Anytime Apple releases a new set of smartphones there is generally a great deal of anticipation and excitement. The new iPhone 13 series is no exception, offering users a range of upgrades and fresh features to enjoy. The line-up consists of four devices including the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

All devices in the set are faster and brighter with longer battery life, improved power, ample storage, 5G network compatibility, and enhanced camera systems. The entire series is available at TELUS and can be paired with a Personal or Business plan to get the coverage and data you need.

iPhone 13 Design

The overall design of this new series is fairly similar to the iPhone 12 release, with flattened edges and a more streamlined framework. However, the iPhone 13 series is even more compact with a smaller notch for a greater screen to body ratio. The aluminum construction is extremely lightweight and has been fitted with a larger, longer-lasting battery that does not impact the slim build.


There are different colours available depending on which device you are looking for. The two standard units, the iPhone 13 and the Mini, are available in Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight, and Red. The two premium models, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, come in Graphite, Gold, Silver, Sierra Blue colour options.


The front display on the iPhone 13 may be made of glass, but it is still incredibly durable. Ceramic Shield protection is offered on all devices for better crack and chip resistance. While I wouldn’t suggest taking the device in the shower or the pool, it does have a water-resistance rating of IP68. This basically means the iPhone 13 models are protected against accidental spills, rain, and other minor incidents.


Most of the iPhone 13 devices vary slightly in size, making the display a little different for each model. The iPhone 13 and Pro are the only two with the same size display, measuring at 6.1”. The iPhone 13 Mini features a 5.4” display while the Pro Max measures in at 6.7”.

All iPhone models feature a Super Retina XDR display that is 28% brighter than the iPhone 12 series. This not only offers more vibrant images and video, it also makes the screen easier to see in the glare of the sun. The Pro and Pro Max models also include the Adaptive Refresh feature up to 120Hz depending on the content being displayed.

iPhone 13 Cameras

Both the front and rear-facing cameras have received upgrades with the iPhone 13 series.

Front Camera

The front camera features a True Depth 12MP camera system. This is used to deliver an exceptionally fast and secure Face Recognition ID for enhanced security. The front camera is also capable of taking detailed, sharp, and bright photos, even in poorly lit areas.

Rear Cameras

The rear-facing cameras have undergone a structural modification, with the dual cameras now being diagonal aligned rather than vertically. This change was made to accommodate a more powerful camera system without increasing the size of the device.

Wide Camera

The new Wide camera now captures 47% more light for a better overall photo and video experience. This intensified light sensitivity delivers better quality images and video in low-light areas. This wide-angle camera also features sensor-shift optical image stabilization (OIS), which offers extra stability for images taken while in motion.

Ultra Wide Camera

The Ultra Wide camera is now equipped with a faster sensor which is effective for capturing intricate detail, even in dark or dimly lit settings.

Telephoto Lens

A telephoto lens is available on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max for enhanced zoom functionality.

iPhone 13 Camera Modes

There are now more settings, styles, and camera modes to choose from with the iPhone 13

  • Cinematic Mode – designed to bring added depth to your video recordings
    • Focus is automatically adjusted when there are multiple people or objects in the frame
    • Also provides a Bokeh effect for aesthetically pleasing background blurring
  • Night Mode – automatically activated in low-light environments
    • Enhances crispness and detail of images in poor lighting
  • Burst Mode – Fires off a succession of quick photos for capturing movement
  • Portrait Mode – uses Bokeh effect to blur background and focus on the subject
  • Photographic Styles – choose the mood you want to create with your photo
    • Styles include Cool, Warm, Vibrant, and Rich Contrast