iPhone 13 Series – Oh. So. Pro.

Apple just had a main event on the 14th September 2021 and showcased all of their new products they are either releasing now or later in the year. One of the items Apple showcased was the entire iPhone 13 series and of course there was a lot of hype about.

But, the main questions for the iPhone 13 series remains and are the following:

 

What are the new features for the iPhone 13 Series?

 

Has the iPhone 13 series made any improvements when comparing it to the iPhone 12 Series?

 

Which iPhone series is better buy between the iPhone 12 Series and the iPhone 13 Series?

 

All these questions will be answered in our post today, so if you one of those users that have these questions, please stay tune and keep on reading below.

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What is new in the iPhone 13 Series?


There are quite a few changes, but let us start with the iPhone 13 Mini and the iPhone 13.

Both the iPhone 13 Mini and the iPhone 13 will have a different rear camera display layout. Usually both rear camera lenses would be straight in one line on the left like its predecessors that are the iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12. Also, with the new rear cameras’ of the iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13 comes with a new sensor-shift OIS wide camera. This will definitely improve the camera and video quality that both of these new smartphones can take and also make the images less shaken.

Next of course, is the colors the iPhone 13 Mini and the iPhone 13 will be available in. Both the iPhone 13 Mini and the iPhone 13 will be available in the following colors:

  • Starlight White
  • Midnight Black
  • Blue
  • Pink
  • Red

 

 

Now with the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max there has also been some specific changes.

Both smartphones has an all-new wide, telephoto, and ultra wide cameras. Similar to the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, but takes more clear photos and videos at wide and far areas. The cameras on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max can take better photos and videos when the subject they are capturing is moving and show less bad shaken images. Basically the new camera on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max makes you a professional photographer.

The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max will also be available in different new colors and they are the following:

  • Graphite
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Sierra Blue

The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max will have 120HZ high refresh rates while iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13 will only have 60HZ high refresh rates. Thus, if you are a gaming person or want a user that wants a fast running iPhone, then the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max will be more for you to select.

Then other changes that the entire iPhone 13 Series have are the following:

  • Storage – The 64GB storage size will not be the lowest storage memory size anymore and the lowest will now be 128GB. Then the largest storage memory size will differ again as the largest storage memory size for the iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13 will be 512GB, while the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max largest storage memory size will be 1TB making it the first smartphone with a TB storage memory on board. Quite and achievement.
  • Battery Life – All iPhone 13 series smartphones’ battery has improved due Apple placed bigger batteries in the iPhone 13 series when comparing to last years iPhone 12 Series. We will later so how much has it improved in the comparison view between the two iPhone series which is coming up next.

 

 

iPhone 12 Mini VS iPhone 13 Mini


The main differences between the iPhone 12 Mini and the iPhone 13 Mini are the following:

  • Weight – The iPhone 13 Mini is 6g heavier than the iPhone 12 Mini.
  • Chipset – The iPhone 13 Mini makes use of the latest Apple A15 Bionic chipset that is faster and more efficient compare to the Apple A14 Bionic chipset that is in the iPhone 12 Mini.
  • Rear Camera – Both rear camera lenses are exactly the same for both smartphones. However, the iPhone 13 Mini has a sensor shift stabilization whereas the iPhone 12 Mini does not have one. Meaning the iPhone 13 Mini’s rear camera can take photos and videos more stable and clear as compared to the iPhone 12 Mini’s rear camera.
  • RAM – The iPhone 13 Mini has 2GB more RAM memory on board compare to the iPhone 12 Mini’s RAM memory size. Meaning the iPhone 13 Mini runs faster through applications and can handle a lot more applications that are open the same time compared to the iPhone 12 Mini.
  • Storage – The iPhone 12 Mini will be the last time the iPhone range offers 64GB storage memory on board. While the iPhone 13 Mini will be the first iPhone Mini version that will offer 512GB on board storage memory option.
  • Battery Life – The iPhone 13 Mini’s battery life will last 2 hours more compared to the iPhone 12 Mini’s battery life.

Overall: The iPhone 13 Mini has some improvements especially in rear camera specs. Even though the iPhone 13 Mini has improved the battery life for iPhone Minis in general, I still believe battery life could have improved a bit more. The on board storage memory is a welcoming decision to start with 128GB as the lowest storage options. 64GB on board memory is becoming to little for users more and more every day as technology evolves constantly.

 

iPhone 12 VS iPhone 13


The main differences between the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 are the following:

  • Weight – The iPhone 13 is 10g heavier to carry and use as the iPhone 12.
  • Chipset – The iPhone 13 comes with the latest Apple A15 Bionic chipset that is faster and more efficient compare to the Apple A14 Bionic chipset that is in the iPhone 12.
  • Rear Camera – Both rear camera lenses are exactly the same for both smartphones. However, the iPhone 13 has a sensor shift stabilization whereas the iPhone 12 does not have one. Meaning the iPhone 13’s rear camera can take photos and videos more stable and clear as compared to the iPhone 12’s rear camera.
  • RAM – The iPhone 13 has 2GB more RAM memory on board compare to the iPhone 12’s RAM memory size. Meaning the iPhone 13 runs faster through applications and can handle a lot more applications that are open the same time compared to the iPhone 12.
  • Storage – The iPhone 12 also will be the last time iPhone range that offers 64GB storage memory on board. While the iPhone 13 will also be the first normal iPhone version that will offer 512GB on board storage memory option.
  • Battery Life – Exactly the same as the iPhone mini range, the iPhone 13’s battery will last 2hours longer compare to the iPhone 12’s battery.

Overall: The iPhone 13 has the exact same overall experience as the iPhone 13 Mini, but just in the normal iPhone size. Greater rear camera with a different layout. The iPhone 13 has more storage memory on board and is faster compare to the iPhone 12. But like I said with the battery life for the iPhone 13 mini, I feel the iPhone 13’s battery could at least last longer or at least meet 24 hours of battery life. Overall, it has some good improvements.

 

iPhone 12 Pro VS iPhone 13 Pro


The main differences between the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro are the following:

  • Weight – The iPhone 13 Pro is 15g heavier to carry and use as compare to the iPhone 12 Pro.
  • Chipset – The iPhone 13 Pro comes with the latest Apple A15 Bionic chipset that is faster and more efficient compare to the Apple A14 Bionic chipset that is in the iPhone 12 Pro.
  • Rear Camera – Both smartphones’ rear cameras are exactly the same. But with one difference just like the other iPhone 13 smartphones, the iPhone 13 Pro has a sensor-shift stabilization which the iPhone 12 Pro does not have. The sensor-shift stabilization ensure clear and stable images or videos are taken.
  • RAM – The iPhone 13 Pro also has 2GB more RAM memory on board as compare to the iPhone 12 Pro RAM memory on board.
  • Storage – The iPhone 13 Pro offers one more storage memory size on board as compared to the iPhone 12 Pro and is the largest storage memory on board ever offered on a smartphone. That on board storage memory size is 1TB!
  • Battery Life – The iPhone 13 Pro’s battery life lasts 5 hours more compare to the iPhone 12 Pro’s battery life. That is a big improvement.
  • Colors – The iPhone 13 Pro will come with a Sierra Blue color as compared to the previous iPhone 12 Pro’s Pacific Blue Color giving users a lighter blue experience.

Overall: The iPhone 13 Pro has a lot of improvements and I am particularly excited to see a smartphone with 1TB on board memory. That is crazy to think such a small device can hold so much information and data. I remember in the past buying 1TB big external drives for PCs and gaming consoles. Now that size is in such a small smartphone and in an iPhone as well. Besides that, I like the battery improvement as that has been requested by users a lot for these iPhone ranges and the faster speed and improved camera also welcomed. Thus, the iPhone 13 Pro is definitely a smartphone to look out for when it comes to your country and you are a iPhone lover.

 

iPhone 12 Pro Max VS iPhone 13 Pro Max


The main differences between the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the iPhone 13 Pro Max are the following:

  • Weight – The iPhone 13 Pro Max is 12g heavier to carry and use as compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
  • Chipset – The iPhone 13 Pro Max has exactly the same latest chipset as the other iPhone 13 smartphones that is faster and more efficient as compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s chipset.
  • RAM – Like the iPhone 13 Pro, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has 2GB more RAM memory has compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max RAM memory size on board.
  • Storage – The iPhone 13 Pro Max has the exact same extra storage memory option to choose from as the iPhone 13 Pro that is so much bigger in storage size compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max maximum storage size. That size is also 1TB. Meaning the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max will be headlining together around the world to be known as the first smartphones that has 1TB on board storage memory without any add-ons of external memory cards.
  • Battery Life – The iPhone 13 Pro Max’s battery life will last 8 hours longer compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s battery life. That is a very big improvement for iPhone.
  • Color: Just like its counterpart iPhone 13 Pro, the iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available in Sierra Blue instead of Pacific Blue which the iPhone 12 Pro Max offers.

Overall: The iPhone 13 Pro Max is a fantastic iPhone and definitely the best to choose from based on the great battery life it has and also having an 1TB storage memory on board. Rest is basically the same besides the Sierra Blue color and being that the iPhone 13 Pro Max is so much heavier to carry and use. Might cause users to go for the iPhone 13 Pro more due to being so heavy.

 

Other main features for the iPhone 13 series


All the new iPhone 13 series smartphones will introduce a feature called cinematic mode for their cameras. This feature allows the user to be able to take videos that almost look like movie or TV series quality.

Basically when the iPhone 13 records and somebody looks directly into the camera, the camera will focus on the person’s face and follow him or her as the camera moves. As soon the person turns their face away from the camera, the camera will then focus on the next subject or person whose face in the camera lens as well. Quite a nice feature and something to explore with.

Here are some videos that shows more about the cinematic mode:

 

 

Conclusion


The iPhone 13 series is definitely a smartphone series to lookout for no matter if you are a iPhone user or not. With following improvements no one cannot deny that Apple is moving the right direction with the iPhone series:

  • Camera sensor stability installed on all iPhone 13 smartphones. This gives the iPhone 13 smartphones abilities to take better photos and videos. Plus gives the user the experience to be a professional photographer.
  • Scrapping the 64GB on board storage size and making 128GB on storage size the minimum storage size. Plus welcoming the first smartphones with 1TB on board storage.
  • Increasing the battery life for their iPhones which many users have complaint about.

The only downside I can say about the iPhone 13 series is that all the iPhone 13 smartphones are heavier to carry and use compare to its predecessor the iPhone 12 Series. That may turn some users away, but remember in order to get these extra improvements there will be something else that is a problem and that is the weight.

Rest of the iPhone 13 series is very similar to the iPhone 12 series just better features. Of course, when the iPhone 13 series becomes available worldwide, the price of the iPhone 12 series will be lowered and will definitely attract users that cannot afford an iPhone 13 series smartphone. Which will be a win for Apple no matter what.

Now the only question left is:

 

Which iPhone series are you going to go for and why?

 

Please let me know your answer in the comment section below. I hope you enjoyed the review and are ready for the new iPhone 13 series. If you missed the Apple event announcing their new devices, then look not further. Here is the entire event below: Enjoy!

14 thoughts on “iPhone 13 Series – Oh. So. Pro.”

  1. Wow! It’s so nice. 

    I wonder how much it will cost. Which would you prefer for us to buy? If we still don’t have the iPhone 12. I Love its cinematic mode. Thank you for making this article, it keeps us updated! You have detailed it well, a very informative articles. We’re looking forward to more of your updates and article. Keep up the good work.

    Best,
    Sinatsir

    Reply
    • Hi Sinatsir

      The prices for the iPhone 13 series will be the same prices when the iPhone 12 series came out. The iPhone 12 series will of course become closer when new series arrives. The price of the 1TB storage memory on iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max is still unknown.

      If the iPhone 12 series is gone completely, it will depend what your smartphone preferences are. Like for me, the onboard storage size is very important for. Thus, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max 1TB on board storage size intrigues me more. Then battery capacity is also a big factor for me and that will lead me to the iPhone 13 Pro Max that has battery that can last 28hours on standby. 

      Thus, first determine your smartphone preferences and you will find the iPhone that suits for you. If you need guidance in this department, please read the following post. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

      Reply
  2. Wow, just the ceramic casing and Gimbel- like equipped camera are enough to sell me on the new version of the iPhone.  

    Finally, a water-resistant, shatter-proof phone from Apple. I feel like many of its predecessors were shatter-prone….far from shatterproof. So, for people like me, who are rough with their phones, this is a key feature.  

    I agree with you that all phones at this point should at least have 24 hours battery life, especially because over the life span of the phone this number usually declines rapidly.  This is my experience, at least.  

    The color options are exciting too!  Can not wait to try one out. 

    Thanks for getting us hyped!

    Reply
    • Hi Ashley

      The camera layout of iPhone 13 series is beautiful. However, they are similar what the iPhone 11 and 12 series offered. Just the iPhone 13 series can take more stable and cleared photos or videos compare to the previous iPhone series.

      The previous iPhone 11 and 12 series are also durable and waterproof thus to make it stronger for iPhone 13 series is a plus point.

      Battery life is a must for me, especially in the country I live in. Power station like to shut down here. Thus, I must have a smartphone that can last a long time before having the need to recharge it with power.

      The color options are marvelous.

      Thank you for comment and taking the time to comment as well!

      Reply
  3. Hey Burnheart,

    Great article on the iphone 13! As an iphone user myself, I am excited about the iphone 13 coming out. I currently have the 12 and love it but obviously always want to have the best available. Do you think it will blow the 12 away or do you think it will be a slight upgrade?

    Reply
    • Hi Pat

      I would say it is a slight upgrade due only thing that has changed are the following:

      – The battery life has improved.

      – Lowest on board storage size is now 128GB and the highest is the first on board storage size for the smartphone market 1TB.

      – The special sensor that was only available for the iPhone 12 Pro Max is now available for the entire iPhone 13 series. Meaning better and stable photos or videos with the iPhone 13 series as compare to the iPhone 12 series.

      – New camera functions like cinema mode which the iPhone 12 series do not offer.

      – The rear camera layout for the iPhone 12/ mini and the iPhone13/ mini, but same camera specs.

      Rest everything is exactly the same. That is why I would say it is a slight upgrade, but the iPhone 13 series definitely have features that excited many users. It all comes down to which iPhone would satisfy your needs more.

      Thank you for your compliments and taking the time to comment.

      Reply
    • Hi Justin

      Thank you for the compliments and glad you find all the bases for the smartphones are mostly covered. If you have anymore questions, you can ask me anytime directly on my social channels.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment!

      Reply
  4. There are several things I like about this iPhone 13 series. And one of the most important ones is that they have taken the lower storage size from 64GB to 128GB. That is a huge thing because I am currently constantly struggling with storage. I may not afford to buy the 13 Pro or Pro Max but with their 1TB, all my storage issues would be solved.

    Reply
    • Hi Paolo 

      I 100% agree with you. I am so glad Apple removed the 64GB on board storage option, because that on board storage memory size has now become to small and is best to move to 128GB on board storage size. I am also excited about the 1TB on board storage memory size as it would be the first of its kind. I might not afford it, but is a big step for the smartphone industry.

      I hope you find the iPhone that will satisfy your smartphone needs. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

      Reply
  5. Hi, I love the new iPhone 13 Pro. At the moment, I have the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and I’m pretty happy with that for now. I wondered how much they are, I know they can be expensive to start with, and prices do come down after a while.

    I liked the video that shows how the iPhone is waterproof.

    Reply
    • Hi Yvonne

      The iPhone 13 series prices will be similar to the iPhone 12 series prices when they were launched. The two main differences will be there will be no 64GB on board storage size iPhone anymore and there is going to be a 1TB on board storage size iPhone in the the Pro and Pro Max series. The price for the 1TB size iPhones is still unknown and is something many users are curious about how much it will cost.

      I am glad you enjoyed the video and thank you for taking the time to comment.

      Reply
  6. Thanks for writing this detailed comparison for iPhone 13. I’m not an iPhone user but am considering buying one for my secondary phone (due to office needs). My budget is a bit limited. Do you think it’s better to buy iPhone 13 Mini compared to iPhone 12 (regular)? I will use it mainly for social media management and playing casual games.

    Reply
    • Hi Alblue

      It is a pleasure. The iPhone 12 might be cheaper when the iPhone 13 series comes out and the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 13 mini have almost exact same features. The iPhone 13 mini will be much smaller, have a different rear camera display layout with some extra camera features and battery life will last a bit longer. 

      However, the iPhone 12 will be a bit bigger and will still have same camera specs as the iPhone 13 mini. Plus the battery life will be similar to the iPhone 13 mini. Just the iPhone 12 might be a cheaper option when the iPhone 13 series officially comes out so if I was in your shoes, I will consider the iPhone 12. Since the iPhone 12 will be cheaper and have same similar features as the iPhone 13 mini, but just bigger. Good for a second phone for work purposes. 

      I hope this answers your question and thank you for taking the time to comment.

      Reply

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