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Samuel Axon – Sep 17, 2021 7:30 pm UTC
As previously announced, Apple’s new lineup of flagship iPhones is available to pre-order today through the company’s online store.
The originally stated ship date for these phones was September 24, but unsurprisingly, the dates have slipped back, depending on which phone you’re trying to buy.
When we looked at the US store while writing this article, most iPhone 13 and 13 mini configurations are still showing as shipping on September 24, but some specific color and storage combinations are shipping as late as October 12.
Meanwhile, all versions of the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are currently showing a shipping window between October 8 and 25.
The new phones come in the same screen sizes as last year: 5.4 inches (iPhone 13 mini), 6.1 inches (iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro), and 6.7 inches (iPhone 13 Pro Max). Each features Apple’s new A15 chip, which has improved CPU, GPU, and NPU performance compared to last year’s A14.
They also include larger batteries, support for MagSafe accessories, and all the other perks we’ve seen in recent flagship iPhones. But most of the year-over-year improvements are in the cameras. Last year’s Max-exclusive large sensor has come to the iPhone 13, 13 mini, and 13 Pro. And the three-camera system in the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max has been overhauled in several noteworthy ways.
All in all, it appears to be a smaller update than last year’s iPhone 12 lineup, which added MagSafe, 5G, and more. Taken in total, the updates with the iPhone 13 lineup feel similar to the “S” updates that Apple used to make every other year or so, generally between larger changes.
As always, we’ll be publishing our review of the iPhone 13 family in the coming days.
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