New phone can hold 500 hours of high-definition video, useful for 5G networks and streaming

Apple unveiled its next iPhone line-up, including a model that offers twice the storage of earlier versions and other modest upgrades, after last year’s editions proved to be a big hit among consumers devouring the latest technology during the pandemic, the Associated Press reported.

The new iPhone is not dramatically different from the version Apple released nearly a year ago. Like last year’s model, the new iPhone 13 will come in four different designs, with prices starting from $700 to $1,100, and will be in stores September 24.

“It’s an incremental upgrade,” said Gartner analyst Tuong Nguyen. “Some of the new features are impressive, but most of them are not noticeable or practical for most users.”

The iPhone 13 will allow a terabyte of storage, up from its previous maximum of 512 gigabytes. That’s enough storage to accommodate roughly 250,000 photos, or about 500 hours of high definition video.

Having a massive amount of storage could become more important to many consumers with the advent of ultra-high definition video and ultrafast wireless 5G networks that will make downloading content faster and easier, Nguyen said.

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