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iPhone 13, Mini, Pro and Pro Max: prices, release date, features

Apple unveiled its newest version of the iPhone at it keynote event 14 September, all four versions of the iPhone13 are getting upgrades. Here’s what’s new

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iPhone 13, Mini, Pro and Pro Max: prices, release date, features
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If you couldn’t wait and bought the iPhone 12 you may be green with envy when your friends show off their iPhone 13 later this month. Tim Cook unveiled the newest version of their smartphone with features to improve users’ experience with a faster chip inside, longer battery life, and better photography capabilities.

iPhone 13 faster and more powerful processor, longer battery life

The iPhone 13 will have Apple’s new A15 Bionic chip to power the smartphone's processing capabilities without using eating up battery life.

All that savings from power-hungry features will help the larger battery in the iPhone 13 last even longer. The new iPhone 13 will come equipped with a battery that can handle up to 19 and 22 (Pro) hours of video playback. This is an increase of the 17 hours touted by Apple during the launch of iPhone 12.

Users will be able to take even better photos

Apple’s iPhones are known for the capabilities of their cameras, but now they will give users even more pleasure. The ultrawide lens on the Pro models has been beefed up with a 6x Optical Zoom range, and a digital zoom of up to 15x. Users will also see that the iPhone 13 and Pro models have "Smart HDR 4" compared to the third version seen in iPhone 12.

Buyers will see that the camera has the same 12nm equivalent focal length and an f/2.4 aperture (2.8 in Pro model). 

Souped up communication

When trying to get that spectacular landscape shot, if you happen to get in a jam in the middle of nowhere with the iPhone 13, you’ll be able to make an emergency text with its satellite communications capability. For everyday use, the 5G has been improved along with a new modem.

When can you buy the new iPhone 13?

All four models of the iPhone 13 will be available on 24 September. As with all other iPhone releases you can expect a lot of competition to be the first to get your hands on one.

How much will the iPhone 13 cost?

The four models have a staggered pricing structure similar to previous launches:

  • iPhone 13 Mini, 5.4-inch display -- $699
  • iPhone 13, 6.1-inch display, $799
  • iPhone Pro, 6.1-inch display -- $999
  • iPhone Pro Max, 6.7-inch display -- $1,099.