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iPhone 13 Release Date, Specs, Colors, and Prices

by Matthew Harris

Although the new iPhone 13 is not drastically different from iPhone 12, the upgrades are still superior. Not only has the photo processing greatly improved because of the A15 processor, but the new versions also contain a smaller notch that allows for better viewing. Beyond these changes, there is plenty more to love about all four new iPhone 13 models. Read on to learn about iPhone 13 features, including specs, colors, and prices. 

iPhone 13 Release Date and Prices 

iPhone 13 was officially released on September 24th, 2021, with all handsets available for purchase. The prices for iPhone 13 go from $799 to $1099. iPhone 13 Mini starts at $699 and maxes out at $999. There are also two Pro models, iPhone 13 Pro starting at $999-$1499 and iPhone 13 Pro Max, at $1099 to $1599. The price of the phone you purchase will depend on the specific model and storage configuration you choose. Keep in mind that wireless carriers also provide different iPhone deals when you upgrade, which may improve the price for you if you have a phone to trade over. All of the other components that make up the phone are priced the same and all four models are 5G phones. If you’re into iPhone 13 Mini, or think of it as one of the best smartphones for seniors, get yours while supplies last, as it is rumored to be the last of its kind! 

New iPhone Specs 

iPhone 13 Mini and the iPhone 13 both have storage configurations of 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB. iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Max both have storage configuration options of 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1TB. The iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13 have a Ceramic Shield, a glass back, and an aluminum frame. All four models have an OLED display with Super Retina XDR resolution. The Pro models have ProMotion, which adjusts the screen’s refresh rate depending on how graphic-hungry specific operations are. This allows for a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. In all models, iPhone battery life is extended an additional hour for average use.

iPhone 13 Mini has a display size of 5.4 inches, while iPhone 13 has the same screen size as iPhone 13 Pro at 6.1 inches. iPhone 13 Pro Max has the largest display size at 6.7 inches. The camera arrays feature 12-megapixel lenses. iPhone 13 and 13 Mini are equipped with a wide-angle lens and an ultrawide angle lens on the back. iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max feature a wide-angle lens, an ultrawide angle lens, and a telephoto lens. All four are capable of capturing 4K videos. 

iPhone Color Options and Related Tech Specs

You can purchase the new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini in pink, starlight, midnight, blue, and (Product)RED. It is rumored that additional colors, including purple, will be introduced this Spring. Both Pro models come in sierra blue, silver, gold, and graphite. Apple offers silicone MagSafe cases as well as MagSafe-equipped leather cases. 

All new iPhone models are equipped with MagSafe magnet arrays on the phone’s back, allowing for easy connection of accessories, such as the leather MagSafe wallet and charging equipment. Pro models offer ProRes video recording and a cinematic mode, allowing for automatic depth of field changes that bring different subjects in scenes into focus. The focus can be manually edited after recording. Pro models offer macrophotography due to the new lens designs. 

The Main Takeaways

With the new photography perks, better drop protection, easier viewing, and advanced displays, iPhone 13 offers an accommodating upgrade from iPhone 12.  

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