Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Philippines Official Prices, Full Specs, and Pro Imaging Features

Officially announced at Apple Inc.'s September 14, 2021 Virtual Event, the all-new Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max is quite simply the most powerful iPhone to date.

As such, of all the iPhone 13 Series models, the Pro Max bears the absolute best combination of external features, imaging capabilities, internal hardware, and technical specifications that Apple could have given a handset as of this year.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Philippines

In a nutshell, the IP68 Certified Dust and Water Resistant Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max features the most advanced pro camera system ever on any iPhone, has a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion that protected by Scratch-Resistant Ceramic Glass, offers a massive leap in battery life, runs on the all-new Apple A15 Bionic which is the fastest chip in a smartphone, lets you experience the benefits of 5G, and so much more.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro, Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

For me, though, the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max's advanced imaging and video recording capabilities are the features that make it worthy of the "Pro" suffix.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro, Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

According to Apple, the new sensors and lenses for all three rear cameras of the iPhone 13 Pro max are optimized to work seamlessly with the latest version of iOS and are powered by the new image signal processor (ISP) embedded in the Apple A15 Bionic for improved noise reduction and tone mapping.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Cameras, Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Cameras

The redesigned Wide Camera now has a larger sensor with 1.9 µm pixel size, the largest ever on iPhone, for less noise and faster shutter speeds required across different lighting conditions for more detailed photos. Along with the wider ƒ/1.5 aperture, the Wide camera on Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max definitely delivers a massive improvement in low-light performance, up to 2.2x when compared to the older iPhone 12 Pro, and almost 1.5x when compared to Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max from 2020.

The new Ultra-Wide camera, on the other hand, features a much wider ƒ/1.8 aperture compared to what's on previous iPhones and a new autofocus system, delivering up to 92 percent improvement for low-light conditions, producing images that are noticeably brighter and more detailed. Additionally, the new lens design, autofocus capability, and improved software also unlock something never before seen on the iPhone, which is Macro Photography. Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max users can shoot sharp close-up images, magnifying subjects with a minimum focus distance of just 2 centimeters. This Macro feature also extends to video including Slo-mo and Timelapse.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max also boasts a new 77 mm Telephoto camera that allows the user to get closer to their subjects while recording video without physically moving and achieve even more beautifully framed portraits. This mode offers 3x optical zoom for a total 6x optical zoom range using all of the cameras.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro, Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

Customized imaging preferences now work across scenes and subjects, intelligently applying the right adjustments to different parts of the image to ensure that important elements, especially skin tones, are preserved. Also, for the first time ever, Night Mode becomes available to all cameras on iPhone 13 Pro Max, including the Telephoto and Ultra-Wide cameras! With Smart HDR 4, users get improved color, contrast, and lighting for various subjects even in challenging lighting situations, so photos look more true to life. The Apple iPhone iPhone 13 Pro Max still offers popular iPhone camera features like Deep Fusion, Apple ProRAW, and Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting.

On top of all that, Sensor-shift Optical Image Stabilization, which can only be experienced on the iPhone to date, is available on the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max. This technology stabilizes the sensor instead of the lens so images are blur-free and videos look steady, even when the user is moving.

For aspiring Youtubers and videographers, Cinematic Mode on iPhone 13 Pro Max records videos of people, pets, and objects with a beautiful depth effect plus automatic focus changes, so practically anyone can now capture cinema-style moments - replete with rack focus. HDR video recording with Dolby Vision is now supported for 4K resolution at up to 60 fps on all cameras of this iPhone.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Colors, Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Colors

Clad in diamond-cut stainless steel and available in four very classy colorways, namely, Graphite, Gold, Silver, and Sierra Blue, Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max runs iOS 15 right out of the box with its 5-nanometer Apple A15 Bionic 6-core CPU that has two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. This chipset delivers up to 50 percent faster performance than the competition and handles demanding tasks efficiently. The new 4-core GPU, on the other hand, is up to 30 percent faster than top-of-the-line processors in competing flagship handsets, allowing the user experience lifelike visuals and lighting effects. Among other elements like a bigger battery pack, the energy-efficient Apple A15 Bionic allows the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max to last up to two and a half hours longer in a day than iPhone 12 Pro Max on a full charge.

The new 16-core Neural Engine is capable of up to 15.8 trillion operations per second, enabling even faster machine learning computations for third-party app experience and features. Major improvements to the next-generation ISP along with computational photography software and powerful camera hardware, combine to create new and exciting imaging features.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Philippines Prices

Interested? Here are the official suggested retail prices of all Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max variants in the Philippines: PHP 70,990 for 128GB, PHP 76,990 for 256GB, PHP 88,990 for 512GB, and PHP 101,990 for the 1TB version. It is said that all variants come with 8GB of RAM.

As of writing, Apple has yet to announce the official release date of the Apple iPhone 13 Series in the Philippines. However, last year, the Apple iPhone 12 Series became available via the Cupertino company's official network carrier partners and authorized retail outlets on November 6, 2020. With that information, I believe the Apple iPhone 13 Series should formally land here come the first or second week of November 2021.

All Apple iPhone 13 Series support 5G connectivity, which is the fastest and latest in mobile broadband standards. As such, expect all of these handsets to be bundled with 5G postpaid plans of the Philippines' leading networks.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Specs
160.8 x 78.1 x 7.7 mm
240 grams
IP68 Dust and Water Resistant
6.7 inches, 1284 x 2778 pixels, 458 ppi, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, Super Retina XDR OLED
120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision
Wide Color Gamut, True-Tone
Quad Camera Module:
12 MegaPixels, f/1.5, 26mm, Wide, 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift stabilization (IBIS)
12 MegaPixels, f/2.8 Aperture, 77mm, Telephoto, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MegaPixels, f/1.8, 13mm, 120˚ Ultra-Wide, PDAF
TOF 3D LiDAR Scanner, Depth Sensor
Dual Front-Facing Camera Module:
12 MegaPixel, f/2.2 Aperture, 23mm Wide, 1/3.6"
SL 3D, Depth/Biometrics Sensor
Video Recorder:
Back - 4K 24/30/60fps, 1080p 30/60/120/240fps, 10‑bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR up to 60fps, ProRes (Coming via Firmware Upgrade), Cinematic Mode, Stereo Sound Recording
Front - 4K 24/25/30/60fps, 1080p 30/60/120fps, Gyro-EIS
iOS 15
5nm Hexa-Core Apple A15 Bionic
5-Core Apple GPU
8GB RAM + 128GB NVMe
8GB RAM + 256GB NVMe
8GB RAM + 512GB NVMe
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
Bluetooth 5.0
Face ID
Stereo Speakers
No 3.5mm Audio Jack
Lightning Port
Non-Removable Li-Ion Battery Pack
20W Fast-Charging, 50% in 30 Minutes
28 Hours of Multimedia Use
95 Hours of Music Playback
USB Power Delivery 2.0
MagSafe 15W Wireless Charging
Qi Magnetic 7.5W Fast Wireless Charging
Stainless Steel Body and Scratch-Resistant Ceramic Glass Panels
Graphite, Gold, Silver, Sierra Blue

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Price
Official SRP in the US starts at $1099
Release Date in Key Markets - September 24, 2021
Official Prices in the Philippines:
128GB - PHP 70,990
256GB - PHP 76,990
512GB - PHP 88,990
1TB - PHP 101,990
Release Date in the Philippines - TBA

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