Synthesize an early iPhone 13 evaluation based on leaked information related to configuration, design, performance, camera, battery, and price to give the most objective comment for Apple’s super product in 2021.
Inheriting the world’s most valuable phone brand, iPhone 13 needs to bring effective improvements if it wants to satisfy millions of iPhone followers around the globe. So what interesting surprises will Apple bring to iFan this year?
Along with the iPhone 13 series expected to be released on time in September, news hunters are still showing their ability to work effectively when continuously releasing new pieces of evidence about the process of Apple building design, features, configuration, camera, and battery of the iPhone 13 generation.
The compilation of this information allows us to have a detailed look and evaluate the iPhone 13 very early when there are more than two months to the official product launch date.
Review the design of this year’s iPhone 13 series
Since revolutionizing design in 2017 with the launch of the iPhone X, Apple hasn’t changed too much in its product philosophy. The company keeps the “rabbit ears” screen from iPhone XS to iPhone 12 Pro Max to maintain its brand mark in the eyes of customers. This year, the iPhone 13 series review will inherit this tradition with a few changes.
The first is the missing part in the iPhone 13 screen expected to be shortened compared to the previous iPhone 12. At the end of May, the DigiTimes site revealed that Apple is trying to find a supplier capable of producing VCSEL chips that are about 40-50% smaller than the ones used on current iPhone lines in order to reduce the sensor face recognition variable.
This is the optimal way to narrow the gap on the screen because the sensor for Face ID is the part that takes up the most space. Not long after, the famous technology leaker account @LeaksApplePro released a series of iPhone 13 design prototype images with flat side edges and small notch as further confirmation of the above information.
Next, the second major design change will be in the iPhone 13 camera layout. Instead of a vertical dual camera setup, the standard version of the iPhone 13 will arrange the two cameras diagonally within the module.
This change will help users evaluate that the iPhone 13 is different from the iPhone 12, increasing brand recognition and novelty in aesthetic texture. The latest series of leaked model photos circulating on the internet have reaffirmed the information about the iPhone 13 camera and the missing part on this shortened screen.
iPhone 13 configuration scores with 1TB of memory
Once a year, Apple develops a new generation of A chips with market-leading power and simple naming of numbers, typically A12 Bionic, A13 Bionic, and most recently A14 Bionic on iPhone 12. series. Therefore, the most predictable element in the iPhone 13 configuration is the processor chip called Apple A15.
According to the leaked datasheet posted by the Injoyreview team, all four new iPhone models including iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max are equipped with this new generation A15 processor chip.
The difference between the versions comes from the fact that the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have up to 6GB of RAM and four internal memory variants: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB. While the standard iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini duo will maintain 4GB of RAM and offer three smaller memory options: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB. Thus, 1TB capacity will only be available on the most advanced versions.
In addition, rumors that Apple wants to put the M1 chip on the new iPhone generation will be very difficult to come true. There is still no basis to evaluate that iPhone 13 running A15 chip will be weaker than running the popular M1 chip. The A-series chip itself, which is “tailored” for the iPhone, will have a better compatibility advantage than the M1 chip that is used for both iMac and MacBook.
Review iPhone 13″ camera
Ming-Chi Kuo, a famous analyst who has made many accurate predictions about Apple has revealed some interesting information about the iPhone 13 series camera. Accordingly, Kuo believes that the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max duo will be improved in terms of the wide-angle camera as well as autofocus technology.
This feature is said to focus on supporting video recording, making it easier for users to make movies in motion. The wide-angle camera of the iPhone 13 Pro / Pro Max is also upgraded with a six-lens structure instead of just five lenses like the previous iPhone 12 Pro.
With this new addition, the evaluation of the iPhone 13 Pro / Pro Max in terms of photography capabilities will be much more interesting because of the high-speed focus ability available in all three cameras that the duo is expected to be equipped with. This upgrade is only available on two high-end models. In return, Apple will bring down the LiDAR sensor for iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini.
Expert Dan Ives from Wedbush Research Institute said that all iPhone 13 models, including the standard iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, will be equipped with a LiDAR sensor to increase compatibility with AR technologies. while improving the ability to measure the depth of the frame. If this turns out to be true, this will be good news for those who are aiming for a more affordable iPhone duo.
Review of iPhone 13 battery is very positive
A technology leaker who regularly gets exclusive news from Apple’s supply chain, Digital Chat Station, has posted on Weibo the internal development code of the products of the iPhone 13 series, along with the leaked battery capacity of each product. Products:
- Battery capacity of iPhone 13 mini : 2,406 mAh,
- Battery capacity of iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro : 3,095 mAh.
- Battery capacity of iPhone 13 Pro Max : 4,352 mAh.
If these parameters are correct, it is possible to evaluate the iPhone 13, which will show superiority in battery experience compared to previous generations. Last year, the parameters of the iPhone 12 series only stopped at 2,227 mAh ( iPhone 12 mini ), 2,815 mAh (iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro), and 3,687 mAh ( iPhone 12 Pro Max ).
The fact that the iPhone 13 Pro Max battery capacity has a jump to 665 mAh compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max is rare in Apple’s upgrade precedent. With a rumored capacity of 4,352 mAh, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is expected to be the iPhone with the most “buffalo” battery in history. Therefore, you can rest assured about the battery experience that the iPhone 13 series promises to bring.
iPhone 13 screen will be smooth with 120Hz
Based on the general configuration photo that Injoyreview revealed above, the iPhone 13 series screen assessment has a difference between the standard version and the high-end version. While the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max duo have OLED panels, the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 only have Super Retina XDR panels. Specific parameters of the screen iPhone 13 series include:
- iPhone 13 mini : 5.4 inches, resolution 2,340 x 1,080 pixels, pixel density 465 PPI.
- iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro : 6.1 inches, 2,532 x 1,170 pixels resolution, 460 PPI pixel density.
- iPhone 13 Pro Max : 6.7 inches, resolution 2,778 x 1,128 pixels, pixel density 458 PPI.
Every leak source believes that all products of the iPhone 13 series are equipped with 120Hz screens. This is an extremely practical feature, directly affecting the iPhone’s image smoothness when swiping and playing games. The technology world appreciates the iPhone 13 very highly for its visibility through these leaked parameters.
iPhone 13 performance: Expectations in A15 Bionic
As you read these lines, Apple’s strategic partner TSMC is racing against time to produce a huge number of A15 chips in order to make it to the iPhone 13 series later this year. A confidential source of the DigiTimes newspaper revealed that the production of the A15 chip began at the end of May.
A few leaked parameters of the A15 Bionic chip will help us evaluate the iPhone 13 briefly in terms of performance. In particular, the most notable point is that this processor is manufactured on the 5nm + process to promote performance as well as extend battery life.
DigiTimes said that the A15 Bionic chip will be slightly larger in size than the A14 Bionic in order to expand the area of the transistors inside and increase signal processing capabilities. The 5nm+ process owned by TSMC creates favorable conditions for the A15 to increase by 20% in performance, and at the same time save 40% of energy when operating. You have the right to high expectations in the performance of the upcoming iPhone 13 series.
As for machine learning, Macworld said that improvements in the Neural Engine core on the A15 Bionic chip help the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13, Pro Max, to perform 15 to 20 trillion calculations. per second – far superior to the A14 Bionic chip on the current iPhone 12 series.
Is the price of iPhone 13 more expensive than iPhone 12?
Accordingly, it is expected that the price of this year’s iPhone 13 will be slightly higher than the leaked price of the iPhone 12 at the same time last year, including:
iPhone 13 mini: 700 USD
iPhone 13: 800 USD
iPhone 13 Pro : 1,050 USD
iPhone 13 Pro Max : 1,150 USD
The price difference between the two iPhone generations may lie in the expensiveness of the component system. In particular, the 120Hz refresh rate display panel consumes high production costs. Note that this iPhone 13 series price is just a leak and there may be a deviation when Apple sets the official selling price in the future.