Which iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max Color Is Best for You? – MUO – MakeUseOf
Confused about which color to choose for your new iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max? Here’s what will likely suit you.
Whenever you’re purchasing a new iPhone, picking the color that suits you best is the fun part. Released in September 2021, Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max come in 4 colors: Graphite, Silver, Gold, and Sierra Blue.
Let’s look into each of them and see which iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max color is best for you.
Graphite can be viewed as the equivalent to the standard “black” color available in every iPhone lineup. Its deep tone aptly references the carbon mineral after which it’s named. Graphite is quite similar to Space Gray from the previous Pro models.
One thing to note is that, although the Pro models have matte backs, fingerprint smudges will inevitably be rather visible due to the dark color of Graphite. However, this can be solved by cleaning your Apple device.
If you seek timelessness and want to pair your iPhone with many different cases, Graphite is an excellent choice.
Silver is another popular color. While it’s technically called Silver, the device’s actual color looks closer to white.
For this iPhone color, in particular, some people are concerned that the bright stainless steel lining the device’s sides will fall victim to ugly scratches and fingerprint smudges. However, if you have a good case to protect your iPhone, this shouldn’t be a big problem.
Clean yet luxurious, Silver is a light-toned alternative to Graphite.
Gold encapsulates chic and sophistication. Since 2013, Apple has often provided Gold as a color option for its flagship iPhone.
Gold is similarly elegant as Graphite and Silver, but certainly more eye-catching. Fingerprint smudges will also be less visible due to the color's gentle, pearly tone.
Into classics but don’t like the usual monotone shades? The color gold is your new best friend.
Sierra Blue is a brand-new color introduced for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. It’s much lighter compared to the Pacific Blue of the iPhone 12 Pro series. If Pacific Blue subtly refers to the deep ocean, Sierra Blue is reminiscent of the breathy, foggy hue of a cold mountain sky.
Trendy and refreshing, you can only find Sierra Blue on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max so far. If you're excited about all things new and unique, go for Sierra Blue.
If you love classics, Graphite or Silver will certainly be the best color for you. For an added bit of charm, Gold is an awesome alternative. If the cool tints of Sierra Blue immediately attract your attention, it’s a great color to pick as well.
Torn between the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max? We’ve weighed up all the similarities and differences between these two models to help you decide.
Denise is a freelance writer. Her first Apple gadget was the iPhone 6, which she happily adored for 7 years. Visit her website for her portfolio and blog, where she also writes about business and social causes.
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iPhone 14 Pro will have a new notch design – here’s what it might look like – BGR
Pictured above are two devices that you should recognize. The notch cutout at the top serves two purposes. First of all, it houses the Face ID components that deliver one of the iPhone’s signature features and a huge security advantage over Android. Secondly, the notch gives the iPhone an identity. The iPhone 13 was the first generation of iPhones to change the notch. Until then, Apple used the same design, as introduced on the 2017 iPhone X. But the notch is going away this year, with the iPhone 14 Pro models rumored to have dual hole-punch displays.
That’s right, Apple’s new iPhone cutouts will continue to support Face ID functionality, but will also give the iPhone 14 its own identity. The concept renders that follow give us an idea of what to expect from the notch replacement.
It’s still just January, but we’ve already seen an awful lot of iPhone 14 Pro rumors claiming that the notch is going away. Some say Samsung and LG will manufacture the hole-punch displays Apple needs for the Pro models. Others offered purported iPhone 14 Pro screen components that indicated the phone will have at least one hole in the display. Some of the rumors said the display cutout will be circular, and others claimed that Apple will use a pill-shaped hole that can house several components.
Then came the bombshell revelation that the iPhone 14 Pro might have two holes in the display. Apple would use both a pill-shaped cutout and a circular hole to replace the notch. These holes will contain the selfie camera and the Face ID components. Apple is also working on technology that will let it move the Face ID and Touch ID sensors under the screen, but that won’t be ready this year.
We’re some eight months away from the iPhone 14’s introduction. This gives us ample time to find out all of the iPhone 14 Pro’s secrets, hole-punch display design included. But designers are already working on renders based on these recent dual hole-punch screen claims.
A YouTuber that goes by the name of the Hacker 34 posted a video that shows such a device in action. The images above and below come from that video. And they’re just what you’d expect. Rather than a notch, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max would feature two holes at the top. It feels strange, but the design change won’t really impact your regular smartphone use. It’s practically a new notch design variation.
If you come from Android, you’re already familiar with hole-punch screens. If you’re an iPhone loyalist, then you’ve experienced at least one notch version until now. The hole-punch and pill-shaped “new notch” design won’t make a difference.
However, the YouTuber imagined what the new notch configuration will be (seen above). The larger cutout might hold the Face ID components. The circular cutout might house the FaceTime camera.
This notch replacement would free up the status bar for additional icons. The battery percentage might return to the status bar. That’s something that’s not immediately available on current iPhones.
Finally, the YouTuber imagines an iPhone 14 Pro that supports an always-on display. That has nothing to do with notches and hole-punch designs. Instead, it’s all about ensuring the screen is efficient enough to stay on at all times. Check out the full iPhone 14 Pro concept video below.
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Now iPhone can shoot with shallow depth of field and automatically add elegant focus transitions between subjects. Cinematic mode can also anticipate when a prominent new subject is about to enter the frame and bring them into focus when they do, for far more creative storytelling. You have the option to change focus or adjust the level of bokeh even after capture. We can’t wait to see what you do with it.
To bring Cinematic mode to iPhone, we carefully studied how master filmmakers use rack focus to add drama and emotion to the story.
On Hollywood shoots, pulling focus requires a talented team of experts. Like a cinematographer, who makes the overall call about what’s in focus and when that changes. And a focus puller, who makes sure the transition is smooth, the timing is spot on, and the subjects are perfectly crisp.
Making all this happen automatically on your iPhone was no small feat.
First we had to generate high-quality depth data so Cinematic mode knows the precise distance to the people, places, and pets in a scene. And because this is video, we needed that depth data continuously — at 30 frames per second.
We also trained the Neural Engine to work like the experts. It makes on-the-fly decisions about what should be in focus, and it applies smooth focus transitions when that changes. If you want creative control, you can always hop in the director’s chair and rack focus manually, either when you shoot or in the edit.
It’s so computationally intense, we needed a chip that could handle the workload. Enter A15 Bionic.
The sheer computational power needed to run the machine learning algorithms, render autofocus changes, support manual focus changes, and grade each frame in Dolby Vision — all in real time — is astounding.
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The new Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion can refresh from 10 to 120 times per second, and all kinds of frame rates in between. It intelligently ramps up when you need exceptional graphics performance, and ramps down to save power when you don’t. It even accelerates and decelerates naturally to match the speed of your finger as you scroll. You’ve never felt anything like it.
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The display’s ability to refresh up to 120Hz — combined with the amazing graphics performance of the new 5-core GPU on A15 Bionic — makes iPhone 13 Pro perfect for power gamers.
Running a display that refreshes 120 times every single second requires a ton of power. But you don’t really need all that speed all the time.
One way to be more efficient is to set standard frame rates for different types of content. Say, 10 fps for a book and 120 fps for a game. The problem with this approach is that frame rates are always changing. If the game drops to 30 fps for a menu screen while the display is set at 120 fps, you end up using precious battery life without seeing any benefit from the higher frame rate.
For us, power is far too important to waste on empty frames. So we set out to design a more intelligent solution. One that can adapt to ever-changing refresh rates.
With ProMotion, there are no settings. Refresh rates are tied to whatever’s happening on the screen. If your game drops to 30 fps, ProMotion dips to 30 fps too. If you’re watching a video that was filmed at 24 fps, it plays at 24 fps. All of this saves power.
ProMotion makes it feel like you’re reaching right through the screen and touching the code.
We also considered the way your finger speeds up and slows down as you scroll, swipe, or pinch. The speed of your finger now drives the speed of each gesture. iOS 15 is full of moments where 120Hz makes the interface feel glued to your finger. It’s just so fast. But even then, ProMotion only uses 120Hz at the precise moment you’ll feel the impact.
It would have been much easier to put a 120Hz iPhone in your hand without worrying about battery life. But that’s not the Apple way. We wanted to deliver fast frame rates when you need them, and preserve battery life when you don’t.
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A15 Bionic is the world’s fastest smartphone chip.
Year after year, iPhone silicon pushes our idea of what’s possible with smartphones. A big reason why is that we build long-term product road maps — and bring our teams together — in ways no other company can.
Deep integration between our teams allows us to deliver features you can’t find on any other smartphone.
That’s how we deliver features like ProMotion, which have to be planned years in advance. Our chip team fully understood the needs of the display hardware, display software, and operating system teams and took them into account for A15 Bionic.
For example, we overhauled the display engine to support variable frame rates, then designed the system so ProMotion could capture the incredible graphics performance — and efficiency potential — of the new 5-core GPU.
In turn, the display software and iOS teams decided where all that speed would make the biggest impact, and where they could optimize refresh rates to use a lot less power.
What’s truly unique about Apple is that we don’t just start with a superfast chip and build features around it. Instead, we start with an idea about a great experience we’d like you to have, and then we all work together to bring it to life.
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