Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: Everything you need to know about the big iPhone!

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: Everything you need to know about the big iPhone!

Apple has just announced the brand new iPhone 13 series of devices comprising the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 series is also accompanied by the Apple Watch 7. Just as we’ve come to expect from Apple over the years, the iPhone 13 series brings some minor improvements over the iPhone 12 series. A smaller notch, bigger camera sensors, smoother display, and some under-the-hood improvements. The Pro variants are the ones that have received notable upgrades, so let’s take a look at the iPhone 13 Pro Max and see what’s new.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

Here’s a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about the iPhone 13 Pro Max. From specifications and new features to case suggestions and FAQs, you’ll find everything here. If you’re looking for something specific, feel free to navigate to the relevant section using the index below.

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iPhone 13 Pro Max: Price and Availability

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has been launched in various regions across the world with availability depending on where you’re located. In the US and several other countries, the iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available for pre-order from 17th September and will be available to buy on 24th September. The pricing goes as follows.

Sl. No.DeviceUSAUKEUUAE/DubaiIndia
1iPhone 13 Pro Max — 128GB$1,099£1,049€1,149AED 4,699₹1,29,900
2iPhone 13 Pro Max — 256GB$1,199£1,149€1,269AED 5,199₹1,39,900
3iPhone 13 Pro Max — 512GB$1,399£1,349€1,499AED 5,969₹1,59,900
4iPhone 13 Pro Max — 1TB$1,599£1,549€1,729AED 6,819₹1,79,900
    iPhone 13 Pro Max
    The iPhone 13 Pro Max brings some notable improvements like a 120Hz display, a smaller notch, the A15 chip, and better cameras.

iPhone 13 Pro Max: Colors

Unlike the standard iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini that’s available in five glossy and fun color options, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a matte-textured back and comes in four different color options — Graphite, Gold, Silver, and Pacific Blue. The colors are slightly muted compared to the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini to give it a more sober look. The stainless steel frame however, is glossy and color-matched to the back of the phone.

    iPhone 13 Pro Max

    Graphite

    The graphite colorway looks similar to Apple's space grey from the past.
    iPhone 13 Pro Max

    Gold

    If you like your phone shiny, the Gold color is for you.
    iPhone 13 Pro Max

    Silver

    The silver variant is slightly more subtle and looks elegant.
    Sierra Blue
    This is the new color this year that stands out and gives you a unique look.

iPhone 13 Pro Max: Specifications

SpecificationiPhone 13 Pro Max
Build
  • Stainless steel frame
  • Ceramic shield display
  • Glass back
Dimensions & Weight
  • 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.65 mm
  • 240g
Display
  • 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • HDR10
  • 1284 x 2778 pixels
  • 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • True-tone
SoCApple A15 Bionic
RAM & Storage
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB storage
Battery & Charging
  • 4,352mAh
  • 20W fast charging
  • 15W wireless charging via MagSafe
SecurityFace ID
Rear Cameras
  • 12MP Primary, f/1.5, OIS
  • 12MP ultra-wide, f/1.8
  • 12MP telephoto, OIS, 3X zoom
  • LiDAR scanner
Front Camera12MP f/2.2
PortsLightning port
AudioStereo Speakers
Connectivity
  • 5G (sub-6GHz and mmWave)
  • UWB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • NFC
SoftwareiOS 15
Other Features
  • IP68
  • Apple Pay
  • eSIM support
  • Compatible with MagSafe accessories

Design

Apple gave the iPhone 12 series a design overhaul with squared-off edges similar to the iPhone 5. The iPhone 13 series retains the same design language without any major changes. The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a stainless steel frame with a glossy exterior. The frame is color-matched to the back of the phone depending on what color you choose. The bottom of the phone houses the lightning port which unfortunately still hasn’t been replaced by USB-C. The primary speaker grille and microphone flank the charging port.

On the right, we have what Apple refers to as the ‘side button’ which activates Siri upon a long-press and can also be used to power the device on and off. The left side of the frame houses the SIM tray along with the volume rockers and a mute switch.

iPhone 13 Pro blue

As mentioned earlier, the back of the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a matte texture with the camera module surrounded by glossy glass. The iPhone 13 Pro Max is slightly thicker than its predecessor thanks to a slightly larger battery, and probably to accommodate the new Pro-motion 120Hz display. The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a large camera module to accommodate the bigger sensors, just like last year’s iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The squared edges had mixed reactions last year with regards to ergonomics. While some people like the design and said it made the phone easier to grip, some consumers weren’t too happy with the new design since it didn’t fit too well in the hand. The iPhone 11 and previous iPhone devices had curved edges that would feel natural to hold in the hand. The iPhone 13 Pro Max retains the flat edges and is slightly heavier and thicker than the iPhone 12 Pro Max. So it would be interesting to see how it feels in the hand. The iPhone 12 Pro Max wasn’t the most ergonomic phone and going by the dimensions, it seems like it’s only got worse with the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Display

This is the department where the iPhone 13 Pro Max gets the biggest improvement compared to its predecessors. After years of Android phones having high refresh rate displays, Apple has finally joined the club with the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The iPad Pro has had a Pro-motion display for a while now and it’s finally made its way to the iPhone 13 series, albeit only on the Pro models.

The 6.7 inch display on the iPhone 13 Pro Max is now an LTPO panel that can achieve refresh rates from 10Hz up to 120Hz. This is similar to the implementation we’ve seen on some Samsung devices like the Galaxy S21 Ultra or even the new Galaxy Z Fold 3. The display is an OLED panel that looks vibrant and comes with Apple’s True-tone technology. You can view HDR content on the display with the peak brightness going all the way up to 1,200 nits.

iPhone 13 Pro Max display

Another big change in terms of the display on the iPhone 13 Pro Max is the shrinking of the notch. Apple introduced a full-screen display with a notch in 2017 with the iPhone X. Since then, the notch has remained on all the new iPhone devices while the competition has moved to punch-hole cutouts and even under-display cameras. While that’s rumored to come to the iPhone 14 next year, Apple has shrunk the notch slightly on the iPhone 13 series.

The earpiece now sits at the top of the display which has allowed Apple to reduce the size of the notch compared to previous-gen iPhone devices. It’s still there and quite prominent though, which is a letdown given how far other OEMs have progressed in terms of display technology. We’re glad to see a 120Hz display though — something every smartphone enthusiast was asking for and Apple finally listened.

The OLED displays on previous iPhone devices were one of the most color-accurate and pleasing to look at panels out there and with the addition of a high refresh rate panel, the iPhone 13 Pro Max now has one of the best displays on any phone especially to consume or even make content. The display edges remain flat like last year’s iPhone devices.

SoC, RAM, and Storage

Every year, Apple gives the iPhone an internal refresh with its latest mobile platform and this year is no different. The iPhone 13 Pro Max gets Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset based on the 5nm manufacturing process. Going by the history of Apple’s chips, the A15 Bionic is one of the most powerful smartphone chipsets that can run anything you throw at it. Be it the heaviest of games or rendering 4K videos, the iPhone 13 Pro Max can do it all without breaking a sweat, thanks to the A15 chipset.

iPhone 13 Pro max performance

It’s not just about the raw performance of the chipset. Apple’s software is very well optimized to run with the onboard hardware since Apple makes both the elements. This allows for a seamless and streamlined experience while using the device. The A15 Bionic is based on the same 5nm architecture as last year’s A14 Bionic, but brings some notable improvements in terms of battery efficiency. The A14 Bionic was already a performance powerhouse and the A15 Bionic only builds on it and further strengthens the lead.

Apple never discloses the capacity of RAM on a new iPhone explicitly and hasn’t done so this time too. However, just like the iPhone 12 Pro Max, the iPhone 13 Pro Max also has 6GB of RAM, 2GB more than the standard iPhone 13 model. As for storage, the iPhone 13 Pro Max starts with 128GB as the base variant, with 256GB and 512GB options following it. For the first time, we now have a 1TB storage option for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. If you shoot a lot of 4K 60fps video on your iPhone and use it as your main media machine, you’ll certainly appreciate the extra storage.

Camera and Camera Features

Until last year, the standard and Max variants of the iPhone didn’t have a lot of differences, other than the obviously larger display and higher capacity battery. That however changed with the iPhone 12 Pro Max last year. The 12 Pro Max had a larger primary sensor that let in more light along with sensor-shift image stabilization, similar to IBIS that’s found on mirrorless cameras.

Along with improvements to the primary camera, the iPhone 12 Pro Max also had a better telephoto lens that let in more light, as well as a larger 2.5X magnification instead of 2X on the standard Pro. This time, Apple has brought those same camera improvements to the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a larger primary sensor with f/1.5 aperture which helps with low-light photography, and also gets a better telephoto lens with 3X optical zoom. The primary lens also has sensor-shift stabilization just like the 12 Pro Max.

iPhone 13 Pro Max camera

The ultra-wide camera on the iPhone 13 Pro Max has improved the most with a wider f/1.8 aperture and autofocus. This will improve the low-light capabilities of the ultra-wide camera. There’s a 12MP front-facing selfie camera. All the cameras have night mode. Apple’s Smart HDR algorithms are present to optimize the photos clicked from the cameras on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The three cameras on the rear are accompanied by a LiDAR sensor that’s used for depth information while clicking portrait shots, especially in low light.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max can shoot cinema-grade videos which can shift focus based on the elements present in the frame. Apple is calling this Cinematic Mode. All four cameras on the iPhone 13 Pro Max can shoot videos up to 4K at 60fps. The iPhone has been one of the best devices to shoot videos with and it’s only got better this year. Apple introduced ProRAW last year with the Pro series and the iPhone 13 Pro Max also has the feature. Deep Fusion and the ability to shoot HDR videos are also present. The ultra-wide camera on the iPhone 13 Pro Max can now also shoot macro shots.

iPhone 13 Pro Max promo image

The iPhone 12 series already had one of the best cameras out there and with the improvements on the iPhone 13 Pro Max, it’s only got better. With the Pixel 6 series right around the corner, it would be interesting to see how the two phones compare in terms of cameras.

Battery and Charging

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has got a slight bump in battery capacity compared to last year. That, when coupled with a chip that has improved efficiency, should ideally result in better battery life. However, it’s important to note the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 120Hz display which will impact the battery life. Apple claims that the 4,352mAh battery will last up to 2.5 hours more than the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

iPhone 13 Pro gold

The battery life will also depend on your usage patterns and the duration for which the display stays at 120Hz throughout the day. If you’re going to play games that support the high refresh rate or constantly scroll on social media, the display will run at 120Hz for the majority of the time which may result in quick depletion of the battery. The iPhone 12 Pro Max had excellent battery life and was among the best flagships in terms of battery. We expect the iPhone 13 Pro Max to retain the crown in this department.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has the same 20W fast-charging tech from last year which can charge your iPhone up to 50% in 30 minutes. However, the charger is not included in the box and will have to be bought separately. Apple introduced MagSafe charging with the iPhone 12 series and it’s made its way to the iPhone 13 series as well. There are no new improvements in terms of charging speeds with MagSafe and it’s still capped at the same 15W output as last year. MagSafe can be used to attach other accessories too.

5G and Connectivity

Apple brought 5G capabilities to the iPhone last year with the iPhone 12 series. Of course, the iPhone 13 Pro Max also has 5G connectivity and is truly a global phone when it comes to network and bands support. The iPhone 13 Pro Max has support for all the relevant 5G bands from across the globe so you don’t have to worry about compatibility. You get support for both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a single physical SIM slot along with support for a secondary eSIM. In China and Hong Kong, the iPhone 13 Pro Max will have physical dual-SIM slots. You get Wi-Fi 6 support on the 13 Pro Max along with Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. Apple Pay is present and so is the U1 chip for UWB connectivity. Accessories like the AirTag will be able to communicate with the iPhone 13 Pro Max to allow for precision finding.

Software

The iPhone 13 Pro Max runs iOS 15 out of the box, which is Apple’s latest smartphone OS. iOS 15 brings some useful new features with it and improves the overall usability of the device. For starters, you can now make FaceTime calls with your buddies who use an Android device, share your screen and watch movies and shows with your friends via FaceTime, use different microphone modes to either silence or amplify sounds in the background, and improved ways to view shared content.

iOS 15

iOS 15 also improves the way your notifications are displayed by stacking them into groups based on the apps sending them. Apple has also introduced various focus modes to help you keep distractions at bay throughout the day. The camera app is also new with support for Live Text which can copy text from your photos, and you can even drag and drop the copied text to the Notes app or any other app across iOS 15. There have been several improvements made to Siri, Safari, Weather, and Spotlight Search too. You can also view privacy reports on iOS 15 that tell you which app had access to what information on your phone.

iOS 15 brings some nice software features, but it’s still missing some features we would love to see being added.

Security and Extras

Apple ditched TouchID on the iPhone in favor of Face ID and that’s what you get on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. There were rumors about an in-display fingerprint scanner coming to the iPhone 13 series but that unfortunately turned out to be false. The Face ID sensors reside in the notch above the display which is thankfully smaller this time around. The notch houses the IR camera and the dot projector, which work in tandem to produce a 3D model of your face, which is then scanned to unlock your phone.

iPhone 13 pro max

Face ID can be used to unlock the phone as well as authorize purchases. Given the present situation where wearing a mask is compulsory in a lot of places across the world, bringing back Touch ID would have made a lot of sense, but Apple has stuck with Face ID as the only biometric authentication on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. With the iPhone 14 Pro supposedly getting a full-screen display with a hole-punch next year, let’s hope Apple brings back Touch ID and puts the scanner below the display.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max is IP68 rated for dust and water resistance so you can take it in the pool for underwater selfies. The display is covered with what Apple refers to as Ceramic Shield, which adds a layer of protection that’s supposedly stronger than Corning’s Gorilla Glass.

Official Cases and Accessories

Every year, the iPhone launch is accompanied by some official accessories for the iPhone. This time too, Apple has launched official cases and covers for the iPhone 13 Pro Max with support for MagSafe charging and accessories. You can buy any of the cases or accessories along with your iPhone 13 Pro Max to either protect it or improve its functionality. Some accessories like the charger are vital in case you don’t have an existing charging brick that has a USB-C port.

    Silicone Case for iPhone 13 Pro Max

    Soft case

    This is Apple's official Silicone case with MagSafe.
    Leather Case for iPhone 13 Pro Max

    Looks classy

    This is Apple's official leather case with MagSafe.
    Clear Case for iPhone 13 Pro Max

    Clear and protective

    This is Apple's official transparent case with MagSafe.
    MagSafe Charger (15W)

    For wireless charging

    Apple's MagSafe charger can wireless charge your iPhone at up to 15W.
    MagSafe Battery Pack

    Power on the go

    The MagSafe battery pack can charge your phone on the go.
    Apple 20W Fast Charger

    USB-C charger

    This adaptor will fast-charge your iPhone at 20W.

Our Recommendations and Suggested Readings

While this page should give you an extensive idea about the iPhone 13 Pro Max and all its new features, there will be certain specific topics you may be interested in, like how the phone compares to another phone in this price range, or how the iPhone 13 Pro Max fares compared to its predecessor, etc.

While we work on our review of the iPhone 13 Pro Max, we suggest you take a look at some of the other articles around the device that will help you make a wise decision.

We’ll add more articles to this section once we have the devices in hand, and compare them to other popular devices. If you’re looking for the best cases, screen protectors, and other third-party accessories, you’ll find them linked in the FAQ section below.

iPhone 13 Pro Max: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you plan on buying the iPhone 13 Pro Max, you might have several questions that you want to be answered or some doubts about certain aspects of the device that you want to be clarified. Listed below are several frequently asked questions about the iPhone 13 Pro Max right from what’s inside the box to how you can transfer data from your old iPhone to your brand new iPhone 13 Pro Max. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, feel free to leave it in the comments section below and if it’s relevant, we’ll answer it and add it to this section.

When did the iPhone 13 Pro Max release?

The iPhone 13 Pro Max was announced on 14th September 2021 alongside the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, and the iPhone 13 Pro. You can pre-book the iPhone 13 Pro Max starting on 17th September and the phone will go on sale on 24th September 2021.

What is in the iPhone 13 Pro Max box?

With the iPhone 12 series last year, Apple got rid of the charger and the earbuds from inside the box, The same tradition continues this year with the iPhone 13 series. The iPhone 13 Pro Max box has the phone itself, lightning to USB-C cable, user manuals, an Apple sticker, and a SIM ejector tool.

Does the iPhone 13 Pro Max come with a charger in the box?

No, the iPhone 13 Pro Max doesn’t come with a charger in the box. You will have to buy one separately. Refer to the official cases section in this article to purchase the 20W adaptor from Apple.

Does the iPhone 13 Pro Max come with AirPods in the box?

We wish Apple bundled in freebies with the new iPhone but that’s unfortunately not the case. You don’t get AirPods in the box with the iPhone 13 Pro Max. You’ll have to buy them separately.

Do I need a case or screen protector on the iPhone 13 Pro Max?

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a stainless steel frame that’s quite resilient against drops. The ceramic shield display is also quite strong but in no way drop-resistant. Glass is glass, and glass breaks. The ceramic shield glass also compromises slightly on scratch resistance for better impact resistance, so it’s best to use a screen protector and a case with your iPhone 13 Pro Max. Repairs are expensive and you certainly don’t want to spend more on a shattered display or back when you’ve already paid a premium for the device.

We have compiled some of the best iPhone 13 Pro Max cases and iPhone 13 Pro Max screen protectors that you can buy along with the phone to protect it. If you don’t like adding a lot of bulk to your device, you can pick up a thin case. If you want the best protection, we would suggest getting a rugged case.

Does the iPhone 13 Pro Max have a 120Hz display?

YES! Finally, Apple has heard everyone’s plea and decided to include a Pro-motion 120Hz display on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. When you enable low-power mode though, the refresh rate of the display drops back to 60Hz.

Does the iPhone 13 Pro Max have a smaller notch?

The iPhone 13 Pro Max indeed has a 20% smaller notch compared to its predecessor. Apple moved the earpiece from the center of the notch to the top of the display to shrink the notch.

Does the iPhone 13 Pro Max have Face ID? Does the smaller notch affect Face ID?

The iPhone 13 Pro Max uses Face ID for biometric authentication. You can use Face ID to unlock the device or authorize purchases from the App Store. The shrunken notch will not affect Face ID and it will continue to work just like it did on previous iPhone devices.

Does the iPhone 13 Pro Max have Touch ID?

No, the iPhone 13 Pro Max doesn’t have Touch ID. There were some early rumors of Apple putting a Touch ID sensor under the display but that hasn’t happened with the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Does the iPhone 13 Pro Max have an M1 chip?

Apple introduced the M1 chip on the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro last year, and they also used it on the new iPad Pro this year. However, the iPhone 13 Pro Max doesn’t get the M1 chip but instead, uses Apple’s A15 Bionic chip for the CPU.

Is the iPhone 13 Pro Max Waterproof? What is its IP rating?

The iPhone 13 Pro Max is water-resistant but not waterproof. What this means is you can take the iPhone 13 Pro Max inside a pool but there’s no guarantee there won’t be any harm caused to your phone. In fact, Apple doesn’t cover water damage in its warranty so it’s always wise to keep your electronics away from water. The iPhone 13 Pro Max is IP68 rated so an accidental spill shouldn’t cause any harm. According to Apple, you can immerse the iPhone 13 in water for a period of up to 30 minutes at depth of up to 6 meters.

Does the iPhone 13 Pro Max have a USB C port? Is the iPhone 13 Pro Max portless?

No, the iPhone 13 Pro Max doesn’t have a USB-C port and is still unfortunately stuck with a lightning port. Since it has a lightning port, it’s obviously not portless.

Does the iPhone 13 Pro have Magsafe?

Yes, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is compatible with MagSafe accessories which means it has the MagSafe coils on the rear that can be used to attach magnetic accessories. You can use the MagSafe charger, wallet, battery pack, and other third-party MagSafe accessories with the iPhone 13 Pro max.

Does the iPhone 13 Pro Max have Qi Wireless Charging?

Along with charging wirelessly via MagSafe, the iPhone 13 Pro Max can also be charged via a standard Qi Wireless Charger.

Can the iPhone 13 Pro Max fast charge?

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has support for up to 20W wired charging which can charge the iPhone 13 Pro Max from 0-50% in about 30 minutes. If you use a MagSafe charger, you can charge the iPhone 13 Pro Max at up to 15W.

How many Cameras does the iPhone 13 Pro Max have?

On the rear, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has three camera lenses — a primary 12MP shooter, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, and a 12MP 3X telephoto lens. The three cameras are accompanied by a LiDAR scanner for depth information. The front houses a single 12MP camera for selfies.

Can the iPhone 13 Pro Max shoot 4K videos? What FPS can it shoot at?

The iPhone 13 Pro Max can indeed shoot 4K videos at up to 60fps from all four cameras on board. You can also shoot at 4K 120fps if you’re recording slow-motion videos. You can also shoot Dolby Vision HDR videos and Cienamtic Mode videos using the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Can the iPhone 13 Pro Max shoot 8K videos?

No, the iPhone 13 Pro Max doesn’t have the ability to shoot 8K videos.

Does the iPhone 13 Pro Max support satellite communication?

No, there’s no support for satellite communication on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. You’ll need to have a working network plan to be able to make calls and send text messages on the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Does the iPhone 13 Pro Max support Wi-Fi 6?

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has support for Wi-Fi 6.

Does the iPhone 13 Pro Max support Bluetooth 5.2?

No, the iPhone 13 Pro Max only supports up to Bluetooth 5.0.

What 5G bands does the iPhone 13 Pro Max support?

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has support for these 5G bands —

  • 5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79)
  • 5G NR mmWave (Bands n258, n260, n261)

Does the iPhone 13 Pro Max support eSIM? Does it support Dual SIM?

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has one physical SIM slot and support for eSIM for the secondary SIM. In some regions like China and Hong Kong, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a physical secondary SIM slot and no eSIM. In regions like the USA, the phone can be used with dual eSIM too. It’s best to check in with your carrier on how they support connectivity on the iPhone before making a purchase.

How do I back up my old iPhone and restore it to the iPhone 13 Pro Max?

If you have an old iPhone and you’re upgrading to the iPhone 13 Pro Max, you can back up and restore all your data by following some simple steps. This will help you transfer all your data including your photos and installed apps to your new phone and you’ll feel right at home. You can follow our guide on how to back up your data from your old iPhone and restore it on your new iPhone 13 Pro Max.

How do I factory reset my iPhone 13 Pro Max?

If you’re facing any issues with your phone or you’re planning to give your phone to someone else, you might want to reset your iPhone 13 Pro Max to its factory state. You can do so by following our guide on how to factory reset your iPhone.

How many software updates will my iPhone 13 Pro Max get?

Going by Apple’s history, you can expect at least five years of software updates on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The iPhone 6s was launched in 2015 and is set to receive the iOS 15 update whenever it comes out. You can expect updates up to iOS 20 to arrive on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Even after that, Apple will continue to support the device with security updates for a few years.

How do I update my iPhone 13 Pro Max?

If there’s a new software update, it’s always advisable to install it and update your phone to the latest software version to stay up to date with security patches, bug fixes, and new features. You can update your iPhone 13 Pro Max by following our how to update your iPhone guide.

How much warranty does Apple offer on the iPhone 13 Pro?

Apple gives you a standard one year warranty with the iPhone 13 Pro Max. This warranty is applicable for any manufacturing issues or defects that may occur on their own. The warranty won’t cover hardware damage that’s caused by an internal source. If you drop your phone and shatter the display, the replacement won’t be covered under warranty. Apple doesn’t cover water damage in their warranty either.

Does Apple offer an international warranty with the iPhone 13 Pro Max?

Yes, the iPhone 13 Pro Max comes with an international warranty so regardless of where you buy the device from, you can claim the warranty in your country without any issues.

Do I need to buy Apple Care for my iPhone 13 Pro Max?

If you’re prone to dropping your phone frequently and you don’t like using a case, we would suggest investing in Apple Care+ so your repair costs are minimal, in case you end up damaging your iPhone 13 Pro Max. If you’re someone who uses their phone carefully with a screen protector and case at all times, Apple Care+ may not be necessary. If you plan on using your phone for an extended period, let’s say over two to three years, Apple Care+ might be a wise investment.

Does Apple Pay work with the iPhone 13 Pro Max?

Yes, Apple Pay is supported on the iPhone 13 Pro Max and you can use it to make contactless payments.

Will the Apple Watch and AirPods work with the iPhone 13 Pro Max?

Both the Apple Watch and the AirPods are designed to work with all iPhone devices so yes, they will work absolutely fine with the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Along with older generations of the Apple Watch, the newly launched Apple Watch Series 7 will also work with the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Can I use other earbuds and smartwatches with the iPhone 13 Pro Max?

You can use just about any pair of earbuds that connect via Bluetooth with the iPhone 13 Pro and you won’t have any issues. You can also use a wired pair of earphones or headphones with your iPhone 13 Pro Max with the help of a lightning to 3.5mm adaptor.

As far as smartwatches are concerned, a few OEMs don’t have companion apps for iOS which may prevent you from using them with an iPhone. The newly launched Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 for example, is not compatible with an iPhone. Make sure you check the smartwatch manufacturer’s website to confirm if the device works with an iPhone.

Does the iPhone 13 Pro Max support Apple Pencil? Does it support any other stylus?

No, the iPhone 13 Pro Max doesn’t have support for the Apple Pencil. For now, it’s just the iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Air, and the iPad Pro that has support for the Apple Pencil. The iPhone 13 Pro Max doesn’t support any other type of stylus either. You can however use a generic capacitive stylus that emulates a touch input with the iPhone 13 Pro Max.


That’s pretty much everything you need to know about Apple’s new iPhone 13 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 Pro Max brings some much-needed improvements that make it more competitive against modern-day flagship smartphones. The 120Hz display is a welcome addition along with the smaller notch. While we would have loved to see a hole-punch display, a smaller notch isn’t too bad considering we’re rumored to get a full-screen display next year.

The cameras have also got better this time with bigger sensors and better stabilization. The bigger battery should also help with managing the 120Hz display and ensuring the phone lasts a complete day on a full charge. Apart from these improvements, the rest of the package remains identical to last year’s iPhone. Another notable improvement is the base storage on the standard iPhone 13 has been bumped up to 128GB instead of 64GB, and the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are now available as a 1TB option.

iphone 13 feature image

Lastly, Apple has stuck to the base price of $1,099 for the iPhone 13 Pro Max which is the same as last year. The new improvements make the iPhone 13 Pro Max an enticing deal, especially at the same asking price. However, the recent iPhone 14 leaks might end up spoiling Apple’s party since next year’s iPhone is shaping up to bring some radical changes and improvements. It’s still too early to say anything about the iPhone 14 though, especially since all the information right now is just based on speculation.

What do you think about the iPhone 13 Pro Max? Are you planning to pick one up? Are you glad that Apple finally included some modern features on the iPhone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Sumukh Rao
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A tech fanatic with a hunger for knowledge in the ever-growing field of science and technology. An avid quizzer and a gadget critic who loves simplifying tech for the masses has a keen interest in modding Android devices.