Do you think Apple has put more into the iPhone 13 Pro models than usual on the Pro models?
That does appear to be the case, Dettbarn told CRN. Apple saved many of the biggest upgrades for 2021 for its pro-level iPhone models—the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. For starters, the smartphones will major display update that has been long requested—a 120Hz refresh rate for smoother display motion. The models are also configurable with up to a massive 1 TB of internal storage (up from a maximum of 512 GB previously) and will include faster graphics and longer battery life than the standard iPhone 13.
While there were no “exponential” updates with the iPhone 13 Pro lineup, the range of updates for the Pro models represented a bit of a departure from past years, Dettbarn said. Previously, “the Pro iPhones were always viewed as ‘a better camera,’ and not much more than that,” he said.
Of course, the triple rear camera system on the iPhone 13 Pro models will also get some major updates, Apple announced Tuesday. The updates include a larger Wide sensor and larger aperture on the Wide camera—enabling up to a 2.2X improvement in low-light environments—as well as a wider aperture on the Ultra Wide camera.