iPhone 13: Specs, prices, and everything else you wanted to know

Are you the type of person that likes to hang onto their iPhone until it finally gives out? Or are you just waiting for an excuse to upgrade to the latest model? Either way, you’re in the right place. This article will go over all the specifics of the most recent model: iPhone 13. Keep reading to learn about everything the new phone has to offer.

Before you upgrade to the new iPhone 13

The cliché is true — garbage in, garbage out. So, before you jump headfirst into a new iPhone 13, make sure to clean up your current iPhone. You don’t want to transfer all your clutter from your old phone to your new one. Plus, the more data you move, the longer it will take to set up your phone.

The good news is that you can download Gemini Photos from the App Store. It’s an app that will scan your photo library for things like duplicates, screenshots, blurry pictures, and similar-looking images. And it’s so easy to use. Here’s all you have to do to start cleaning up:

  1. Download Gemini Photos from the App Store.
  2. Open the app and let it scan your photo library.
  3. Tap Duplicates. Your pictures will be grouped together.
  4. Tap on a grouping and select the copies you want to remove
  5. At the bottom, tap Delete [X] Duplicates.
Before upgrading to iPhone 13, declutter your photo library with Gemini Photos

After that, you can tap Your Library in the top-left corner and repeat the process for the other categories.

Accidentally deleted a pic you meant to keep? No problem. Gemini Photos doesn’t permanently remove the images from your phone. It just moves them to the Recently Deleted album. 

If you do want to delete those pictures immediately, just open the Photos app. Then navigate to Albums > Recently Deleted > Select All > Delete.

What the Apple iPhone 13 lineup looks like

If you’ve been keeping up with the recent iPhone lineups, the new iPhone 13 will feel very familiar, featuring a lot of the same models and motifs. But don’t worry, it’s not entirely the same. The differences on iPhone 13 are very different.

iPhone 13

The iPhone 13 is your basic model iPhone. It has all the markings of the current lineup. It has a fast, new processor, an improved battery, and a 6.1-inch Super Retina display. The most noticeable difference between iPhone 13 and its Pro-level counterparts is that iPhone 13 only has a dual-camera system — with both Wide and Ultra Wide lenses.

iPhone 13 Mini

Similar to iPhone 13, the current Mini model gets all the same upgrades — the speedy A15 processor and an improved battery. The bigger difference, or perhaps the smaller one, is that iPhone 13 Mini only has a 5.4-inch Super Retina display. But the smaller screen means the phone is smaller all around and costs about $100 less than iPhone 13.

iPhone 13 Pro

Similar to iPhone 13, the current Mini model gets all the same upgrades, including the speedy A15 processor and an improved battery. The bigger difference, or perhaps the smaller one, is that iPhone 13 Mini only has a 5.4-inch Super Retina display. But the smaller screen means the phone is smaller all around and costs about $100 less than iPhone 13.

iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max

iPhone 13 Pro Max

The iPhone 13 Pro Max is the bigger sibling of the new lineup in every aspect. For the first time, the Pro model is identical in features to the Pro Max. Not only does iPhone 13 Pro Max have all the best performance features, but it also has the largest and best-looking display: a whopping 6.7-inch screen.

New features in the iPhone 13 models

Now that we’ve got a basic understanding of all the new iPhone 13 models, we can discuss what new features were upgraded.

1. Cinematic Mode

Everyone loves Portrait Mode on their iPhone, especially the way it slightly blurs the background and keeps your subject in focus. Well, now that feature is available for your videos. Just like your photos, you can tap on what you want your camera to focus on, but the camera also automatically adjusts based on what’s happening in the frame.

2. ProMotion

This is something you briefly read about earlier. Pro Motion is only available on the Pro models, but it automatically adjusts the motion smoothness on your screen as you’re using it. So, if you’re switching between apps, it’ll refresh as fast as 120Hz. But if you start watching a movie on your phone, the screen will adapt and slow down to 60Hz.

3. Massive battery improvements

All the models saw a battery upgrade across the board from their iPhone 12 counterparts. iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini can both get an additional two hours of video playback, while iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max can get an extra five and eight hours, respectively.

4. Photographic styles

We’ve all played with filters on our pictures. But with the iPhone 13 lineup, you can now add Photographic styles in the camera. Meaning you can add your favorite looks while you’re taking the picture. So, you don’t have to try and imagine what a photo will look like after you edit it in the Photos app.

Screenshots of photographic styles on the iPhone 13 Pro camera

5. More storage

The iPhone 13 lineup also saw a storage upgrade. Both iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini finally start at 128 GB, where previous models started at only 64 GB. But on the other end of the lineup, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max now go up to 1 TB.

Does the iPhone 13 camera get an upgrade?

The camera is probably the thing that received the most significant upgrade on the iPhone 13 lineup. You have already read about the Photographic Styles and Cinematic Modes that are now available. But the other big improvement for iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini is sensor-shift optical image stabilization. It helps you capture smoother videos and more focused stills. This feature was previously reserved for only the Pro Max phones. 

There’s a new Macro lens on the Pro models that replaces the telephoto lens on iPhone 12. That means the zoom is incredible on these new phones. All of the lenses are now capable of Night mode. And both iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max can record videos in ProRes up to 4K in 30fps.

iPhone 13 specifications

If you’re still trying to figure out which model of the new iPhone 13 lineup will work the best for you, maybe some of the numbers will help you make your choice. Here’s how each model breaks down.

iPhone 13 Mini

iPhone 13

iPhone 13 Pro

iPhone 13 Pro Max

Screen Size

5.4 inches

6.1 inches

6.1 inches

6.7 inches

Resolution

2340 x 1080

2532 x 1170

2532 x 1170

2778 x 1284

Pro Motion

Up to 120Hz

Up to 120Hz

Rear Camera

12 MP – Wide and Ultra Wide

12 MP – Wide and Ultra Wide

12 MP – Wide, Ultra Wide, and Macro

12 MP – Wide, Ultra Wide, and Macro

Storage

128GB, 256GB, 512GB

128GB, 256GB, 512GB

128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1 TB

128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1 TB

Size

5.2 x 2.5 x 0.3 inches

5.8 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches

5.8 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches

6.3 x 3.1 x 0.3 inches

Weight

4.97 ounces

6.14 ounces

7.2 ounces

8.5 ounces

Battery Life

Up to 17 hours video playback

Up to 19 hours video playback

Up to 22 hours video playback

Up to 28 hours video playback

Processor

A15 Bionic

A15 Bionic

A15 Bionic

A15 Bionic

Price

$699

$799

$999

$1099

The iPhone 13 price and design

Maybe you’re still not entirely sold on one of the new iPhone 13 models. And while they look quite similar to their iPhone 12 counterparts, there are a few subtle differences to keep in mind.

Display and notch

First things first, the notch. Since the notch on the display was introduced with iPhone X, there have been rumors about Apple making it smaller. It wasn’t until the iPhone 13 lineup that it finally happened, and it’s slightly smaller in width.

The other big thing with the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max displays is the new ProMotion feature. This has been discussed a few times earlier in this article, so we won’t rehash that here.

iPhone 13 colors

The iPhone 13 models offer a few different color options. And of course, even those vary according to which model you want to get.

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini:

  • Red
  • Starlight
  • Midnight
  • Blue
  • Pink

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max:

  • Graphite
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Sierra Blue

iPhone 13 prices

Despite some initial rumors and concerns that this model of iPhone would cost significantly more, the pricing structure remains similar to previous models.

  • iPhone 13 Mini: $699
  • iPhone 13: $799
  • iPhone 13 Pro: $999
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: $1,099

There is no such thing as a minor update when it comes to Apple products, especially when it comes to the iPhone lineup. As you can tell, there’s a fair amount that’s changed with the iPhone 13 models. Now the only question left to answer is which one are you going to get?

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