Apple’s new iPhone lineup is off to a strong start, but pre-orders have already pushed back the launch dates of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone XR. These models will be available on late October or early November, while the iPhone 13 is scheduled to hit wireless carriers in mid-October. The delivery times listed on Apple’s website do not apply to wireless carriers or Apple retail stores. Once the iPhone 13 is officially unveiled, Apple will ship shipments directly to retailers. iPhone 13 Pro
If you’re on AT&T, you can save $1,000 on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone XR. You’ll need an unlimited plan or an installment plan to take advantage of this deal. You’ll also need to trade in your old smartphone to qualify. The trade-in value must be at least $100. You can choose the color and storage variant of the iPhone 13 Pro. Alternatively, you can choose from three other carriers that offer the iPhone 13 and iPhone XR.
Sprint is another carrier that does not offer iPhone deals for regular consumers. The company has been acquired by T-Mobile, so Sprint customers can’t avail of any of these deals. However, you can get a free 128GB iPhone 13 Pro from Verizon when you trade in your old phone or switch to a new unlimited plan. You can also combine a free upgrade to the iPhone 13 Pro with a $500 switch bonus, giving you a total savings of $1,500.
The iPhone 13 Pro and XR have the same dimensions as the iPhone 13 line, with the exception of a larger notch on the XR model. The iPhone 13 lineup is a little thicker and heavier than the iPhone 12 lineup, but the overall dimensions are similar. The screen size and shape are nearly identical to those of the iPhone 12, with the exception of the thickness being slightly larger. In addition to the screen size, the iPhone 13 lineup has an IP68 water and dust resistance rating, which means the device can withstand submersion up to six meters of water.
The new iPhone 13 Pro is compatible with T-Mobile’s 5G network. You can switch between 5G and EDGE based on your needs. Dual SIM support means that you can use two phone numbers at the same time. There is a physical nano-SIM slot and an eSIM (electronic SIM) slot for dual SIM support. Both technologies are compatible with several countries worldwide. Apple maintains a list of carriers that support eSIM.
Among the features of the iPhone 13 Pro, the camera is one of its strongest selling points. Unlike the iPhone X, it offers a better selfie camera. The new camera features ProRez, Apple’s high-quality lossy video compression, aimed at people who want more editing options and do not want to swamp their phone’s storage with uncompressed videos. Unfortunately, the 128GB iPhone 13 Pro can only capture 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. Those looking to shoot 4K at the same frame rate may want to consider an upgrade to a more expensive device.