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Here is what you can expect from the iPhone 13

Everyone is talking about the new iPhone 13. The Apple event took place recently and sent social media abuzz. This is not unexpected because everyone has one burning question, to buy or not to buy?

There are a few updates on the new phone and here is what is on offer:

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Debates about the iPhone 8 having the best camera in iPhone history is not a rare topic. A lot of people didn’t think the iPhone 12 range compared to the iPhone 8. So, what’s new?

The new Photographic Styles feature personalises the look of images. Both models include Night mode on all cameras. The Wide camera has up to 2.2x improved low-light performance.

The Video option has the Cinematic mode which allows depth-of-field transitions, macro video, time-lapse and Slo-mo, and better low-light performance. All three rear cameras have new sensors and lenses that are powered by an image signal processor in the A15 Bionic chip set.

However, It is yet to be determined f the new camera updates are a big improvement in comparison to the 12 models.


The look hasn’t changed much from the iPhone 12. “The all-new Pro lineup features a premium flat-edge design, crafted with exceptional materials, including the surgical-grade stainless steel band, with an elegant finish that is resistant to abrasion and corrosion, and a textured matte glass back.

They changed new design of the rear camera system has a stainless-steel trim surrounding each lense. The one feature that matters the most is water resistance and the Pro has an IP68 rating for water resistance.

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5G performance

The customised hardware design in the iPhone 13 Pro lineup features more 5G bands, allowing it to work in more places on 5G for greater coverage and performance. By the end of 2021, support for 5G on iPhone will double around the globe, with over 200 carriers worldwide in 60 countries and regions.

Battery life

All-day battery life6 for both Pro models, with iPhone 13 Pro Max offering the longest battery life ever in an iPhone. iPhone 13 Pro will last up to one and a half hours longer in a day than iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max will last up to two and a half hours longer in a day than iPhone 12 Pro Max.


The iPhone 13 Pro is expected to be priced R14,400 in South Africa with the iPhone 13 Pro Max at R15,800. However, there is no confirmation on the official pricing yet. The phones will be available from 8 October. Now the big question, is it a pat or a slap on the purchase?

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