Apple Event (9/14/2021) introduces iPhone13 series smartphones

Posted By on September 15, 2021

iPhone13Pro MaxiPhone13Pro MaxsideAs our current Apple iPhone smartphones age (currently Brenda and I have iPhone7 and 7 plus), there is an interest in upgrading to the 5G capable Apple A15 chipped iPhone13 or 13Pro. The Apple Event on Tuesday afternoon highlighted the new smartphones and focused on their photo and video capability.

As a photographer and Apple guy from way back and having spent much of my life from junior high, high school, college plus grad school, and career years connected to both film and digital work, I’m hungry to get my hands on … or at least see the new Apple iPhone.

A few points beside the impressive 12MP camera and video capabilities (jaw dropping what can be done with smartphone cameras these days), are the advantages in the Super Retina XDR displays with ProMotion. The “pro” versions are either 6.1-inch or 6.7-inch and capable of displaying 2532‑by‑1170-pixel resolution or 2778‑by‑1284-pixel resolution. To improve battery life, the A15 Bionic chip with a 6-core CPU, 5-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine can switch between 10 to 120Hz depending on purpose (ProMotion Technology).

A few more highlights had to do with the durability, improved night mode for photos using LiDAR, the macro ability and better optical zoom ranges for the different lenses.

Much of the event was spent demonstrating the video produced on the iPhone13s … which is so impressive that one wonders if there is even a need to have DSLR cameras anymore


The new iPhone 13 series pricing starts with the 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini at $699, the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 at $799, the iPhone 13 Pro at $999 and the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max at $1099. They are all interesting.


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