Today, Apple executives took the stage in a virtual streaming event to announce the new flagship iPhone lineup. The iPhone 13 is official.
The body has a similar look to last year, but the cameras in the base model are arranged diagonally now. This year Apple is cutting down on the size of the front display notch, which still features all the usual Face ID sensors, but is now 20% smaller. Apple says the whole phone has been rearchitected to make room for “new technology” while also fitting a bigger battery.
The new display in the base model is branded “Super Retina XDR” and is 28 percent brighter, at 800 nits. It comes in 5.4 and 6.1 inches.
There’s also the new SoC, the A15. There’s a six-core CPU with two performance cores and four low-power efficiency cores, which Apple says is “the fastest CPU in any smartphone, up to 50 percent faster than the leading competition.” The new four-core GPU is up to 30 percent faster than the competition, and the 16 core Neural Engine is capable of 15.8 trillion operations per second.
Developing… The event is still ongoing, so check back for more details.