The first question that comes to mind when someone mentions a ‘new’ or ‘latest’ version of the iPhone. That is “what’s the difference between the new and the old version?”The same question asks by many people regarding the latest iPhone 13. Here we will help you discern between the different versions of the iPhone. And will let you know what is so special about this particular version-iPhone 13.
Almost all of you are aware of ‘Apple’ is one of the most successful technological industries out there and its widely distributed products, thus, the brand itself gives the product a high market value and reliability to the customer for being widely known.
Launching of iPhone 13
iPhone 13 was introduced on September 24th, 2021 and it is known to be at the affordable end of the spectrum when it comes to Apple’s newest flagship iPhones. A flagship phone is the most advanced phone among all of the versions of it. The iPhone 13’s more expensive versions such as iPhone Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have more advanced features as compared to iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini.
The 5.4-inch big iPhone 13 mini was preceded by iPhone 12 mini, and the 6.1-inch big Phone 13 was preceded by iPhone 12.
Dual-lens Rear Camera Features
With an f/1.6 aperture for the wide lens, and an f/2.4 aperture for ultra-wide lends. An iPhone 13 sports a dual-lens rear camera that captures pictures perfectly in even low lighting environments.
Other cool features of this rear camera include:
- Smart HDR 4– recognition of up to four people in a setting and automatic optimization of contrast, lighting, and skin tone for each pers
- Photographic Styles– These are adjustable filters that can be applied to an image selectively and not necessarily to the entire image. These styles can boost or mute colors depending upon the user’s choice without affecting the overall quality and display of the image.
- Night Mode– This feature uses a series of shots taken over a few seconds so they can be merged together to get better pictures in low lighting.
- Deep Fusion– This feature works best in mid to low lighting environments and really brings out the texture and detail of the image.
- Portrait Mode– This feature focuses on the subject of the image while blurring the background.
- Portrait Lighting– Alters the lighting of photos shot in Portrait mode. The lighting effects include Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, and HighKey Mono.
- True Tone flash– As the name suggests, it is a built-in flash that doesn’t change the tones of the photo that is captured.
- Panorama– This feature allows the user to capture panoramic shots up to as high as 63 megapixels.
- Burst Mode– This feature allows the user to capture continuous images in a sequence, such as when high-action shots are to be taken.
A15 Bionic Chip
iPhone has updated its bionic chip from using A11 bionic chip when iPhone 8 was launched to A15 Bionic chip for iPhone 13. This new chip is better in efficiency and performance than all the other series of chips used in previous models from A11 to A14. It has 15 billion transistors, graphics, and AI abilities. The A11 chip has only 11.8 billion transistors.
In the A15 Bionic chip, there are two high-performance processing cores that are used for the important work only. And four high-efficiency cores used for background work that won’t sap out any battery power.
These A15 chips are said to be faster and they are supported by a new GPU (graphic processing unit).
This new A15 bionic chip consists of a 16-core neural engine. This circuitry is a vital part of speeding up all the AI tasks, such as generating Siri’s voice. Use Face ID to unlock your phone, and focusing on faces, and recognize information in photos. This neural engine also can perform up to 15.8 trillion operations per second, powering features. Like Cinematic Mode and Smart HDR 4, the ones discuss above are in the ‘Dual-lens rear camera features.’
The iPhone 13 Pro model is 50% faster in graphical performance in comparison to the iPhone 12 Pro, and this iPhone is 15% faster in the same criteria.
With 4GB RAM, these models have 128GB storage, while they can be ordered to have more than 512 GB storage. For an iPhone 13 Pro model, the storage is as high as 1TB, which is more than anyone would need for a phone.
With the introduction of the A15 Bionic chip, Apple has taken a leap where battery life benefits. The iPhone 13 mini’s battery lasts 1.5 hours longer than iPhone 12 mini. For iPhone 13’s battery lasts for 2.5 hours longer than iPhone 12’s.
iPhone 13 has a 3227 mAh battery, while iPhone 12 comes equipped with only a 2815 mAh battery. iPhone mini, on the other hand, is equipped with a 2406 mAh battery, while iPhone 12 mini has a 2227 mAh battery.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are capable of fast charging, that is the battery is half full in 30 minutes. The models are charged via a USB-C cable with a 20W power adapter.
While iPhone 13 mini’s battery can support video playback of up to 17 hours. And audio playback of up to 55 hours. It supports 19 hours of video playback and 75 hours of audio playback.
Dual SIM Support
This feature can support up to two phone numbers that can be used
simultaneously. This has been made possible by Apple installing a physical nano-SIM slot and having an eSIM. From all the previous models, iPhone 13 models are the first ones to have dual eSIM support. This means that iPhone 13 can be used with two eSIMS rather than only one eSIM and one nano-SIM.
With an OLED Super Retina XDR display, all iPhone 13 models have this amazing high-quality display. That extends all the way into the frame of the iPhone.
iPhone 13 has a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio for darker blacks and brighter whites, and its HDR photos, videos, and movies are up to 1200 nits in peak brightness. The typical maximum brightness for a standard iPhone 13 model is 800 nits, and for an iPhone Pro model, it is 1000 nits.
For the resolution, iPhone 13 mini has a 2340×1080 resolution with 476 pixels per inch, and the larger version. For iPhone 13 has a resolution of 2532 x 1170 with 460 pixels per inch.
iPhone 13’s display sports a wide range of colors that are vivid to look at and look true-to-life. The True Tone helps the display of the iPhone 13 to be easier on the eyes by giving it a paper-like experience.
It also comes with an oleophobic coating, an oil-repellant coating that has some amount of smudge resistance to the iPhone’s display. This helps the screen to be grease-free and only requires a wipe of a clean cloth to make the screen look brand new again.
3D and Haptic Touch have been the recent features of the iPhone, but Haptic Touch is considerably new. Both 3D and Haptic Touch features change the way you press on icons on your iPhone. And how you bring up different menus and undergo possible actions.
The difference between 3D Touch and Haptic Touch is while with 3D Touch. The response to your touch depends on the length of your press and its force. With Haptic Touch it only depends upon the length of your press.
iPhone 13 has a slimmed-down notch where the TrueDepth camera system resides. The notch is 20 percent less wide than the one used in previous iPhone models. After careful observation and comparison, it has been noted that iPhone 13’s new notch is less wide but taller than the notches of iPhone 12 models.
Although the range of colors Apple has been offering is enough to choose from, for iPhone 13 models. The range has been changed and a series of new colors have been introduced. These colors include Pink, Blue, Red, Midnight Black, and Starlight (a mixture of silver and gold).
Although other shades are the same as before. The Starlight and Pink shades introduce into this model, with the blue shade lighter, and red brighter.
The new models iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have an IP68 water-resistant rating. These iPhones can immerse into a depth of 6 meters for approximately 30 minutes and can resist water.
In IP68, the 6 means the iPhone is resistant to dust, dirt, and other such particles. The 8 in this number refers to water resistance. A number of IP6x means the iPhone has a maximum dust resistance rating. For an IP68 water resistance rating, iPhone 13 can withhold rain, water exposure of up to a set limit, and other splashes. However, it should be noted that intentional water exposure should be avoided.
Pricing and Reviews for iPhone 13
iPhone 13 mini’s pricing starts from $699 and iPhone 13’s starts from $799.
This model has been praised for its long battery life and its high-quality camera that gives sharper and better-quality pictures.