Every year as the release date for the latest iPhones approaches we find ourselves expecting bigger and better things from Apple. And although they rarely disappoint, the pressure to create newness does leave us all wondering - what will they come up with next?
But before we dive into the new iPhone 13 features in more detail, if you're a Tovi Sorga phone case fan you're probably wondering whether your existing iPhone 12 series covers will fit these latest upgrades. As usual, Apple have slightly tweaked the phone sizes again for the iPhone 13 range, so cases from earlier models won't quite fit.
Visual Design Changes to the iPhone 13 Series
Firstly, although Apple have stuck with the same squared edge design with square internal camera as we've seen on their more recent cellphone models, the iPhone 13s all have a slightly wider depth to make room for additional internal hardware.
And the screen sizes have been tweaked too. From Max to Mini, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 6.7” screen, the iPhone 13 Pro comes with a 6.1” screen, the iPhone 13 with a 6.1” screen, and the iPhone 13 mini has a 5.4” screen.
Those of you who like to get creative with more personalised colour choices won't be disappointed, as Apple has introduced some great new colour ways in 2021.
Available Colours for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max come in stylish Graphite, Gold, Silver, and an all new Sierra Blue.
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One of the stand-out features of our sustainable phone cases at Tovi Sorga is that there's no need for the enclosing plastic casing you usually find in folio wallet cases - which means you're able to appreciate the full design of your Apple device, while also enjoying all-round protection on the move.
Inspired by Apple's latest finishes, we've added new metallic interiors to our fashionable leather iPhone 13 case range, so that you can have even more fun matching your phone case to your iPhone.
The Metallic Gold iPhone 13 Pro design pictured here in the Leather Oceania Case from Tovi Sorga's 2021 Collection.
Available Colours for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini
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Think modern and minimalist when you're choosing your colour for the iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Mini. Apple offers monochrome Black or White, which they've poetically called "Midnight and Starlight". Or you can go for a bold chromatic statement with a choice ofPink, Blue or Red.
The Staghorn Coral iPhone 13 Case has been designed to match the Midnight and Blue iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Mini shades perfectly.
View the full new range of iPhone 13 Series wallet folio cases here.
Best New Camera Features on the iPhone 13 Series
What sets the whole new iPhone 13 series apart from earlier Apple phone models really is the new camera features introduced.
The camera is always an area where Apple makes improvements and in this latest release, there are new features on offer genuinely worth looking into. Read on to discover some of the more interesting features that could up your photography game to the next level.
This new Cinematic Mode is the biggest upgrade. With this comes the ability to Focus Rack which enables users to alter the focus from one object to another during a shot. It has been seen on other phones but this is the first time that Apple has added it to their devices.
The clever feature uses smart algorithms that have been designed based on classic cinematography which means that they have the ability to work out the typical Focus Rack based on the scene you are filming. While you might not realise that you need this, once you begin to see how it transforms your filming, you will wonder how you ever lived without it.
There are plenty of phones with excellent Macro Modes such as the Huawei P30 Pro but iPhones have been lacking in this functionality. Fortunately, Apple has fixed this by giving their new phone some nifty macro features using the ultra-wide camera. The camera comes with a bright f/1.8 aperture as well as a 120 degree field of view while the lens has a new design and an autofocus that enables it to focus on subjects as close as 2cm away.
Furthermore, these features can also be used in video mode and that includes slo-mo and time-lapse. The images taken using this new setting look hugely impressive and will give budding photographers even more scope to get creative with their device.
New Photographic Styles
While this might seem like a relatively basic tool, it is rather handy. These are much like Adobe Lightroom that allows you to create a certain look for your images, although it has to be done at the point of shooting your shot as opposed to after they are taken. This lets their smart algorithms get to work, deciding what parts of the image should be tweaked. There are four to choose from but they will give you the scope to take some great shots.
This much-rumoured new feature arrived with the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max - a compressed video format that will be easier to edit in Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut Pro without the loss of detail. Apple has said that users will be able to record in 4k/20p ProRes files unless you are using the 128GB model, which then means you will be shooting in 1080p/30p video.
Although the new devices do come with plenty of additional features across the board, as Wired has commented, most of the practical features are "refinements over reimagination". Where Apple has really given users that additional scope to do more with their device - it all comes down to the camera.
A More Sustainable Upgrade
At Tovi Sorga, we get as excited about the new Apple releases as everyone in the tech industry, but we also recognise that in our role as sustainable manufacturers we can help our customers make more responsible choices when it comes to upgrading their tech.
If you've decided to upgrade this year, remember that Tovi Sorga cases can be purchased for all iPhone models, most Samsung Galaxy models, and all models of the sustainable Fairphone - not just the latest releases. Each leather wallet cover is handcrafted to order, reducing unnecessary waste when old models go out of fashion, and meaning you have more choice when you're ready to purchase for your next phone upgrade.
Have fun exploring the latest collection! You can view the full new range of iPhone 13 Series wallet folio cases here.