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.


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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