The Apple iPhone 13 Pro is now in our office and it’s next in line for a review. It’s the successor to the iPhone 12 Pro but unlike last year’s model, this is closer to the Max.
Like the rest of Apple’s 12 and 13 lineup, the iPhone 13 Pro comes in a simple box with a USB-C to Lightning cable, a SIM eject tool and an Apple sticker. However certain carrier and retailer promos will see early buyers rewarded with Apple’s 20W charger as a bonus.
Last year’s iPhone 12 Pro lacked the bigger main camera and the slightly zoomier zoom camera of the Max. This year’s Pro is near-identical to the Pro Max, just with a smaller screen and battery.
It shares of the iPhone 13 Pro Max’ superior traits. The 6.1-inch LTPO AMOLED display is ProMotion 120Hz-capable and the A15 Bionic chip is accompanied by 6GB of RAM, instead of the 4GB of the regular 13.
It’s the same story with cameras – the Pro has a new 12MP f/1.5 main camera with a bigger sensor and 1.9µm effective pixels, the 12MP 3x f/2.8 zoom camera and the autofocusing 13mm f/1.8 ultrawide with macro capabilities.
We found all three to be very capable in our iPhone 13 Pro Max review and we’ll no doubt see identical results.
It would be interesting to see if the iPhone 13 Pro lasts longer on a charge than the iPhone 13, which got an 89 hour endurance rating in our review. The Pro has a bit more battery and Apple claims it should have better battery life.
Anyway, we’re already deep into the review so stay tuned!