Notchin' it up
Stuff India|October 2021
Apple’s put even bigger lenses and sensors on the iPhone 13 Pro models. How do they stack up?
Nishant Padhiar

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Breaking something that was fixed in the last generation isn’t Apple’s style, so thankfully, we still get the gorgeous flat sides that everyone agrees look way more premium and sit easier in your hands too. Sierra Blue is the new poster boy for this year’s line-up and it is, like any new shade on an iPhone, a carefully measured choice that likes to play with light just enough to have you intrigued. You’ll be hardpressed to spot the differences unless you always carry a spyglass in your front pocket. If you want to play Bond though, you’ll notice the botched notch is now 20% smaller in width. Not that Apple has used the added screen real estate to show more info, but it is a step in the right direction...towards eventually evaporating. Flip it around and while the layout of the triple-lens and LiDAR camera system remains identical, the lenses have grown in diameter.

Finally, the inevitable will happen and your hands will want to pick one up. That’s when you realise that both the Pro and the Pro Max models have gained more muscle. Each heavier by few grams, attributed to a larger battery that instantly vindicates itself with up to 2.5hrs more juice!

Classy glassy

Finally, 120Hz comes to the iPhone and it’s similar to the system implemented on the iPad Pro, Apple calls it ProMotion. It’s an adaptive refresh rate that can drop to 10Hz during viewing photos or ramp up to 120Hz while gaming. It’s smooth and battery-optimised and makes iOS even slicker.

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