Somehow September In the meantime, that means the time of the new iPhone. Today, for the past year and a half, Apple has streamed a virtual launch event from its spaceship headquarters in Cupertino, California. (These remote functions may run for some time, as Apple has postponed plans to bring employees back to office until next year.)
In addition to the four new iPhone models, Apple has unveiled some more shiny gadgets – including a new Apple Watch and a new iPad mini – and updates on its growing service business and software running on many of its devices.
Here is what Apple has announced.
Hello, iPhone 13
There are four versions of the iPhone 13 to choose from. These range from the cheap Mini’s 5.4-inch screen to the glossy and featured 6.7-inch Pro Max. According to the design, the visual differences of the new model are minor. At least the infamous notch is small in adolescence.
Inside, each phone runs on Apple’s new A15 bionic chip. It allows for advanced features such as live text analysis, advanced map animation, and instant visual identification of plants and animals, all of which are processed on the device with the help of the cloud. Storage options have also increased. All new iPhones start with 128GB of storage, but for the first time, Pro phones can be expanded up to a maximum of 1 terabyte of space.
You can read our report to see the full capabilities of iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 Mini starts at $ 699, the regular iPhone starts at $ 799, the Pro at $ 999 and the Pro Max at $ 1,099. Pre-orders are open on Fridays, and all phones will be available September 24th.
Apple briefly touched on the privacy features of the new iPhone during today’s event, probably because it was keen to refrain from avoiding itself in the recent photo-scanning controversy.
Perhaps the most interesting update of the whole event was Apple’s new video feature for the iPhone known as Cinematic Mode. It is a kind of video portrait mode that automatically changes focus and blurs the background for a permanent bokeh effect. On the pro-model phone, you can adjust the depth of the film and focus even after filming. Apple also has the option to film in high quality ProRes format.
IPhone Pro models have received updates to their three lenses: Telephoto, Wide and UltraWide. The device has some new advanced options for color correction and photo enhancement that automatically adjusts images based on the color of the subjects and the color of the skin.
New iPad and iPad mini
The smallest iPad has received a major update. Apple has brought the aesthetics of the iPad mini in line with its recently redesigned tablet. It is thinner, with more soft rounded corners. The screen is now slightly larger, covering 8.3 inches. To accommodate this larger format, the Touch ID sensor has been moved to the outer edge. The home button is gone, and now there’s a USB-C port at the bottom. It really looks like a giant iPhone!