Introducing iPhone 13
IPhone 13 revealed on September 14, 2021 alongside the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Without radically revolutionizing the world of Apple smartphones, these models nevertheless bring substantial improvements which you can find out below.
The characteristics of the iPhone 13
THE’6.1 inch Super Retina XDR display The fifteenth-generation iPhone has a 60Hz display and a resolution of 2,532 x 1,170px at 460 ppi. The contrast of the OLED panel is 2,000,000: 1. Maximum brightness of 800 cd / m² and up to 1,200 cd / m² for HDR content.
In addition, the screen features Ceramic Shield, a technology that gives the iPhone’s front glass more resistance.
The photo block, identical to that of the iPhone 13 mini, has been rearranged and the objectives are now arranged diagonally. There is a wide-angle lens and an ultra-wide-angle lens, each of 12 Mpx. The amplitude of the optical zoom is 2x.
As for video, the smartphone is capable of making HDR video with Dolby Vision up to 4K with 60 fps. But the great novelty of the iPhone 13 is the Kinematic mode in 1080p at 30 fps, which creates movie-like effects by automatically switching the focus from the foreground to the background, and vice versa.
The proper functioning of this iPhone is based on the A15 Bionic chip, which incorporates a 6-core processor, of which 2 are allocated to performance and the other 4 to energy efficiency. There is also a 4-core GPU and the 16-core Neural Engine.
With this iPhone, Apple has shown its willingness to push the development of 5G, which equips its smartphones since the iPhone 12. This model is also equipped with a Wi-Fi 6 connection and Bluetooth 5.0.
The iPhone 13 incorporates the same sensors as the previous generations, namely: the three-axis gyroscope, the accelerometer, the proximity sensor, the ambient light sensor and the barometer. The TrueDepth camera located in the notch allows you, among other things, to unlock the iPhone using Face ID.
In terms of design, iPhone 13 remains in line with iPhone 12 with flat faces and contours. The back is in polished glass and the edges are in sandblasted aluminum. note that the notch and borders have been further reduced in order to leave more space on the screen.
It is available in the following colors: Starlight, Midnight, Blue, Pink and PRODUCT (RED).
You can acquire an iPhone 13 with 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB of storage. We can see that the basic option has been doubled compared to previous generations of iPhone.
By increasing the thickness of its fifteenth generation iPhone, Apple was able to increase the size of the batteries and therefore the autonomy of the smartphone. This combined with the A15 chip and its 4 cores dedicated to energy efficiency allows it to offer up to 19 hours of battery life in video playback and up to 15 hours in video streaming.
Accessibility is still at the heart of Apple’s concerns, which provides settings to facilitate the use of iPhones for people with disabilities : font enlargement, alerts for hearing impaired people or gesture shortcuts are some of the features that you can set up if necessary.
Weight and dimensions
IPhone 13 is slightly heavier and thicker than its predecessor, the iPhone 12. It measures 146.7 mm in height, 71.5 mm in width and 7.65 mm in thickness for a total weight of 173 g.
IPhone 13 compatibility
IPhone 13 is available by default with iOS 15. The operating system was released in its first stable version on September 20, 2021.
The smartphone has a Lightning port and is therefore compatible with all cables and devices equipped with this connection. Charging can also be done by induction thanks to the MagSafe technology. There are thus cases equipped with a magnet which improve the magnetic fixing, practical if you wish for example to use a MagSafe car charger.
In addition, this smartphone is obviously compatible with all devices in the Apple ecosystem.
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