Apple showed off updates to its higher-end iPhone Pro line.
The 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max feature the same A15 Bionic chip as the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. But it also packs in a five-core CPU, promising 50% faster graphics which should appeal to many gamers. The Pro devices also feature a bright Super Retna XDR display with a faster refresh rate, and all-day battery life.
The camera system got a solid refresh, too. It comes with a new 77 mm telephoto lens with 3 times optical zoom as well as new wide and ultrawide cameras.
The Pro and Pro Max start at $999 and $1,099, respectively, and come in graphite, gold, silver and sierra blue.
The iPhone 13 is powered by a new chip designed by Apple: the A15 Bionic.
Executives called the chip the “fastest CPU in any smartphone.”
It uses 5-nanometer technology and includes 15 billion transistors, a 6-core CPU and 4-core GPU. The technology will give the iPhone improved machine learning capabilities, such as real-time video analysis and the ability to analyze text in photos
Consumers won’t get a fully uninterrupted display on the new iPhone: Apple’s latest smartphone still has a notch for its front-facing camera at the top of the display, but it’s smaller than in the past.
Rather than doing away with the notch, as some company observers had expected, Apple said Tuesday that it made it 20% smaller on the iPhone 13 than on previous versions of the device