Unlike most of the rumors we had about the iPhone 13 series
, the one about a model with 1TB (terabyte) of internal storage actually came true! As expected, this option is reserved for the Pro models including the iPhone 13 Pro
and iPhone 13 Pro Max
, and, again as expected, these are the most expensive iPhones ever.
The 1TB of available internal storage with the new iPhone 13 Pro models
seems to be one of the few aspects to differentiate them from the regular iPhone 13
and the iPhone 13 mini
. The only other such differences being the 120Hz refresh rate, larger batteries, and of course the telephoto camera on the back.
So, how much is 1TB? 1TB is 1,000 GB (gigabytes), or 1000000MB (megabytes), but for the uninitiated these numbers might as well be mumbo jumbo. To put things into perspective, 1TB can store roughly 250,000 photos taken with a 12MP camera, or 6.5 million document pages of files in the most commonly met formats such as Office files, PDFs, etc.
Why is this targeted at Pro-oriented users you ask? Well, a lot of photographers and cinematographers, for example, use smartphones as a secondary camera, since it can provide a lot of usefulness in a small package.
Admittedly, there have already been other mobile phones with 1TB of internal storage (and even more), some of which are the Samsung Galaxy Note10+
or the Asus ROG Phone
2 Ultimate Edition. For Apple fans, however, this is a first, and if you are deep into the Apple ecosystem and a pro user, this is some great news.
Another great change this year is that the 64GB iPhone is no longer a thing, with the base storage option now bumped up to 128GB, followed by 256GB and 512GB variants. This has been a long time coming and now the idea of going for the lowest storage model seems a lot more reasonable for the given price.
Speaking of prices, here they are for each of the storage options:
- iPhone 13 mini: $699/128GB, $799/256GB, $999/512GB
- iPhone 13: $799/128GB, $899/256GB, $1099/512GB
- iPhone 13 Pro: $999/128GB, $1099/256GB, $1299/512GB, $1499/1TB
- iPhone 13 Pro Max: $1099/128GB, $1199/256GB, $1399/512GB, $1599/1TB
All four new iPhones and their respective color
and storage variants will be officially available for pre-order on Friday September 17 and they will start shipping on September 24.