The highly anticipated Apple California Product Launch Event was streamed live on Tuesday and CEO Tim Cook announced a new series of 4 iPhone models, named iPhone 13, as well as the new iPad and iPad mini, a Fitness Service, and Apple Watch Series 7; said to be the most powerful wearable device yet.
If you missed the stream, Check out the YouTube Video below.
Four iPhone 13 Models
iPhone 13 is a brand new name for the series, which looks almost identical to its previous series, apart from the diagonal camera style. The 4 Models are named the iPhone 13, iPhone13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 mini sports a 5.4-inch screen, with the regular and Pro models at 6.1 inches, and the Pro Max has a 6.7 inches display, all having a smaller notch. A new “Sierra” color variant is added and available for the pro models and above. All of them have Dolby Vision and HDR10 Support with a new Super Retina XDR display which is 28% brighter. Apple has finally added the “ProMotion” Technology, which is a 120hz Display. This reduces Motion Blur and makes graphics and games much better, but only limited to the Pro models. The base variants will have a 60hz display.
The phones are equipped with an A15 Bionic chip, built on TSMC’s 5-nanometer process, claimed to be the fastest chip in any smartphone. Battery life has also been improved on all four models, due to the new chip and hardware tuning. All four iPhone models have an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance with 5G support.
The talk of the event is said to be the Camera Upgrade. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini house a new 12MP wide-angle lens with a big sensor to capture 50% more light. Both have a sensor-shift optical image stabilization, which was introduced last year.
The Pro and Pro Max Variant sport 3 cameras which have a 77mm telephoto with 3x optics. The Ultra-Wide camera has a low light boost up to 92%, f/1.8 aperture, auto-focus, and a 6-element lens. The Wide camera hosts an f/1.5 aperture, up to 2.2x improvement in low light. With a new Macro Photography Feature, Cinematic Mode, and Night Mode supports all the 3 lenses.
The Cost of all the Variants in India is said to be:
iPhone 13 Mini 128GB: Rs. 69,900
iPhone 13 128GB: Rs. 79.990
iPhone 13 Pro 128GB: Rs. 1,19,900
Apple Watch Series 7
The Series 7 is very identical to Series 6, but some difference one would notice is the display upgrade, with soft round corners and 20% extra screen area. The two variants announced are 41mm and 45mm in size. Apple claims to have fast charging support and the screen is more crack resistant. Although there is no release date for series 7 as of now. The previous watch series has been discontinued. The GPS variant is said to cost around Rs. 29,400 and the GPS + Cellular roughly around Rs. 36,800.
New Generation iPad, New iPad Mini
Apple has introduced a new iPad Mini, which has an 8.3-inch display, which has a new flat design, like an iPad Pro. It has no home button, small bezel size. The Touch ID is inbuilt with the power button on the side. It has a USB Type-C Connect instead of a lightning connection. It also hosts 5G Support powered by the A-15 Bionic chipset, stereo speakers, and a 12-megapixel camera. The cost is said to start at Rs. 46,900.
The company finally launched an entry-level iPad, featuring an A13 processor and a 12-megapixel front-facing camera for better video calling. Its price starts at Rs. 30,900 for the 64 GB model.