iPhone 13's best features for business pros

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Though an incremental upgrade from past year's iPhone 12, the iPhone 13 offers a beefier processor, improvements to the camera, amended artillery beingness and greater storage.


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At its latest motorboat event, Apple pulled the curtains backmost connected the iPhone 13, the newest spirit of its halfway mobile product. Following successful the footsteps of the iPhone 12, the caller mentation is disposable successful 4 variants: the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. And though the caller telephone is much evolutionary than revolutionary, it does connection respective features that should entreaty to concern users. Some of the caller features are disposable for each 4 models, but respective use lone to the 2 Pro models.

SEE: iPhone 13 cheat sheet: Everything you request to cognize astir Apple's flagship phones (TechRepublic)

Different sizes of iPhone

As with the iPhone 12, the iPhone 13 comes successful 4 models and 3 antithetic surface sizes to acceptable a assortment of budgets and pockets.

Starting astatine $699, the iPhone 13 mini is the smallest with a 5.4-inch screen. Though the iPhone 12 mini failed to genuinely drawback connected with consumers, this size whitethorn pull anyone who doesn't request a large surface to ticker videos oregon play games. Plus, the mini exemplary fits comfortably successful tiny pockets, truthful it's casual to transportation with you.

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The $799 iPhone 13 and $999 iPhone 13 Pro some measurement successful with a 6.1-inch screen, providing a "Goldilocks zone" for mobile phones. Not excessively large, not excessively small, and conscionable close for viewing photos and videos and inactive squeezing into astir pockets for portability.

Tipping the scales is the $1,099 iPhone 13 Pro Max, sporting a 6.7-inch screen. This 1 is geared for radical who privation the largest imaginable show and don't caput if the telephone won't acceptable successful their pocket.


The iPhone 13 lineup is powered by the caller A15 Bionic chip, the successor to past year's A14 Bionic from the iPhone 12. Built utilizing 5-nanometer exertion and equipped with six cores (two for show and four4 for efficiency), the A15 kicks successful a faster show and greater ratio implicit its predecessor. The four-core GPU successful the iPhone 13 and 13 mini and the five-core GPU successful the 2 Pro phones assistance velocity up the graphics. All of this means a faster and smoother show overall.


The iPhone 13 Pro A15 bionic spot records high-quality video.

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The iPhone 13 household continues with the Super Retina XDR show from past year's model. But the show is brighter. The iPhone 12 offered a maximum brightness of 625 nits. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini amended that with a max of 800 nits, portion the Pro models up that to 1,000 nits.

Dynamic refresh rate

For the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, Apple has doubled the maximum refresh complaint to 120Hz from the 60Hz built into erstwhile iPhones and inactive utilized successful the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini. The refresh complaint determines the fig of times per 2nd that the surface redraws itself. The higher the rate, the much fluid the question appears connected the screen. Another cardinal payment is little flickering, which reduces oculus strain.

SEE: iPhone 13 cheat sheet: Everything you request to cognize astir Apple's flagship phones (TechRepublic) 

However, 1 drawback of a precocious refresh complaint is that it tin chew up artillery power, particularly if it's connected each the time. To code this issue, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max usage an adaptive diagnostic called ProMotion to dynamically set the refresh complaint depending connected the surface contented and idiosyncratic interaction. For example, a rapidly changing app oregon video could instrumentality with a precocious rate, portion a static surface with small oregon nary question would get drilled down to a little rate. The extremity effect is greater beingness from a azygous artillery charge.


The iPhone 13 lineup offers the aforesaid camera setups arsenic connected the iPhone 12: 12MP ultrawide and wide cameras connected the rear of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini and 12MP ultrawide, wide and telephoto cameras connected the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. But the cameras themselves person been enhanced with respective features designed to amended your photos, peculiarly connected the 2 Pro phones.


A macro representation connected the iPhone 13 Pro.

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The wide camera connected each 4 phones comes with a bigger sensor capable to instrumentality successful astir 50% much light, according to Apple. The wide camera is besides outfitted with sensor‑shift optical representation stabilization, a diagnostic usually recovered connected DSLRs that stabilizes the sensor alternatively than the existent lens truthful that your photos are steadier. The ultrawide camera boasts a caller sensor susceptible of picking up greater details successful darker areas and with little noise.

The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max bask adjacent much camera enhancements. For the archetypal time, the ultrawide camera connected the Pro models gets autofocus to assistance you instrumentality sharper photos, particularly successful low-light conditions. The telephoto camera connected the Pro models comes with a caller 77mm lens to get adjacent person to your subjects.

SEE: Apple shifts absorption to fittingness and distant from wellness monitoring for Apple Watch Series 7 (TechRepublic) 

For capturing tiny items up close, the ultrawide camera connected the 2 Pro models introduces a macro photography mode with a absorption region of 2 centimeters (0.79 inches). Further, a nighttime mode diagnostic is present disposable connected each 3 cameras of the Pro phones to seizure amended photos successful low-light conditions.

All 4 caller iPhones connection different adjuvant enactment dubbed Photographic Styles. With this feature, you tin much easy bounce among antithetic preset and customized modes to rapidly alteration the tone, warmth and vibrance of a scene. Apple cited this caller diagnostic arsenic much precocious than a elemental filter arsenic it tin intelligently set antithetic parts of the photograph to marque definite important elements are preserved.


If you're a nonrecreational oregon adjacent amateur videographer, you mightiness gravitate to immoderate of the 4 iPhone 13 models for the caller Cinematic mode. Using rack absorption to alteration the absorption from 1 taxable successful a country to another, Cinematic mode tin assistance you easy and automatically change the absorption conscionable arsenic you'd spot successful a question representation oregon TV show.

For example, this mode tin displacement absorption from idiosyncratic oregon thing successful the foreground to a idiosyncratic oregon entity successful the background. It tin adjacent alteration absorption if a idiosyncratic successful the foreground simply looks astatine thing successful the background. You determine erstwhile and however to usage Cinematic mode, opting to alteration the absorption during oregon aft shooting a video.


The iPhone 13 and 13 mini person accrued the minimum and maximum retention options, starting you disconnected with 128GB of abstraction and capping with 512GB. The 2 Pro models connection a 1TB enactment to supply much abstraction to store your photos, videos and different hefty content.

SEE: Every Apple unveiling concern pros request to cognize about (TechRepublic) 


Thanks to a larger artillery and the much businesslike A15 Bionic chip, the iPhone 13 offers amended artillery beingness than successful erstwhile models. The iPhone 13 offers up to 2 and a fractional much hours per time than the iPhone 12, portion the iPhone 13 mini provides up to an hr and a fractional much successful a time than the iPhone 12 mini.

On the Pro side, the iPhone 13 Pro volition past up to 1 and a fractional hours longer per time than the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max volition clasp retired for 2 and a fractional hours longer each time than the iPhone 12 Pro Max.


Finally, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini travel successful 5 colors: (Product) red, starlight, midnight, bluish and pink. The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max travel successful graphite, gold, metallic and Sierra blue.

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