Apple unveils iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max

Apple CEO Tim Cook unveils the new iPhone 13 during a special event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California broadcast September 14, 2021. Brooks Kraft/Apple Inc/Handout

(Xinhua) — Apple on Tuesday introduced iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, both with A15 Bionic chip, all-new Super Retina XDR display and improved camera system.

Their camera system gets its biggest advancement ever. With new sensors and lenses for three rear cameras, optimized to work with iOS 15 and powered by the new image signal processor (ISP) in A15 Bionic for improved noise reduction and tone mapping, the iPhone 13 Pro lineup features the best camera system ever on iPhone, the company said.

Both iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max also include 5G with more bands, improvements to battery life, new storage capacity of 1TB, and the Ceramic Shield front cover.

The all-new Wide camera has a larger sensor with 1.9 micrometer pixels. Coupled with the larger f/1.5 aperture, the Wide camera on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max offers improvement in low-light situations. Sensor-shift optical image stabilization (OIS) is available on both models, stabilizing the sensor instead of the lens.

The new Ultra Wide camera features a f/1.8 aperture and a new autofocus system with macro photography function.

“iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max make up our most pro iPhone lineup ever with the biggest advancement for our camera system, the best battery life ever in an iPhone, and the fastest performance … setting a new standard for iPhone,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

With 5-nanometer technology, A15 Bionic features a new 5-core GPU in the Pro lineup, ideal for video apps, high-performance gaming, and the slate of new camera features.

A new 16-core Neural Engine capable of 15.8 trillion operations per second enables faster machine learning computations for third-party app experiences, the company said.