Apple iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max Review: The Best iPhones Yet

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The range-topping iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max — the third consecutive iPhone duo to rock the "Pro" tag — are, yet again, Apple's most feature-packed phones to date. The successors to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max deliver consequential hardware improvements while retaining the same design and luxurious workmanship. In addition to the mandatory chip upgrade, new features include a ProMotion Super Retina XDR display with a high refresh rate, and an even better camera system.

Like the outgoing models, the new iPhones 13 Pros are available with a 6.1- and a 6.7-inch screen. Pricing has remained unchanged — the iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999 and the Max kicks off at $1,099.

I put both the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max through their paces over the past week. The upgrades they bring are mostly hardware related, so you won't notice them at first sight, but they're noticeable the minute you start using the devices. Here's what you need to know about the products' design, display, camera setup, and performance.

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KEY SPECS

• 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with 460 pixels per inch, ProMotion (iPhone 13 Pro)

• 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with 458 pixels per inch, ProMotion (iPhone 13 Pro Max)

• A15 Bionic chip with 6-core CPU, 5-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine

• Up to 1TB of storage

• Triple 12MP camera with sensor-shift optical image stabilization, Dolby Vision-enhanced 4K video recording

• 12MP front-facing camera with Face ID

• Built-in stereo speakers

• Fast wired and wireless charging, MagSafe compatibility

• IP68 water-resistant

• 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Dual-SIM

DESIGN

Save for a slightly bigger camera bump on the back and a smaller display notch, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max look identical to their predecessors. Apple has kept the previous generation's distinctive design with flat edges, a glossy stainless steel frame, and a matte glass back. The last…
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