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Apple Event Highlights: iPhone 13 India prices vs iPhone 12 prices, quick comparison

Apple iPhone 13 launch event live Streaming: Apple iPhone 13 series, new iPad, and iPad mini have been announced along with the Apple Watch Series 7. Follow our blog for all the details.

Written by Shruti Dhapola
New Delhi | Updated: September 16, 2021 2:27:47 pm
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Apple has launched four new models in the iPhone 13 lineup as well as other products at its California Streaming event. There were significant updates in the iPad segment with a new entry-level model and a 5G enabled iPad mini, which also got a design upgrade. The new Apple Watch Series 7 has some design tweaks, but won’t be available before later this year. The phones will be available for pre-order in India on September 17 with sales starting September 24.

Apple’s iPhone 13 series runs the A15 Bionic chipset, which is a six-core chipset. The iPhone 13 Pro series comes with 120 Hz dynamic refresh rate or what Apple calls the ‘ProMotion’ adaptive refresh rate’ and many camera upgrades.

The iPhone 13 Pro will start at Rs 1,19,900 and iPhone 13 Pro Max for Rs 1,29,900 which is the same as last year. Apple has also kept the starting prices for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini the same as last year at Rs 79,900 and 69,900 respectively. Keep in mind storage has doubled now to 128GB for the base options.

Keep reading below for more details about the new iPhones, Apple Watch Series 7, and the iPad. 

Live Blog

Apple September 2021 Event: Apple iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, Apple Watch Series 7, iPad mini, iPad (9th gen) specifications, features, price in India and sale date

13:54 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Apple iPad mini: Did you know this?

The iPad mini is a lot more powerful now. It supports 5G and has a USB-C port at the bottom. More importantly, the display is bigger at 8.3-inches and gets TouchID. But there is no FaceID. And it runs the A15 Bionic chipset which is powering the new iPhone 13 series as well. Read our detailed FAQ on the iPad mini here.

13:51 (IST)15 Sep 2021
iPhone 12 vs iPhone 13 prices

Whenever a new iPhone comes, the older versions get a price cut and some are phased out. Apple has stopped selling the iPhone 12 Pro series now, given the 13 Pro is replacing them and has the same starting price. 

But the iPhone 13 vs the iPhone 12 is a really interesting price comparison to watch. First, the iPhone 13 costs Rs 79,900 for the 128GB version. The iPhone 12 when it launched at the same price last year had 64GB base storage. The iPhone 12 is still listed on the Apple website but has got a massive price cut. It is now starting at a price of Rs 59,900 for 64GB, Rs 64,900 for the 128GB and Rs 74,900 for the 256GB. 

The iPhone 11 is also still listed on the Apple site for the price of Rs 49,900. Earlier the price was listed as Rs 59,900. But iPhone 11 now comes in only two variants: 64GB for Rs 49,900 and 128GB for Rs 54,900. 

11:32 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Apple iPhone 12 vs iPhone 13: Price difference to keep in mind

So this time, Apple has kept the starting price of the iPhone 13 the same as last year, which is Rs 79,900. But keep in mind that the iPhone 13 now starts with 128GB storage, which is double the base variant of the iPhone 12. So technically, the iPhone 13 is more value for money. Same with the iPhone 13 mini, which starts at Rs 69,900 for the 128GB version, just like the iPhone 12 mini, which had 64GB as base storage. 

11:25 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Apple iPhone 13: How does cinematic mode work?

One new feature that Apple is touting is ACinematic Mode, which will be available across the entire iPhone series. This relies on machine learning algorithms to automate the focus shift while one is shooting video. For instance, if the subject in focus looks away, the camera will automatically shift focus to the other subject on the screen. To know more about the iPhone 13 series and its features, read our detailed FAQ here.

08:00 (IST)15 Sep 2021
iPhone 13 coming to India is first wave, holds price

Interestingly, the iPhone 13 series will come to India in the first wave itself. It is the first time this has happened. So while the per-booking starts on September 17, the sales will launch exactly a week later on September 27. Also, the prices are the same as last time despite the base storage now being 128GB and not 64GB. The iPhone 13 Mini has a starting price of Rs 69,900 and iPhone 13 Rs 79,900, exactly the same as last year. 

00:10 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Apple iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini prices

Apple has also kept the prices for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini the same as last year at Rs 79,900 and 69,900 respectively. Storage has doubled now to 128GB for the base option. Sales from September 24, pre-orders from September 17. 

00:05 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Apple iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max Price in India

Apple has confirmed prices for the Pro series. The iPhone 13 Pro will start at Rs 1,19,900 and iPhone 13 Pro Max for Rs 1,29,900 which is the same as last year. The 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max started at these same prices. The phones will be up for pre-orders from September 17, sales from September 24, including in India. 


00:00 (IST)15 Sep 2021
Apple Watch price for India is not announced

It looks like Apple is not announcing any price for the Apple Watch Series 7 in India. The company has only revealed that the watch will be available later this year. Previous reports have said that there was a delay in production due to the new display on the Apple Watch Series 7, and this could be a reason, though Apple has not yet confirmed anything. 

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23:49 (IST)14 Sep 2021
Apple event is over

The livestream is over from Apple. We are still waiting for the India prices of the new iPhones. 

23:46 (IST)14 Sep 2021
Apple iPhone 13 Pro prices

Apple is leaving the US dollar starting price at $999 and $1099 for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. Pre-orders open September 17, and sale from September 24. India prices are still awaited. 

23:44 (IST)14 Sep 2021
Apple iPhone 13 Pro battery

Apple iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max both have bigger batteries compared to previous versions. The battery on iPhone 13 Pro lasts one and a half longer than the previous iPhone 12 Pro, while for the 13 Pro Max, it is two and a half hours longer. 

23:37 (IST)14 Sep 2021
Apple iPhone 13 Pro camera

The iPhone 13 Pro's telephoto (77cm) with 3x optical zoom, ultra-wide camera and wide-angle camera all come with improvements on low-light. Apple is also adding macro photography on the iPhone 13 Pro. The ultra-wide lens can be used to zoom in and magnify the object. All three cameras also support Night mode. 

23:34 (IST)14 Sep 2021
Apple iPhone 13 Pro series

The iPhone 13 Pro series gets the 120 Hz ProMotion refresh rate on the display.

23:32 (IST)14 Sep 2021
Apple iPhone 13 Pro comes in four new colours

The gold and Sierra blue colour options just look stunning.  

23:28 (IST)14 Sep 2021
Apple iPhone 13 Pro, Pro Max are here

It is time for the Pros to make an appearance. The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are being shown now. 

23:22 (IST)14 Sep 2021
Apple iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini will be 5G ready

Both the new iPhones will be 5G ready. The iPhone 13 will start at $699. Apple is also promising a better battery life on the iPhone 13. 

23:21 (IST)14 Sep 2021
Apple iPhone 13 camera

Apple is adding major improvements to the camera on the iPhone 13, including low-light performance for both the mini and the regular version. More importantly, there's a new cinematic mode on the camera, which will keep the subject in focus, even if the subject moves. The focus stays on the subject, while the rest of the background is blurred out. So yes, this is Portrait mode for video, Apple says this will allow users to create content that has a cinematic feel. It shoots in Dolby Vision HDR, which is enabled by a special custom sensor.

23:14 (IST)14 Sep 2021
Apple iPhone 13 runs the A15 Bionic

Apple iPhone 13 runs the A15 Bionic chipset. This has a six-core CPU with 2 high-performance cores and 4 efficiency cores. It also comes with a 4-core GPU. It has a 16-core Neural engine for machine learning tasks. 

23:13 (IST)14 Sep 2021
Apple iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini

The display has 1200 nits brightness and the XDR display promises a brighter, richer experience for users. The display sizes are 6.1-inch and 5.4-inches for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. 

23:11 (IST)14 Sep 2021
Apple iPhone 13 is here

Yes, iPhone 13 is the name. It has a new look at the back with the camera lenses arranged diagonally. Oh, and there's a pink colour option for the iPhone as well this time. And yes, the notch is 20 per cent smaller with all the Face ID sensors packed in a smaller space. 

Apple's big September 2021 event is over, where four new iPhones, a brand new Apple Watch and two iPads have been announced. The iPhone 13 series will come in four variants just like the iPhone 12; the regular iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini will start at 128GB storage this time, with Apple ditching the 64GB option, and the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max will get a 1TB option as well.

The Pro options will get a 120Hz dynamic refresh rate. The new series runs the latest A15 processor and comes with improved cameras and new colour options. The iPhone 13 series has a new pink colour for the iPhone 13, 13 mini, while the Pro variants have a new gold and a Sierra Blue.

Apple Watch Series 7 with its bigger, flatter display is also official and the big screen means more information for users. Apple also launched two new iPads at the event: The iPad mini and iPad 2021 with improved front cameras.

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First published on: 14-09-2021 at 11:12:17 am
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