iPhone 13 lineup compared: Every rumored difference between the iPhone 13, Mini, Pro and Pro Max

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The iPhone 13 lineup is expected to match last year's iPhone 12 line, shown above. 

Apple's next flagship phone, said to be called the iPhone 13, will surely debut on Sept. 14 at the tech giant's next 2021 event. We expect to see four iPhone 13 models next week: a standard iPhone 13 and Mini, Pro and Pro Max versions. According to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission for a revised MagSafe charger, spotted by 9to5Mac and MacRumors, Apple references the four new iPhone models alongside the four "legacy" iPhone 12 models: the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The four-model lineup for the iPhone 13 was predicted previously by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. 

Although the iPhone 13 is rumored to mirror the iPhone 12 lineup, Apple's 2021 iPhones may feature a few new designcamera and feature upgrades. The price may also be a bit higher than for 2020's iPhone 12 models. 

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Besides size, last year's iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini are fairly similar. They share the same camera specs and storage options, and they both lack the lidar scanner Apple included in the Pro models. The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max also share similar features, with a few small differences in their camera sensors and lenses. For the iPhone 13, however, we won't know exactly how each model compares until they're launched. 

Here are all the rumors we've heard about the iPhone 13 collection so far, and how we expect each model in Apple's new lineup to differ from each other. Just note that none of the iPhone 13 specs have been confirmed by Apple yet. We'll keep this story updated as we hear more. 

Of Apple's 2020 line, the iPhone 12 and 12 Mini are the more affordable phones, with US starting prices of $799 and $699, respectively. The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max are considered Apple's higher-end models, and cost $999 and $1,099. 

We expect the iPhone 13 Mini to be about $100 less than the baseline iPhone 13, if last year's price structure is any indication. Similarly, an extra Benjamin will probably be the difference between an iPhone 13 Pro and a Pro Max, with prices also varying across storage size and carrier.

If the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are priced comparably to the iPhone 12 line, the prices would be similar to other high-end smartphone models like the Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra, which cost $1,000 and $1,200, respectively. 

But Apple could also raise the prices for its new lineup. According to an August report from DigiTimes, the tech giant is considering upping prices for the iPhone 13 models to compensate for the increased costs of chip production from its supplier TSMC. Apple's supplier is looking to increase the cost by as much as 20% for "advanced and mature process technologies" by January 2022, the report says. What's unclear is whether this would impact the price of the entire lineup, or if costs will be passed on unevenly across the different phones.

Here are US prices for each of the iPhone 12 models, for reference: 

Each of the iPhone 13 models are rumored to have a smaller notch than previous iPhones, according to Kuo. Apple has included a notched display on each of its smartphones since the 2017 iPhone X, as a place for the phone's selfie camera. Some components of the design, however, will likely differ for each iPhone 13 model. 

The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max could be thicker and have larger camera bumps than its predecessors. According to a May render from MacRumor, the thicker camera bump could accommodate possible camera upgrades for Apple's higher-end models. 

Read more: Stylish color options and new design rumored to come to the iPhone 13

Changes in the design of the camera setup could be coming for the iPhone 13 Mini as well. Renders of the Mini model from leaker Sonny Dickson on Twitter in June show two camera lenses situated diagonally from each other, rather than one atop the other like on the iPhone 12 Mini.

In terms of size, the iPhone 13 line should mirror the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Dummy units of the iPhone 13 line, shared by Apple Insider, showed the iPhone 13 Mini at 5.4 inches, with the standard and Pro models at 6.1 inches and the Pro Max measuring an expansive 6.7 inches. 

iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max could have larger camera bumps than the iPhone 12. 

Kuo predicts that the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max models will house LTPO technology in their displays for a 120Hz refresh rate. The standard and Mini models, however, may not have this feature. This would be a change from last year's iPhone 12 lineup, which offered the same piddly 60Hz refresh rate for each of the four versions.

Although Apple has yet to add the upped refresh rate to its premium models, other high-end smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S21 and OnePlus 9 Pro, have a 120Hz refresh rate. 

Apple's new iPhone could see a few camera upgrades, especially for the Pro and Pro Max models. 

According to an August report by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the iPhone 13 could get three new camera and video features: a video version of Portrait Mode, a higher-quality option to record video called ProRes and a new filter system to intensify the appearance of photos. Gurman speculated that ProRes may only be available for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. 

It was previously rumored that all upcoming iPhone 13 models could get a lidar scanner, but more recent buzz from leaker Dylan on Twitter speculates that only the Pro and Pro Max will have that technology. This would be the second generation of iPhones to only feature a lidar scanner on its higher-end models. 

Read more: What does the iPhone's lidar feature actually do?

The scanner, which made its debut in the 2020 iPad Pro, can be seen on both the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The scanner is used to help with autofocus and taking pictures in low lighting. (You can also use lidar to measure your friends' heights at parties, which is kind of cool.) 

Check out these iPhone 13 renders, shown above. 

Each model in the iPhone 13 lineup could feature larger batteries than the iPhone 12, according to gossip from Chinese social media platform Weibo in early June. The rumored battery specs, covered on 9to5Mac in June from a tweet by leaker @L0vetodream, show a 2,406-mAh battery for the iPhone 13 Mini, a 3,095-mAh battery for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro and a 4,352-mAh battery for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. 

Just note that, although the iPhone 13 line could house a larger battery than the iPhone 12, it's possible that the boost in battery size will not directly translate to longer battery life, since battery life isn't the same as battery capacity. 

We won't know exactly how the four upcoming iPhone 13 models compare until Apple unveils the new smartphone next week. But, if you're itching for the latest on the tech giant's new iPhone, you can take a look at the iPhone 13 release date and our iPhone 13 wishlist. You can also check out what the main differences are between each iPhone 12 model, how the rumored iPhone 13 specs compare with the iPhone 12, and how to download the iOS 15 beta today. 

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Matilda Castren pumps her fist after winning her match and retaining the Solheim Cup for Europe.

Just two months ago, Matilda Castren was far from eligible for the European Solheim Cup team. As a non-member of the Ladies European Tour, she needed to win an event to earn membership, which would then unlock Solheim Cup eligibility.

Time was ticking, but Castren found a solution: She went to her native Finland for the Gant Ladies Open and won the 54-hole event, gaining LET membership and Solheim Cup eligibility in the process.

Fast forward two months to Monday at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, and Castren came up big again in a clutch moment again, this time clinching the Solheim Cup for Europe. The 26-year-old rolled in a tricky par save on the 18th to beat Lizette Salas 1 up and give Europe the 14 points it needed to retain the Cup.

“It’s hard to put it into words right now. I think I’m still shaking,” Castren said. “I was looking at the board and I knew it was going to be an important putt and I wanted to make it, and me and Mikey read it and read it perfectly and it went in. I’m just so happy right now.”

“Just a superstar,” European captain Catriona Matthew said of Castren. “I mean that putt she holed on 18, she had a plugged lie in the bunker and then to roll that putt in the middle — we just all kind of exploded on the side of the green there.”

The Europeans and Americans each won five singles matches and tied the two others for a 15-13 European victory on U.S. soil. The win is Europe’s second straight and fourth in the last six meetings.

After two days and four sessions, Europe started Monday leading 9-7 with 12 points from 12 singles matches still available. The Europeans needed just five points to retain the Cup, while the U.S. needed 7.5 to win.

Europe had held a 9-7 lead twice before in the Solheim Cup, and both times — in 1996 and 2002 — the U.S. stormed back to win. But that wasn’t in the cards this week.

The first match of the day featured two of the most popular players in the event, Lexi Thompson and Anna Nordqvist. Thompson has long been one of the leading faces of American women’s golf, and Nordqvist is Europe’s most experienced player and coming off a Women’s Open title and third career major title. It was also a rematch of the 2017 Solheim Cup in Des Moines, Iowa, when the pair led off that year as well and traded blows in an epic battle that ended in a tie.

On Monday, three hours after teeing off, they were still all square through 13 holes. Behind them, with the final match through five holes, Europe led in eight matches and the U.S. was in front in just three.

The first point of the day was claimed by 26-year-old European rookie Leona Maguire, who beat Jennifer Kupcho 5 and 4 in the third match out. Kupcho was having a strong Solheim Cup debut with a 2-0-1 record, but Maguire turned out to be the Europeans’ MVP. Maguire, the first Irish woman to play in a Solheim Cup, played in every session and finished 4-0-1.

“The goal was to get my point,” Maguire said. “That’s all I can do. I’ve given it my absolute all this week. I couldn’t have given it anything more. I mean, I couldn’t have asked for a better week.”

Ireland’s Leona Maguire was undefeated this week and racked up 4.5 points.

Within the next 30 minutes Europe would strike again, and in convincing fashion. Not long after Madelene Sagstrom beat Ally Ewing 3 and 2, Celine Boutier breezed by Mina Harigae 5 and 4.

At that point, Team Europe was in total control, up 12-7, but the Americans weren’t yet out. Of the nine matches remaining, Europe either trailed, was tied or leading by no more than 1, meaning the U.S. still had a chance to flip the script — but a miracle comeback would require everything going right.

It was around this time Thompson and Nordqvist reached the 18th hole all square. Both had long birdie putts to win but settled for pars and tied the match. World No. 1 Nelly Korda soon beat Georgia Hall 1 up to make it a 12.5 to 8.5 deficit.

The next match that headed toward the 18th was crucial. Austin Ernst and Nanna Koerstz Madsen were tied through 17, and given the status of the Cup, this was one full point the Americans needed to steal from Europe. But after Koerstz Madsen missed her birdie try, Ernst, from about 12 feet, missed short and left and they tied the match.

In the eighth and ninth matches of the day, Americans Brittany Altomare and Megan Khang picked up wins to cut it to 13-11 Europe, but as they wrapped up Salas was coming down the 18th hole 1 down to Castren. That meant she needed to win the 18th hole for a half-point or Castren’s point would be enough for Europe to retain the Cup. After Salas missed her birdie putt and tapped in for par, Castren rolled in a downhill 10-footer to save par, win the match and secure the Cup.

Europe was guaranteed the outright win a few minutes later when Emily Pedersen went 3 up with three to play against Danielle Kang, meaning Pedersen would secure at least a half point. Pedersen eventually won 1 up.

“Two years ago at Gleneagles in Scotland was fantastic, but this time in America we were up against it,” Matthew said. “The Americans were a fantastic team this year. They played hard. We just perhaps holed a few more putts and were lucky we came out on top.”

The U.S. still leads the all-time series 10-7. The next Solheim Cup will be at Finca Cortesin Golf Club in Casares, Málaga, Spain, in 2023.

Josh Berhow is the managing editor at GOLF.com. The Minnesota native graduated with a journalism degree from Minnesota State University in Mankato. You can reach him at joshua_berhow@golf.com.

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