Everything You Need To Know About Apple's iPhone 13

The iPhone 13 is officially here. Apple unveiled its new lineup of phones at its California Streaming event and there are some significant upgrades across the board.

Here’s everything you need to know about the iPhone 13 range including price, specs and how to pre-order.

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The 2021 iPhone range matches the model lineup from last year with four different options on offer. We’ve got the iPhone 13, Mini and the Pro and Pro Max.

The entire range is outfitted with the new A15 Bionic chip that Apple claims is 50% faster than the competition.

The new iPhone range also knocks off a couple of features on our wishlist including better battery life in all four phones, expanded storage with up to 1TB options and a wider variety of colours.

In a neat move, Apple has done away with 64GB of storage with all iPhone 13 models starting at 128GB minimum without a price hike. We love to see it!

Here’s a breakdown of each new iPhone model.

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iPhone 13

  • Processor: A15 Bionic chip CPU (6-core CPU, 4-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine)
  • Display: 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED, 60Hz screen refresh rate
  • OS: iOS 15
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB storage
  • Dual rear camera: 12MP Wide (Æ’/1.6 aperture) 12MP Ultra Wide (Æ’/2.4 aperture).
  • Battery: 2.5hrs extra battery life
  • Colours: Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Pink and Product Red
  • 5G connectivity
  • IP68 water and dust resistance

iPhone 13 Mini

  • Processor: A15 Bionic chip CPU (6-core CPU, 4-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine)
  • Display: 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, 60Hz screen refresh rate
  • OS: iOS 15
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB
  • Dual rear camera: 12MP Wide (Æ’/1.6 aperture) 12MP Ultra Wide (Æ’/2.4 aperture).
  • Battery: 1.5hrs extra battery life
  • Colours: Midnight, starlight, blue, pink and product red colour
  • IP68 water and dust resistance
  • 5G connectivity

The iPhone 13 and Mini are basically the same phone under the hood, just in small and large sizes. The biggest downfall of the iPhone 12 Mini was its battery life, so it’s nice to see that’s been improved here.

Both phones are equipped with a new ceramic shield which is apparently tougher than any smartphone glass. As expected, all the new iPhone models feature a shrunken notch, meaning more display is on offer.

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iPhone 13 Pro

  • Processor: A15 Bionic chip CPU (6-core CPU, 4-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine)
  • Display: 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, 120Hz screen refresh rate
  • OS: iOS 15
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB storage
  • Cameras: 3 x 12MP cameras (wide camera with an f/1.5 aperture, an ultra-wide with an f/1.8 aperture and a telephoto with an f/2.8 aperture)
  • Battery: 1.5 hrs extra battery life
  • Colours: Graphite, Gold, Silver and Sierra Blue.
  • IP68 water and dust resistance
  • 5G connectivity

iPhone 13 Pro Max

  • Processor: A15 Bionic chip CPU (6-core CPU, 4-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine)
  • Display: 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, 120Hz screen refresh rate
  • OS: iOS 15
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB storage
  • Cameras: 3x 12MP cameras (wide camera with an f/1.5 aperture, an ultra wide with an f/1.8 aperture and a telephoto with an f/2.8 aperture)
  • Battery: 2.5 hrs extra battery life
  • Colours: Graphite, Gold, Silver and Sierra Blue
  • 5G connectivity
  • IP68 water and dust resistance

As per usual, the Pro options are where it’s at if you want the top-notch features and cameras.

Both Pro models feature adaptive displays with up to 120Hz refresh rates. They also make use of ProMotion meaning everything will look super smooth as you scroll.

Camera-wise, the Pro models have a trio of cameras including a 77mm telephoto lens that supports 6x optical zoom and macro photography.

There’s also a new Cinematic Mode which allows you to shoot portrait-style footage and adapt focus when someone enters the frame. This is available on all the iPhone 13 models but the Pro models can also shoot video in ProRes, which is the equivalent of ProRaw and allows 4K up to 30fps in the camera app.

If you ever wanted to film a movie on your iPhone, now is the time.

There’s also a new 1TB storage option for the Pro and Pro Max to cater for all your fancy high res photos and video options.

Price

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Thankfully, we haven’t seen a significant price hike for the new iPhone range this year. In fact they all retail at the same starting price of the iPhone 12 range when it was announced this time last year.

Here’s a breakdown of the RRP prices in Australia:

iPhone 13

  • iPhone 13 (128GB) – $1,349
  • iPhone 13 (256GB) – $1,519
  • iPhone 13 (512GB) – $1,869

iPhone 13 Mini

  • Mini (128GB) – $1,199
  • Mini (256GB) – $1,369
  • Mini (512GB) – $1,719

iPhone 13 Pro

  • Pro (128GB) – $1,699
  • Pro (256GB) – $1,869
  • Pro (512GB) – $2,219
  • Pro (1TB) – $2,569

iPhone 13 Pro Max

  • Pro Max (128GB) – $1,849
  • Pro Max (256GB) – $2,019
  • Pro Max (512GB) – $2,369
  • Pro Max (1TB) – $2,719

As usual, trading in your old iPhone will give you a chunk of credit towards the new one.

Release date

So when can you get your hands on the new iPhone 13?

Pre-orders for all four iPhones will begin at 10 pm AEST on Friday, September 17. Availability will begin on September 24.

The iPhone 13 will be available online and in-store at the Apple Store or at local retailers. Plans will also be available via local carriers and will be announced soon.

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