At today’s press conference, Apple introduced the features of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini models. One of the more obvious appearance improvements is the camera change position.
In the iPhone 12, the two cameras are arranged vertically, while in the iPhone 13, Apple replaced the cameras with a diagonal arrangement, but the specific reason was not stated.
As for the specific upgrade content, the focus is actually on Apple A15 Bionic chip. This chip also uses a large and small core design that can save energy and provide high performance.
Of course, the adaptive refresh rate that many users expect is not provided on the iPhone 13 and Mini, and the Pro series provides an adaptive refresh rate of 10~120Hz.
Apple has rarely made major innovations to the appearance of the iPhone, so the focus is mainly on technological upgrades at the chip, camera, and software level.
For example, the A15 Bionic chip still hits all flagship processors in the Android ecosystem. In terms of chip design, Apple’s strength is indeed much higher than that of Qualcomm.
A15 Bionic chip is still manufactured by TSMC with a 5-nanometer process. It is worth noting that the A15 also uses a large and small core design and actually has 6 processing cores.
Two of them are high-performance cores that can provide higher performance under load, and the remaining four are energy-efficient cores that can provide basic performance and reduce power consumption.
According to Apple, other manufacturers in the industry are still catching up with Apple’s chip technology and performance two years ago, and the A15 performance has been 50% higher than other flagship chips.
A15 also uses a 4-core GPU to achieve a 30% lead in graphics processing performance, and a 16-core neural network engine is suitable for various machine learning tasks.
Apple said that the A15 Bionic chip can perform 15.8 trillion operations per second, and the system cache has also doubled to provide more powerful operations for all consumers.
The iPhone 13’s camera is still upgrading its night shooting ability. The new 1.7-micron wide-angle camera can capture more light, allowing users to take very beautiful pictures even in low light or even at night.
The 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera uses a faster sensor, which can quickly capture a larger environment and automatically optimize image details through algorithms.
In terms of 5G network support, Apple mentioned that the iPhone 13 series supports more frequencies, but it didn’t say which frequencies are specific but that it is cooperating with more operators.
In terms of battery life, the iPhone 13 mini lasts 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 mini, and the iPhone 13 lasts more than 2.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12.
This should be due to the large and small core design of the A15 processor. If users do not run high-load tasks for a long time, the energy-efficient core can save power and increase battery life.
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini-series have added 512GB storage options, and now users can buy more space even if they buy the iPhone 13.
The iPhone 13 mini version starts at $699 and the iPhone 13 starts at $799. These devices will be pre-ordered from September 17.
The estimated delivery time is September 24. At the same time, Apple is also opening operator contract machines and trade-in discounts. For details, please check Apple’s official store.