The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

When does the iPhone 13 arrive in Argentina, its price in pesos and the pros and cons of buying it in the country


An in-depth analysis of Apple's new cell phone in its four versions: standard, Mini, Pro and Pro Max.

Marcelo bellucci

09/18/2021 7:00

  • Clarí

  • Technology

Updated 09/18/2021 7:00 AM

This week the

new iPhone 13 was released

and the most relevant thing about the presentation was not that the leaks about its configuration were 80% fulfilled, but that the surprise reserved for the end, that pearl with which Apple usually puts the bow on its events, in this 2021 it never ended up arriving.

The new family of cell phones from the Cupertino giant repeats its formation with two entry models (iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 standard) and two other high-end models (iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max).

In the United States they will be available from September 24.

In Argentina, meanwhile, we will have to wait a little longer.

With this launch, Apple is at stake more than just renewing its mobile line.

The iPhone continues to be the company's biggest revenue driver and in the global sales table it has

already yielded second place to Xiaomi

, with

OPPO on his heels.

Far from the innovations that the company introduced in its devices, the new models

inherit the design and curves of the iPhone 12 and many of its novelties are already common in some Android phones


What's new with the iPhone 13

Apple CEO Tim Cook after the presentation of the new "tank".

Photo: AFP

One of the key modifications is the millimeter reduction of the notch, a notch that comes from the iPhone X and that although in 2017 it was considered an engineering feat,

today it is seen as a delay in the

all-screen experience


The expected would have been that, as speculated, the front screen of the iPhone had a drop-shaped perforation, like the one Samsung already uses in its mid-range equipment - from the Galaxy A52 onwards - to hide the cameras.

The fingerprint reader did not arrive under the glass either


All these changes were left for another time.

In turn, the

variable refresh rate

(Pro Motion) that the Pro models (6.1 and 6.7 inches) support was given a first-class treatment.

Depending on the content on the screen, the iPhone 

can jump from 10 Hz to 120 Hz


While the Motorola edge 20 pro, which was released a week ago,

already reaches 144Hz


IPhone 13 camera

The super camera of the Pro models.

The greatest strength of iPhones

, when compared to any direct competitor, is the camera module.

And this time it was no exception.

All four smartphones in this family incorporate the same front camera, which Apple calls TrueDepth.

The Pro models have

some differential elements on the back


They have a triple 12 MP sensor, although its size and that of the pixels were increased, reaching its own record of 1.9 microns, which helps to capture images in low light.

The main characteristics of the lenses are:

  • Telephoto

    : 12 MP, with 3 optical magnification with 12 MP, OIS and an aperture f / 2.8.

    The equivalent focal length is 77 millimeters.

  • Ultra wide angle

    : 12 MP f / 1.8, 6P, 120º.

    Apple ensures that it is capable of capturing 92% more light in adverse conditions.

  • Main

    : 12 MP f / 1.5 OIS.

In addition, they incorporate

optical image stabilization

by shift, a new technology with which the sensor is balanced instead of the lens.

And they bring the LiDAR sensor, which is already used by the iPad Pro and is used to perform depth measurements.

The powerful camera of the Pro models. Apple photo.

The Cupertino firm showed off a new software feature called Photo Styles, to customize the look of images.

Unlike filters that modify tonality, it is

an algorithm capable of identifying

, according to Apple, the sky and people's skin to apply specific masks.

The cinematic mode, another of the protagonists, allows you to

blur the background of a shot

and switch between objects.

This possibility has already been offered by the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, under bokeh mode, for two years.

IPhone 13 processor

A15 Bionic, the chip of the new iPhone.

The iPhone 13 has a new chip called

A15 Bionic

with six cores (two of high power and four of efficiency) that according to the company, is

50% faster than that of its



(it would be the Snapdragon 888).

Plus, they come with:

  • 15 billion transistors.

  • 50% faster CPU, 30% faster GPU than the competition.

  • New 16-core Neural Engine.

  • New video decoders and encoders.

IPhone 13 screen

iPhone 13, the new flagship of the Cupertino giant.

If in 2020 the company finally included organic light-emitting diodes for the iPhone screens, now the Pro models integrate an OLED Super Retina XDS panel with

a brightness of more than 1000 nits

, and a 20% smaller notch.

The panel, according to Apple, is 28% brighter, maintaining the ability to play content in HDR.

IPhone 13 Battery

Cook, during the global launch.

Photo: Reuters

One of the weak points of the iPhone is the battery life.

And although it did not reveal its capacity, it indicated that, through a combination of software and hardware, these teams

will enjoy two and a half hours more autonomy

than an iPhone 12


In addition, it will have a Smart Data mode to

manage 5G mobile data


When it is not being consumed, the system will shut down the network to save energy.

Price of iPhone 13 in Argentina

The official values ​​of the models available for sale in the United States.

According to MacStation, one of the main official resellers of Apple products in the country, the new iPhone 13 and its variants could arrive in Argentina

in late 2021 or early 2022


Taking into account the entire import process, the price of the four versions of the iPhone 13 in the country, with a memory of 128 GB, would be the following: iPhone 13: $ 210,000 (pesos), as

long as the dollar remains around the 180 pesos.

  • iPhone 13 mini

    : $ 179,000 (pesos)

  • i

    Phone 13

    : $ 210,000 (pesos)

  • iPhone 13 Pro

    : $ 259,000 (pesos)

  • iPhone 13 Pro Max

    : $ 289,000 (pesos)

On the other hand, the most expensive version of the iPhone 13 would be the Pro Max

with a capacity of 1 TB (1,000 GB)

and would have a price of 419,000 pesos.

Pros and cons of buying it in Argentina

The price will always be lower buying in dollars in a store in the United States.

Photo: Reuters

Most of the electronic products that arrive in the country must pay taxes such as import (20.48%) and VAT (21%), so obviously

the price of the iPhone 13 in Argentina is much higher than that obtained in United States in dollars

, even converting to blue.

One of the main disadvantages of buying an iPhone in the United States or import sites such as

TiendaMIA or Grabr 


paying with a credit card for a dollar without a fixed price until the closing of the summary.

If the dollar shoots up, the final value in pesos will be much higher than planned.

Another piece of information to take into account is the guarantee, which is issued when the purchase is made in an official store.

IPhones are tied to an

Apple Quality Program

that is activated in the event of equipment failure.

This is validated by the company before the first buyer.

If it is done through a third party, such as an eCommerce page (for example, MercadoLibre) or importer, it will apply at the time the purchase was made.

It happens that many people acquire apparently unlocked iPhones on Amazon and when they go to the official agent to repair a fault they find out that

the phone had been originally purchased with a plan from a United States telephone company


Faced with this situation, the only ones that provide a guarantee for a sale in Argentina are



, such as MacStation or iPoint, among others.

They have access to the data of the Apple Store, with which they check the date of issuance of the invoice and the validity of the guarantee.


Look also

Apple presented the iPhone 13 at its most important event of the year: price of new models

Apple Watch Series 7, iPad and iPad Mini: all the products that Apple presented with the iPhone 13

Source: clarin

All tech articles on 2021-09-18

You may like

Trends 24h


© Communities 2019 - Privacy