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The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini (stylized as iPhone 13 mini) are
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s designed, developed, marketed, and sold by
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They are the fifteenth generation of
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(succeeding the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini). They were unveiled at an Apple Event in
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in
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,
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on September 14, 2021, alongside the higher priced
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
flagships.
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for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini began on September 17, 2021. They became available on September 24, 2021.


Design

The iPhone 13 has a flat chassis analogous to that of Apple's recent products, with some differences such as the rear cameras being larger and arranged diagonally. The
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TrueDepth sensor housing is now 20% smaller when compared to their predecessors. The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini are available in five colors: Midnight, Starlight,
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, Blue, and Pink.


Specifications


Hardware

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini use an Apple-designed
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. The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini feature a 6-core
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, 4-core
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and 16-core Neural Engine, while the feature a 5 core GPU.


Display

The iPhone 13 features a display with Super Retina XDR
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technology at a
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of 2532×1170 pixels and a
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of about 460 PPI with a refresh rate of 60Hz. The iPhone 13 Mini features a display with the same technology at a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels and a pixel density of about 476 PPI.


Cameras

The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini feature the same camera system with three cameras: one front-facing camera (12MP f/2.2) and two back-facing cameras: a wide (12MP f/1.6) and ultra-wide (12MP f/2.4) camera. The back-facing cameras both contain larger sensors for more light-gathering with new sensor shift
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(OIS) on main camera. The camera module on the back is arranged diagonally instead of vertically to engineer the larger sensors. The cameras use Apple's latest
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engine, called Smart HDR 4. Users can also choose from a range of photographic styles during capture, including rich contrast, vibrant, warm, and cool. Apple clarifies this is different than a
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, because it works intelligently with the image processing algorithm during capture to apply local adjustments to an image and the effects will be baked into the photos unlike filters which can be removed after applying. The camera app contains a new mode called Cinematic Mode, which allows users to between subjects and create shallow depth of field using software algorithms. It is supported on the wide and front-facing cameras in 1080p at 30 fps.


Software

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini are shipped with
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at launch.


Repairability

The iPhone 13 screen is designed to prevent being replaced by independent repair shops, as the screen is locked to the phone. Apple technicians have a proprietary software tool to install new screens.


See also

*
iPhone 13 Pro The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are smartphone A smartphone is a portable device A mobile device (or handheld computer) is a computer A computer is a machine that can be programmed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or ...

iPhone 13 Pro
*
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* History of the iPhone *
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References


External links

* – official site {{Apple Inc. hardware * IOS Mobile phones introduced in 2021 Mobile phones with 4K video recording Mobile phones with multiple rear cameras