The rumors were not wrong. This Tuesday, through an event previously recorded and subsequently broadcast on streamingApple has revealed all the details of its new iPhone 13. Four phones that not only have the mission of satisfying Apple customers for the next 12 months; they will also set the pace for the entire industry.
The two most advanced models in the new catalog are the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. These, as on previous occasions, share many elements with the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13. However, they bring with them a slightly more refined design, a more advanced camera and other additional features designed for the most demanding customers.
An example of this is the new screen with ProMotion technology, the LiDAR sensor located on the back, the possibility of recording video in portrait mode or video recording in ProRes, equivalent to the ProRAW format that the company He launched with the iPhone 12 Pro.
What has changed on the outside in the iPhone 13 Pro and in the Pro Max version?
The exterior design of both the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max is quite similar to the previous generation. The sides are flat and made of stainless steel – unlike the other iPhone 13, whose sides are made of aluminum. The back is glass, but has a matte finish. And the rear camera module, as in previous generations, is grouped in a glass square that forms a single piece with the coating on the back.
What has changed is the notch, which is now 20% smaller on both the iPhone 13 Pro and the larger variant. In this notch, let us remember, the sensors that make possible the facial recognition system (Face ID) and the loudspeaker for phone calls. We also have a new color, the Sierra Blue, which is in addition to the usual black, white and gold.
Both mobiles, as in previous editions, are resistant to both water and dust. Their certification is IP68 according to the IEC 60529 standard. This is equivalent to 6 meter deep water dives for a maximum of 30 minutes.
The screen size also remains intact: 6.1 inches for the iPhone 13 Pro; 6.7 inches for iPhone 13 Pro Max.
What has changed inside?
One of the main novelties of this iPhone 13 Pro is found on the screen. This is OLED, but now it has ProMotion technology, the same as found in the iPad Pro. The company ensures that the refresh rate can vary dynamically between 10 Hz and 120 Hz, adapting to the content on the screen to save battery when possible. This, in addition to improving the experience in certain specific applications, will make all animations feel more fluid, enriching the user experience.
Screen enhancements don’t end there. The company also claims that the maximum brightness of the panel is now 1,000 nits, 200 more than the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. An improvement that will translate, among other things, into better visibility outdoors.
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max also feature the A15 Bionic chip, much more powerful than previous models. The brand also highlights that the chip present in these models has one more core than the A15 Bionic of the normal iPhone 13s. How much faster is this chip? 50% more than the leader of the competition in both GPU and CPU, according to Apple. The A15 Bionic also comes with a new 16-core Neural Engine capable of performing 15.8 billion (following the European system) of operations per second.
The autonomy of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max is also better than in previous generations. Specifically, they speak of 1.5 hours more in the smallest model and an additional 2.5 hours in the largest model (compared to the previous generation).
In terms of connectivity, in addition to having Wi-Fi 6, NFC and Bluetooth 5.2, the new iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have an improved 5G modem compatible with more than 200 operators around the world. In other words, it is now capable of connecting to more bands than previous models.
The cameras, one of the pillars of the new range
Apple always places a lot of emphasis on the creative capabilities of its phones. And these new models are no exception. Both the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max have a new camera module made up of four elements:
- A LiDAR sensor.
- A 12-megapixel main camera with an f / 1.5 aperture lens and sensor-level stabilization. Pixels are now 1.9 microns in size – larger than previous generations. This should contribute to much better images in dark environments.
- A threex telephoto lens with 12 megapixels of resolution, OIS and an f / 2.8 aperture.
- A 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with an f / 1.8 aperture lens and OIS. Apple ensures that it is capable of capturing 92% more light in adverse lighting conditions. In addition, it is now also capable of capturing macro images thanks to a minimum focusing distance of two centimeters.
On this occasion, in addition, we have no differences between models. Both the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max have the same benefits when it comes to photography.
On the software side, Apple talks about the new Smart HDR 4 system, which promises better lighting and colors in all situations, and continues to work hand in hand with technologies such as Deep Fusion or ProRAW. The company also highlights the inclusion of a new ISP that, together with the improvements to the sensors and lenses, will help to capture better images even in harsh environments.
However, the star of the event when it comes to photography is the Cinematic mode, which allows you to control the focus while recording video with results close to those of a professional camera. The tests shown by Apple are spectacular. And the blur can also be easily edited, in the same way as portrait mode.
But the thing does not stop there. Kinematic mode supports Dolby Vision. Therefore, you can record in the highest image quality without giving up the control and blur caused that this new system provides.
Finally, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be compatible with ProRes, a video codec used in the audiovisual industry. In a way, it is the equivalent of ProRAW in the field of video.
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