In addition to inaugurating the release of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini duo, Apple also launched the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max series.
Overall, the design of the iPhone 13 series is quite identical to the iPhone 12 series. However, specifically for the Pro series, Apple put on a stainless steel frame with IP68 water and dust resistance certification.
The most significant update can actually be found on the screen. At first glance, it may not be too obvious, but the size of the bangs of this iPhone 13 quartet is 20 percent smaller than before.
All four iPhone 13 models are powered by the A15 Bionic chipset. As with its predecessor, the A15 is still made with a 5-nanometer manufacturing process, and also still consists of 6 cores (2 high-performance cores and 4 high-efficiency cores).
Although the chipset is identical, there is a difference in performance between the regular iPhone 13 line and the iPhone 13 Pro line, specifically the graphics performance.
Apple put on a chipset that packs a 4-core GPU on the regular iPhone 13. Meanwhile, on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, the chipset packs a 5-core GPU. This one GPU core difference apparently renders into a 20% difference in graphics performance.
As usual, Apple is reluctant to specify the capacity of its battery in mAh units. They prefer to compare the battery life of the iPhone 13 series with its predecessor. The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max offer 1.5 hours of endurance and 2.5 hours longer than their predecessors, respectively.
The main camera on iPhone Pro packs a larger 12-megapixel sensor, with individual pixel sizes of 1.9 m, plus an f/1.5 lens. Sensor-Shift OIS is of course also available here.
What is interesting about the upgraded iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max is the ultra-wide camera, which not only offers improved image quality but can also double up as a macro camera, with the closest focusing distance of up to 2 cm.
For the telephoto camera, both the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max now offer 3x optical zoom. Users can now also pair their telephoto camera with the Night Mode feature.
From a video perspective, Cinematic Mode isn’t the only update that the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have to offer, as both support recording in the ProRes format.
Price and Availability
For the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, Apple offers a total of four capacity variants: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB. As for the price, the iPhone 13 Pro is available for $999 while the Max variant has a price tag of $1,099.