iPhone 13 vs iPhone 12 – what’s the difference?

APPLE has finally revealed the iPhone 13 series.

You may be wondering whether it’s worth upgrading so we’ve compared the new iPhones with the slightly older iPhone 12 series.


The iPhone 13 comes in a new pink colour and has a noticeable diagonal dual rear cameraCredit: Rex
The iPhone 12 has a vertical dual camera design


The iPhone 12 has a vertical dual camera designCredit: Getty


The iPhone 13 and the iPhone 12 look pretty similar at first glance.

However, if you flip over the iPhone 13 and iPhone mini you’ll notice the rear dual camera has a diagonal rather than a straight design.

The iPhone 13 and 13 mini are available in Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight and Product Red.

The pink colour is brand new and you won’t be able to get an iPhone 12 in that shade.

When it comes to the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, things are more similar to the iPhone 12 series.

One of the only real differences is the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are avaliable in a new Sierra Blue, which is a lot lighter than the iPhone 12 Pro’s Pacific Blue.

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have 120Hz screens, which is a big leap in display quality compared to the 60Hz displays of the iPhone 12.

Size dimensions of all the iPhones have remained the same.


The iPhone 13 has new sensors powering its 12MP wide camera and 12MP ultra wide camera.

Low light photo performance has been improved across the entire iPhone 13 range.

The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max have new ultra wide and wide lenses and the ability to reduce camera shaking.

The new devices are also said to be better at close up shots and have a new Dolby Vision HDR Cinematic Mode.


The iPhone 13 models all have larger batteries than their iPhone 12 predecessors.

Compared to the iPhone 12, iPhone 13 users should have 2.5 hours longer battery life throughout the day.

Users of the iPhone 13 mini should get 1.5 hours more battery life than iPhone 12 Mini users.

Compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro Max users should have 2.5 hours longer battery life throughout the day.

Users of the iPhone 13 Pro should get 1.5 hours more battery life than iPhone 12 Pro users.


Last but definitely not least, we have to consider the price of the iPhone 13 compared to the iPhone 12.

The iPhone 13 starts at $799/£779 but you could pay slightly less if you get the iPhone 13 mini for $699/£679.

The iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999/£949 and the iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at $1,099/£1,049.

In the US, the launch prices of the iPhone 13 series are the same as they were for the launch of the iPhone 12 series.

However, in the UK, the new iPhone’s have each been priced at around £20 less.

Of course, now the iPhone 13 is here, prices of the iPhone 12 will drop and you may be able to get yourself a bargain.

You can pre-order any iPhone 13 device from September 17.

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Apple reveals NEW iPhone 13 at California launch event

In other news, Apple has finally revealed the new iPhone 13 series.

It also revealed the Apple Watch 7.

And, Apple users are being told to update their devices now to fix a bug that could have let government agencies install spyware.

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