make things like on-screen animation and scrolling feel super smooth and more responsive than ever.

 

Cameras

It’s in their image-capturing abilities that recent iPhone models have made their boldest leaps forward, and the 13 continues the trend.

There’s the ever-reliable 12-megapixel selfie camera on each phone’s front. On the back of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini, the double lenses are arranged diagonally for the first time and each feature new sensors, with Apple claiming you’ll get better photos than ever.

Over to the Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, you once again get three lenses that boast some seriously impressive stats. At 12-megapixels each, Apple claims the 13 Pro’s primary camera is 2.2x better in low light than the 12 Pro’s, while that figure is 1.5x for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. In addition, the ultra-wide lenses introduce macro photography to the iPhone for the first time, and you’ll see a 92% improvement on their predecessors here when used in low light.

There are also new software features. For example, the Pro and Pro Max are equipped to record in the ProRes video format. Meanwhile, all four phones include a clever new Photographic Styles image editor and Cinematic mode for altering videos.

Performance

All four entrants in the 13 series host Apple’s powerful A15 Bionic chipset, but it’s the 16-core Neural Engine that’s the new addition. It’s said to be capable of up to 15.8 trillion operations every single second.

You can also say goodbye to 64GB storage, with even the standard edition and mini models kicking things off with 128GB. Your other two options are 256GB or 512GB. The same applies to the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, aside from introducing a seriously impressive 1TB edition that should prove virtually impossible to use up.

Battery life

It may not be glamorous, but battery life makes all the difference. The team at Apple know this well, and that’s why all four handsets in the iPhone 13 range will improve on their predecessors in this area.

The shortest battery life comes on the Mini, where you’ll get an impressive 17 hours of video playback. That’s an improvement of 90 minutes on the iPhone 12. This climbs to 19 hours for the standard edition, and jumps up again to 22 hours with the iPhone 13 Pro. While at a whopping 28 hours of video playback, the 13 Pro Max has the longest-lasting battery life of any iPhone ever.

When is the iPhone 13 released?

All sound too good to wait for? Well, thankfully, you won’t need to wait long at all. All four handsets in the range can be pre-ordered from Friday 17th September, with the official Apple iPhone 13 release date a week later on Friday 24th September.

What will the iPhone 13 cost?

What’s the damage, you ask? Naturally, that’ll depend on which edition of the model and storage size you choose. But the good news is that the iPhone 13 price at launch is a touch lower than when the iPhone 12 came to market.

The cheapest option is the 128GB iPhone 13 Mini at £679, increasing to £979 if you’re looking for 512GB storage space. Meanwhile, the standard edition iPhone 13 ranges from £779 to £1,079, with all the same storage options on offer.

You do more for the Pro and Pro Max, however. The former starts at £949, topping off at £1,449 for the brand new 1TB storage version. Those figures increase slightly to £1,049 and £1,549 respectively for the larger iPhone 13 Pro Max.

How to get the iPhone 13 with Envirofone

Unfortunately – given its brand new – you won’t find refurbished iPhone 13 handsets on our online store for a little while yet.

But if you’ve got your heart set on Apple’s latest release, why not free up some funds by trading in your older model? Selling a phone through Envirofone couldn’t be easier. Just pop your iPhone 8, 10, 11 or 12 in one of our free postal bags, and we’ll inspect its condition and value it once it arrives. We’ll get the cash over to you as soon as we can, so you can look forward to getting your hands on a brand-new iPhone 13.

Head on over to our selling page for more information.

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