When Will New Iphone Come Out

By | 03/10/2022

Tom’s Guide Verdict

The iPhone xiii’s brighter display, longer bombardment life and powerful cameras brand information technology the best iPhone for those on a budget. Just we wish information technology had faster charging and the iPhone 13 Pro’southward adaptive 120Hz display.

Pros

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    Brighter display

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    Great cameras

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    Compelling Cinematic video mode

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    Class-leading performance

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    Very adept bombardment life

Cons

  • Lacks 120Hz brandish

  • Slower charging than rivals

  • Cinematic mode capped at 1080p

UPDATE:
The iPhone thirteen is now $699 following the iPhone 14 launch, which makes it a better deal.

Prefer the newer iPhone? The iPhone 14 offers faster performance, improved cameras, Activeness style video and new safety features like Emergency SOS via Satellite. Bank check out our

iPhone 14 review
.

If yous’re on a tighter budget, the at present discounted iPhone 13 is the all-time iPhone for you. It may expect similar Apple has merely changed the position of one of the phone’s back cameras since the iPhone 12, only trust u.s.a. when nosotros say that there are more substantial upgrades than that. With a new display, larger bombardment and amend camera hardware and software, the iPhone 13 remains a great flagship phone.

One time once again, Apple’s made the iPhone thirteen far more than powerful than its Android competitors thanks to its 5G-gear up A15 Bionic chip. If the raw operation doesn’t interest yous, photographers can play with the new Photographic Fashion filters in the camera app, while videographers volition be excited by the Cinematic mode focus-racking ability.

The regular iPhone thirteen has some flaws. The charging is still relatively slow compared to some Android phones. And I don’t similar that only the iPhone 13 Pro models become a 120Hz brandish and telephoto zoom. Just based on my in-depth iPhone 13 review, this new iPhone is one of the all-time phones for the money.

Check out our iPhone 13 mini review if yous desire even so features of the iPhone xiii in a smaller design. Want a 120Hz display and telephoto zoom? See our iPhone thirteen Pro review. And our iPhone 13 Pro Max review is the place to go if you want the biggest screen.

Withal, if you want a peachy smartphone that offers a fantastic software experience, yous can’t go incorrect with the iPhone thirteen. Read on to discover out why.

iPhone 13 review: Price and storage

Bachelor right now, the iPhone 13 starts at $799 for 128GB of storage (up from a meager 64GB on the
iPhone 12), and that goes up to $899 for 256GB and $1,099 for 512GB. Take a await at our Apple Shop coupons folio for the latest discounts.

In the U.K. the entry-level model starts at £779, with the 256GB handset coming ins at £879, and the 512GB model hitting £ane,079.

These are hardly cheap phones but you can salve with trade-in offers from Apple too as from wireless carriers, and in that location are plenty of discounts available. Do make sure to check out our
iPhone xiii deals
page for the latest offers.

To put the price of the iPhone 13 in context, the Galaxy S22 — the iPhone’southward principal rival in the smartphone world — sells for the aforementioned $799. Our Galaxy S22 vs. iPhone thirteen comparison looks at how these identically priced models measure up. However, small business owners can now get i from T-Mobile as part of their new Business Unlimited Ultimate Plus for iPhone.

iPhone xiii specs: All models compared

iPhone thirteen mini iPhone thirteen iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 13 Pro Max
Starting price $699 $799 $999 $1,099
Storage 128, 256, 512GB 128, 256, 512 GB 128, 256, 512, 1TB 128, 256, 512, 1TB
Screen size v.four inches 6.i inches 6.1 inches half dozen.7 inches
Resolution/ppi 2340 x 1080/476 2532 10 1170/460 2532 x 1170/460 2778 x 1284/458
Adaptive refresh No No Up to 120Hz Up to 120Hz
Processor A15 Bionic A15 Bionic A15 Bionic A15 Bionic
Rear cameras Dual 12MP (Wide, ultrawide) Dual 12MP (Wide, ultrawide) Pro 12MP (Telephoto, Broad, Ultra Wide) Pro 12MP (Telephoto, Wide, Ultra Wide)
Zoom None / 5x digital None / 5x digital 3x optical / 15x digital 3x optical / 15x digital
Front camera 12MP TrueDepth 12MP TrueDepth 12MP TrueDepth 12MP TrueDepth
Colors Cherry, Starlight, Midnight, Blue, Pink Reddish, Starlight, Midnight, Blue, Pinkish, Green Graphite, Gold, Silver, Sierra Blue, Alpine Green Graphite, Gold, Silver, Sierra Bluish, Alpine Green
Size 5.2 x 2.5 x 0.3 inches 5.eight 10 two.8 x 0.3 inches 5.8 x 2.viii ten 0.iii inches 6.3 ten 3.1 ten 0.3 inches
Weight 4.97 ounces 6.fourteen ounces seven.2 ounces 8.v ounces
H2o resistance IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68
Battery life (video playback 8:41 ten:33 11:42 12:16

iPhone xiii review: Pattern and colors

  • Smaller notch makes display a scrap more than immersive
  • Slightly different button placement
  • Pink and blueish are standout colors
  • New Light-green color launched March 2022

There’due south really two design changes of note for the iPhone xiii. First, the cameras on the rear are now arranged diagonally instead of vertically.

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2d — and more chiefly — the notch is now twenty% smaller while withal delivering the same great TrueDepth camera system and Confront ID you’d expect since the iPhone X ushered in this feature four years ago.

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Honestly, the smaller notch doesn’t make much of a departure in twenty-four hour period-to-day utilise of the iPhone 13. When watching videos in landscape mode side by side at full-screen, I didn’t find either notch that distracting.

I did capeesh the mini notch more when using apps with a white background in portrait orientation, such as Gmail. However, the notch on the iPhone 13 swoops downwardly a bit more than despite being narrower.

iPhone 13 buttons held from the side

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The button placement is slightly dissimilar on the iPhone 13 versus the iPhone 12. The power button is lower on the correct side, and the same thing goes with the ringer switch and book buttons on the left side.

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Otherwise, the iPhone 13 offers the same tough CeramicShield display upwards front, durable glass dorsum and flat edges. And you get the aforementioned IP68 h2o resistance equally before. Unfortunately, the iPhone 13 doesn’t offer Touch ID, an upgrade many of us would have appreciated since Confront ID doesn’t work well with masks. I didn’t demand a sensor in the display like many Android phones now support; a Touch on ID sensor embedded in the power button similar on the
iPad mini half-dozen
would take been fine.

For now, it appears the iPhone xiii is having a problem unlocking with the Apple Watch
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in some cases. Apple tree has acknowledged the issue and says a fix is coming soon.

The iPhone 13 comes in six colors, including Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight and (Product) Red. I tested the blueish model, which is a fun shade without being also loud. And I continue to appreciate the color-matched aluminum frame Apple includes with its entry-level iPhones. Apple tree also launched fresh iPhone 13 colors during the Apple tree Event in March 2022, including a new greenish iPhone 13.

1 thing to note, thanks to Apple’s new iPhone Cocky Service Repair kits, y’all can now carry out your own repairs, but proceed with caution here as yous’ll need some technical skills.

iPhone 13 review: Brandish

  • Brighter display easier to read in direct sunlight
  • Stellar colors and dissimilarity

Alas, the iPhone thirteen doesn’t avowal the adaptive 120Hz refresh rate of the iPhone 13 Pro, but information technology’s even so a stellar OLED panel. This Super Retina XDR display is now 28% brighter than the iPhone 12; it’s likewise rated at 800 nits, compared to 600 nits for last year’s phone.

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In my testing, I wouldn’t say the effulgence divergence is dramatic, but it tin assistance when you’re trying to view the iPhone 13’s display in direct sunlight.

iPhone 13 (left) and iPhone 12 Pro (right)

iPhone xiii (left) and iPhone 12 Pro (right)

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The overall display quality continues to be stellar. When watching the trailer for The Matrix Resurrections, I was mesmerized past the neon code encircling Neo every bit he walked downward the street, and in another scene I could brand out individual hairs on Neo’s beard as he stared up into the sun.

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On our lab tests, the iPhone thirteen averaged 795 nits of brightness, compared to 569 nits for the iPhone 12 and 702 nits for the
Galaxy S21. The iPhone thirteen too registered 78.1% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut and 110.2% of the sRGG color gamut, where higher numbers are better. The iPhone 12 hit 81.1 and 114.5 and the Galaxy S21 77.4 and 109.two.

The iPhone 13 panel’south colour accuracy is stellar, too, as it achieved a Delta-E score of 0.26 (lower is meliorate.) That compares to 0.29 for both the Galaxy S21 and iPhone 12.

iPhone 13 review: Cameras

  • Bright and colorful images beat Samsung
  • Ultra-wide photographic camera delivers more than scene and improved Night mode
  • Photographic styles requite y’all creative command

There’s much more than to the iPhone 13 cameras than just a new diagonal arrangement of the lenses. The wide camera now gathers 47% more than light than the iPhone 12, thanks to a larger camera with one.7μm pixels.

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Another plus is that the ultrawide camera can now capture four times more scene and its newer sensor delivers meliorate low-light operation along with less racket.

If yous’re not a fan of the iPhone’south usual color temperature — or you just wanted more than control over your photos — you’ll capeesh the Photographic Styles feature. In the Camera app, you can switch from multiple styles, including standard, vibrant, rich dissimilarity, warm and cool.

iPhone 13 photographic styles - Warm

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I tried out the feature with a serial of portraits, and I appreciated the difference between styles. For example, the rich dissimilarity mode made the shot wait less hazy, while the vibrant setting fabricated the coleus plants popular more forth with the tree in the background. It’s not that piece of cake to switch this effect on the fly, equally you have to tap a setting and so select the style you want, but I similar that you tin can customize your own styles.

In this photo taken at the Manasquan reservoir in New Jersey, y’all can see how superior the iPhone xiii’due south camera is compared to the
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. The water looks more vibrant and translucent, and the iPhone 13 does a ameliorate job rendering the shadows around the wood.

The iPhone 13 also delivered a amend looking shot of these Halloween decorations. The orange pumpkin sign looks more vibrant and brighter, as do the surrounding real-life pumpkins. The Galaxy S21 Ultra’due south pic is enough sharp but looks a bit flat.

In many shooting situations, the iPhone 13 was on par with the iPhone 12, but I did detect a marked comeback in Night mode. While the result is a bit on the fuzzy side, the iPhone 13 captures a brighter pink in the hydrangea flowers and the surrounding leaves are brighter.

If you’re looking to get more out of your iPhone camera, see the one iPhone camera tip everyone needs to know and also check out the hidden iPhone camera characteristic for taking your portraits to the next level.

iPhone thirteen review: Video

  • Cinematic mode automatically changes focus on subjects while adding bokeh
  • Superior Dolby Vision HDR video quality

The iPhone thirteen is the rare smartphone that can make you lot experience like a director every bit you shoot videos. And that’s thank you to a new feature called Cinematic mode. This outcome brings depth of field to your footage and automatically changes the focus to diverse subjects depending on what’southward happening in the frame, such as someone turning their caput to talk to some other person. You don’t have to lift a finger and it works (virtually) like magic.

When shooting my iii dogs playing with my daughter, I was really impressed when the iPhone 13 placed the focus on the pup that was closest to me at offset, and as he left the frame my girl and older aureate retriever automatically came into focus. The bokeh effect on the background is something other smartphone makers have attempted, including Samsung, but the Milky way S21 Ultra isn’t smart plenty to switch the focus from subject to subject in existent time.

iPhone 13 cinematic mode

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Cinematic mode isn’t perfect, as the iPhone 13 sometimes took a second to recognize faster moving subjects (our younger gold retriever). A bigger drawback is that this mode is capped at 1080p, as you can’t record Cinematic fashion in 4K. But overall, it’due south a absurd feature I retrieve a lot of people volition want to try, particularly for social videos on TikTok.

The overall video quality from the iPhone 13 is stellar, with improved noise reduction, ameliorate dynamic range and enhanced semantic rendering that can identify skin, faces, the sky and more. As I swept effectually the Manasquan reservoir with the iPhone xiii and iPhone 12, I especially noticed less racket in the blowing leaves from the iPhone 13’southward footage. And in a carve up 4K clip, I got lost in the gentle waves lapping confronting the sand.

iPhone 13 review: Performance and A15 Bionic

  • A15 Bionic is fastest fleck once once more
  • Car learning functioning notably better

The A15 Bionic doesn’t offer dramatic performance gains over the A14 Bionic powering the iPhone 12, but information technology didn’t need to just to remain the fastest chip in any phone. Every bit with the A14 Bionic, the A15 offers a six-core CPU and four-core GPU, but there’s now a 16-core Neural Engine for machine learning and AI, up from eight cores on the previous chipset.

Apple says that the iPhone 13’southward CPU is upwardly to l% faster than the competition while the GPU can handle graphics rendering twenty% faster. Earlier nosotros get into the benchmarks, I retrieve it’southward important to talk near how swift this phone feels in everyday use.

Genshin Impact game on iPhone 13

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In a game like Genshin Bear on — an open-earth adventure combat title — the animations and particle furnishings felt panel-quality every bit I climbed mountains, explored sweeping landscapes and tried to battle enemies. I was as impressed by the Seek app, which instantly identified plants when I pointed the photographic camera around my lawn.

Seek app on iPhone 13

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On Geekbench five, which measures overall performance, the iPhone 13 scored 4,129 and one,684 respectively. That’southward considerably ameliorate than the 3,859/1,593 turned in by the iPhone 12, and it destroys the Galaxy S21’s scores of three,302/1,048.

The iPhone xiii’s graphics operation also impresses. On the 3DMark Wild Life criterion, the new iPhone hit 55.9 frames per second. That’s just a bit higher than the iPhone 12 (51 fps), simply the Galaxy S21 Ultra mustered just 33 fps.

We didn’t see much of an improvement on our video editing test using Adobe Premiere Rush. The iPhone 13 took 25.ix seconds to transcode a 4K video to 1080p compared to 26.5 seconds for the iPhone 12. The Milky way S21 took 1 infinitesimal and ii seconds.

Check out our iPhone thirteen benchmarks results page to see how all four models perform and how they compared to the Android competition.

In terms of 5G functioning, the iPhone 13 should go better over time equally carriers proceed to curlicue out their networks. For example, Verizon says its further-reaching C-Band spectrum volition reach 100 meg people past 2022. And we saw very promising speeds in our Verizon C-Band 5G testing.

When it comes to call quality overall we’ve institute the iPhone xiii to offer solid functioning on multiple networks, only i feature is missing. Apple removed the telephone noise counterfoil feature with the iPhone 13
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, which was an option under accessibility settings on the iPhone 12 and prior iPhones. Some users have complained that calls can sound worse when there’southward a lot of background noise. However, you lot can enable vocalization isolation in Control Center during calls.

iPhone 13 review: Battery life and charging

  • 10 hours and 33 minutes of battery life, which is ii hours better than iPhone 12

Apple tree says that the iPhone 13 lasts upwards to 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12, thanks to a bigger battery, more efficient display and the A15 Bionic scrap. But our testing showed even better results.

On the Tom’s Guide battery examination, which involves continuous web surfing over 5G at 150 nits of screen effulgence over cellular (AT&T’southward network in this case), the iPhone 13 endured for x hours and 33 minutes. That’south more than 2 hours longer than the 8:25 time that the iPhone 12 turned in. The best upshot we saw from the Galaxy S21 was nine:53.

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To see how all four iPhone 13 models fared, bank check out our iPhone 13 battery life results summary, which includes comparisons with more Android phones.

Unfortunately, the iPhone 13 offers the aforementioned charging speeds equally before. The new iPhone got to 51% capacity in 30 minutes with Apple tree’s 20W charger. Other phones on our
fastest charging phones list
are much speedier, such as the
OnePlus ix Pro.

The iPhone’s 15W MagSafe charger is a flake slower, merely some may detect it more than convenient considering it’s magnetic and doesn’t involve the Lighting port.

iPhone 13 review: Software

  • SharePlay lets you watch videos and heed to music with friends
  • Focus cuts down on distractions

iOS 15 delivers some welcome improvements to your iPhone, many of which focus on shared experiences. FaceTime has improved audio and a cleaner interface, and the iOS 15.i update lets you listen to music or watch movies or TV shows with friends or family via SharePlay. And the Messages app delivers a new Shared with Yous section for photos, articles and more to make information technology easier to keep track of all the unlike links friends text your way.

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I personally appreciate the new Focus feature in iOS xv, which lets you filter notifications based on what you’re doing. And notifications themselves accept been refined, complete with a new summary view so yous don’t become overwhelmed by constant alerts.

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Other iOS xv highlights include a redesigned Safari (I really don’t like the address bar at the lesser, but Apple lets you lot modify the location), a more full-featured Atmospheric condition app and an enhanced Maps app with more than particular and meliorate road views. Last but not least, Alive Text bites off Google Lens by recognizing text in real time via the camera when you lot want to look things upwardly or get translations.

Since we posted our review, Apple has come out with iOS 15.2, which adds fifty-fifty more features to your iPhone including an App Privacy Report. Equally e’er, developers continue to produce great apps that take advantage of iOS, so we’d advise loading upwardly on some of the best iPhone apps or, if you’re new to the platform, grabbing the all-time apps for a new iPhone.

And now that iOS 16 is official, we take a lot more to await forwards to. Apple appear a bunch of changes to things similar the lock screen and Letters. There is fifty-fifty an update to allow Confront ID to unlock your iPhone thirteen in landscape style.

iPhone 13 known problems

Thus far iPhone 13 owners have encountered a few issues. For example, some iPhone xiii users found that the phone won’t unlock with an Apple Picket, though a fix addressed that. In addition, some iPhone 13 owners complained about the touch brandish not being responsive enough in some cases, which could be an iOS 15 result.

On the iPhone xiii Pros, there are complaints that the cameras are automatically switching between lenses without warning, and Apple tree rolled out an update that enabled users to plough this off. And the ProMotion displays on the iPhone thirteen Pros are not running at 120Hz with some apps, which Apple tree besides addressed with an update. And developers need to optimize their apps besides.

Some other outcome that’s been cropping upwardly for a select few iPhone 13 users is an errant pink screen bug. The bug is often fixed with a phone restart, although the problem has persisted for some, forcing Apple to send out replacements.

Run across our iPhone 13 issues
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roundup for more info.

iPhone thirteen review: What near the Pixel 6?

The closest Android has to an iPhone is Google’s Pixel line, which is out now. While the Pixel phones don’t sell in numbers that even give the iPhone xiii pause, they practice offer serious contest when it comes to cameras. Google and Apple tree merchandise blows on who has the best camera phone and this year is prepare to be a major battle.

With Google taking a folio from Apple’s playbook and going with its own silicon (named Tensor), the Pixel vi and Pixel six Pro have some incredible AI and motorcar learning capabilities, especially with oral communication recognition and photography post-processing. We have a Pixel 6 Pro vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max confront-off if you want to run across how the two meridian dogs perform against each other. But relevant to this, we have a Pixel six vs. iPhone thirteen face-off you lot should check out if you’re on the contend.

iPhone 13 vs Galaxy S22

Galaxy S22 vs. iPhone 13

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Samsung’due south Galaxy S22 is Samsung’due south best competitor confronting the iPhone 13. They have the same size display, merely Samsung offers a smoother 120Hz console. Samsung also delivers a telephoto zoom lens, while the iPhone thirteen doesn’t offer an optical zoom. However, the iPhone thirteen wins in other ways, including overall image quality, battery life and performance.

See our Galaxy S22 vs iPhone 13 face-off for a full comparing of these two flagship phones.

iPhone 13 review: Verdict

The iPhone 13 improves on what was already the all-time iPhone for most people past introducing a bunch of welcome enhancements. I peculiarly like the longer battery life, as the iPhone 12’s endurance was underwhelming even for a 5G telephone. I wouldn’t recommend that iPhone 12 owners upgrade to the new iPhone, but the iPhone 13 is worth it if you lot own an iPhone 11 or older device.

iphone 13 from the back

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I don’t retrieve many people will care nigh the smaller notch. What truly stands out on the iPhone 13 is the camera. The low-lite functioning is even ameliorate now, and computational photography features like Cinematic mode and Photographic styles flex the A15 Bionic’due south muscles in means that go way beyond benchmarks.

I’1000 also glad Apple doubled the starting storage at 128GB, as that movement was overdue and puts the new iPhone on a par with Android flagships. I’d like to run across Apple tree offering faster charging next fourth dimension around — be information technology via USB-C or MagSafe — also as a 120Hz brandish.

The bottom line is that the iPhone 13 is a fantastic phone and raises the bar for what yous think a camera phone tin can practise.

Marker Spoonauer is the global editor in primary of Tom’s Guide and has covered technology for over 20 years. In addition to overseeing the direction of Tom’s Guide, Mark specializes in covering all things mobile, having reviewed dozens of smartphones and other gadgets. He has spoken at fundamental manufacture events and appears regularly on Tv set to discuss the latest trends, including Cheddar, Fox Business and other outlets. Mark was previously editor in chief of Laptop Magazine, and his piece of work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc. Follow him on Twitter at @mspoonauer.

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