Apple launches iPhone 13 series: Price, availability and more – Times of India
Apple announced the all-new iPhone 13 series at its biggest event of the year. The iPhone 13 series will have four models — iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The iPhone 13 boasts a similar design as the iPhone 12 Pro series. However, the size of the notch on the display is now smaller — 20% as per Apple. At the back, the rear camera design has also been tweaked.
Apple iPhone 13 series: Price and availability
The iPhone 13 Pro will start from Rs 1,19,900 and iPhone 13 Pro Max for Rs 1,29,900. Customers in India and more than 30 other countries and regions will be able to pre-order iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max beginning at 5 a.m. PDT on Friday, September 17, with availability beginning Friday, September 24. iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available in colours — graphite, gold, silver, and the all-new sierra blue.
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini come at a starting price of Rs 69,900 and Rs 79,900 respectively. iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini will be available in pink, blue, midnight, starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED in a new entry-level capacity of 128GB for double the storage, as well as 256GB and 512GB capacities. Customers in India will be able to pre-order iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini beginning at 5 a.m. PDT on Friday, September 17, with availability beginning Friday, September 24.
The iPhone 13 series is powered by the A15 Bionic chip, which has about 15 billion transistors, with 2 high-performance cores and 4 high-efficiency cores. Apple says that this is far better than anything that the competition has to offer. Interestingly, Apple didn’t say how much the new chip is faster than A14 chip. With 5-nanometer technology, A15 Bionic — the fastest chip in a smartphone — features a new 5-core GPU in the Pro lineup that brings the fastest graphics performance in any smartphone, up to 50 percent faster than the leading competition, claims Apple.
Better battery life in all new iPhones
Apple has also improved the battery life of iPhone 13 series. The iPhone 13 will have 2.5 hours more battery life compared to iPhone 12. The iPhone 12 mini — one of the big complaints was battery — also gets improved battery life. Apple says that it will offer 1.5 hours more of battery life compared to iPhone 12.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini will come in five colours The two iPhones come in 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch displays featuring Ceramic Shield on the front.
The improved Super Retina XDR OLED displays deliver a contrast ratio for true blacks and a 28 percent increase in max outdoor brightness at 800 nits, with higher peak brightness for HDR content like photos and videos at 1200 nits, all while being more power efficient.
The new wide camera, with 1.7 µm pixels, comes with the biggest sensor ever in an iPhone dual-camera system and is capable of gathering 47 per cent more light for less noise and brighter results. Sensor-shift OIS — a technology introduced in iPhone 12 Pro Max and not found in any other smartphone — also comes to the Wide camera, even in the more compact iPhone 13 mini.
The dual-camera system and power of computational photography support Smart HDR 4, now with improved color, contrast, and lighting for each subject in a group photo, including in challenging conditions, making images more true to life, as well as improved Night mode.
The iPhone 13 Pro models have an all-new Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion featuring an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz, making the touch experience faster and more responsive. The pro camera system has an all-new Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras.
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