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What to Know About Apple’s iPhone 13 Series — Release Date, Camera & Features

Everyone is super excited about Apple’s new release, the iPhone 13. And even though not everyone is going to buy it, at least they want to see the features it has to offer and most importantly, show it off.

iPhone is so valued in the country to the extent that ladies ‘spread legs‘ just to get it. From its amazing camera to performance, its one smartphone everyone is on the lookout for.

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It’s so valued that guys would buy an iPhone instead of buying a land — at least you will be considered a ‘big boy‘.

Apple’s new iPhone 13 series is tipped to be released in September. It’s likely just weeks at most until the phones launch – and we’ve been hard at work rounding up and cutting through the key iPhone leaks.

Rumors have been springing up from a variety of sources for the last few months, and we’ve now got a clear picture of many of the likely specs of the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 mini.

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We also have a good idea of the likely design of these phones, and have seen numerous leaked images. For those of you who are light on time we’ve cut down the rumors into a handy, bite-sized portion below, while further down you’ll find tons more depth where we explain everything you have to know about the new iPhone range.

iPhone 13’s Release Date

Apple’s iPhone 13 is likely to be released in September 2021 with most sources pointing to September 14. We’re not certain of that date yet, but it looks the most likely.

iPhone 13’s price

Expect a similar price to the iPhone 12 range, with one leak suggesting it’ll be exactly the same. The iPhone 12 mini – the cheapest of 2020’s iPhones – started at $699 (N287,652) while the iPhone 12 Pro Max cost $1,099 (N452,260). That said, there is some evidence the price could increase a bit.

Design: Little is expected to change from the iPhone 12, but it seems the company will be changing the design of the rear camera. It’ll seemingly have a diagonal lens arrangement on the two cheaper phones, but the design seems otherwise largely set to be similar to last year’s handsets, albeit with a slightly smaller notch.

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Colors: Apple may debut some new shades with the iPhone 13 series, and two rumored versions are pink and orange. Alongside those, we expect to see similar shades to last-gen, such as purple, black and white.

Different colors of the iPhone 13 with the rumoured Pink Color. Photo: TechRadar
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Display: Screen sizes and resolutions are expected to stay the same across the range of iPhone 13 products, but both the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are heavily rumored to debut 120Hz refresh rates. That means the image on these screens will be smoother than previous iPhones. Plus we’re expecting an always-on display on each handset, too.

Battery: If the biggest iPhone 13 battery leak is correct, you can expect a larger battery inside 2021’s phones. These are expected to be notably larger, with the iPhone 13 expected to offer a 3,095mAh cell compared to the iPhone 12’s 2,805mAh.

What will that mean? Expect a longer lasting iPhone 13 than your previous iPhones.

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Camera: Apple is expected to be tweaking the camera on the iPhone 13 series, and the two Pro handsets may get an upgraded ultra-wide shooter. The iPhone 13 Pro may also get an upgraded telephoto camera, plus some leaks suggest LiDAR could be present on all four models so you’ll have improved depth perception, though more recent leaks don’t mention this, so don’t count on it. Video recording software improvements are also expected, including a new Portrait mode.

Specs: The A15 chipset will likely power each of these handsets, though current reports suggest this won’t bring a huge power boost. It’s also heavily rumored that Apple may bring out a 1TB iPhone for the first time in 2021, so that’ll allow for the largest iPhone sizes ever.

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There’s no guarantee this will be the iPhone 13 release date though, and that’s mostly due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro were pushed back to October in 2020, and the other two devices – the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max – were released in November of that year.

Plus, apparently the 2020 delay resulted in increased sales for the phones. That may mean Apple decides to keep to this new window, but there’s no real indication of that from leaks.

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Let do a little comparison

SCREEN SIZE:

iPhone 13 Mini: 5.4-inch
iPhone 13: 6.1-inch
iPhone 13 Pro: 6.1-inch
iPhone 13 Pro Max: 6.7-inch
CAMERA:

iPhone 13 Mini: 12MP + 12MP
iPhone 13: 12MP + 12MP
iPhone 13 Pro:12MP + 12MP + 12MP
iPhone 13 Pro Max: 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
BATTERY:

iPhone 13 Mini: 2,406mAh
iPhone 13: 3,095mAh
iPhone 13 Pro: 3,095mAh
iPhone 13 Pro Max: 4,325mAh
STORAGE:

iPhone 13 Mini: Up to 1TB
iPhone 13: Up to 1TB
iPhone 13 Pro: Up to 1TB
iPhone 13 Pro Max: Up to 1TB

iPhone 13 and iOS 15

Each new iPhone brings a new version of iOS with its launch. Apple gave us our first good look at the software that will power the new iPhones — as well as iPhones dating back to the iPhone 6s — when it showed off iOS 15 at June’s Worldwide Developer Conference.

The top iOS 15 features include updates to FaceTime that will let you watch videos and share content with others, a new Focus mode for managing notifications, and improvements to Maps, Messages, Wallet, Weather and other built-in apps. Some iOS 15 features will require an A12 Bionic processor or later, but that shouldn’t be a problem for the iPhone 13 and its fancy new Apple chip.

We’re waiting to find out about iPhone 13-specific features hidden in iOS 15. One feature we’d love to see, which recently appeared in an Apple patent, is predictive charging notifications. This system would learn your phone usage and charging habits, much like Optimized Charging does already, but then warn you to charge it up before you drain the battery too far, while you’re still in the right place to plug it in.

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