Apple has unveiled its iPhone 13 range, which will be equipped with larger batteries and better cameras.
After a major redesign of the popular smartphone last year, Apple instead made a number of incremental changes to the four versions of the handset, most notably improving the battery life on each of the devices by at least 1.5 hours.
The tech giant said it has also redesigned all of the cameras across the lineup, with a new cinema mode that allows users to film higher quality, cinema-like videos while making the infamous camera notch on the front of the phone smaller.
Apple Tim Cook praised them as “the best iPhones we have ever developed”.
As with the iPhone 12 lineup last year, the four new devices on offer will be the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max, all of which will be powered by the company’s latest A15 Bionic chip Apple claims is 50% faster than the closest competition.
In particular, the new 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max offer for the first time a storage option of one terabyte as well as support for a screen refresh rate of 120 Hz, which enables smoother scrolling.
In terms of improved battery life, Apple said the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 Pro will both offer up to 1.5 hours of additional battery life, while the iPhone 13 and iPhone Pro Max will each have up to 2.5 hours of additional battery life .
In addition to the Apple Watch Series 7, which has been made tougher, more dust-resistant and has a larger screen, an updated version of the iPad and a new iPad mini were also announced, which was announced via an online virtual event.
Although the range of upgrades was less extensive than last year, industry experts said Apple still unveiled an assortment that would appeal to older iPhone users considering upgrading.
Ben Wood, chief analyst at CCS Insight, said the major improvements to the iPhone’s battery life and cameras are an enticing prospect for many.
He said, “With the new iPhones, Apple is returning to the pillars of battery life, display technology, performance and camera features, all of which will appeal to existing customers looking to upgrade.
“People will be pleased that Apple has resisted the temptation to raise prices, which could easily have been attributed to rising component costs.
“It even increased the entry-level memory configuration on several products, including the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, and the iPad.”
When will the new iPhone 13 go on sale?
Apple has confirmed that all four new iPhone models will be released on Jan.
The iPhone 13 mini starts at £ 679, the iPhone 13 at £ 779, the 13 Pro at £ 949 and the 13 Pro Max at £ 1,049.
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