9 Things to Know About iPhone 13


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9 Things to Know About iPhone 13

The new iPhone 13 was released just recently, and with the model, Apple also introduced iOS 15. The 13th installment has different options, including the default iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

The first two are cheaper, though they also lack some important features, such as a camera that can be used in professional settings. On the other hand, if you are not too concerned about the camera, you can save yourself some money.

Now, as for what the iPhone 13 and iOS 15 brings to the table, there are quite a few things to cover, so let’s dive in.

Old Safari

iOS 15 introduced a new Safari version that some users might find unconvincing. Now, the search bar and tab switcher are at the bottom, which is good for one-hand use. Nevertheless, if you want to go back to the previous UI look, there is an option to switch back.

Launch Safari and tap on the AA icon that you can find in the search bar. Once a pop-up menu appears, tap on “show top address bar” to complete the process.

Notification Bundles

If you are fed up with getting bombarded with notifications, take advantage of the newly-introduced Scheduled Summary feature. 

Users can now bundle less important notifications and deliver them together simultaneously instead of pinging the smartphone individually. 

HDR Video

The default settings on the iPhone 13 Pro records videos in HDR, which is also known as Dolby Vision. The problem with this particular format is that it takes a lot of storage on the device, not to mention that many devices are not compatible with the format.

To disable HDR video, go to the Settings, tap Camera, then select Record Video, and disable the HDR video on the smartphone.

Live Text

Reading and displaying text in real-time can come in handy, and it is now one of the available features on the iPhone 13. You can use the device’s camera to read and display text from an article, image, or document, for example.

Screen Frame Rate

120 Hz refresh rates are the default setting for the iPhone 13. However, if you wish to adjust the rate, you can do so in the Motion tab that you can reach from the Settings>Accessibility. You will see the Limit Frame Rate option that you have to toggle. Doing so will lock the FPS at 60, and the number will not increase when using the iPhone.

Original Photography Style

There are many reasons why iPhones are popular, but it is no secret that getting a new and improved camera plays a prominent role in getting people excited about the iPhone 13.

Photographic Styles are yet another feature that you can find on the most recent device model. Combined with a high-quality camera, users can now adjust brightness, warmth, and contrasts in their photos to give them an even more unique look.

Whether you are planning to upload pictures taken with the iPhone to social media or keep them for yourself, it is good to know that you have more creative freedom to express in your photography even if you are not on a professional camera and without photo-editing tools.


Now that we covered some of the most prominent new features in the iPhone 13, it is time to talk about some other aspects. One of these is pricing.

As expected, the price depends on the model. The cheapest, which is Mini, costs $699. Next, you have the default iPhone 13 that comes with a price of $799. The iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999, and the iPhone Pro Max is $1099.

Ultimately, the prices once again depend mostly on the total available storage, and it can increase to as much as $1599 if you were to purchase the iPhone Pro Max with 1TB of total storage.


It would not be a new Apple release without a fair share of issues related to the new device. Considering how some MacBooks were known to have battery problems and other issues that users encountered after a launch, these things are now expected.

Thankfully, the iPhone 13 launch seems to have gone with very few hiccups. Some users expressed their concerns about the compatibility between the new iPhone and their Apple Watch. To be more precise, the problem was not being able to use Unlock with the Apple Watch feature.

Apple themselves confirmed that this is a bug, and they released a quick hotfix in the iOS 15.0.1 version.


Now, as far as different reviews one can find online go, the overall impressions seem to be mostly positive. Many tech experts agree that the iPhone 13 introduced neat features and improved battery life.

Details from the camera are sharper and more accurate, and there is not as much oversaturation.

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