Apple is giving its iPhones a faster processor for Christmas, with four new phones from Mini to Pro Max all set to head into the key season for sales with smoother performance in a very familiar design.
The four iPhone 13 models, unveiled on Tuesday, maintain the sharp edges of their predecessors, while adding a number of incrementally better hardware improvements, according to Deutsche Press Agency.
Apple is sticking to its notch cutout design on the screen, but has reduced the size of the area needed for cameras and sensors at the top of the screen by 20 percent.
The iPhone 13 ($799) and iPhone 13 Mini ($699) join the Pro ($999) and Pro Max ($1,099) in a familiar look with no major changes to the camera arrays.
The Apple Pro and Pro Max bring the same trio of telephoto, ultra-wide angle and wide-angle lenses, but are promising better low-light photos and better stabilization for video footage.
Apple is also leaning into its advantage in video quality with the addition of a Cinematic mode, which allows amateur filmmakers to manually shift the focus between two subjects.
The Pro and Pro Max’s ultrawide lens is set to bring macro photography, as on some high-end Android smartphones. This means you can hold your iPhone 2 cm away from objects to take photos of details hard to see with the human eye.
Apple is promising faster Siri responses, navigation load times and other tasks with a new A15 Bionic processor.
Battery size and storage options are also growing on some options, and Apple says the combination of chip and bigger battery will allow 90 minutes more use time per charging cycle in the iPhone 13 Mini compared to the 12 Mini.
The 13 and 13 Mini are available in three storage options 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB, while the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max add a massive 1 TB option on top.