Almost as soon as the iPhone 13 launch event wrapped, there’s been comments in the smartphone discussion spaces that this year’s devices do not bring enough upgrades to justify a whole new number jump. They are “12S” models, as some have joked.
In my initial hands-on after five days of use, I already concluded that there are more improvements than meet the eye — at least with the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. Now that I’ve used iPhone 13 Pro extensively for two weeks, I am even more confident that there Apple has been substantial changes to this year’s phones.
The thing is, not all of these changes are upgrades.
Navigate this review:
Hardware & Software
iOS 15: Focus Modes, new FaceTime, and more
What’s it like using the iPhone 13 Pro daily?
Performance & Battery Life
Is the iPhone 13 Pro worth the upgrade?
Click to expand: Apple iPhone 13 Series Specifications
Apple iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini
Apple iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max