iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
IPhone 13 Pro wordmark.svg
IPhone 13 Pro vector.svg
iPhone 13 Pro in Sierra Blue
BrandApple Inc.
Manufacturer
SloganOh. So. Pro.
Generation15th
Compatible networksGSM, CDMA, 3G, EVDO, HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
First releasedSeptember 24, 2021; 14 months ago (2021-09-24)
Availability by region
October 1, 2021
October 14, 2021
October 22, 2021
October 29, 2021
November 19, 2021
DiscontinuedSeptember 7, 2022; 2 months ago (2022-09-07)
PredecessoriPhone 12 Pro / iPhone 12 Pro Max
SuccessoriPhone 14 Pro / iPhone 14 Pro Max
RelatediPhone 13
iPhone SE (3rd generation)
Type
Form factorSlate
Dimensions
  • Pro:
  • H: 146.7 mm (5.78 in)
  • W: 71.5 mm (2.81 in)
  • D: 7.65 mm (0.301 in)
  • Pro Max:
  • H: 160.8 mm (6.33 in)
  • W: 78.1 mm (3.07 in)
  • D: 7.65 mm (0.301 in)
Mass
  • Pro: 204 g (7.2 oz)
  • Pro Max: 240 g (8.5 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: iOS 15.0
Current: iOS 16.1.1, released November 9, 2022
System-on-chipA15 Bionic
CPUHexa-core (2× "high-performance" Avalanche – 3.23 GHz + 4× "energy-saving" Blizzard – 2.02 GHz)
GPUApple-designed 5 core
ModemQualcomm X60 5G
Memory6 GB LPDDR4X[5]
Storage128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB NVMe
SIMnanoSIM and eSIM (eSIM not available in China, Hong Kong and Macau models)
Single SIM or Dual SIM in dual stand-by
Battery
Charging
  • Lightning charging (12 W)
  • USB PD via Lightning fast charging (20-27 W) for the Pro Max and (20-23 W) for the Pro
  • MagSafe wireless charging (15 W)
Display
SoundSpatial Audio, Dolby Atmos, and lossless audio (Apple Music)
Rear camera
  • 12 MP Sony IMX703 1.9μm,[12] f/1.5, 26 mm (wide), dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS, 3× optical zoom
  • 12 MP Sony IMX713 1μm,[12] f/2.8, 77 mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS
  • 12 MP Sony IMX772 1μm,[12] f/1.8, 13 mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), PDAF, 2× optical zoom
  • Sony IMX590 TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)[12]
Front cameraBoth: 12 MP Sony IMX514 1μm,[12] f/2.2
ConnectivityWi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0, ultra-wideband (UWB)
Data inputs
List of inputs:
Water resistanceIP68 IEC standard 60529 (splash, water, and dust resistant)
Other
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T4[13]
WebsiteiPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max – Apple at the Wayback Machine (archived September 14, 2021)

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are smartphones designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. They are the flagship smartphones in the fifteenth generation of the iPhone, succeeding the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max respectively. The devices were unveiled alongside the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini at an Apple Special Event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California on September 14, 2021, and became available ten days later, on September 24.[14][15] They were discontinued on September 7, 2022, as well as the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 mini, following the announcement of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro.

Major upgrades over its predecessor include improved battery life, improved cameras and computational photography, rack focus for video in a new "Cinematic Mode" at 1080p 30 fps, Apple ProRes video recording, a new A15 Bionic system on a chip, and a variable 10–120 Hz display, marketed as ProMotion.[15]

History

Before announcement

The successor to the iPhone 12 Pro models began in development to make the size of the notch 20% smaller as thanks to the front-firing speaker placed into the upper edge from the True-Depth sensor housing and utilizing the display refresh rate up to 120 Hz for smoother motion found. According to the early released rumors, the color options of the iPhone 13 Pro models were including Sunset Gold (a new Gold color option), Rosé (a rename of Gold), Pearl (rename of the Silver) and Matte Black.[16] However, Apple Inc. announced that no Sunset Gold color option of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max would be unveiled, which Sierra Blue color option of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max would be instead unveiled on the September Event.[17]

After announcement

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max were officially announced alongside the ninth-generation iPad, 6th generation iPad Mini, Apple Watch Series 7, iPhone 13, and iPhone 13 Mini by a virtual press event filmed and recorded at Apple Park in Cupertino, California on September 14, 2021. Pre-orders began on September 17 at 5:00 AM PST. Pricing starts at US$999 for the iPhone 13 Pro and US$1099 for the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the same as their respective previous generations.[18]

Design

Back of the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max's design is mostly unchanged from their respective predecessors. However, the rear camera module now covers a larger area due to the larger lenses. The Face ID and camera module on the front display, or "notch", is now 20% smaller than in previous generations.[19]

The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are available in five colors: Silver, Graphite, Gold, Sierra Blue, and Alpine Green. Sierra Blue is a new color replacing Pacific Blue.[10][20]

On March 8, 2022, at Apple's Special Event "Peek Performance", Apple revealed a new Alpine Green color option, which became available on March 18.[21][22]

Color Name
Silver
Graphite
Gold
Sierra Blue
Alpine Green

Specifications

Hardware

The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max use an Apple-designed A15 Bionic processor featuring a 16-core neural engine, 6-core CPU (with 2 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores), and 5-core GPU.[23] The A15 Bionic also contains a next-generation image processor.[citation needed]

More 5G bands are available to support more carriers, especially outside the US.[citation needed]

Display

The iPhone 13 Pro has a 6.06 inch (154 mm) (marketed as 6.1-inch (15 cm)) OLED display with a resolution of 2532 × 1170 pixels (2.9 megapixels) at 460 PPI, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 6.68 inch (170 mm) (marketed as 6.7-inch (17 cm)) OLED display with a resolution of 2778 × 1284 pixels (3.5 megapixels) at 458 PPI. Both models have the Super Retina XDR OLED display with improved typical brightness up to 1,000 nits from 800 nits, and max brightness up to 1,200 nits, and for the first time in an iPhone, a variable 10–120 Hz ProMotion display, which can also go as low as 10 Hz to preserve battery and the term was previously used on the iPad Pro (2nd Generation) and later models.[15]

Batteries

Apple claims up to 1.5 more hours of battery life on the iPhone 13 Pro, and 2.5 more hours on the 13 Pro Max than their respective predecessors. Rated capacities are 11.97 Wh (3,095 mAh) on the 13 Pro an increase from the 10.78 Wh (2,815 mAh) battery found in the iPhone 12 Pro, while the 13 Pro Max is rated at 16.75 Wh (4,352 mAh) another increase from the 14.13 Wh (3,687 mAh) battery found in the iPhone 12 Pro Max.[24][25] Both models can charge with MagSafe up to 15 W, Qi wireless charging up to 7.5 W, and Lightning up to 20-23 W For the (Pro), 20-27 W for the (Pro Max).[26]

Cameras

The iPhone 13 Pro features four cameras: one front-facing camera for selfie and three rear-facing cameras which includes a telephoto, wide, and ultra-wide camera. The rear-facing cameras all contain larger sensors than the iPhone 12 Pro, allowing for more light-gathering. The wide and ultra-wide also have larger apertures to capture more light and increase low-light performance. The ultra-wide camera also has autofocus for the first time. The 77 mm telephoto has a smaller aperture than the 12 Pro's but has the advantage of being able to use Night Mode for the first time. The larger telephoto also increases the digital zoom capability to 15x.[15]

The cameras use Apple's latest computational photography engine, called Smart HDR 4. Smart HDR 4 processes recognized faces in photos separately using local adjustments. Users can also choose from a range of photographic styles during capture, including rich contrast, vibrant, warm, and cool. Apple clarifies this is different than a filter because it works intelligently with the image processing algorithm during capture to apply local adjustments to an image.[27]

The camera app contains a new mode called Cinematic Mode, which allows users to rack focus between subjects and create a shallow depth of field using software algorithms. It is supported on wide, telephoto, and front-facing cameras in 1080p at 30 fps. Apple also added in iOS 15.1 the ability to record in Apple ProRes 4K at 30 fps and 1080p at 60 fps for models with at least 256 GB of storage, however base models with 128 GB of storage will be limited to ProRes recording at 1080p at 30 fps.[28]

The camera features a macro mode that can focus as close as 2 centimeters from a subject. It utilizes the autofocus from the ultra-wide camera and is automatically enabled when close enough to a subject.[29]

Software

See also: iOS, iOS 15, and iOS 16

Further information: iOS version history

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are preinstalled with iOS 15 at launch.

Reception

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max were praised by reviewers and journalists for its marked improvement in battery life, improved set of cameras, and the addition of ProMotion to the iPhone. The devices have repeatedly been called the best camera in a smartphone.[30][31][32]

See also

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Preceded byiPhone 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max iPhone 15th generationalongside iPhone 13 / 13 Mini Succeeded byiPhone 14 Pro / 14 Pro Max