Apple announced the Pro variant of this year’s iPhone lineup — the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The handsets bring significant advancements under the hood, with a smaller notch inherited from the regular iPhone 13.
The iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max consist of the same 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screen, respectively like the last year’s Pro models. The displays are Super Retina and ProMotion, featuring the longly awaited adaptive refresh rate of 120Hz that aims to provide a faster touch experience and be more responsive.
Similarly, the handsets are equipped with the new A15 Bionic chip. The chip consists of a 5-core GPU which Apple claims to provide 50 percent faster graphics. To compare, the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 mini have 4-core GPU packed in them.
Apple brings camera enhancements to Pro models as well, with new Telephoto, 77mm Ultra Wide, and Wide lenses consisting of larger apertures and sensors. The cameras have sensor-shift stabilization for a significant reduction in camera instability. Apple has introduced Macro photography to the handsets. Unlike other devices, which require a separate lens for the feature, Apple has made macro photography available on its new Wide lens. Similarly, the night mode is is now available on each camera lens. The iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max have the same camera configurations providing users flexibility to choose among the two models.
With the efficiency improvements in the new A15 Bionic chip, the battery lives will last longer on both devices. The iPhone 13 Pro’s battery life will last 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s will last 2.5 hours more than the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The devices come in four new colors. Sierra Blue, Silver, Gold, and Graphite. Sadly, Pacific Blue is no longer available. On the brighter side, Apple provides a newer storage option of 1TB.
The iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999 and the iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at $1,099. Pre-orders for the handsets will begin on Friday, September 17 through Apple’s official website.