Apple announced at an online event on Tuesday (14) the new generation of its mobile phones, with four models: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, and the company also showcased new iPads and Apple Watch.
iPhone 13 e iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 still looks very similar to previous models. The notch housing the front camera was slightly smaller. Its screen stays at 6.1 inches and, according to Apple, is 28% brighter.
iPhone 13 – Photos: Playback / YouTube
iPhone 13 mini has the same features, but with a screen size of 5.4 inches.
Both are based on the A15 Bionic processor, which Apple said is 50% faster than competitors – however, the company didn’t detail who it’s comparing it to.
The cameras, as usual, got some improvements. The main 12-megapixel sensor can capture 47% more light, improving photos taken in dark environments, according to the manufacturer.
iPhone 13 Back Camera – Photo: Playback / YouTube
The secondary camera with a wider angle is also 12 megapixels. Apple said it’s faster.
The company has also created a “Cinema Mode” for recording videos – this option will allow for automatic and “smart” focus transitions.
Even with a more powerful processor, a brighter screen, and compatibility with 5G connectivity, the manufacturer said the devices will have a longer battery life.
The promise is that the iPhone 13 mini’s battery lasts an hour and a half longer than its predecessor, and the iPhone 13’s two and a half hours compared to the iPhone 12.
The standard storage capacity of the iPhone 13 has doubled over its predecessor, from 64GB to 128GB. There are also 256GB and 512GB options.
The price of the iPhone 13 mini in the US will start at $699. iPhone 13 starts at $799 ($4,180). Values generally include discounts from plans with carriers.
iPhone 13 Pro e iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max – Photo: Playback / YouTube
Important news about the most advanced versions of the iPhone appears on the screen: the refresh rate adapts to the content, from 10 Hz to 120 Hz.
In practice, this should show more fluid images, especially in videos and games. When the refresh rate is lower, the battery drain will be reduced.
Panel size has not changed: 6.1 inches on the iPhone 13 Pro and 6.4 inches on the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The manufacturer also highlighted a “completely new range” of cameras.
The ultra-high-resolution sensor, which captures more open images, has also gained the ability to take macro shots, those that get very close to an object.
The Apple smartwatch has reached its seventh generation, with a larger, brighter, and steadier display and smaller bezels. According to the company, the size of the fund is “virtually” unchanged.
Apple Watch Series 7 – Image: Playback / YouTube
According to the manufacturer, these changes allowed 50% more text to be displayed on the screen compared to the previous model.
Battery life has also improved, with the promise of up to 18 hours of battery life and fast charging via USB-C – it takes 45 minutes to go from 0% to 80%.
Apple Watch Series 7 – Image: Playback / YouTube
Apple Watch Series 7 starts at $399 in the US. There is still no information on prices in Brazil.
Tim Cook opened the event showcasing a new generation of traditional iPads and iPad mini – the company has other models, such as the iPad Pro and Air.
The traditional iPad is getting its ninth generation. Apple also has news on the iPad Mini (right) – Photo: Disclosure
The new traditional iPad has an A13 Bionic processor, which is 20% faster than its predecessor, according to the manufacturer. This chip is the same used in the iPhone 11 line, released in 2019.
The look hasn’t changed, but the tablet now has a 12MP front camera and compatibility with various accessories via the Lightning port – like the keyboard, Apple’s first-generation Pencil, and the company’s stylus.
The model will go on sale starting at $329 (1,700 BRL) in the US – there’s still no information on pricing in Brazil.
iPad mini (2021) – Photo: Playback / YouTube
The iPad mini with an 8.3-inch screen has gained more news. Visually, the edges of the front part have shrunk and the corners have become more rounded.
Another important change is the entry of the tablet: now, the connection will be made via USB-C, which expands the range of compatible accessories. The on/off button, on the side, has TouchID, which reads your fingerprint – there’s no FaceID option, which does facial recognition.
The iPad mini version with mobile connectivity will support 5G and is compatible with the second generation Apple Pencil. According to Apple, its processor is 40% more powerful than its predecessor.
The iPad mini will start at $499 (2,600 BRL) in the United States.
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