The iPhone 13 Pro is a new high-end smartphone that was announced by Apple on September 14, 2021 as part of its iPhone 13 line to succeed the iPhone 12 Pro. It became available for pre-order on September 17 and shipped on September 24, 2021.
Like the rest of the iPhone 13 line, it is powered by the six-core Apple A15 processor, but with the addition of a 5th GPU core. It is splash, water, and dust resistant. It supports 5G networks for improved speed (up to 4Gbps) with the ability to automatically switch to LTE as needed to conserve battery life. The wireless changing coil inside the phone includes MagSafe for magnetic alignment and attachment of chargers and accessories. The Lightning connector supports faster charging though USB-C.
The Pro version features a rear-facing triple camera system (vs. dual in standard models) with ultra wide, wide, and telephoto lens, along with a LiDAR sensor for recording distance. The stainless steel case is available in 4 different color finishes: Sierra blue, silver, gold, and graphite. The Super Retina XDR display features a 6.1-inch OLED screen with a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a resolution of 2532 x 1170 at 460ppi. The front screen and back panel are protected by Ceramic Shield for resistance to cracking.
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