Apple "iPhone 13" series All model...


Apple "iPhone 13" series All model haste hands on!Check the evolution of AV functions



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アップル「iPhone 13」シリーズ全モデル速攻ハンズオン!AV機能の進化もチェック

Apple will release the iPhone 13 series on September 24.This year, four models will be developed as last year, 6 of flagship.7 inch "iPhone 13 Pro Max" and 6.1 inch "iPhone 13 Pro", high -end 6.1 inch "iPhone 13", 5.A lineup of 4 products of 4 inch "iPhone 13 mini". Report the first impression. [Image] Comparison between "13 Pro Max" and "12 Pro Max" ■ Notch is small. All four models, which were slightly larger, followed the flat edge design adopted from last year's iPhone 12 series. The PRO series is finished with mat glass and has a glossy medical grade stainless steel on the side. It is a highly durable material that is resistant to corrosion. 13/13 MINI is an aluminum with a matte -finished side and glossy glass on the back. The Silver of the PRO series, which I tested this time, seems to have not changed much coloring from last year's model, but for 13/13 mini blue, it became a bright pastel -like color mixed with white. The SUPER RETINA XDR display on the front has no size change. However, the notch (notch) with the Face ID compatible TrueDepth camera system was about 20 % compared to the iPhone 12 series. This is a change that you can see right away. Some people say that this notch did not disappear on SNS. As a writer, I don't like the punch hole that looks like a hole in the video, and I feel that the concave notch is a symbol of the iPhone, so I feel good. 。 On the other hand, there is also a dissatisfaction with the only biological authentication system that can perform screen locking / authentication at the time of purchase / sign in to app, etc. is only Face ID. As the corona continues, I think that there are multiple ways to unlock the iPhone with a mask on the face, besides using Apple Watch. In addition, 8 was announced at the same time.The iPad Mini, which was reborn as a 3 -inch all -screen design, has a new Touch ID on the top button and supports the screen unlock by fingerprint authentication.Is it difficult to introduce the same mechanism to the iPhone, or is Apple now looking for evolution into a screen embedded Touch ID?The conclusion has been carried over to the next model.The impression seen from the back also changed a little as the multi -camera unit became large.The diameter of the lens is slightly larger.In addition, if the thickness of the camera unit is increased, if the iPhone is placed on a flat desk, the body seems to tilt slightly diagonally.Looking at the official specifications, all four models of the iPhone 13 series have the thickness of the iPhone body from last year..It is 25 mm thick. For this reason, the Apple genuine body case is not compatible with the iPhone 12 series, and it is necessary to prepare a new accessories for the iPhone 13 series. Check the display. Where has evolved? ■ Improve battery life. At the time of purchase, the iPhone 13 series, which wants to check the "weight change", has improved the battery even better than last year's 12 series. Apple's recital stated that if it was used for a day since full charge, the iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 would last for about two and a half hours, and the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 mini lasted for about an hour and a half. As far as I tried, I felt that the stamina performance of the iPhone 13 Pro series was improved. The details will be described later, but the adaptive refresh trip function of the Super Retina XDR display, which is equipped with Promotion technology, may contribute to the efficiency of power consumption. However, compared to the same model of the iPhone 12 series, the 13 mini is 7G, ​​the 13 is 11g, the 13 Pro is 16G, and the 13 Pro Max has increased 12G. When you pick it up, you can see that every iPhone has become heavier. When considering a purchase, it is a good idea to check the difference in weight at the store. ■ The 4 -model display size of the PRO series iPhone 13 series, which is equipped with a display compatible with a maximum of 120Hz, is equipped with an organic EL display "SUPER RETINA XDR" of the same size as last year's iPhone 12 series. In addition, the top PRO series has a Promotion technology that varies from 10Hz to 120 Hz to match the content. There is no function to fix the refresh rate to 120Hz or increase the image of a low frame rate to 120Hz. When I scrolled a web page with a lot of text on the iPhone 13 Pro Max in the vertical direction, I got a comfortable use experience with less texture. If the number of mobile games and video content compatible with 120Hz will increase in the future, you will feel the merit of a smoother video display. In the iPhone 13 series display, the maximum screen brightness when normal video content was displayed was nearly 25 % bright. I compared the new and old models in the daytime, but the new iPhone 13 series was a little brighter and easier to see than the iPhone 12 series. The maximum brightness when displaying HDR content is 1,200 nits, the same model as last year's model. I took a Dolby Vision's HDR video with iPhone 13 Pro Max and compared it with the old and new models, but all of them were able to confirm the powerful male, delicate gradation expression, and deeply tight black -colored reproduction. ■ The sound quality of the built -in speaker is uploaded. In the iPhone 13 series, the shape and arrangement of the front speaker opened changed due to the change in the notch design. Apple Music's Dolby Atmos -compatible music content was selected for spatial audio, and the maximum size of the "MAX" was compared with the maximum size of the new and old. The view was even clearer. In addition, the balance of left and right speakers has been improved. In order to install iOS 15 in the iPhone 13 series, you can enjoy a new feature of "spatial audio" that pairs with AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. It also seems to support dynamic head tracking. If you have either AirPods, please take a look at the functions that can easily experience spatial audio technology. It seems that many of the focusing camera functions and their effects were expected to change to the connector of the test iPhone 13 series, but this time the Lightning connector continued to be adopted. In portable audio, the number of headphone amplifiers with a pocket-sized DAC corresponding to USB-C connection is increasing, but USB-C can exceed 48kHz/24bit, which is limited to Lightning Audio Module (LAM). I was hoping that I would be able to enjoy the high -resoles playback of Apple Music simply, but I'm sorry. Apple has prioritized compatibility with the Lightning-compatible external accessories that have been released so far, but on the other hand, the new sixth generation iPad mini connector was USB-C. As for the iPad, there are no current models with the Lightning connector other than the "Muji" iPad. The MacBook has already shifted to Thunderbolt 3/USB-C terminal. I would like to pay attention to whether Apple will turn the rudder in the direction of adopting the USB-C on the iPhone in the future, or whether to realize the "Portless iPhone" with other technology. In the latter case, Apple may continue to take over the "MFI authentication" system that independently certifies the quality and safety of the iPhone -compatible accessories. ■ The iPhone 13 series has a new camera function, Cinematic Mode, which is installed in all iPhone 13 series, which allows anyone to take "cinematic video". It is a function that uses the power of A15 Bionic chips and Neural Engine to add natural "blur flavor" to the 4K/HDR video taken with the iPhone by software processing. When you open the iOS camera app, you will find a new cinematic mode alongside photos, videos, and portrait shooting modes. Cinematic mode can be enjoyed on both sides of the back and front cameras, but the back camera is fixed to the wide -angle lens. In this mode, you can adjust the blur taste of the video, that is, the depth of the field, after shooting and shoots, or fix it to a specific subject, and shoot a video that intentionally blurred behind the person. It seems that the range of artistic expressions is likely to be expanded, and it is useful if you want to easily take a video for SNS that blurs the person reflected in the background. The iPhone camera is attractive in places where anyone can only press the shutter and take beautiful photos and videos without seeking deep knowledge or experience from users. The cinematic mode is also a new feature that anyone can shoot a "video like a movie". In terms of hardware, the impression that both photos and videos have increased the sense of stability in both photos and videos, as the sensor shift optical type image stabilization, which had been installed only in the iPhone 12 Pro Max, was included in all four models in the iPhone 13 series. is. In addition, the iPhone 13/13 MINI's camera has increased the sensor to enhance the lighting power, and can take bright photos with noise even in a slightly darker room. As a function only for the iPhone 13 Pro series, macro photography has been added that can bring the camera to a minimum of 2 cm and take a large capture of the subject. When the camera is approached to the subject, it is automatically switched to an ultra -wide -angle camera corresponding to macro shooting, so it is not necessary for users to change or operate special settings. In addition, the telephoto camera that has enhanced the zoom magnification up to three optical scales is also equipped with the Pro series. Considering not only the camera but also the abundant functions for the price and the goodness of the battery, it seems wise to choose the iPhone 13 Pro series. At this time, I am thinking of choosing an iPhone 13 Pro, which can take various photos high this year, as I have more opportunities to use iPhone for SNS and work photos and videos. (Atsushi Yamamoto)

Atsushi Yamamoto