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Are You Looking Forward to the New Generation of iPhones?
The iPhone 13 family of devices are now officially on sale in many territories, including Australia! These new phones have been the source of many rounds of rumours and vain hopes, and now the hard facts have been revealed.
The iPhone 13 family includes the same model designations as the iPhone 12, and in very similar footprints; the iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
In terms of overall dimensions, the iPhone 13 family SKUs are almost identical to their predecessors, being only marginally thicker. Unfortunately, whilst the edges of the body should still fit (though perhaps more snugly than on the iPhone 12 series) the added bulk and positioning of the camera module renders most, if not all iPhone 12 cases incompatible with the new tech in town. The Apple staple of adding a new colour variant with each generation continues with a new deep matte black replacing the lighter “graphite” and a new soft “sierra blue” iPhone 12 option. The new range also offers great improvements to power management and battery life.
With the faces of the new iPhones not changing size, the screen sizes and resolutions have mostly remained the same as they were in the iPhone 12 family. The displays of the standard iPhone and iPhone mini appear to be completely unchanged in this generation, however, the previously Apple Watch exclusive LTPO display tech is making its phone debut in the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. For the uninitiated, an LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) display is a specialized OLED which can receive a dynamic refresh rate in order to use far less power to retain an image that does not need to refresh very often (such as an always-on watch face) whilst also enabling the refresh to ramp up to a full 120Hz for a snappy user experience and better games and other media consumption. Apple has also managed to reduce the size of the iPhone’s notch cutout this year for the first time since the iPhone X was introduced.
The big camera feature that blindsided many leakers is the new “cinematic mode”, available on all 4 models, the given explanation for how it all works is very complicated, but in practical terms, it is an AI-assisted auto-focus with the ability to smartly track and switch between subjects, especially faces, in a way resembling cinematic techniques for filming dialogue and character scenes. While some rumours had indicated that Apple could expand the LiDAR Scanner (the 3D scanning tech that debuted in the iPad Pro) to the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 this year, it is now confirmed that the LiDAR Scanner has remained exclusive to the Pro and Pro Max models. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max also feature an upgraded ultra-wide camera, going from 5P (f/2.4) and fixed focus (FF) to 6P (f/1.8) and autofocus (AF). The iPhone 13 Pro has also added some features that were exclusive to the iPhone 12 Pro Max last year, such as the wide lens with sensor-shift stabilization.