iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13: Reduced notch, A15 Bionic, optical stabilization cameraa and increased battery life, at $700

By: Elena Shcherban | 14.09.2021, 21:33
iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13: Reduced notch, A15 Bionic, optical stabilization cameraa and increased battery life, at $700

In today's presentation, after announcing the iPad 9th generation tablets and iPad mini 6 and smartwatch Apple Watch Series 7, Apple finally unveiled the main new features of the event - smartphones. As expected, their still named not iPhone 12s, but iPhone 13. They are iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13, which will be discussed in this material.


Both smartphones retained the size of their predecessors: iPhone 13 mini remained compact with 5,4-inch display, and iPhone 13 got a screen diagonal of 6.1 inches. One major change in design is a reduced notch, although visually it certainly doesn't look much smaller. According to the manufacturer, the notch has been reduced by 20%.

The case is still with aluminum flat edges, and the rear and front are covered by Ceramic Shield protective glass. The smartphones are protected against water according to IP68. There are five common colors to choose from: pink, blue, dark night, shining star and red.

As for the display, it's Super Retina XDR, which is now 28% brighter than its predecessors.


The main camera in iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 is the same. It combines two 12 MP sensors, which are positioned diagonally in a square block on the back panel. The wide-angle camera sensor is larger, and the ultra-wide-angle camera captures more light and shoots better in low light. Like the older iPhone 12 Pro, there's optical stabilization.

Apple has also emphasized the new Cinematic Mode feature when shooting video. Its essence is simple: the camera tracks people in frame and automatically changes focus when they move. Users can click on different objects to shift the focus while shooting. "Cinematic" mode records video in Dolby Vision HDR.

What's Inside

The new products are based on the Apple A15 Bionic chip with 6-core processor and 4-core graphics processor. According to Apple, it is 50% faster, and graphics 30% faster than its closest competitor.

They also promise improved battery life and higher capacity batteries. As usual Apple doesn't name the exact numbers - they will be known after disassembling the gadgets. But it is claimed that the iPhone 13 mini will run 1.5 hours longer from one charge compared to iPhone 12 mini, and iPhone 13   2.5 hours longer compared to  iPhone 12.

Versions with 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage capacity are available. Thus, no modification with 64GB.


iPhone 13 mini will cost from $699 and iPhone 13 - starting from $799.

Source: Apple