Announced on 14 September, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are Apple's latest top-of-
the-range models that are advantageous to even out the leading iPhones, and are marketed closer to
the smaller iPhone 13 and iPhone 13, which are more affordable than expected. The iPhone 13 Pro
and iPhone 13 Pro Max are ideal for those who need an iPhone with the most elements and the best
The 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro is a replacement for the iPhone 12 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro
Max is a replacement for the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Both new iPhone 13 Pro models are virtually
indistinguishable from the iPhone 12 Pro model in plan, with level edges, tempered steel outlines, a
pre-finished matte glass back and a slightly increased thickness (7.65mm). iPhone 13 Pro is available
in four colours: silver, gold, Sierra blue and graphite.
Like the iPad Pro, both models feature an OLED Super Retina XDR display that delivers ProMotion
innovation at a variety of playback speeds from 10Hz to 120Hz. The display offers up to 25 per cent
better outdoor visibility.
The iPhone 13 Pro is 2532×1170 with 460 pixels per inch and the iPhone 13 Pro Max is 2778×1284
with 458 pixels per inch. Both iPhones feature HDR with a maximum brightness of 1200 nits, True
Tone to adjust showcase shade temperature to ambient light, Wide Color for rich, distinctive tones,
and Haptic Touch for critical feedback.
The forward-facing TrueDepth camera has a revamped framework, and Face ID scores more
modestly, occupying less space in general. As with last year's models, iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max
feature Ceramic Shield cover glass with embedded nanoclay gems for added safety from drops. IP68
water resistance and residue protection is built in, meaning the new iPhones can be submerged in
water up to 6 metres deep for up to 30 minutes. The new iPhones are IP68 water and residue
resistant and can survive submersion in up to 6 metres of water for up to 30 minutes.
The new iPhone is controlled by an improved A15 Bionic chip. The chip has a six-centre CPU with two
execution centres and four active centres, and a five-centre GPU – one more than the iPhone 13
model. It also has a 16-centre Neural Engine – the 5-centre GPU is half as fast as the chip in other
phones in terms of design execution.
It has a state-of-the-art back camera with three focal lengths: a telephoto focus of f/2.8, a wide-angle
focus of f/1.5 and an ultra-wide focus of f/1.8. The Wide focus has a gap of 2.2x to let in more light
and has the largest sensor on an iPhone. The Ultra Wide focus captures 92% more light, improving
The 77mm telephoto focus allows for 3x optical zoom, up from 2.5x on the 12 Pro Max, and the
extended ultra-wide focus allows for 6x optical zoom and 15x advanced zoom. Similarly, there is a
LiDAR scanner that is not accessible on the smaller iPhone 13 and 13 models. Both Pro models have a
similar camera layout, with no contrast between the Pro and Pro Max this year.
In addition to the standard Portrait Mode, Night Mode, Time Lapse and other video features, the
iPhone 13 Pro models also feature Cinematic Mode, an element that uses the concentration of the
rack to perfectly centre the camera from one subject to the next, cleverly masking the foundation
and giving it a deep, film-quality impact Cinematic mode is included. Artistic mode shoots in Dolby
HDR, and depth of field and obscurity can be changed in the iPhone's camera app. It also supports 4K
video recording at up to 60fps.
Savvy HDR 4 also recognizes up to four people in a photo and improves the differences, lighting, and
complexion of each person. And 'Deep Fusion', enhanced from iPhone 12, works in medium to low
light scenes to bring out surfaces and details.
Visual Style is a type of redesigned channel that applies only to photos, reducing colour and
increasing clarity without affecting complexion. There are 'Vivid', 'Rich Contrast', 'Warm' and 'Cool'
settings, as well as 'Tone' and 'Warm' settings for customisation and finishing touches.
Limited to a three focal length camera framework, Pro-JUST's visual capabilities include large scale
photography and videography with full scale close-up photography with 2cm centres, night mode
support for telephoto focus, night mode expressions requiring LiDAR scanners, up to 30 per second
ProRes video recording, which allows you to record ProRes video at 4K with an edge; ProRes video
will be dispatched not long from now.
Apple's iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max can be opened with Face ID, a facial recognition framework
that supports Smart HDR 4, Deep Fusion, Night Mode, Cinematic Mode and Night Mode Selfies with
12 megapixels. It works in conjunction with the front surveillance camera.
5G networks are being introduced for higher quality video real time, higher quality FaceTime calls,
and more advanced gaming, but very high mmWave speeds are limited to major urban areas in the
US. 5G in the slower sub-6GHz band is available in more areas of the country than in the US, and
more 5G groups are helping to make 5G networks available in more places in other countries.
Gigabit LTE is also available when 5G is not available, and to save battery power when using 5G,
Smart Data mode reverts back to LTE-related when 5G rates are not required. The new iPhone 13
models support double eSIM and of course don't come with an actual SIM, but there is still room for
The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max support WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0, plus a U1 Ultra Wideband chip
for spatial awareness.
Battery life is improved across the board with a larger battery and a more productive A15 chip.
iPhone 13 Pro lasts up to 1.5 hours longer than iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max lasts up to 2.5
hours longer than iPhone 12 Pro Max. iPhone 13 Pro Max has up to 2.5 hours of battery life
compared to iPhone 12 Pro Max.