Apple made a couple of announcements at their “California streaming” event including the new iPhone 13 series, Apple Watch Series 7, new iPad Mini and more.
iPhone 13 Pro & iPhone 13 Pro Max
Following the iPhone 12 series last year, the two bigger iPhones models are called the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The iPhone 13 Pro has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display that offers a resolution of 2352 x 1170 and 120Hz refresh rate. The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch OLED screen and a 2778 x 1284 resolution.
Similar to the iPad Pro, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have ProMotion displays, which means they have a 120Hz refresh rate like some Android flagships. The notch which houses the Face ID system has gotten smaller compared to previous iPhones.
Powering these iPhones is the A15 Bionic chip with improved 5G support.
Battery life should be long thank to a 4352 mAh cell (up from 3687 mAh) in the iPhone 13 Pro Max and 3095 mAh (up from 2815 mAh) in the iPhone 13.
There’s also fast wired charging at up to 25W (via a charger still sold separately).
Storage options include 128, 256, 512 GB and for the first time in an iPhone, 1TB.
For the cameras,the new iPhones offer a three on the back with a 12MP Ultra Wide, improved Wide and Telephoto (up to 3X).
Colour options for the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max include Graphite (light black), Gold, Silver and Sierra Blue.
Pricing for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max is as follows:
iPhone 13 Pro
- 128GB – $1,399 CAD
- 256GB – $1,539 CAD
- 512GB – $1,809 CAD
- 1TB – $2,079 CAD
iPhone 13 Pro Max
- 128GB – $1,549 CAD
- 256GB – $1,689 CAD
- 512GB – $1,959 CAD
- 1TB – $2,229 CAD
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are available for pre-order on September 17th with it shipping on September 24th.
iPhone 13 & iPhone 13 Mini
For the smaller iPhones, stuff has mostly stayed the same. The iPhone 13 Mini has a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display that offers a resolution of 2340 x 1080.
The iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch OLED screen and a 2532 x 1170 resolution. Both models don’t have the 120Hz ProMotion display like the Pro models.
Like the Pro series, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini have a smaller notch, use the A15 Bionic chip, improved 5G support.
The iPhones have two main camera lenses with a 12MP Ultra Wide and improved Wide lens. For video, you can shoot up to 4K video at 24, 30 or 60 fps.
There’s also a new Cinematic mode which uses machine learning to adjust rack focus.
Colour options for the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Mini include Midngith (Black), Blue, Pink, Starlight (White), and PRODUCT(RED).
Pricing for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini is below:
- 128GB – $1,099 CAD
- 256GB – $1,239 CAD
- 512GB – $1,509 CAD
iPhone 13 Mini
- 128GB – $949 CAD
- 256GB – $1,089 CAD
- 512GB – $1,359 CAD
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini are available for pre-order on September 17th and releases on September 24th.
Apple Watch Series 7
The Apple Series 7 offers a bigger display and even thinner bezels. The design has more softer and rounded edges.
The new Apple Watch is IP6X meaning it should be more durable. There’s also fast charging to get you 80% in just 45 mins via USB-C charging cable.
Powering the Series 7 is the S7 chip which is faster then the Series 6’s S6 processor. It also has Ultra Wideband support to use in the Find My app.
The new Watch is running watchOS 8, which brings features like digital car keys, Home app, new workout types and more.
The Apple Watch Series 7 is available later this year.
iPad 10.2-inch (2021)
The entry level has gotten a few improvements. It has a 12MP front-facing camera with Center Stage support to keep you in the frame.
The new iPad is powered by the A13 Bionic chip, which should bring some improved performance.
“iPad has never been more essential for working, learning, and communicating, and we’re excited to bring one of the biggest updates ever to our most popular iPad,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With the powerful A13 Bionic, more engaging video calls with Center Stage, and double the storage, the new iPad delivers advanced capabilities, versatility, and simplicity at an incredible value.”
The new iPad 10.2-inch (2021) costs $429 CAD and available for pre-order today and ships on September 24th.
iPad Mini (2021)
The iPad Mini has been redesigned for 2021. It now comes with a new Liquid Retina Display that is 8.3-inches and thinner bezels.
“With its ultra-portable design and wide range of uses from everyday tasks to creative and enterprise applications, there’s nothing else like iPad mini,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With a new all-screen Liquid Retina display, massive boost in performance, new advanced cameras on the front and back, Center Stage, USB-C, 5G, and support for Apple Pencil, the new iPad mini is a huge leap forward that can be held in the palm of your hand.”
Touch ID is now built into the power button like the iPad Air from last year. There’s also a USB-C port instead of Lightning.
The new iPad Mini is also available with 5G support (via the cellular model) for better connectivity on the go.
Also like the iPad Air, the new iPad Mini supports the 2nd Gen Apple Pencil that magnetically attaches and charges to the iPad.
The new iPad Mini comes in four colours including, Space Grey, Pink, Purple and Starlight. There’s two storage options 64GB and 256GB.
The new iPad Mini starts at $649 CAD for the Wi-FI model and $849 CAD for the Wi-Fi & Cellular version. It’s available for pre-order today and ships on September 24th.