As usual, the new iPhone features Apple’s latest A-series chip, and this year it’s the A15 Bionic processor. It’s a 5nm chip with nearly 15 billion transistors that Apple says is 50 percent faster than its competition.
As for the cameras, Apple has a new wide camera sensor and lens; Apple says its the largest camera sensor it has ever put into a dual-camera system on its phones. The iPhone 13 is also getting the sensor-shift optical image stabilization system that first came to the iPhone 12 Pro Max last year — having this system available on a much more inexpensive phone will be a nice boost. There’s also a new ultra-wide camera sensor, as well.
Apple has made a video a big focus in recent years, and that’s the case with the iPhone 13 as well. The company is showing off a new mode called “cinematic mode,” but they haven’t said exactly what that’s all about yet. We did get to see it in action in a clip they showed, and it seems that it lets the camera move focus seamlessly between the foreground and background. As Apple says, focus transitions will move focus automatically and follow character’s attention so that it knows where to direct your attention. Naturally, you can still tap to change focus at any time.
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