The iPhone 13

Photo of the iPhone 13.

Ashlyn Johnson, Reporter

You have probably heard of the iPhone 13. If not then you’re in luck because I am going to tell you all about it. The colors to choose from are: Pink, Blue, Black, White, Red, Gold, and Silver. It has a 6.1 inch screen just perfect to watch movies or YouTube on. It is waterproof so if you end up dropping it in puddles or the sink then it will be fine. The pricing for the iPhone 13 Pro is $999 the pricing for the iPhone 13 Pro Max is $1,099.  The rear camera module now covers a larger area due to the larger lenses and the Face ID and camera module on the front display, or “notch,” is now 20% smaller than previous generations. The iPhone 13 is the 15th generation of iPhones. The release date was September 24, 2021. The slogan for the iPhone 13 is “your new superpower.”


The height for the iPhone 13 is 146.7 mm (5.78 in) the width is 71.5 mm (2.81 in) the dimensions are 7.65 (0.301 in). The height for the iPhone is 13 mini 131.5 mm (5.18 in) the width is 64.2 mm (2.53 in) and dimensions are 7.65 mm (0.301 in). Instead of offering 64GB as the base level of storage as it had for recent iPhone models, Apple bumped base capacity (the maximum amount that something can contain) on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini to 128GB. The storage for it goes from 128, 256, and 512 GB. It charges with wireless charging and it is lightning fast. The sound is Spatial Audio, Dolby Atmos. The connection for it is Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0, and Ultra-wideband. The others are FaceTime Audio/Video, Wi-Fi Hotspot, voice over LTE (VoLTE), and Wi-Fi Calling. It also has a Hearing aid compatibility of M3, and T4.  


Of course, there are criticisms such as that the design of the iPhone 13 is too similar to the iPhone 12. Other reviewers said Apple hasn’t figured out how to introduce faster charging. The maximum iPhone 13 charges at 20 W wired and 15 W on MagSafe (The same as the iPhone 12). The phones were criticized, as the iPhone 13 Pro model introduced faster 120 Hz screens, but the iPhone 13 models lack the feature and instead still uses the same 60 Hz screens from 2020. If you are wondering why they are going to stop making the iPhone xr ,and iPhone 12 Pro Discontinued, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 11, and iPhone SE Still Available. Apple has refined its iPhone lineup and has discontinued the ‌iPhone‌ XR and the iPhone 12 Pro. 

If you still want the iphone 13 go for it i ain’t going to judge you. But in my opinion you should get the iPhone 12 because it costs less and has more colors. The iPhone 13 is a little bit better, has better cameras and is smaller and can get all the new updates. I found some reviews from a Best Buys website and overall the reviews seem like the phone is great. Customer reviews include, “Great phone! Took a little bit of help from the Verizon phone assistant to get the data transferred because the old phone was android but other than that, working great.” Also, “I have had an iPhone for 3 or 4 updates!  The new 13 has a good battery life and clear pictures— and reliable!” “Went from an iPhone 11 to this one. The camera is definitely better with some cool video feature. Overall worth the switch.”