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Apple has given us the first look at its latest mobile devices, including two new iPad models and three new iPhone models. These new devices are the latest in Apple’s lineup and bring a host of new and improved features, including an updated camera technology.
Moving away from the flagship models, Apple revealed the iPhone 13. The device features Apple’s most advance dual camera array, as well as an updated screen and chipset.
At the heart of the iPhone 13 is Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset, with 50% CPU performance and 30% GPU performance. The 6.1-inch edge-to-edge screen on the iPhone 13 is a Super Retina XDR OLED Display with 800 nits of peak brightness.
The dual-camera array on the back features a pair of 12MP sensors, which were first seen in Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max: one 26mm (full-frame equiv.) F1.6 wide camera and one 13mm (full-frame equiv.) F2.4 ultrawide angle camera. Both camera models feature sensor-shift image stabilization technology and the ability to record Dolby Vision video.
Cinematic Mode is a new camera feature that uses AI to track subjects and rack focus automatically. By studying the techniques of cinematographers, Apple has created a way to anticipate the subject in your video and know when to rack focus to other subjects in the scene. The neural engine powering it can even detect when the subject looks away from the camera and focus on the subject it believes the person is looking at.
Other features of the iPhone 13 include 5G connectivity, which supports more than 200 carriers in over 60 countries by the end of the year.
The iPhone 13 starts at $699.
In addition to its latest iPhones, Apple also introduced its new entry-level iPad and a new iPad Mini that brings the biggest update since its initial release.
The new iPad
The new iPad has Apple’s A13 Bionic chipset at its core, which offers a 20% performance improvement across the board. It also has new rear and front-facing cameras, including a 12MP ultrawide camera on the front, which supports Apple’s Center Stage technology for keeping subjects centered in the frame via digital zooming/panning.
The new iPad is available today starting at $329 for the Wi-Fi model.
Apple has also given the iPad Mini its most significant update since its initial release. The updated iPad Mini features an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with True Tone, Wide Color and 500 nits of brightness. For performance, Apple says the CPU is 40% more powerful while the GPU doubles that with an 80% performance improvement over the previous generation.
Apple has also moved the touch ID to the power button and moved the volume buttons to make room for the second-generation Apple Pencil, which the iPad Mini now supports. The new iPad Mini starts at $499 for the Wi-Fi model.