Sold at the same prices as the last year's models, the new iPhone 13 Pro are Apple's ultimate smartphones. Similar in appearance, but improved in many ways, they will be available on September 24.
The iPhone goes to 120 Hz! Pioneer in this field with its iPad Pro , Apple has let Android smartphone manufacturers double it in terms of screen refresh. With its iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, the Californian brand is finally catching up. ProMotion technology arrives on iPhone and allows the OLED screens of the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max to vary between 10 Hz and 120 Hz, as on high-end smartphones from Samsung or Oppo (Samsung Display surely supplies Apple with LTPO panels). This means that the system animations will be much smoother, that the browsing experience will be more pleasant, and that, in applications where it is not necessary, the iPhone 13 Pro will be able to reduce its refresh rate for nearly.increase autonomy (we were previously on constant 60 Hz). With this new feature, Apple should significantly improve its iPhones, although the 13 Pro apparently have very little difference compared to the 12 Pro.
Heavier, bigger, more enduring
Let's admit that aesthetically, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max look a lot like the 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max . The colors are almost the same (an “alpine blue” model replaces the “pacific blue”), the materials used have not changed (steel on the edges, matt glass on the back, Ceramic Shield glass on the front) and the sizes offered are identical (6,1 and 6.7 inches). There are still some aesthetic differences such as the narrowing of the notch, the enlargement of the camera module and the grounding of Apple smartphones. Indeed, the 13 Pro Max is the heaviest iPhone ever released (240 grams against 228 for the 12 Pro Max) and the thickest (7.65 mm against 7.4). The iPhone 13 Pro also grows a bit (204 grams instead of 189, 7.65 mm instead of 7.4 mm).
How to explain such a difference? Apple seems, for once, to have privileged autonomy over design. The Californian brand says that the batteries are larger without communicating their capacity (there is however a clue in the sheets techniques, the Pro 13 recharges more slowly).
Apple promises 1 hour and a half more battery life for the iPhone 13 Pro (compared to the 12 Pro) and 2.5 hours more for the 13 Pro Max (compared to the 12 Pro Max). all this is verified, it would be a real feat.ussi to gain autonomy by going from 60 Hz to 120 Hz. We just have to hope that the 240 grams of the 13 Pro Max are not bothersome in the hand.
Zoom x3, macro photos and cinema mode
To differentiate its iPhone 13 Pro from the iPhone 13, Apple relies heavily on photos. There is, however, a welcome novelty this year: the Pro Max model is no better off than the Pro. Apple is finally giving fans of "small" phones the chance to enjoy a high-end iPhone, with all of the newly announced new features, without going for the bigger, more expensive version. This is great news!
In addition to a LiDAR sensor, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max have a triple camera module with three 12 Mpix sensors, probably identical to those of last year.
• The first camera is a 13mm equivalent dedicated to ultra wide angle. Thanks to a noucalf module opening at f / 1.8, it would capture 92% more light than its predecessor according to Apple. This lens also has the particularity of being able to take macro photos from a distance of 2 cm. A first for an iPhone, even if this feature has been present on Android for a long time.
• The main camera of the 13 Pro, a 26 mm equivalent, would be 2.2 times more efficient in low light thanks to at the f / 1.5 aperture of its lens. A new mode called "Photographic Styles" also allows experienced users to access a sort of pro mode, with the possibility of varying many settings.
• It is at the zoom level that Apple is making the most of the effort. We are moving to x3 optical this year, against x2 on the 12 Pro and x2.5 on the 12 Pro Max. This is a 77mm equivalent.
Apple also indicates that it has revised its Smart HDR algorithms. The fourth generation would improve colors, contrast and lighting according to Apple.
Finally, in video, Apple also claims to be a pioneer with its iPhone 13 Pro. Thanks to a new cinematic mode, the iPhone canhave to imitate the style of the movies. For example, when someone enters the field, the focus may vary automatically to create a stylized rendering. With editing software, you can also change the focus of a video after recording it. Finally, Apple will later release a new ProRes video codec for its iPhone 13 Pro. Apple's objective is to meet the requirements of professionals who would like to be tempted by the use of iPhone.
A15 Bionic, double eSIM and 1 TB
Among the other new features announced by Apple, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max use the A15 Bionic chip, presumably an evolution of the A14 Bionic from last year. 7-core CPU, 5-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine ... There is a good chance that Apple's new SoC will break all records, although we can regret the lack of Wi-Fi 6E compatibility, such assome rumors announced. Apple also equips its new smartphones with a second eSIM, which makes it possible to configure dual SIM with NanoSIM + eSIM or eSIM + eSIM. The brightness of the screens is also better (Apple claims more than 1000 cd / m 2 ) and, for the first time, an iPhone is available in a 1TB version. Only Samsung had tried to launch a smartphone with so much storage in 2019… but quickly gave it up.
Marketed from 1159 euros and 1259 euros, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max retain the same prices as their predecessors. The most expensive model, with 1 TB of storage and a 6.7-inch screen, costs 1839 euros. These new smartphones will be available on September 24.