iPhone 13 models compared: What's the difference between iPhone 13, Mini, Pro and Pro Max? - CNET

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It's getting rather analyzable to prime an iPhone. This year, Apple's lineup includes 4 models, the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini, and the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. There are besides a fig of colour options, retention capacities and different differences that marque the prime of which iPhone to bargain conscionable a small much confusing. (Want to beryllium much confused? The iPhone SE 3 and iPhone 14 are rumored, too.)

Apple announced its caller iPhone lineup astatine its September event alongside the Apple Watch 7, iPad Mini 6 and updated entry-level iPad. The updated iPhone runs connected iOS 15, which is present publicly disposable to install, and features a fewer camera upgrades, upped storage, a caller A15 Bionic processor and more. (Here's how the iPhone 13 compares to the iPhone 12 lineup, and how how the iPhone 13 compares to the iPhone 13 Mini.) Although the iPhone 13 lineup mirrors the iPhone 12, Apple's 2021 iPhones connection a caller design, updated cameras and diagnostic upgrades for a similar price as 2020's iPhone 12 models. Here's everything to know.  

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The iPhone 13 lineup has arrived. Here's however the antithetic models compare. 

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Price: iPhone 13 enactment (mostly) matches the outgo of its predecessor

The iPhone 13 lineup mostly mimics the pricing for the iPhone 12. Although Apple has since done distant with the 64GB retention enactment for its modular and Mini options, the pricing of the iPhone 13 person stayed the same. The iPhone 13 Mini starts astatine $699 for 128GB of storage. The modular iPhone 13 starts astatine $799, the Pro starts astatine $999 and Pro Max astatine $1,099. 

The prices for the Pro versions are akin to different high-end smartphone models similar the Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra, which outgo $1,000 and $1,200, respectively. 

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini: Check retired the redesigned camera module and smaller notch

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The prices for the caller iPhone summation arsenic you spell up successful storage, particularly since the iPhone features a 1TB retention enactment for the archetypal time. The other retention is lone disposable connected the Pro models and ups the terms of an iPhone 13 Pro Max to $1,599. 

Here are US prices for each of the iPhone 13 models:

IPHONE 13 SERIES US PRICES AND STORAGE


128GB storage 256GB storage 512GB storage 1TB storage iPhone 13 Mini iPhone 13 iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 13 Pro Max
$699 $799 $999 NA
$799 $899 $1,099 NA
$999 $1,099 $1,299 $1,499
$1,099 $1,199 $1,399 $1,599

Storage: iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max person 1TB options

Apple has ditched its 64GB retention enactment for its caller iPhone. The modular iPhone 13 and Mini present travel successful 128GB, 256GB and 512GB retention options, portion the Pro and Pro Max besides travel successful a 1TB retention option. This is the archetypal clip you person the enactment to get 1TB of retention connected an iPhone.

Size and design: All iPhone 13 models person a 20% smaller notch

All 4 versions of the iPhone 13 are thicker and heavier than their counterpart successful past year's lineup, but with a smaller notch. Apple has included a notched show connected each iPhone since the 2017 iPhone X, arsenic a spot for the selfie camera. The iPhone 13's notch is 20% smaller than it was connected the iPhone 12. 

The plan of the camera setup shifted for the iPhone 13 Mini. The camera lenses are present situated diagonally from each other, alternatively than 1 atop the different similar connected the iPhone 12 Mini. 

The iPhone 13 lineup ranges successful surface size from 5.4 inches to 6.7 inches. The iPhone 13 Mini is 5.4 inches, the modular iPhone 13 and Pro models are some 6.1 inches and the Pro Max is 6.7 inches.

iPhone 13 sizes

iPhone 13 model Size iPhone 13 Mini iPhone 13 modular iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 13 Pro Max
5.4 inches
6.1 inches
6.1 inches
6.7 inches

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Display: Only iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max person 120Hz refresh rate

The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max models some diagnostic a 120Hz display. The fig of hertz a telephone surface is rated for refers to the fig of frames per 2nd it tin display, which determines however accelerated and creaseless the surface feels erstwhile you're scrolling done apps and web pages. The modular and Mini models, however, don't diagnostic the 120Hz display. 

Apple seems precocious to the game, since different high-end smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S21 and OnePlus 9 Pro, already person a 120Hz refresh rate. 

Camera: All the upgrades for each iPhone 13 model

The iPhone 13 lineup features a fewer caller camera upgrades, including the summation of cinematic mode and macro photography.

But, akin to the iPhone 12 lineup, the lidar scanner is inactive lone disposable connected the Pro and Pro Max. This is the 2nd procreation of iPhones to lone diagnostic a lidar scanner connected its higher-end models. 

The scanner, which made its debut successful the 2020 iPad Pro, tin beryllium seen connected some the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The scanner is utilized to assistance with autofocus and taking pictures successful debased lighting. (You tin besides use lidar to measurement your friends' heights astatine parties, which is benignant of cool.) 

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Apple's iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini person 2 improved cameras, with 12-megapixel wide and ultrawide lenses. The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max person 3 caller rear cameras, with 12-megapixel wide, ultrawide and telephoto lenses. All of the iPhones successful Apple's 2021 lineup tin besides instrumentality nighttime mode shots for the archetypal time. Apple besides gave the Pro models a much precocious mentation of ProRes video

iPhone 13 Pro cameras

The iPhone 13 Pro, shown above, has wide angle, ultrawide and telephoto cameras.

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Battery: The iPhone 13 is said to person much artillery beingness than before

Apple says the caller iPhones athletics longer artillery beingness than the iPhone 12 lineup. The extended artillery beingness results from a operation of a bigger battery, iOS 15 and the A15 Bionic chip, according to Apple.

It says the iPhone 13 and iPhone Mini clasp a complaint for 17 and 19 hours of video playback, respectively. The iPhone 13 Pro is said to unrecorded for 22 hours, and the iPhone Pro Max for 28 hours.

Apple doesn't disclose nonstop artillery specs for its iPhones, but a teardown by iFixit reveals importantly much capacious cells than successful past year's models. Notably, the iPhone 13 Pro has a smaller artillery than the iPhone 13, seemingly due to the fact that the Pro's surface uses little energy.

If you're itching for much astir the iPhone 13, instrumentality a look astatine which colour you should buy and which settings to alteration close away. You tin besides cheque retired everything that was announced astatine Apple's September event, including the Apple Watch 7, iPad Mini 6 and updated entry-level iPad. And, here's however to download and install iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.

iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max specs


iPhone 13 Mini iPhone 13 iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 13 Pro Max Display size, solution Dimensions (Inches) Dimensions (Millimeters) Weight (Ounces, Grams) Mobile software Camera Front-facing camera Video capture Processor Storage Expandable storage Battery Fingerprint sensor Connector Headphone jack Special features Price off-contract (USD) Price (GBP) Price (AUD)
5.4-inch OLED; 2,340x1,080 pixels 6.1-inch OLED; 2,532x1,170 pixels 6.1-inch OLED; 2,532x1,170 pixels 6.7-inch OLED; 2,778x1,284 pixels
5.18 x 2.53 x 0.3 in 5.78 x 2.82 x 0.3 in 5.78 x 2.82 x 0.3 in 6.33 x 3.07 x 0.3 in
132 x 64 x 7.65 mm 147 x 72 x 7.65 mm 147 x 72 x 7.65 mm 161 x 78 x 7.65 mm
4.97 oz; 141g 6.14 oz; 174g 7.19 oz; 204g 8.48 oz; 240g
iOS 15 iOS 15 iOS 15 iOS 15
12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide) 12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide) 12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide), 12-megapixel (telephoto) 12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide), 12-megapixel (telephoto)
12-megapixel 12-megapixel 12-megapixel 12-megapixel
HDR video signaling with Dolby Vision up to 4K astatine 60 fps HDR video signaling with Dolby Vision up to 4K astatine 60 fps ProRes video signaling up to 4K astatine 30 fps (1080p astatine 30 fps for 128GB storage)* ProRes video signaling up to 4K astatine 30 fps (1080p astatine 30 fps for 128GB storage)*
Apple A15 Bionic Apple A15 Bionic Apple A15 Bionic Apple A15 Bionic
128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
No No No No
Undisclosed; Apple lists 17 hours of video playback Undisclosed; Apple lists 19 hours of video playback Undisclosed; Apple lists 22 hours of video playback Undisclosed; Apple lists 28 hours of video playback
No (Face ID) No (Face ID) No (Face ID) No (Face ID)
Lightning Lightning Lightning Lightning
No No No No
5G enabled; MagSafe; h2o resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM) 5G enabled; MagSafe; h2o resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM) ProMotion exertion with adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz; lidar scanner; 5G enabled; MagSafe; h2o resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM) ProMotion exertion with adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz; lidar scanner; 5G enabled; MagSafe; h2o resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM)
$699 (128GB), $799 (256GB), $999 (512GB) $799 (128GB), $899 (256GB), $1,099 (512GB) $999 (128GB), $1,099 (256GB), $1,299 (512GB), $1,499 (1TB) $1,099 (128GB), $1,199 (256GB), $1,399 (512GB), $1,599 (1TB)
£679 (128GB), £779 (256GB), £979 (512GB) £779 (128GB), £879 (256GB), £1,079 (512GB) £949 (128GB), £1,049 (256GB), £1,249 (512GB), £1,449 (1TB) £1,049 (128GB), £1,149 (256GB), £1,349 (512GB), £1,549 (1TB)
AU$1,199 (128GB), AU$1,369 (256GB), AU$1,719 (512GB) AU$1,349 (128GB), AU$1,519 (256GB), AU$1,869 (512GB) AU$1,699 (128GB), AU$1,869 (256GB), AU$2,219 (512GB), AU$2,569 (1TB) AU$1,849 (128GB), AU$2,019 (256GB), AU$2,369 (512GB), AU$2,719 (1TB)

The iPhone Mini 13 is the entry-level exemplary successful Apple's caller 2021 iPhone line. It's the astir affordable model, and offers the smallest surface size of the 4 -- 5.4 inches.

The modular iPhone sports a 6.1-inch surface and 2 rear cameras. For 2021, Apple is pledging longer artillery life, improved cameras and amended durability versus the iPhone 12.

The Pro mentation of the iPhone 13 adds a 3rd rear camera with 3x optical zoom (up from 2x connected the iPhone 12), a stainless alloy assemblage and a ProMotion surface with refresh rates up to 120Hz for smoother scrolling.

The Pro Max is Apple's largest iPhone, with a 6.7-inch screen. It's fundamentally an upscaled mentation of the iPhone 13 Pro. Like that model, retention options for the Pro Max widen to a whopping 1TB for the archetypal time.

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