As usual, Apple sprinkled facts, figures, and statistics throughout the keynote today. Here are highlights of some of those metrics from the event, which was held online from Apple Park in Cupertino, California.
iPhone 13 Lineup
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini
28% brighter display
800 nits outdoors
1200 nits peak brightness for HDR content
The A15 Bionic has 15 billion transistors and 6 cores, 2 high-performance and 4 efficiency cores, making it 50% faster (than the competition)
4-core GPU that’s 30% faster
16-core Neural Engine that handles 15.8 trillion operations per second
The Wide camera has a 12MP sensor, 1.7 µm pixels that gather 47% more light, a ƒ/1.6 aperture, a 7-element lens, and a 26mm focal length.
The Ultra Wide lens has a 12MP, a ƒ/2.4 aperture, 13 mm focal length, 5-element lens, and 120-degree field of view
The iPhone 13 mini gets 1.5 and the iPhone 13 gets 2.5 more hours of battery life than the iPhone 12 models they replace.
Storage is available in 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
50% faster graphics
1000 nits peak outdoor brightness and 1200 nits peak brightness for HDR content
10 - 120 Hz screen refresh rate
Telephoto camera has a 77mm focal length and 3x optical zoom
Ultra Wide camera has ƒ/1.8 aperture, 6-element lens, and 92% better performance in low light
Wide camera has ƒ/1.5 aperture, 1.9 µm pixels, and up to 2.2x improvement in low light
The iPhone 13 Pro gets 1.5 and the iPhone 13 Pro Max gets 2.5 more hours of battery life than the iPhone 12 models they replace
Storage is available in 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB
.25 mm thicker than the iPhone 12 Pro models and slightly heavier
40% faster CPU
80% faster GPU
500 nits of screen brightness
2x faster machine learning
10x faster data transfers with USB-C
5G delivers up to 3.5 Gbps download speeds under ideal conditions
12MP camera with ƒ/1.8 aperture
20W power adapter
.31” shorter than the mini it replaces and very slightly lighter
At this morning’s virtual keynote event, Apple’s Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams announced the Apple Watch Series 7. Packing a brand-new display, a more rounded case design, faster charging, and greater resistance to cracking and dust, the Series 7 is a very nice iterative update.
Display and Durability
By far the biggest feature of the Series 7 is its gorgeous new display. Apple has reduced the bezels on all sides of the device by 40%, resulting in just 1.7mm borders around the screen. The screen itself has been stretched to fill this new area, and is 20% bigger than the screen on last year’s Series 6. To fit the new screen, case sizes have been increased to 41mm and 45mm — a fairly subtle change from the 40mm and 44mm sizes of the Series 5 and 6 Apple Watches. Thankfully, compatibility has been maintained with existing Apple Watch bands.
Today, Apple debuted its iPhone 13 lineup consisting of four new models:
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
Similar to the iPhone 12 family of devices, the iPhone 13 and 13 mini are the more affordable options, while the two Pro models add premium features at a premium price. All four devices share the A15 Bionic processor, 5G networking, camera updates, MagSafe, and more.
Also, all four devices will be available for pre-order this Friday, September 17th, with availability beginning one week later on Friday, September 24th.
Here’s a complete overview of everything new coming to the iPhone 13 lineup.
The keynote video can be streamed here and on the Apple TV using the TV app. A high-quality version is also available through Apple Podcasts as a video and audio podcast. There is also an American Sign Language version of the event, which is available here.
Based on widespread speculation, Apple is expected to introduce its new lineup of iPhones. A new iPad mini and redesigned Apple Watches are possible too. It’s been several months since the M1 iMac was introduced, so we could see new Macs too. In addition to hardware, Apple will likely show off the upcoming versions of its operating systems and announce release dates for each.