Apple unveils iPhone 13 with new chip, smaller notch, and better cameras

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Apple has revealed the latest version of its iPhone range, the iPhone 13. It comes with a new camera setup, a more powerful chip, a thinner notch and more.

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Since its debut in the iPhone X, the notch – which houses the phone’s Face ID system and front-facing camera – has been divisive. Apple seems to have listened, and has reduced the width of the notch by 20%, making it less intrusive in use.

At the rear, the dual-camera system features a new diagonal arrangement. The iPhone Pro Max’s sensor-shift optical image stabilization is now in the entry-level iPhone 13, and rack-mount-style video is now possible thanks to the new Cinematic shooting mode.

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As for the display, Apple says it can reach 800 nits in normal use and 1200 nits of peak brightness. It’s still covered in a damage-resistant ceramic shield and uses OLED technology that Apple calls Super Retina XDR.

Powering all these features is the new 5-nanometer A15 Bionic chip. It comes with a 6-core CPU that is 50% faster than the competition according to Apple, and a 4-core GPU that is 30% faster than Apple’s rivals. The 16-core neural engine can perform 15.8 trillion operations per second.

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Several features of the iPhone 13 were leaked ahead of Apple’s California streaming event, but there were still some surprises.




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