Released on September 14, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are Apple’s latest high-end flagship iPhones and are sold alongside the more affordable iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. IPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are ideal for those who want iPhones with the most features and the best cameras.
The 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro is the successor to the iPhone 12 Pro, while the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max is the replacement for the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The two new iPhone 13 Pro models are almost identical design iPhone 12 Pro models, with flat edges, a stainless steel frame, a textured matte glass back, and one slight increase in thickness (7.65 mm). IPhone 13 Pro models are available in Silver, gold, sierra blue and graphite.
Both new models feature Super Retina XDR OLED displays who support Promotion technology with Adaptive refresh rates ranging from 10Hz to 120Hz, just like the iPad Pro models. The displays are up to 25 percent brighter outdoors.
The iPhone 13 Pro has a 2532×1170 resolution with 460 pixels per inch, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a Resolution 2778×1284 with 458 pixels per inch. Functionality of both iPhones Maximum brightness of 1200 nits for HDR, with True tone to match the color temperature of the screen to the ambient light, Wide Color for rich and vivid shades, and Haptic touch for comments.
The front-facing TrueDepth camera system has been updated and the Face ID notch is now smaller, taking up less space overall. Like last year’s models, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max have a Ceramic shield Protective glass infused with nano-ceramic crystals for better protection against drops. IP68 water and dust resistance is included, and the new iPhones can withstand submersion in 20 feet of water for 30 minutes.
a Improved A15 bionic chip powers the new iPhones. It has a 6-core processor with 2 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores and one 5-core GPU, which is one more GPU core than that available in iPhone 13 models. There is also a 16-core neural motor. The 5-core GPU offers 50% faster graphics performance than any other smartphone chip.
There is an upgrade triple lens rear camera with a Telephoto lens f / 2.8, a Wide f / 1.5 lens, And one Ultra-wide f / 1.8 lens. The wide-angle lens has an aperture that lets in 2.2 times more light and biggest sensor in an iPhone yet, while the ultra-wide lens lets in 92 percent more light for better performance in low light.
The 77mm telephoto lens characteristics 3x optical zoom in, up from 2.5x in the 12 Pro Max, and with the addition of the Ultra Wide lens, there is a 6x optical zoom range and support for 15x digital zoom. There is also a LiDAR scanner, which is not available on the iPhone 13 and 13 mini. Both Pro models have the same camera setups this year, with no difference between the Pro and the Pro Max.
In addition to standard portrait mode, night mode, time lapse, and other photographic capabilities, iPhone 13 Pro models are gaining in popularity. Kinematic mode, a feature that uses rack focus To change focus transparently from one subject to another, cleverly blur background and create cinematic depth effects. Cinema mode films in Dolby HDR and depth of field and blur can be adjusted using the iPhone’s camera app. 4K video recording up to 60 fps is also supported.
Smart HDR 4 recognizes up to four people in a photo and optimizes contrast, lighting and skin tones for each, and Deep fusion, a carryover from the iPhone 12, activates in low to medium light scenes to bring out texture and detail.
Photographic styles are an improved type of filter that applies selectively to an image, toning down colors or increasing vividness without affecting skin tones. There are Vibrant, rich contrast, hot and cold options, as well as tone and warmth settings for customization and refinement.
There are several professional-only photographic capabilities that are limited to the triple lens camera system, including macro photography and videography for macro close-ups with a 2cm focus, night mode support for telephoto, night mode portraits requiring the LiDAR scanner and ProRes video recording which allows users to record ProRes videos in 4K at up to 30 frames per second. The ProRes video will launch later this year.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max can be unlocked with the Facial identity facial recognition system, which works with the 12 megapixel front camera which supports Smart HDR 4, Deep Fusion, Night Mode, Cinematic Mode, Night Mode Selfies, and more.
5G connectivity is included for Better quality video streaming, high definition FaceTime calls and improved gaming, but the super fast mmWave speeds are again limited to major cities in the United States. Slower speeds below 6 GHz 5G are available in more rural areas of the United States and other countries, and there is support for more 5G bands for 5G connectivity in more places.
Gigabit LTE is supported when 5G is not available, and to conserve battery life when using 5G, a Intelligent data mode reverts to an LTE connection when 5G speeds are not needed. New iPhone 13 models offer dual eSIM support and don’t come with a physical SIM card by default, but there is still a nano-SIM slot.
Support for iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0, in addition they include a Ultra wideband U1 chip for spatial awareness.
Battery life has improved dramatically thanks to larger batteries and the more efficient A15 chip. IPhone 13 Pro offers up to 1.5 hours more battery life than the iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max offers up to 2.5 hours more battery life than the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Storage space starts at 128 GB and go up to 1 TB at the top of the range. There is a built-in three-axis gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and barometer.
Like last year’s iPhones, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have built-in magnets and are compatible with MagSafe accessories, charge at up to 15W with Apple’s MagSafe charger. IPhones also support fast charge, providing 50 percent charge in 30 minutes with a 20W power adapter.
There’s no power adapter or EarPods included with iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, and these accessories must be purchased separately. They ship with a USB-C to Lightning cable for billing purposes.
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