The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini (stylized as iPhone 13 mini) are smartphones designed, developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. They are the fifteenth generation of iPhones (succeeding the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini respectively). They were unveiled at an Apple Event in Apple Park in Cupertino, California, on September 14, 2021, alongside the higher-priced iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max flagships. Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini began on September 17, 2021. They were officially released on September 24, 2021. As of April 2024, the iPhone 13 is the oldest iPhone model still officially sold by, and fully supported by Apple (the iPhone 13 Mini was discontinued on September 12, 2023).[13]

iPhone 13
iPhone 13 Mini
iPhone 13 in Blue
Manufacturer
SloganYour new superpower.
Generation15th
Model13: A2482 (USA), A2631 (Canada, Mexico, Japan, Saudi Arabia), A2633 (International), A2634 (China), A2635 (Russia) 13 Mini: A2481 (USA), A2626 (Canada, Mexico, Japan, Saudi Arabia), A2628 (International), A2629 (China), A2630 (Russia)
Compatible networksGSM, CDMA, 3G, EVDO, HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
First releasedSeptember 24, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-09-24)
Availability by region
October 1, 2021
October 8, 2021
October 22, 2021
October 29, 2021
November 5, 2021
November 19, 2021
Discontinued13 Mini: September 12, 2023; 7 months ago (2023-09-12)
PredecessoriPhone 12 / iPhone 12 Mini
SuccessoriPhone 14 / iPhone 14 Plus
RelatediPhone 13 Pro / iPhone 13 Pro Max
TypeSmartphone
Form factorSlate
Dimensions13: H: 146.7 mm (5.78 in)
W: 71.5 mm (2.81 in)
D: 7.65 mm (0.301 in)
13 Mini:
H: 131.5 mm (5.18 in)
W: 64.2 mm (2.53 in)
D: 7.65 mm (0.301 in)
Mass13: 173–174 g (6.1–6.1 oz)[3][4]
13 Mini: 140–141 g (4.9–5.0 oz)[3][4]
Operating systemOriginal: iOS 15.0
Current: iOS 17.4.1, released March 21, 2024[5]
System-on-chipA15 Bionic
CPUHexa-core (2x "high-performance" – 3.23 GHz, Avalanche + 4x "energy-saving" Blizzard) – 2.02 GHz
GPUApple-designed 4 core, up to 1.37 TFLOPS[6]
ModemQualcomm X60 5G
Memory4 GB LPDDR4X[7]
Storage128, 256, 512 GB NVMe
SIMnanoSIM and eSIM (eSIM not available on China mainland models, and on certain Hong Kong and Macau models)
Single SIM or Dual SIM in dual stand-by
Battery13: 3.84 V 12.41 W·h (3227 mA·h) Li-ion
13 Mini: 3.88 V 9.34 W·h (2406 mA·h) Li-ion
ChargingQi wireless charging (7.5 W)
Lightning fast charging (20 W)
MagSafe wireless charging (15 W/12 W (Mini))
Display13: 6.1 in (155 mm) diagonal Super Retina XDR OLED, 2532×1170px (460 ppi, 19.5:9 aspect ratio), supplied by LG Display[8],Samsung Display,[9] and BOE[10]
13 Mini: 5.4 in (137 mm) diagonal Super Retina XDR OLED, 2340×1080 px (476 ppi, 19.5:9 aspect ratio), supplied by LG Display[8] and Samsung Display[9]
SoundSpatial Audio, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Audio
Rear camera12 MP, f/1.6, 26 mm (wide), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13 mm (ultrawide)
Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec
Front camera12 MP, f/2.2, 23 mm (wide), 1/3.6" SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
HDR
4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0, Ultra-wideband (UWB)
Data inputs
List of inputs:
Water resistanceIP68 IEC standard 60529 (splash, water, and dust resistant 6 meters (19.6 feet) for 30 min)
Other
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T4[11]
WebsiteiPhone 13 at the Wayback Machine (archived April 30, 2022)
References[12]

Together with iPhone 12, the iPhone 13 Mini was discontinued on September 12, 2023, with the announcement of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro.

History edit

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini were officially announced alongside the ninth-generation iPad, 6th generation iPad Mini, Apple Watch Series 7, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max by a virtual press event filmed and recorded at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, on September 14, 2021. Pre-orders began on September 17, 2021, at 5:00 am PDT. Pricing starts at US$799 for the iPhone 13 and US$699 for the iPhone 13 Mini.[14]

Design edit

The iPhone 13 has a flat chassis analogous to that of contemporaneous Apple products, some differences such as the rear cameras being larger and arranged diagonally. The Face ID True Depth sensor housing on the iPhone is 20% smaller yet taller than its predecessors.[15]

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini are available in six colors: Midnight, Starlight, Product Red, Blue, Pink, and Green.[16][17]

On March 8, 2022, at Apple's Special Event "Peek Performance", Apple revealed a new Green color option, which became available and released on March 18, 2022. [16][17]

Color Name
Midnight
Starlight
Blue
Pink
Green
(PRODUCT)RED

Specifications edit

Hardware edit

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini use an Apple-designed A15 Bionic system on a chip. The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini feature a 6-core CPU, 4-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine, while the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max feature a 5-core GPU.[18]

Display edit

The iPhone 13 features a 6.1-inch (155 mm) display with Super Retina XDR OLED technology at a resolution of 2532×1170 pixels and a pixel density of about 460 PPI with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The iPhone 13 Mini features a 5.4-inch (137 mm) display with the same technology at a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels and a pixel density of about 476 PPI. Both models have the Super Retina XDR OLED display with improved typical brightness up to 800 nits, and max brightness up to 1200 nits.[19]

Cameras edit

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 optical image stabilization (OIS) on the main camera. The camera module on the back is arranged diagonally instead of vertically to engineer the larger sensors.[20]

The cameras use Apple's latest computational photography 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 from a filter 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.[21]

The camera app contains a new mode called Cinematic Mode, which allows users to rack focus between subjects and create (simulate) shallow depth of field using software algorithms. It is supported on wide and front-facing cameras in 1080p at 30 fps.[22]

Software edit

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini were originally shipped with iOS 15 at launch.[23] They are compatible with iOS 16, which was released on September 12, 2022. The latest software iOS 17, which was revealed at Apple's WWDC 2023 event, is compatible with the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini.[24] The next-generation Qi2 wireless charging standard has been added to the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini with the update to iOS 17.2.[25]

Repairability edit

Some iPhone 13 parts are paired to the motherboard. The user is warned if a paired component (e.g. screen, battery) is replaced by independent repair shops, and the Face ID sensors may completely cease to function if replaced. On later iOS versions Apple removed this limitation. Apple technicians have a proprietary software tool to pair components.[26][27]

See also edit

References edit

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  2. ^ Haque, Rubaiya (October 25, 2021). "iPhone 13 series is hitting the local market on 29 October". Archived from the original on October 29, 2021. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
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  4. ^ a b "iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini – UK Technical Specifications". Apple.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2021. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  5. ^ "About iOS 17 Updates". Apple Support. 17.4.1.
  6. ^ "cpu-monkey". www.cpu-monkey.com.
  7. ^ "iPhone 13 Models Have the Same Amount of RAM as iPhone 12 Models". MacRumors.com. September 20, 2021. Archived from the original on September 22, 2021. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  8. ^ a b Miller, Chance (May 29, 2021). "Report: Samsung begins production of LTPO 120 Hz displays for iPhone 13 Pro". 9to5mac. Archived from the original on June 16, 2021. Retrieved September 16, 2021.
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  12. ^ "Apple iPhone 13 Full phone specifications". GSMArena. Archived from the original on January 15, 2022.
  13. ^ "Buy iPhone 13". Apple. Retrieved December 28, 2023.
  14. ^ Garrett, Alexandra. "Every difference between the iPhone 13, Mini, Pro and Pro Max". CNET. Archived from the original on September 15, 2021. Retrieved September 15, 2021.
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  17. ^ a b "Apple introduces gorgeous new green finishes for the iPhone 13 lineup" (Press release). Apple, Inc. March 8, 2022. Archived from the original on March 10, 2022. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  18. ^ Espósito, Filipe (September 15, 2021). "iPhone 13 Pro's A15 Bionic chip has more powerful GPU than regular iPhone 13". 9to5Mac. Archived from the original on September 15, 2021. Retrieved September 15, 2021.
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Preceded by
iPhone 12 / 12 Mini
iPhone
15th generation
alongside iPhone 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max
Succeeded by
iPhone 14 / 14 Plus