iPhone 13: Best Hidden Features

Every gadget has its hidden features. For example, Android devices show games/animation when tapping on the Android version from the settings menu. You will see a beautiful animation on OnePlus devices when typing 1 and then + and hitting = button, it will show NEVER SETTLE animation. A few hidden features need special mention. So here we are, with those hidden features in the iPhone 13. We've compiled a list of the best-hidden features in the iPhone 13 that you should not overlook. Wondering what those features are? Go on to read the article to the end to find out about it. Let's start today's topic without any delay!

In the "California Streaming" event, Apple highlighted all the updates and new features for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro series. But, there are many other improvements, modifications, and even regressions Apple didn't mention at the iPhone 13 launch event because not everything can be covered in a little time on stage. So, we are here to explain the best-hidden feature in the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro. Below are the best-hidden features of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro.

Night Mode for Telephoto

For the first time, Apple has added Night mode support to the telephoto camera of the iPhone 13 Pro series. In addition, the latest iPhones have a redesigned camera for telephotos that has three times the optical zoom.

The larger 77mm focal length is at the cost of an earlier f/2.8 aperture. Therefore the introduction of Night mode should aid.

Dolby Vision Video Recording

The iPhone 12 series was the first smartphone that could record and edit videos with a resolution of 4K 30fps. With the more powerful ISP built into the A15 chip, the iPhone 13 series can record Dolby Vision HDR videos at 4k60fps.

Dual eSIM Support

Apple is introducing dual eSIM support across the iPhone 13 lineup. If your carrier allows it, you'll be able to use two different eSIMs on the iPhone without any issues. The iPhone 12 and earlier iPhones could only support one eSIM.

Cinematic Vision limitations in resolution

Cinematic Video is one of the most exciting new features in the iPhone 13 series. It lets you record videos that have depth effects to make it easier to distinguish your subject and background. It also lets you rack focus in real-time for smooth transitions. But what Apple did not announce at the event is that its iPhone 13 series is limited to recording Cinematic Video in Full HD at 30 frames per second.

The latest ISP in the A15 Bionic is fast. Still, it is not enough fast and capable to allow Cinematic Video recording at 4K resolution. Hence the capping is done!

ProRes Storage Limit

The iPhone 13 Pro will be capable of recording ProRes video later in the year. But, in a move that will irritate many users, Apple has limited 4K ProRes video recording to iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models that have at least 256GB of storage.

The storage capacity of the base variant, 128GB, is only capable of making ProRes video recordings in Full HD resolution.

Macro Photography

First thing first, it's LEGENDARY! So practical that few doctors have started using the iPhone 13 macro camera for eye testing.

The 12MP ultra-wide sensor in the iPhone 13 Pro series features an expansive f/1.8 aperture that supports autofocus and a minimum focus distance of 2 centimeters.
It means that you'll be able to utilize the ultra-wide camera to take macro images of the people surrounding you. Like the ultra-wide camera, this one will permit you to snap pictures that have a new angle.

Different A15 Variants

Historically, Apple has used the A-series chip on its Pro as well as non-pro iPhones. However, there is a distinction this time in the A15 chip, which is used in both the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro series.

Both models are powered by the A15 chip, the one that is used on the iPhone 13 mini. The iPhone 13 has a GPU with four cores, which provides a 30% performance boost, whereas the iPhone 13 Pro series has a GPU with five cores, which provides a 50% performance boost.

The iPhone 13 has a larger battery, which helps it last longer

iPhone 13 Pro Max has the most giant battery ever with the most extended backup any iPhone ever had. And this time, it's so great that even Android phones are taking a comparison hit!
One of the main problems we had with the iPhone 12 last year, particularly that tiny iPhone 12 mini, was that it had poor battery performance. You can't expect impressive battery life for the size of this device, but Apple has made improvements this year by packing an extra battery inside both the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 mini.

With the addition of a larger battery and the latest A15 chip, the iPhone 13 is now the most efficient. The iPhone 13 can last 2.5 hours longer than its predecessor, the iPhone 12. In comparison, the smaller iPhone 13 mini can last 1.5 hours longer than the old iPhone 12 mini. This is a significant advancement when you're buying an improved phone that is also a winner in terms of battery life.

The Notch Has Finally Been Reduced

Even as Android flagships have moved to designs with holes and pop-up cameras over the past few years, Apple retained the same design of a notch it introduced in its iPhone X. Although the company hasn't yet gotten rid of the design, it has reduced it. This isn't exactly what people would have liked, but we definitely would like to see a boost in the screen's real estate.
Apple has made a tiny change by reducing the size of the iPhone 13 notch by 20%. And relocating the speaker to the iPhone's highest point as well as placing the Face ID components beneath it. This change means that the selfie camera has been situated on the left of the speaker, exactly as the earlier iPhone models that had Touch ID.

It's not a huge change, but you'll definitely be able to see the larger display to the right of your iPhone and especially when it's an upgrade from the earlier iPhone model with Face ID.


As opposed to the previous year, the improvements aren't drastic. The iPhone 13 improves in key areas where the iPhone 12 fell short, for instance, the battery department. Instead, it's an incremental upgrade that brings the iPhone 13 to 2021's standards in terms of hardware. However, that's not all we're getting. Highlight features include: Cinematic mode could be the start of something massive in videography.

And that is all for today. We will be back with another exciting topic. Until then, stay tuned.