The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have adaptive 120Hz screens

As we expected, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 13 series at its “California Streaming” event today, and they include a pair of more-premium Pro flagships. Tim Cook called the series the “most Pro iPhone ever,” and the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have larger, faster screens, smaller notches and new designs.

Most significantly, Apple is bringing a new Super Retina XDR display with 1,000 nits of brightness for better outdoor reading. It’s also the first time the company’s ProMotion is available on iPhone, bringing adaptive refresh rates of up to 120Hz to the Pro series. Most phones in the market with similar refresh rates also use adopt adaptive displays to increase speeds for smoother scrolling when you’re doing things that benefit from it more, like scrolling or playing games. When you’re just looking at static images, the refresh rates drop to as low as 30Hz.

© Apple Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Like the regular and mini iPhone 13s, the Pro series also use the company’s new A15 Bionic chipset that brings improved graphics and neural processing, as well as new video encoder and decoders. With the updated CPU, Apple also added camera features like a Cinematic Mode for video capture, which is powered by machine learning for intelligent focusing on the fly. 

The company also upgraded the Pro’s camera system, bringing improved hardware like a new 77mm telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, as well as a new ultrawide setup with autofocus and a larger f/1.8 aperture. 

The iPhone 13 Pro series also features “the most pro design,” according to the company, and comes in four colors, including a new Sierra Blue hue. Its front has a 20 percent smaller camera system, and stainless steel trim that surrounds the sapphire crystal lenses on the rear triple sensors. It’s also rated IP68 for water resistant, while the internals have been redesigned, like the regular iPhones. 

The A15 Bionic chip is also supposed to bring better battery performance, and the company promised the iPhone 13 Pro Max will last 2.5 hours more than last year’s model, making it the longest-lasting iPhone ever.

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