Apple held their California Streaming event earlier today and this event took place on September 14 (US time) in the US or 3:00am on September 15 Australian time.
And as expected Apple announced the iPhones for 2021, the iPhone 13 series. There are four variants again in this year’s iPhone range: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
iPhone 13 Series Cameras
The iPhone 13 series has a particular focus on improved cameras. The iPhone 13 series all have what Apple call Cinematic Mode, which is enabled on both front and rear cameras, and with this you can take Portrait Mode-style footage. This is adjustable after shooting in the Photos app or iMovie app.
iPhone 13 and 13 Mini come with improved dual lenses a 12 MP main, as well as a 12 MP ultra-wide camera. The iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max have triple lenses with support for Night Mode in all three lenses.
This year’s iPhones are IP68 dust and water resistant to a depth of six meters for up to 30 minutes) and Apple has designed the iPhone 13 series to have a flat edge design. They come with the Ceramic Shield glass was used on the iPhone 12 series.
The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini will be available in five new colours: Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight and Product Red. The Pro versions, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max devices are available in Graphite, Gold, Silver or a Sierra blue. MagSafe is also present on all the iPhone 13 handsets as is 5G. The iPhone 13 range uses the new iOS 15.
Screens and Displays
All four iPhone 13 models have a smaller notch in the screen, about 20% smaller when compared to the previous models. The iPhone 13 Mini has a 5.4 inch screen. The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro (1170 x 2532 screen) both have 6.1 inch screens while the big iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 6.7 inch screen with 1284 x 2778. The non Pro versions, the iPhone 13 (1170 x 2532) and 13 Mini (1080 x 2340) have Retina XDR displays with a 60Hz screen refresh rate.
The Pro and Pro Max versions have new 120Hz displays that are adjustable for much smoother graphics, while the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini have brighter displays with a maximum brightness of at 1,200 nits.
A15 Bionic Processor: Faster Speeds
All models in the iPhone 13 series all use Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset and Apple states this is up to 50% faster speeds in the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max and 30% faster speeds in the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini over Apple’s competitors. The new 16-core Neural Engine that is faster is also utilised in all iPhone 13 models.
Both the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini will be available in 128GB, 256GB or 512GB storage capacities while the Pro Max and Pro versions will be available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB as well as a new storage option for iPhones a 1TB version.
The iPhone 12 Mini ranges from $1199 to $1719, the iPhone 13 ranges in pricing from $1349 to $1969. The 13 Pro is priced from $1699 to $2569 while the iPhone 13 Pro Max is priced from $1849 to 2719. Pricing is listed below:
iPhone 13 Mini 128GB $1199.00
iPhone 13 Mini 256GB $1369.00
iPhone 13 Mini 512GB $1719.00
View iPhone 13 Mini cases and accessories here
iPhone 13 128GB $1349.00
iPhone 13 256GB $1519.00
iPhone 13 512GB $1869.00
View iPhone 13 cases and accessories here
iPhone 13 Pro 128GB $1699.00
iPhone 13 Pro 256GB $1899.00
iPhone 13 Pro 512GB $2219.00
iPhone 13 Pro 1TB $2569.00
View iPhone 13 Pro cases and accessories here
iPhone 13 Pro Max 128GB $1849.00
iPhone 13 Pro Max 256GB $2019.00
iPhone 13 Pro Max 512GB $2369.00
iPhone 13 Pro Max 1TB $2719.00
View iPhone 13 Pro Max cases and accessories here
Release Date And Preorder Dates
Pre orders for all iPhone 13 models commence at 10:00pm AEST on September 17th 2021 and go the devices on sale September 24th 2021. All models are being launched at the same time unlike the iPhone 12 launch which was a staggered launch. View cases and accessories for all iPhones here.
You can view a full list of iPhone models and specifications in our article History of the iPhone: iPhone Release Dates
At this event Apple also announced the below:
- Apple also announced the Apple Watch 7 with no Australian release dates or pricing as yet
- Apple announced the New iPad (2021) 9th Gen. Pre-orders began September 15th and will be available in stores from September 24th.
- Apple announced the New iPad mini (2021) 6th Gen. The iPad Mini pricing starts at $749 for Wi-Fi version and $979 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular models. Pre-orders began September 15th and will be available in stores from September 24th.