Tech giant Apple has announced a series of new products, including the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro. Plus, the iPad mini got a completely new design for the first time in years.
The new tools were presented during a digital press conference. This time there was no audience due to Corona measures around the world.
iPhone 13 with a familiar look
The new iPhone 13 is similar to its predecessor from last year and this time is available in red, silver, black, blue and rose gold. Inside is a new, faster A15 chip designed by the same company.
The smartphone will also receive a smaller mini version this year, with a more compact screen. There was skepticism about that, with analysts saying the iPhone 12 mini sold poorly.
The new Cinema Mode should provide cinematic images while recording videos. Depth of field is dynamically adjusted based on what’s happening in the shot.
According to Apple, battery life has improved: iPhone 13 may last 2.5 hours longer than iPhone 12. Usage time with iPhone 13 mini has increased by 1.5 hours.
iPhone 13 Pro
In addition to the iPhone 13, Apple will again sell the Pro version. It is presented in a new light blue color and again has a sturdier stainless steel bezel. In addition to the iPhone 13 Pro, the larger iPhone 13 Pro Max is on sale.
According to Apple, the phone has a new, more efficient OLED display, with ProMotion support. This allows the image to refresh at 120 frames per second, ensuring smoother animations. The image can also be lowered to 10 frames per second when little happens, in order to save your battery.
Lowest price for the previously released iPhone 12 mini.
The best cameras
Apple promised that the new telephoto camera can zoom in up to three times. The Ultra HD camera is said to perform up to 92 percent better in poor lighting conditions.
The third lens is capable of shooting macro photos very close, allowing you to capture water droplets or blades of grass in sharp focus, for example. Here, too, night mode for photos in low light will be supported.
Longer battery life
Battery life has also been improved with the iPhone 13 Pro: 1.5 hours longer with the 13 Pro and 2.5 hours longer with the 13 Pro Max, compared to last year’s devices.
The iPhone 13 mini is priced at €809 in the Netherlands, followed by the iPhone 13 for €909. The Pro and Pro Max are sold for 1159 and 1259 euros, respectively. The devices will be available in stores from September 24.
iPad mini completely refurbished
For the first time in years, the iPad mini got a completely new design. The tablet no longer has a home button below the screen and thinner bezels, making it a smaller variant of the latest iPad Air and iPad Pro.
The Lightning port on the bottom has been replaced by USB-C and the selfie camera has a 122-degree viewing angle. While making video calls, a special program follows you, so that you are properly zoomed in and centered.
The regular iPad, Apple’s budget model, also has a new variant, in which the interior was especially taken care of. This tablet now runs on the A13 chip that was previously in the iPhone 11.
The cheap iPad costs 389 euros in the Netherlands, and the iPad mini 559 euros. Both will also be available on September 24th.
Apple Watch with a bigger screen
The new Apple Watch is similar in design to its predecessor, but has a larger screen with 40% thinner bezels. As a result, the watch remained the same size, but the picture got bigger.
The design of the apps has been adapted to the larger screen, so chat apps, for example, display 50 percent more text. The watch now has a small keyboard that you can tap or swipe on.
Battery life is unchanged: 18 hours on a full battery, according to the company. The watch charges from 0 to 80 percent in 45 minutes.
The new watch doesn’t have a definite sale date yet: it’s expected sometime this fall.
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