Apple launches iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max: 120Hz refresh rate screen as the biggest highlight
In the previous article, we introduced the features of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini versions. This series of devices benefited from the A15 Bionic chip that can provide the industry’s top performance.
According to Apple, the iPhone 13 Pro series is the company’s equipment for professional users. Its screen and camera system are the focus, which is the biggest difference from the regular version.
Perhaps the most worthy of ordinary consumers’ attention is the adaptive refresh rate. Pro series displays support 10~120Hz refresh rates that can be automatically adjusted as needed.
For example, when the user is playing a game or switching applications, the system automatically uses the highest refresh rate to reduce the delay and uses a low refresh rate when reading web pages.
In terms of the camera system, Apple provides professional users with extremely powerful camera functions, especially the film mode can blur the background in real-time and automatically track and adjust the focus.
Although it is also the A15 bionic chip, the Pro series has 5 GPU cores to provide better graphics performance, while the normal version series has 4 GPU cores.
Apple did not say why it will add additional graphics processor cores, but this may be related to the camera system provided by Apple because it requires more computing power.
The Pro series display uses the Super Retina XDR display, which has a peak value of 1000 nits and an adaptive refresh rate between 10 and 120 Hz.
When the user does not need a high refresh rate, the system automatically switches to a low refresh rate, which can reduce power consumption.
When the user is under high loads, such as a game, the refresh rate will be full to provide a smoother picture. Of course, these require technical support at the software level.
Apple did not mention the iOS 15 version at this conference, but I believe that the official version of iOS 15 will be released in the next few days and will provide adaptive refresh rate support for the Pro series.
In terms of the camera, the new 77mm telephoto supports 3x optical zoom, which improves ultra-wide shooting performance by 92% and wide-angle camera performance by 2.2 times in low-light environments.
At the press conference, Apple focused on introducing the new movie mode. The movie mode is a new feature introduced by the Apple development team and professional film workers after learning.
For example, when shooting with the iPhone 13 Pro series, the camera will automatically track people and perform real-time background blurring, and can automatically switch focus.
This allows ordinary users to shoot cinematic videos like professional filmmakers, or even directly use iPhone to shoot professional videos.
Another gain function of the Pro series is the macro camera, which can automatically focus and blur and provide richer picture details when the user takes close shots.
At the press conference, Apple also mentioned the antenna and 5G component upgrades of the iPhone 13 Pro series, which can allow the iPhone 13 Pro to connect to more frequency bands and so on.
However, the connection of frequency bands is different in different markets. For example, in the US market, Apple can connect to more frequency bands.
In addition, models in all markets of the iPhone 13 Pro series support sub-6GHz and millimeter-wave networks, but the final support depends on the operator. As for whether the upgraded antenna and wireless components will help solve the signal problem, it is still unknown.
Finally, I need to mention that the full range of iPhone 13 supports WiFi 6 (not 6E), MS wireless charging 15W, wired charging 20W, and Qi wireless up to 7.5W.
iPhone 13 Pro series: 128GB version starts at $999, 256GB version is $1,099, 512GB version is $1299, and 1TB version is $1499.
iPhone 13 Pro Max series: 128GB version is $1,099, 256GB version is $1199, 512GB version is $1399, and 1TB version is $1599.
The pre-sale time is September 17, 2021, and the estimated delivery time is September 24, 2021. The specific delivery time is subject to the approval of the corresponding market regulatory agency.