During its fall event, Apple released the iPhone 13 series, showcasing new Mini, standard, Pro and Pro max models to replace last year’s model specifications.

New Apple iPhone 13 side by side mini, pro, pro max. {Tech} for Travel. https://techfortravel.co.uk
2021 iPhone 13 Series // Image {Tech} for Travel.

Apple iPhone 13 Series

The few changes to all four models were small and subtle, with very little to convince iPhone 12, or even 11, owners to make the upgrade. However, the new additions Apple did make are welcome ones.

Gone are the entry-level 64GB models with base storage options now at 128GB, and all four handsets boast improved battery performance over previous iPhones. At the top end, the Pro Max can offer up to 28 hours of power.

Although Apple has upgraded the chip to the newer A15, the headline upgrade for the 2021 iPhone is Cinematic mode.

Following extensive study of cinematography and the powerful use of rack focus, Cinematic mode on iPhone records videos of people, pets, and objects with a beautiful depth effect with automatic focus changes, so anyone can capture cinema-style moments, even if they aren’t a professional filmmaker.

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New iPhone 13 and 13 mini in pink side by side from the 2021 Apple fall event. {Tech} for Travel. https://techfortravel.co.uk
iPhone 13 and 13 Mini in new Pink // Image Apple.

iPhone 13 & Mini

There are only two design changes on both of these models; an ever so slightly smaller notch at the top of the displays, and the rear camera lenses are housed diagonally rather than vertically stacked.

Also, both Purple and Green colour options have been dropped in favour of a new Pink. Some of the colour choices that remained have been tweaked slightly, such as the fresh new Blue hue.

Apple iPhone 12 Mini side by side to iPhone 13 Mini in Blue. {Tech} for Travel. https://techfortravel.co.uk
iPhone 12 Mini v iPhone 13 Mini Blue // Image Apple.

Both the Mini and iPhone 13 have the same 5.4″ and 6.1″ Super Retina XDR displays as before, have 5G connectivity as standard and even the exact specification of Front and Rear cameras as last years handsets!

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Once again, the main “upgrade” is in the software for the front and back cameras. The same dual 12MP Wide & Ultra-wide lenses return but now boast smart HDR 4, which improves the dynamic range and picture detail using AI technology and the new Bionic chip.

A welcome addition for 2021 is Cinematic mode. This new mode is similar to the depth control and bokeh effect Apple first gave us around the iPhone 11 but have now made it work, to significant impact, for video. Finally, photo images have also benefitted from an upgrade with Preset and customised preferences called Photographic styles.

iPhone 13 & 13 Mini Specifications

12 Mini 13 MiniiPhone 12iPhone 13
Dimensions132 x 64 x 7mm132 x 64 x 8mm147 x 72 x 7mm147 x 72 x 8mm
Weight135g141g164g174g
Colour OptionsPurple
Blue
Green
Red
White
Black
Blue
Red
Starlight (white)
Black
Pink
Purple
Blue
Green
red
White
Black
Blue
Red
Starlight (white)
Black
Pink
Display5.4″ Super Retina XDR5.4″ Super Retina XDR6.1″ Super Retina XDR6.1″ Super Retina XDR
ChipA14A15A14A15
PowerUp to 15 hours
Lightning Port
MagSafe
Qi Wireless
Up to 17 hours
Lightning Port
MagSafe
Qi Wireless
Up to 17 hours
Lightning Port
MagSafe
Qi Wireless
Up to 19 hours
Lightning Port
MagSafe
Qi Wireless
Storage64GB
128GB
256GB
128GB
256GB
512GB
64GB
128GB
256GB
128GB
256GB
512GB
Rear CameraDual 12MP
Wide & Ultra-wide
Smart HDR 3
Dual 12MP
Wide & Ultra-wide
Smart HDR 4
Photographic Styles
Cinematic mode
Dual 12MP
Wide & Ultra-wide
Smart HDR 3
Dual 12MP
Wide & Ultra-wide
Smart HDR 4
Photographic Styles
Cinematic mode
Front Camera12MP
TrueDepth
Retina Flash
12MP
TrueDepth
Retina Flash
Photographic Styles
Cinematic mode
12MP
TrueDepth
Retina Flash
12MP
TrueDepth
Retina Flash
Photographic Styles
Cinematic mode
Waterproof RatingIP68IP68IP68IP68
Connectivity5G
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Ultra-Wideband Chip
5G
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Ultra-Wideband Chip
5G
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Ultra-Wideband Chip
5G
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Ultra-Wideband Chip
// Media Apple YouTube Channel.

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