iPhone users have a reason to smile after the recent announcement of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max on September 14, 2021. The two main models became available on September 24, 2021. The fifteenth generation models succeeded the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, which were released on October 23, 2020, and November 13, 2020, respectively.

Apple also announced the release of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini on the same day, with preorders begging on September 17, 2021. The two models succeed the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Apple announced the new devices at Apple Park in Cupertino, California.

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max feature the world’s fastest smartphone chip and a highly responsive display supported by a 5-core GPU. These features make it a great option even for gamblers who like to play at an online game on their smartphone. The two top models have gained popularity amongst iPhone users for their excellent features. Let’s have a deep look at the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Features of iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

The two models have many similar features, which include:

  • Camera

The two models have a powerful three-camera system. The primary camera system consists of a 12MP main camera, a 12MP telephoto camera, and a 12MP ultra wide camera.

The camera system has a dual-LED dual-tone flash, High-dynamic-range imaging (HDR), and can take a regular photo and a panorama. The camera can take 4K videos with a cinematic modem and supports Apple ProRes video recording.

The selfie camera has 12MP with HDR, biometrics sensor, gyro-based electronic image stabilization (EIS), and can also take 4K videos.

  • Processing System

The two models use iPhone Operating System version 15 (iOS), which runs on a Hexa-core Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm) chipset. Its display engine boasts of the high-performance Apple GPU with five core graphics.

  • Memory and Storage Capacity

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are available with the following memory and storage combinations:

  • 1TB 6GB RAM,
  • 512GB 6GB RAM,
  • 256GB 6GB RAM and
  • 128GB 6GB RAM

The two versions do not have a memory card slot. You can choose the combination that best fits your preferences.

  • Network and Communication Capabilities

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6 configurations that provide a hotspot. They also support the following communication capabilities;

  • Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
  • Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
  • High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
  • Evolution Data Optimized (EVDO)
  • Long-Term Evolution (LTE)
  • 5G bands. 5G is the newest band used by mobile devices.

The devices also support 5.0 Bluetooth, USB 2.0, Lightning, and Near Field Communication (NFC).

  • Color

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are available in 4 colors: Sierra blue, graphite, gold, and silver.

  • Display/ Screen

Both models have a Super Retina Extreme Dynamic Range (XDR) with an Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED). The screens have an IP 68 rating; thus, they are splash, dust, and water-resistant. However, iPhone issued a disclaimer that the resistance will decrease over time due to continuous usage and wear. Please note that iPhone does not cover liquid damage.

What is the Difference Between iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max?

We have seen that iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have very many similarities ranging from primary and selfie camera, sound, communication capabilities, Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), Central Processing Unit (CPU), and the Operating system (OS). So, what is the difference? What sets the two models apart? Here is the main difference between iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max;

  • Screen Size

The iPhone 13 Pro has a screen size of 6.1 inches, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max features a 6.7 inches’ screen.

  • Display Resolution

The pro version has a display resolution of 2532 x 1170/460ppi, while the Pro max model has a higher rating at 2778 x 1284/458ppi. Higher display resolution results in a higher quality of image display.

  • Weight 

The iPhone 13 Pro weighs 7.20 ounces, while the Pro max weighs 8.47 ounces. The difference in weight may be attributed to factors such as bigger screen size and battery capacity.

  • Battery

The iPhone 13 Pro has a non-removable Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 4352 mAh that can last approximately 11:42 while surfing the web or 28 hours of video playback. On the other hand, the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s Li-Ion battery has 3095 mAh and can last approximately 22 hours of video playback or 12:16 hours while surfing the web. Therefore, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a better battery capacity than its junior version.

The difference in battery capacity also means that the batteries take varying times to charge. Both support fast charging, Qi magnetic fast wireless charging, and USB Power Delivery 2.0.

Why You Should Upgrade to iPhone 13 Pro Max

If you have iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, or older versions, you may consider upgrading to iPhone 13 Pro Max for the following reasons:

  • – Improved battery life.
  • – Improved camera performance with support for night shooting using the LIDAR sensor.
  • – Better Apple ProRes video recording.
  • – Better display with variable 120 Hz refresh rate.


The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max share many similarities and a few feature differences. If you are torn between the two options, the above differences can help you make an informed decision. Whichever version you choose, you are assured of high-level security and performance.



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