With the iPhone 13 series, Apple brings an updated and in some Share improved version of the 12 series on the market. The new models should be faster and more powerful. In addition, the manufacturer screwed on the camera and improved the runtime. The most important aspects of the iPhone 13 models can be found in our introductory article. Apple didn’t mention anything during its event. What else there is to know.
Bigger battery, more weight
In the course of the event, Apple mentioned the longer battery life of all models, which should be achieved with larger batteries and the A15 bionic chip. The Mini and iPhone 13 Pro should offer up to 1.5 hours more runtime, while the 6.1-inch base model and the iPhone 13 Pro Max should last around 2.5 hours longer than their predecessors without recharging.
Not mentioned However, Apple left the higher weights of the devices:
|Model||iPhone 12 Pro Max||iPhone 12 Pro||iPhone 12||iPhone 12 Mini|
|Weight||226 g||187 g||162 g||133 g|
|Model||iPhone 13 Per Max||iPhone 13 Pro||iPhone 13||iPhone 13 Mini|
|Weight||238 g||203 g||173 g|
The narrow notch protrudes deeper into the display
Apple also screwed on the notch. It is now 20 percent narrower than its predecessor, the manufacturer explained during the event. The first comparison pictures show afterwards that the display notch has indeed become a bit narrower, but it apparently protrudes a little further into the screen.
The change in the notch shape should only be an interim solution, because in the long term – maybe next year – Apple could abolish them completely.
iPhone 13 Pro: Pro-Res videos in 4K not with the smallest memory variant
ProRes video is one of the new highlight funk the new Pro models. This function can be used to record 4K videos with up to 30 frames per second in HDR. In this context, the relativization “up to” plays an important role, because the Pro models with the smallest memory variant of 128 gigabytes are left out. Since these videos take up an enormous amount of storage space, the smallest pros can be used on Pro-Res videos with 1080p at 30 frames per second.
If the function is important to you and you want to use it in full resolution, you should therefore use at least a 256 gigabyte version of the Pro models.
Premiere on the iPhone 13: Dual E-Sim support, no mmWave 5G
With the iPhone 12, Apple introduced dual SIM support for 5G connectivity. So far, however, users have had to resort to the combination of nano and E-SIM. With the iPhone 13 series, two SIM cards can now be Virtualize SIM. There is no need to insert a nano SIM card if you wish.
For most of them, less relevant, but worth mentioning, is the still lack of support for mmWave 5G networks outside the USA, as there are hardly any network operators outside the USA anyway this frequency sets. During the event, Apple announced that it wanted to double 5G support to more than 200 network operators in 60 countries and regions by the end of the year. Apple’s iPhone models support a wide range of 5G bands, including the slower but more robust sub-six gigahertz bands.
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