Apple iPhone 13

Apple iPhone 13 (A2633)
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512 GB

Pro and cons Apple iPhone 13

  • 128GB standard storage
  • Improved camera system
  • Longer battery life
  • 5 new colors
  • Little real difference from predecessor

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Apple iPhone 13 product details

The Apple iPhone 13 may bear an unlucky number, but it seems strong to us that this entry-level iPhone for 2021/2022 will not bring Apple bad luck. In other words; Apple will sell a lot of them. And with good reason as we're going to explain to you here.

Modest update

In the broader picture, this iPhone 13 can be called a very modest update. It looks pretty much the same as the year before, and if you compare the specs, you won't notice many differences either. This tempts consumers to also consider the iPhone 12, which has been significantly reduced in price with the release of this iPhone 13. That said; time to turn all our attention to this iPhone 13. Up front, we see a 6.1-inch display that Apple calls Super Retina XDR. While the maximum brightness remains at 1200 nits, the typical screen brightness does go up. By 28% to be exact at 800 nits. The notch at the top is slightly smaller though Apple doesn't use this extra screen space in the iOS 15 software.

Apple iPhone 13 pink overview

New camera system with Cinematic mode

We already wrote that comparing the specs with its predecessor doesn't reveal much difference. There is, but it needs some extra explanation. Starting with the camera system. The camera island is a bit smaller, due to the fact that the sensors are not placed underneath each other, but at an angle. New is the ultra wide-angle camera. It goes from 16 to 12MP but has much larger pixels for 47% better light absorption. The main camera, also 12MP, gets a new stabilization system. Instead of compensating movements with the lens, the entire sensor is now shifted. Sensor-shift OIS is called that and it results in sharper shots even in low light. Videos also look better thanks to the new Cinematic mode. Here you can shift the focus from face to face in a cinema-like manner.

Main Apple iPhone 13 specifications

  • 6.1" Super Retina XDR display with higher typical brightness and narrower notch
  • 12+12MP camera with ultra-wide-angle, Sensor-shift OIS and Cinematic mode
  • 12MP TrueDepth camera with night mode, Face ID and 4K video
  • Choice of 128, 256 and 512GB of non-expandable storage
  • Waterproof IP68 casing with Ceramic Shield at the front and recycled aluminum at the back
  • 5G high-speed mobile internet
  • 2.5 hours longer battery life with wireless charging

More spacious entry-level model

As usual, a new iPhone gets a new processor. In the case of the iPhone 13, it's the A15 Bionic. Again, that's a modest update by Apple standards. Apple claims it is 50% faster than what the competition has and has 30% faster graphics performance. iPhones were already not known for being slow so assume this iPhone 13 is not either. Gone by the way is the 64GB entry level model, storage memory now starts at a more generous 128GB and goes up to 512GB. Also bigger is the battery. It lasts up to two and a half hours longer than the iPhone 12. Charging speeds haven't changed; they remain at 20W wired and 15W wirelessly provided you use Apple's own MagSafe. Other Qi chargers don't get any further than a paltry 7.5W. As mentioned, not a whole lot of difference from the iPhone 12 so consider that one too if you need a new iPhone.


Apple iPhone 13 in the news

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Apple announces green version of iPhone 13 series

Phone news ·

Apple announced a green version of its entire iPhone 13 lineup during its 'Peek Performance' event. The version for the iPhone 13 and 13 mini is simply called 'green', for the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max it is called 'Alpine Green'.

The new green version of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini was already expected. Big surprise is that the color is also coming to the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. To make that one a little more exclusive, the green version is called "Alpine Green". As is now customary, there is just a new color; specifications remain unchanged.

Green Apple iPhone 13 lineup
Green iPhone 13 lineup

The new iPhone color is available for pre-order starting Friday, March 11 and should be available March 18. Prices are in line with other colors. In addition to green, the iPhone 13 and 13 mini are also available in the colors (PRODUCT)RED, Starlight, Midnight, Blue and Pink. For the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, you can choose between Sierra Blue, Graphite, Gold and Silver in addition to Alpine Green.

Not entirely new

Apple is familiar with the color green; the iPhone 11 and 12 also came out in that color. Although that version was much lighter. The new dark green version is very similar to the green in which Samsung also released the Galaxy S22 series in.


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Green Apple iPhone 13 ready to be announced

Rumors ·

Apple is reportedly planning to announce a green version of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. This should happen during its spring "Peek Performance" event in addition to the launch of the new iPhone SE 2022. At least that's how todays rumor goes.

The rumor of a green iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini comes from YouTuber Luke Miani who also created a render for the occasion. How nice!

Apple iPhone 13 Green
Green iPhone 13

Apple's spring event will be mainly focused on bringing new products. For example, new Macs with the Apple M2 processor are expected, as well as the new iPhone SE 2022. Announcing a new color for an existing iPhone may sound a bit questionable but Apple did it before.

Tried recipe

For example, in April of 2021, Apple announced a purple version of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini. Releasing a new color of an existing model is a good way to boost sales of somewhat old phones. Apple announced the iPhone 13 almost six months ago at the time of this writing. Apple's "Peek Performance" event will be broadcast live at 7 PM CET.


iPhone 13 Lineup

Apple unveils iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini

Phone news ·

During its annual September keynote, Apple presented the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. Both phones share many features but differ in size. New this year are the additional camera capabilities and longer battery life.

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are modest updates with subtle differences. Apple mainly focuses on a longer battery life and improved camera. The latter is mainly due to the new way of image stabilization.

Apple iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini in pink
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini in pink

By not moving the lens but the sensor instead, you can shoot sharper pictures, even in the dark. Sensor-shift OIS also works when shooting video. The now 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera with larger pixels offers 47% better light capture for better night shots. On the software side, iPhone 13 users now get an additional mode; Cinematic Mode. This mode thinks along with you to create cinema-like videos by automatically focusing on subjects and people. Or modify it afterwards.

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The new Cinematic Mode

Smaller notch

Both the Apple iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini offer a slightly narrower notch than their predecessor. In the software, Apple doesn't make use of this extra screen space (for now). On the back, the biggest difference is that the cameras are placed diagonally instead of underneath each other. On the inside, there are more differences.

Apple iPhone 13 Super Retina Display
The virtually unchanged screen on the iPhone 13 (mini)

For example, both phones feature the A15 Bionic processor. This 5 nanometer-based chipset features nearly 15 billion transistors and ensures apps launch quickly and iOS 15 runs smoothly. The Super Retina XDR screen remains unchanged and thus does not feature the high 120Hz refresh rate that the Pro models do.

More energy efficient

Thanks to the more energy efficient chip, and larger battery, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini manage to last longer. For example, the iPhone 13 gets two and a half hours more compared to the iPhone 12. The iPhone 13 mini gains an hour and a half compared to the iPhone 12 mini.

Apple A15 Bionic specs
Specifications on the A15 Bionic are scarce this year

Apple didn't give many details about the A15 Bionic. Usually we hear how much more powerful it is than its predecessor but those numbers are missing this year. Just assume that the A15 is faster than the A14 but not with the big steps that we saw in previous years.

Apple iPhone 13 mini colors lineup
The new colors

iPhone 13 (mini) pricing and availability

The iPhone 13 and 13 mini will be in stores starting Friday, October 8, in the colors Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight and (Product)RED. Gone is (finally) the 64GB entry-level model. Storage memory this year starts at 128GB, through 256GB to 512GB. Prices start at 909 EURO for the iPhone 13 and 809 EURO for the iPhone 13 mini.


Apple Keynote 2021

Apple event announced for September 14

iPhone 13 expected during "California steaming"

Industry news ·

Apple is holding an online event called "California streaming" on September 14. During this keynote, the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max are expected to be unveiled. We might also get to see the Apple Watch Series 7.

Apple traditionally announces its new generation of iPhones in September. The big exception was 2020 when Apple announced the new iPhones in October due to the Corona crisis. The event starts at 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 19:00 Central European Time.

Apple keynote September 14th

It's easy to guess what we'll be seeing on Tuesday, September 14. The iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have been appearing in the news for months. But a 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini is also expected, perhaps the latest iPhone mini.

120Hz ProMotion

If the rumors are true, the iPhone 13 generation will be the first iPhone with a screen refresh rate higher than 60Hz. iPhone screens have always looked a little more smoother than their Android counterparts but it's kind of embarrassing that Apple is only now moving to much smoother screens. The iPad had already made that step earlier. Other differences are likely to include sensor-shift image stabilization and an improved ultra-wide-angle camera on the Pro models.

Apple Watch Series 7

In addition to new iPhones, we may also get to see the Apple Watch Series 7. If the rumors are true, it will have a new design with a flat screen. For the first time, the sizes will also differ. Instead of 40 and 44mm, we will soon get 41 and 45mm. Whether Apple also comes with a "One More Thing" is still unknown. New AirPods are a good possibility.


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Does this phone case prove the name of the Apple iPhone 13?

Rumors ·

What will the successor to the iPhone 12 be called? Will Apple dare to call it iPhone 13 or will they skip the unlucky number 13? Is this silicone phone case proof of the final name?

If you know, please let us know, preferably in the comments. We expect an invitation for the iPhone unveiling somewhere in September. So it's not surprising that we're already seeing cases for the iPhone 13. According to the source, these are the official Apple cases. And on them is written quite large "iPhone 13".

So is this the ultimate proof about the final name of the next iPhone? Perhaps. But as long as the latest iPhone has not been officially announced, we dare not say for sure. If Apple indeed chooses iPhone 13 it doesn't believe critics who claim it scares off customers. In many cultures, 13 is considered an unlucky number. More than enough reason to avoid the number like the plague.

Supercycle

With the iPhone 12 Apple experienced a so-called Supercycle. Many people with old iPhone models switched to an iPhone 12; the first iPhone model with 5G support. Maybe that's why Apple is expecting slightly lower sales anyways. In that case, the '13' makes little difference anyway. The iPhone 13 is expected to come with a 120Hz display and improved cameras.


No Touch Id

Apple iPhone 13 won't have Touch ID despite rumors

Rumors ·

For some time it was rumored that the iPhone would return with Touch ID. In a revamped form, perhaps under the display. Apple even experimented with it via prototypes of the iPhone 13. But alas, the beloved fingerprint recognition is not coming back, according to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg.

Apple has more faith in Face ID than Touch ID, at least for iPhones. And that automatically means the notch will stick around for a while. It's going to be difficult to fit all the Face ID components under the screen. Something Apple is reportedly working on though. It is technically possible to place a selfie camera under the display, but the image quality is still not on par. For Face ID, even more components are needed and the challenge becomes even greater.

Unable to activate Touch ID
No Touch ID on iPhone 13

According to rumors, Apple made the notch of the iPhone 13 a little narrower but it is not completely gone. The notch has become synonymous with old-fashioned. The notch is an interim solution. From when phone screens had wide bars above and below to completely borderless. The location of the selfie camera seems seems to be the biggest problem. In the first generation of phones, the selfie camera was placed in a notch. Nowadays, the punch-hole is more common. Hidden under the screen is something we're starting to see more and more.

Other iPhone 13 Specifications

For the Apple iPhone 13, we're expecting a smooth ProMotion screen of at least 120Hz instead of the dated 60Hz now. Apple also seems to be using larger batteries though we don't expect longer battery life. The new generation iPhone 13 will probably have to make do with several improved cameras. Perhaps Apple finally adopts a periscope lens to zoom further than the maximum 2.5x of the iPhone 12 Pro Max without loss of quality.

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Samsung starts production of 120Hz display for Apple iPhone 13

Rumors ·

The next generation Apple iPhone will finally get a high refresh rate display. This 120Hz LTPO panel is reportedly made by Samsung, which has started mass production.

Apple hasn't really been very innovative on display technology after the introduction of Retina displays. For example, it embraced AMOLED back in 2017 when many other manufacturers long started using it. And also the latest trend, high refresh rates, is not yet standard in iPhone-mania. And this while the competition have been showcasing this for several years now. Apple preferred 5G to high refresh rates last year.

LTPO panel from OnePlus
OnePlus has been working with LTPO screens for some time now

But at the end of 2021 it will finally happen; an iPhone with a refresh rate higher than 60Hz. The panels seem are said to be made by Samsung and are of the LTPO type. They have the advantage that they work with a dynamic refresh rate of 120Hz all the way back to 1Hz. The latter is useful for static content like text and helps save battery. For scrolling through a list you want the highest possible refresh rate. Apple will undoubtedly give it a nice marketing twist during the keynote but the fact is that Galaxy S21+ and the OnePlus 9 Pro are already equipped with it.

LTPO only for more expensive models

Samsung Display makes the LTPO displays for the more expensive iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, the cheaper entry-level iPhone 13 has to make do with regular LTPS panels from LG. After all, there's something to choose money to be made. Our source The Elec notes that LG supplies panels for 2 different models so perhaps there will also be a iPhone 13 mini after all.

Interestingly, Apple has been working with LTPO screens for some time. The Apple Watch Series 5 from 2019 was already equipped with one. So why did it took so long for the iPhone to be equipped with it remains a mystery. As in previous years, Apple is expected to announce the new iPhone 13 sometime in the fall. Traditionally, that will be sometime in September. There is no reason to believe that Apple will bring that date forward.


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Apple patent points to iPhone 13 with fast 120Hz screen

Rumors ·

Apple has secured a patent for a variable refresh rate. It's about time; iPhones now only work at 'just' 60Hz. A higher refresh rate makes animations look much more smoother.

The biggest surprise during the announcement of the iPhone 12 wasn't 5G, it was the absence of a high refresh rate. So Apple has something to make up for and we may see that starting with the iPhone 13 (or whatever that device will be called).

Apple iPhone with Pro Motion 120Hz Display
An iPhone with 120Hz Pro Motion Display? Yes please!

Indeed, thanks to a surfaced patent, we know that Apple is working on a Pro Motion display with a variable refresh rate of 60 and 120Hz. The patent also leaves open the possibility that Apple will opt for an ever higher refresh rate of 240 Hz. The Samsung Galaxy S21 series also works with a variable refresh rate and the S21 Ultra can even scale down to 10 Hz to save battery.

Other iPhone 13 innovations

Rumors surfaced earlier that the next Apple iPhone 13 will get an Always On Display, stronger MagSafe magnets, and astrophotography. The notch remains but it will presumably be narrower.


Most important Apple iPhone 13 specifications

Dimensions 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.65 mm
Weight 173 grams
Item ID A2633
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Operating system
iOS 15
Display
Color display 6.1 inch, Super Retina XDR, notch
Hardware
Camera 12 MP, 12 MP, dual camera sensor
Processor Apple A15 Bionic, hexa core
Secondary camera 12 MP
Materials
Dust and waterproof
Telephony
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
5G
Build-in memory
Internal memory 4 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Power supply
Battery 3227 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Connections
Audio jack plug

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 Current product  
iOS1513
Color display6.1 inch, Super Retina XDR, notch6.1 inch, Liquid Retina, notch6.2 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display
Camera12 MP, 12 MP, dual camera sensor12 MP, 12 MP, dual camera sensor12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP
ProcessorApple A15 Bionic, hexa coreApple A13 BionicOcta core
Secondary camera12 MP12 MP10 MP
Dust and waterproof
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
5G
Internal memory4 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)12 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Battery3227 mAh3110 mAh4000 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

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