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Update 09/18/2021 - Apple unveiled its iPhone 13 during its traditional fall keynote. Here is everything you need to know about it and its variations.

iPhone 13 (iPhone 2021): technical sheet, price, release date, everything you need to know

Update of 09/15/2021 with all the official information regarding the iPhone 13 which was presented during the  keynote  of September 14th. This great summary on the new Apple smartphone will be updated according to new elements, tests or comparisons.

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After almost a year of rumors and leaks, the iPhone 13 is now official . At a virtual event on Tuesday, Apple announced the release of four new models: the iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. The new phones run iOS 15 , come with a bigger battery, more storage space, a new A15 Bionic SoC, a smaller notch, and an abundance of new features on the photo / side. video. The base models of the iPhone 13 and 13 mini are available in five colors: pink, blue, midnight (black), starlight (white) and Product Red. As for the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, they benefit from a more important upgrade of the camera equipment as well as

iPhone 13 (iPhone 2021): price, pre-order and release date


Pre-orders will open on Friday September 17 at 2 p.m. and deliveries will begin on September 24.

Apple iphone 13FIRST PRICE : $909.00

Apple iPhone 13 mini  FIRST PRICE :$ 809.00

  • Amazon$809.00

Apple iPhone 13 Pro  FIRST PRICE :$1,159.00

Apple iPhone 13 Pro MaxFIRST PRICE :$ 1,259.00

With the release of the iPhone 13, the older iPhone 11 and 12 generations drop in price

iPhone 13 and 13 mini: the characteristics

  • 5.4-inch or 6.1-inch OLED (Super Retina XDR) display (1080 x 2340 pixels or 1170 x 2532 pixels)
  • Face ID
  • A15 Bionic chip
  • iOS 15
  • 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB of storage
  • 12-megapixel wide-angle (f / 1.6) and ultra-wide (f / 2.4)
  • Video in Dolby Vision HDR up to 4K at 60fps
  • Wireless charging and MagSafe compatible
  • IP68
  • 5G compatible
  • Charger absent

iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max: the characteristics

  • 6.1-inch or 6.7-inch OLED (Super Retina XDR 120Hz) display (1170 x 2532 pixels or 1284 x 2778 pixels)
  • Face ID
  • A15 Bionic chip
  • iOS 15
  • 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB of storage
  • 12-megapixel wide-angle (f / 1.6), ultra-wide (f / 1.8) and 3x telephoto (f / 2.8)
  • Video in Dolby Vision HDR up to 4K at 60fps
  • ProRes video up to 4K at 30fps (1080p at 30fps for the 128 GB version)
  • Wireless charging and MagSafe compatible
  • IP68
  • 5G compatible
  • Charger absent

Our latest news and analyzes

Alongside the iPhone 13s, Apple presented other products as well as the A15 Bionic SoC:

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  • Apple live conference: iPad mini, the big comeback
  • Apple Keynote: a new, more powerful entry-level iPad ... at the same price
  • During its keynote, Apple presented a new A15 Bionic chip

For posterity, we have kept the rumors and announcements leading up to the official release of the new iPhone 13s.

iPhone 13: the most credible rumors

  • Released in September  - credibility index: 99%
  • Four models - credibility index: 90%
  • A15 chip  - credibility index: 85%
  • Same design  - credibility index: 80%
  • 120 Hz screen  - credibility index: 80%
  • Same price  - credibility index: 70%

When ? IPhone 13 is expected to be available on September 14

Apple's new iPhone will most likely make its first appearance on September 14 at the tech giant's next online event.

We already suspected that Apple's next event would be entirely virtual. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said in July that the keynote will only take place online due to the tech giant's decision to delay his face-to-face return to work following the increase in COVID-19 cases.

Originally, Apple said all employees would be required to come to the office three days a week starting in September. Gurman said if the company had stuck to the September schedule, an in-person event for the iPhone 13 would have been "plausible . "

This will be the second year in a row that Apple has unveiled its new iPhone online. In 2020, the pandemic also forced the company to postpone the debut of the iPhone 12. It was the first Apple event in September in eight years without an iPhone.

This year, Apple will return to its usual agenda. An April report suggested that manufacturing of the new iPhone chips was ahead of schedule, and Kuo previously expected Apple's supply chain to continue operating as before.

Let's summarize the information we have:

  • Apple likes to organize its events on Tuesday or Wednesday and the next keynote will be on a Tuesday.
  • The iPhone typically comes out a week and a half after its announcement.
  • Typically, new models launch on a Friday, around the third week of September.

IPhone 13 will launch on Tuesday, September 14, so we can expect it to be released in the third week of September, possibly September 24. We'll find out more when Apple officially launches its new line of phones next week.

  • IPhone 13 release date: when can we expect to see Apple's new smartphones?

Which name ? Apple sticks to "iPhone 13" for its next flagship

For now, we opt for "iPhone 13" but we are not immune to a surprise. Apple could very well succumb to its own triskaïdekaphobia and choose another nomenclature for its range.

The iPhone 12S is a name worth putting on the table for the next generation of Apple smartphones. Just as the iPhone 6 of 2014 gave way to the iPhone 6S of 2015 and the iPhone X of 2017 predated the iPhone XS of 2018, the iPhone 2021 could very well position itself as a simple update of iPhone 12.

Apple can also take inspiration from Samsung and give its next phone the name of the year it was designed: iPhone 2021 sounds great. Or even iPhone XXI? Or, if you dare to dream, Apple might take a whole different direction and give it a fun name like the Motorola Citrus or LG Chocolate of yore.

What price ? The same as the iPhone 12 ... or even less

Apple's iPhone 12 line includes four phones with three different storage capacities. At launch, the base model of the iPhone 12 cost $ 909, an increase of $ 100 from the iPhone 11 of 2019, largely thanks to the addition of 5G.

Apple could raise prices again for its iPhone 13 lineup. According to an August report from  DigiTimes , the US giant plans to increase costs for the iPhone 13 to offset the increase in production prices. chips from its supplier TSMC. Apple's vendor reportedly plans to increase the cost by 20% for “advanced and mature process technologies” by January 2022. It is not clear from the report by how much the price of the iPhone could increase exactly.

What design? The iPhone 13 will probably have the same look

A number of renderings have already made the rounds on Twitter to illustrate the rumors surrounding the design of the iPhone 13. According to MacRumors , the photo module of the iPhone 13 could be thicker .

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IPhone 13 and iPhone 12 photo modules. MacRumors

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MacRumors

A new render by Sonny Dickson on Twitter at the end of June showed a slight variation of the camera module of the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini, with its two lenses located diagonally to each other, rather than one another. above each other.

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These iPhone 13 mockups show a redesigned module for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini. Sonny dickson

Twitter was in turmoil in early May when an account called Peng Phones posted an image of an alleged pink iPhone 13 , though it turned out to be the creation of an Instagram artist specializing in the 3D modeling . Then, in June, the Everything  ApplePro YouTube account previewed a  rendering of a matte black iPhone 13 .

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Rumored about a matte black color option for the iPhone 13. EverythingApplePro

Earlier, we spotted a 3D printed mockup on Japanese blog Macotakara and some concept renderings from YouTube channel  EverythingApplePro .

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The alleged pink iPhone 13. aliartist3d

We don't expect big changes in iPhone design in 2021 given that we have seen the return of the flat edges of the iPhone 5 on the 2020 generation. Apple is also not expected to change the size of the iPhone. phone compared to iPhone 12.

Size of iPhone 13 rumors:

  • iPhone 13 mini: 5.4 inches
  • iPhone 13: 6.1 inch
  • iPhone 13 Pro: 6.1 inches
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: 6.7 inches

For several generations, we have also been talking about a screen without borders or notches, as well as the death of the Lightning port on the iPhones of the future.


The iPhone 12 range. Patrick Holland / CNET

IPhone 13 Could Reduce Notch Size

Apple introduced the notch display in 2017 with the launch of the iPhone X. Those who have crossed their fingers for an iPhone 12 without a notch or at least with a smaller notch are shifting their hopes to the iPhone 13.

Our colleagues from MacRumors got their hands on an image of the protective glass which seems to confirm the reduced size of the notch.

3D renderings shared by MySmartPrice also go in this direction. The general appearance of the device is relatively close to the iPhone 12. However, we note that the lenses are positioned diagonally with the flash at the top right.

According to Digitimes , the manufacturer would have plans to reduce the size of the VCSEL chip that is used to identify the user. This should allow it to do the same with the notch. Apple could also replace certain components such as the speaker or the front camera.

A patent filed by Apple and shared by our colleagues at AppleInsider shows the progress of the company's work on this subject. To keep Face ID while reducing the space of the notch, the manufacturer would use micro-optical elements that could be used for reception or detection to read any object or face through the screen.

Will Apple also kill the Lightning port?

When Apple removed the mini-jack port, the Apocalypse clock started ticking for the iPhone's charging port, according to industry analysts . While many of us still have hopes of seeing a USB-C port, the introduction of MagSafe accessories in 2020 virtually sealed the deal on a future without a future for the iPhone. Jon Prosser, who divulges information frequently, shares this prediction and says on his YouTube channel: " The end goal is clearly a dead end ."

But don't get too excited (nervous?): Kuo predicts that a single 2021 iPhone will be completely portless , likely the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Of 3D renderings published by our colleagues Site LetsGoDigital  have an iPhone with a notch (quieter) but Lightning port. Here it retains the rectilinear borders of the current generation.

A US patent application spotted by Apple Insider suggests that the company is studying "capacitive sensing input devices . " Apparently, these would be "invisible backlit openings" that will appear when touched and disappear when not called upon. We can thus expect an iPhone devoid of physical controls.

Cameras: new technologies for the iPhone 13

The iPhone 12, and  in particular the Pro and Pro Max models , incorporates several improvements that have been well received. We think in particular of the  Lidar  (also available on the Pro) and the ProRAW mode  .

ProRes and video in portrait mode

The iPhone 13 could come with at least three major new camera and video features. According to a recent report by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman , Apple's latest iPhone may feature Video Portrait mode, a higher-quality video recording option called ProRes, and a new filter system to improve the look and color of images. Pictures.

Portrait mode was originally launched with the iPhone 7 Plus in 2016, only for taking photos. But, if Gurman's speculation is true, you might soon be able to record videos with a bokeh effect behind your main subject. Regarding the ProRes feature, Gurman thinks it might be similar to how ProRaw for photos is exclusive to high-end iPhone 12 models. ProRes might therefore only be available for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13. Pro Max.

The same wide-angle as the iPhone 12?

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 Pro will recycle the 7P wide-angle module with an aperture at f / 1.6 of the iPhone 12. Only the iPhone 13 Pro Max would benefit from a large - open angle at f / 1.5. It would be necessary to turn to the ultra wide-angle to find a real update. The four expected iPhone 13s would include a module with an aperture of f / 1.8 against f / 2.4 for that of the iPhone 12. All models would also benefit from a Lidar previously reserved for the Pro and Pro Max models.

A zoom that sees further

One of the weak points of the 2020 range is its zoom. The iPhone 12 Pro Max only comes with 2.5x optical zoom - for comparison, Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra offers 10x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom. According to ETNews ( as reported by TechRadar ), the iPhone 13 could potentially include a periscope telephoto lens. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, we would have to wait until the 2022 generation to take advantage of it.

A more successful night mode

In early February, new rumors were of an improved night mode for better low-light photos. Analysts are betting on an ultra wide angle with a large aperture of f / 1.8 instead of 2.4.

You have LiDAR, you have LiDAR, everyone has LiDAR!

All four models in the iPhone 13 lineup could include LiDAR technology , according to a report from DigiTimes . LiDAR was introduced on the iPhone in 2020, but only on the Pro and Pro Max models, so that would only be a real upgrade for the base model and the mini. The fact remains that LiDAR for everyone would be quite practical: the system projects laser beams that will reflect on objects and return to the source, which makes it possible to measure the distance by timing the time of flight. of the light pulse.


The iPhone 12 Pro's LiDAR sensor - the black circle at the bottom right of the camera - opens up new possibilities in augmented reality and more. Patrick Holland / CNET

Battery: more capacity doesn't mean iPhone 13 will have better battery life

In early June,  a rumor from the Chinese social network Weibo  suggested that the iPhone 13 range will have larger batteries. The specs, shared on Twitter by leaker  @ L0vetodream , point to a 2,406mAh battery for the iPhone 13 Mini, rising to 3,095mAh for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, and 4,325mAh for the iPhone 13 Mini. 'iPhone 13 Pro Max.

These battery sizes are all upgrades to the respective capabilities of the iPhone 12 (although Apple is not disclosing official battery specifications). However, increasing the battery size of the iPhone 13 may not translate to longer battery life. It all depends on what other upgrades the phone has and how its software optimizes battery life.

According to leaker Max Weinbach,  the iPhone 13 could be compatible with reverse charging  by carrying a larger wireless charging coil. Bloomberg reporter   Mark Gurman believes this technology will be reserved for iPad Pros at first.

Which technical sheet? All the other rumors we've heard about the iPhone 13

There is a lot that we can confidently predict for the 2021 iPhone lineup based in particular on the characteristics of last year's models. For example, they should all be 5G compatible and have an A15 chip on board . There probably won't be a charger in the box, nor a headphone jack, nor a USB-C port. Apple previewed iOS 15 and (iPadOS 15)  at the opening conference of the annual WWDC event on June 7. It is with this version that the iPhone 13 will enter the market.

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A refresh rate of 120 Hz for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max

We thought the refresh rate in the iPhone 12 was not going to be stuck at 60Hz, but the 120Hz rumors didn't come to fruition, possibly due to the smartphone's already increased consumption due to its 5G connectivity. .

2021 could be the year of the 120Hz display. Many high-end competitors are already offering this refresh rate ( OnePlus 8T , Galaxy S20 ), so there's a good chance Apple is going in that direction for its next Pro range. Blogger Max Weinbach also goes in this direction and specifies in addition that the iPhone 13 will be equipped with an LTPO panel . TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo mentions for his part a refresh rate of 120 Hz and an LTPO panel for the iPhone 13 Pro . He adds that the iPhone 13s will have more powerful batteries and incorporate a Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 modem chip.

Korean media The Elec  also indicates that two of the iPhone 13 models will use LTPO technology on their screens. This technology would make the phone more energy efficient.

Relayed by the same media, the firm UBI Research affirms that Samsung will take care of the production of OLED LTPO screens for the Pro and Pro Max versions. In early May, we learned that Samsung Electro-Mechanics will supply rigid flexible printed circuit boards to Apple. These components allow you to connect the OLED panel with the motherboard.

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Always-on screen

Like the Apple Watch and Android smartphones, the iPhone 13 could offer an Always-on screen. If the rumors are true, your next iPhone would still show the time and battery charge, as well as incoming notifications, without you having to unlock it.

Touch ID button return

Bloomberg reported in 2019 that the Touch ID button could revert  to the iPhone 12. That did not happen, but the Bloomberg report left some room for error, saying the technology could be offered on the iPhone 2021.

Leaker  @ L0vetodream also brought up an underscreen Touch ID  last fall, which was corroborated (and translated) by Jon Prosser.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said in August that this system "will not be retained" for the iPhone 13. Apple is considering an integration of Face ID under the screen instead.

The iPad Air in 2020 Apple announced last September has a Touch ID button on the side of the unit. This addition is well thought out since it solves the problem of facial identification without impacting the size / screen ratio. A button below the screen would also fix the problem, but it remains to be seen whether the technology will be ready in time for the iPhone 13.

Satellite connectivity

Ming-Chi Kuo mentions satellite connectivity for the iPhone 13 which will allow its holder to make calls and send text messages in areas without cellular coverage. Also according to Kuo, Apple would collaborate with Globalstar, a provider of satellite communications services in low Earth orbit. Satellite communications connectivity, however, could be for emergency purposes only, such as texting emergency services or calling emergency contacts.

1TB storage for iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max

In a recent investor report, spotted by 9to5Mac , Kuo claims that the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available with 1TB of storage, while the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini will be available in 128. GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. If this rumor holds true, it would mean that the 64 GB storage option, previously offered for the iPhone 12, will not be available for the iPhone 13. It would also be the first time. Apple offers 1TB of storage on a phone.

As the keynote approaches, we'll keep this article updated with all the leaks, rumors, and other speculation regarding Apple's next smartphone.