Apple unveiled its new line of iPhones and other emerging technologies like iPads at its recent California streaming event.

But for consumers looking to get their hands on a shiny new smartphone, there’s always that frustrating wait between the Apple announcement and the actual devices hitting stores.

What are the new iPhone 13 models?

The new iPhone models include the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said they were “the best iPhones we’ve ever made”.

While the iPhone 13 models have many tech improvements, there wasn’t much of a change when you compare them to Samsung’s recently launched flip-top phones.

However, the new iPhones are powered by a new chip from Apple – the A15 bionic. The company says it’s the fastest in the smartphone industry, making the iPhone 13s up to 50 percent faster than other brands.

Other improvements include better battery life, a ceramic shield to make it more resilient, and an improved camera system.

When will the iPhone 13 be available in the United Arab Emirates?

Bookings are currently open and the devices will be available from Friday September 24th.

They can be reserved and picked up in the three Apple stores in the Emirates – Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates.

Other retailers in the United Arab Emirates are also offering pre-orders, as are telecommunications providers Etisalat and you.

How much does the iPhone 13 cost?

iPhone 13 mini – from Dh2,999

iPhone 13 – from Dh3.399

iPhone 13 Pro – from Dh4.199

iPhone Pro Max – from Dh4,699

Apple offers its usual trade-in deal for customers who want to exchange an iPhone 8 or newer for Dh300 to Dh2,535.

Du customers can get the iPhone mini for Dh125 per month plus VAT, while the regular iPhone 13 costs Dh142 per month with a 24-month contract. For those who like the best phone they can get, the iPhone Pro Max starts at Dh197 plus VAT per month.

With Etisalat, the iPhone 13 is available for Dh155 per month (including VAT) with a 24-month contract, while a 12-month contract costs customers Dh300 per month. The iPhone 13 Pro Max costs Dh215 one month over 24 months.

What about the Apple Watch Series 7?

Apple has also unveiled the latest in its watch segment, but buyers looking for the new device will have to wait a little longer.

A date has not yet been set, but Apple has announced that it will be available “later this fall”.

The new device offers a larger screen, comes in new colors, has an always-on display and is crack-proof with a 50 percent thicker front glass.

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Updated: September 20, 2021, 8:14 am