After months of anticipation, Apple’s latest flagship phone, the iPhone 13, finally went on sale today.
Fans around the world have been lining up outside Apple stores since the early hours of this morning to get their hands on the device.
Desperate buyers have been pictured queuing up in front of Apple stores in London, as well as cities in Russia, China, Singapore, Australia and more, in an attempt to be some of the first around the world to become iPhone 13 owners.
Earlier this month, Apple unveiled four new phones that make up the iPhone 13 range – the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max – along with a new Apple Watch and iPad mini.
The iPhone 13 includes a sleek design and ceramic front shield, an advanced dual camera system that captures 47 per cent more light and a hefty increase in battery life – 2.5 more hours than the iPhone 12.
People will be picking up models such as the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
A customer in the Apple Store in Regent Street, central London, as the new Apple iPhone 13 goes on sale in the UK
Eager iPhone fans queue up in London to get their hands on the new device, which was announced by Apple earlier in September
Customers get a round of applause as they enter the Apple Store London to spend their money on a new phone
|IPHONE 13||IPHONE 12|
|Colours||Red, Starlight, Midnight, Blue, Pink||Red, Blue, Green, Black, White and Purple|
|Capacity||128GB, 256GB, 512GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|Size||5.78 x 2.82 x 0.30 inches||5.78 x 2.82 x 0.29 inches|
|Weight||173 grams||162 grams|
|Display||6.1 inches||6.1 inches|
|Camera||Dual 12MP camera system||Dual 12MP camera system|
The iPhone 13 mini costs £679 ($699) and the iPhone 13 costs £799 ($799), which are the same prices as the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 released last year.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 13 Pro costs £949 ($999) and the iPhone 13 Pro Max costs £1,049 ($1,099).
As of Friday morning, most of the iPhone 13 range is listed as ‘temporarily out of stock’ on Amazon.
Some of the first new iPhone owners were in Sydney, where there is still a lockdown and strict social distancing measures due to Covid.
Buyers have been pictured in the Australian city’s Apple Store in Sydney wearing masks and keeping their distance from others.
Due to the Sydney lockdown restrictions, customers are able to pick up their pre-ordered products with click and collect, but are not able to shop in-store.
Customers wait for their new iPhone while complying with social distancing inside the Apple Store on George Street on September 24, 2021 in Sydney
Jun Matsuda receives his newly purchased iPhone Pro from an Apple Store staff member inside the Sydney Apple Store
Matsuda kisses his newly purchased iPhone 13 inside the Sydney Apple Store. iPhone 13 Pro offers customers the most advanced camera system ever on iPhone, a Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion and is powered by A15 Bionic, the fastest chip in a smartphone
Jun Matsuda receiving his new Apple products from an Apple staff member inside the Apple Store on George Street on September 24, 2021 in Sydney, Australia
Additionally the iPad mini and a new iPad also went on sale today. Due to current Covid lockdown restrictions in Sydney, customers are able to pick up their pre-ordered products with click and collect, but are not able to shop in-store
iPhone 13 Pro offers customers the most advanced camera system ever on iPhone, a Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion and is powered by A15 Bionic, the fastest chip in a smartphone. Additionally the iPad mini and a new iPad also went on sale today. Due to current COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in Sydney, customers are able to pick up their pre-ordered products with click and collect, but are not able to shop in-store
The new iPhone 13 is not a completely redesigned Apple smartphone, but includes subtle changes that improve performance and user experience.
For example, the Face ID notch is 20 percent smaller than what is featured on the iPhone 12.
The latest device is also powered by Apple’s new A15 Bionic Chip, and includes an up to 50 percent faster CPU than the competition, along with delivering up to 30 percent faster graphics.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said ‘These are the best iPhones we’ve ever created,’ noting Apple’s work to design the ‘very best products and services to enrich people’s lives’. Pictured is the inside of a store in Beijing, China on Friday
People wear face masks at an Apple Store on the day the new Apple iPhone 13 series goes on sale, in Beijing, China
Customers queue to get newly-launched iPhone 13 mobile phones at an Apple store in Hangzhou, China
Customers test newly-launched iPhone 13 mobile phones at an Apple store in Hangzhou, in China’s eastern Zhejiang province
The iPhone 13 has six cores and a specialised portion for running artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.
And the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini both have larger batteries to give them more power than their predecessors.
iPhone 13 Pro will last up to one and a half hours longer in a day than iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max will last up to two and a half hours longer in a day than iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Apple unveils a $329 iPad
Apple’s event opened with the unveiling of a new iPad that is three times more powerful than a Chrome book and six times more powerful than an Android Tablet.
The iPad features the tech giant’s new A13 Bionic Chip, giving it 20 percent faster performance than its predecessor with the A12 chip.
Apple’s Melody Kuna, a senior manager of iPad product design, who announced the upgraded device, said it features improved rear and front cameras.
The iPad includes a 12 megapixel front-facing camera for better video calls, like on Zoom and includes a wider lens to capture more people in a single scene.
The upgraded iPad costs $329 with 64GB of storage and goes on sale next week.
Apple hosted its annual fall event on Tuesday, which opened with the unveiling of a new iPad that is three times more powerful than a Chrome book and six times more than an Android Tablet
Customers queue to get newly-launched iPhone 13 mobile phones at an Apple store in Hangzhou
An Apple staff member talks with customer at the Apple store in The Mixc mall as iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, new iPad and iPad mini go on sale
A customer wearing a face mask looks at an iPhone 13 at an Apple Store on the day the new Apple iPhone 13 series goes on sale, in Beijing, China
iPhone 13 Pro ($999) and iPhone 13 Pro Max (1,099) are available in four finishes, including graphite, gold, silver, and the all-new sierra blue
An Apple employee wearing a face mask speaks to a customer at an Apple Store in Beijing, China
The 6.1-inch smartphone keeps the sleek design and ceramic front shield as its predecessor, but now boasts a diagonal camera lens design for the new dual system. Pictured, an Apple employee in Beijing, China
People are seen wearing face masks are at an Apple Store in Beijing, China, September 24
Customers stand in front of an image of iPhone 13 devices at an Apple Store on the day the new Apple iPhone 13 series goes on sale, in Beijing, China
Despite the range of upgrades being less substantial than last year, industry experts said Apple had still unveiled a range that would appeal to older iPhone users thinking about upgrading.
‘The iPhone remains a core lucrative product for Apple as it represents a gateway to other devices and more importantly services,’ tech analyst Paolo Pescatore of PP Foresight said.
‘While many will see some upgrades as incremental, there are millions of users who have yet to upgrade to 5G.
‘Therefore, this so-called ‘supercycle’ moment is still relevant.
‘The biggest challenge will be maintaining a premium for what some users will see as incremental upgrades.
‘While the individual improvements may not seem to be much, collectively they will be significant in leading to the best iPhone experience for users.’
Even poor weather conditions in Beijing, China didn’t stop buyers from venturing out to get their iPhone 13 this morning
The Pro line-up gets an makeover with an-all new flat-edge design and textured matte glass back. Both are also powered by the A15 Bionic Chip, a larger battery and power optimizations
Apple iPhone 13 are pictured at an Apple Store on the day the new Apple iPhone 13 series goes on sale, in Beijing, China, September 24
People wait in line to purchase newly released products at the Apple Store in Orchard Road on September 24, 2021 in Singapore
Inside the Singapore Apple Store on Friday where people try out the newly released products
Apple announced September 14 the release of four variants of its latest iPhone 13, alongside other upgrades to its product lineup
Haikal Putra (R) and Wayne Chang look at the iPhone box at the Apple Store in Orchard Road in Singapore
The same Singaporean customers show off their purchases for the camera outside the store
The new Apple IPhone 13 smartphones on display in the re:Store shop, Russia. The iPhone 13 mini costs $699 and the iPhone 13 costs $799, which is the same prices as last year
The iPhone 13 has six cores and a specialized portion for running artificial intelligence algorithms. And the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini both have larger batteries to give them more power than their predecessors. Pictured, a shop assistant in Russia
People gather outside the re:Store shop selling smartphones in Tverskaya Street Moscow, Russia
The new iPhone 13 is not a completely redesigned Apple smartphone, but includes subtle changes that improves performance and user experience
APPLE RELEASE ITS NEW SOFTWARE UPDATE iOS 15
Apple released its new software update, iOS 15, on September 20 (Monday), complete with a generous array of tweaks to Maps, Safari, FaceTime and more.
The new update, which was revealed back in June, includes the ability to FaceTime with Androids and a new Live Text tool that can recognise handwriting from photos.
Notifications also have a new look, including contact photos and larger app icons to make them easier to identify.
The release of iOS 15, as well as iPadOS 15 and WatchOS 8 for tablets and smartwatches, came ahead of the release of iPhone 13 this Friday.
Rather than being restricted to the new device, iOS 15 runs on all Apple phones from 2015’s iPhone 6S and newer.
Read MailOnline’s round-up of the most notable iOS 15 features here.