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5 Ways This Year’s iPhone 13 is Different From its Predecessor

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5 Ways This Year’s iPhone 13 is Different From its Predecessor
    written by
    Mohamed Raafat

    The new iPhone is out, and with no significant external redesign, it looks almost identical to last year’s version. On the inside, however, it’s an entirely different beast. In this article, we’ll go over the main changes in this year’s version of the iPhone.

    The Display

    Probably one of the biggest changes in this year’s version is the long-awaited 120 Hz refresh rate. What this means for you is a much smoother animation. For example, when scrolling or playing games, everything will look so smooth and comfortable for your eyes. In addition to that, the display is 28% brighter than last year’s.

    The Camera

    Other than the new diagonal arrangement, the cameras are much more powerful this year, with the biggest change to the ultra-wide camera. The sensor now captures 47% more light than the iPhone 12. Also, if you’re unhappy with the colour temperature, the new photographic styles feature has got your back.

    The Battery

    We don’t think that you possibly can kill your battery in a single day. The iPhone 13’s battery can last 10 hours and 30 minutes of screen on time, which, according to Apple is 1.5 hours more than the iPhone 12. This is mainly attributed to the new A15 processor which Apple claims is 50% faster than any competitor.

    Charge Time

    Realistically speaking, your charge should last all day (remember, those 10 hours of screen on time?), and if the phone is turned off in your pocket that doesn’t count. However, if you’re a fan of watching 4K cat videos and do manage to kill your battery, Apple has got you covered with a 20 watt charge that can get you all the way to 51% in 30 minutes. It’s fair to say that Apple’s chargers aren’t as fast as some competitors’ chargers, but they are efficient and save battery life.


    Probably the area that saw the least progress is the design, with just two main changes. The first is that cameras are arranged diagonally rather than vertically. The change being that the front display notch, size is reduced by 20%, which on paper might not sound like much, but at least it’s a step in the right direction. Who knows, maybe a few of us will see a notch-less iPhone in their lifetime.

    The iPhone is arguably the most popular phone in the world, and this year, they didn’t disappoint. The iPhone 13 is not yet available in Egypt, but it should hit the shelves soon.