Technology October 18, 2021
Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) will offer the innovative and elegant iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13, and iPhone 13 mini with Signature Plans for a worry-free postpaid experience on the country’s fastest 5G network.
Redesigned inside and out, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max introduce the most advanced pro camera system ever on iPhone, Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion, improved battery life, the Apple-designed A15 Bionic chip with 5-core GPU, while the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini feature the most advanced dual-camera system ever in iPhone and the powerhouse A15 Bionic chip in a sleek and durable design.
Customers will be able to pre-order the iPhone 13 lineup beginning on Oct. 15, with availability on Oct. 22. For complete pricing and availability details, please visit https://smart.com.ph/Postpaid/signature.
“We are thrilled to finally offer the iPhone 13 to our subscribers, who can make the most of its most advanced features powered by Smart, the fastest 5G network in the Philippines. With this powerful lineup, we hope more users will finally upgrade to 5G and enjoy next-level speeds to achieve more in their careers and passions,” said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.
Featuring an advanced 5G experience with more 5G bands, the iPhone 13 lineup works in more places on 5G for greater coverage and performance.1
Available in four stunning finishes — graphite, gold, silver, and the all-new sierra blue — iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, introduce an all-new Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion featuring an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz, making the touch experience even faster and more responsive.
They also introduce the best battery life ever on iPhone with iPhone 13 Pro Max, lasting up to two and a half hours longer in a day than iPhone 12 Pro Max, a new storage capacity of 1TB, and are protected by the Ceramic Shield front cover, tougher than any smartphone glass.
With new Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras, the pro camera system gets its biggest advancement ever capturing stunning photos and video, powered by the Apple-designed A15 Bionic.
These technologies enable impressive new photo capabilities like macro photography on the new Ultra Wide camera and up to 2.2x improved low-light performance on the new Wide camera, and new computational photography features like Photographic Styles to personalize the look of images in the Camera app, and Night mode on all cameras.
Video takes a huge leap forward offering Cinematic mode for beautiful depth-of-field transitions, macro video, Time-lapse and Slo-mo, and even better low-light performance.
Both models also offer end-to-end pro workflows in Dolby Vision, and for the first time, ProRes, only available on iPhone.
The next generation iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini feature a beautiful design with sleek flat edges in five gorgeous new colors — pink, blue, midnight, starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED.2
Both models feature major innovations including the most advanced dual-camera system ever on iPhone — with a new Wide camera with bigger pixels and sensor-shift optical image stabilization offering improvements in low light photos and videos, a new way to personalize the camera with Photographic Styles, and Cinematic mode, which brings a new dimension to video storytelling.
Equipped with the Apple-designed A15 Bionic, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini also boast super-fast performance and power efficiency, longer battery life, a brighter Super Retina XDR display that brings content to life, incredible durability with the Ceramic Shield front cover, double the entry-level storage at 128GB, an industry-leading IP68 rating for water resistance, and an advanced 5G experience.
The latest and most advanced iPhones yet are best experienced on Signature Plan L, which comes with monthly 15 GB open-access data, Unlimited AllNet Calls and Texts, and 150 minutes PLDT Calls, and a Data Rollover feature which means all unused data allocation from the previous month will be carried over to the following month.
Under Signature Plan L, customers can get the iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB) for P3,199 per month with a one-time cashout of P13,720 or have the iPhone 13 Pro (128GB) for P2,999 per month with a one-time cashout of P12,400.
With the same plan, customers can also get the iPhone 13 (128GB) for P2,699 per month with a one-time cashout of P7,400 or the iPhone 13 mini (128GB) for P2,499 per month with a one-time cashout of P6,150.
Recontracting subscribers have the option to do full monthly amortization with no cashout.
Customers can make the most of the latest iPhones powered by Smart, the Philippines’ Fastest 5G network as certified by Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, with median download and upload speeds that are twice as fast as its closest rival.
According to Ookla’s analysis of Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q2 2021, Apple devices perform faster on the Smart 5G network, with a median download speed of 208.76 Mbps and median upload speed of 20.25 Mbps.
Ookla also recognized Smart as the Most Reliable 5G Mobile Operator in the Philippines after it obtained the highest scores for 5G Consistency and 5G Availability in the country.
Since Smart pioneered the country’s first 5G commercial service last year, the telco has fired up over 4,400 5G sites in more than 4,000 areas across the country, making Smart the first, fastest, and widest 5G network in the Philippines.
With Smart 5G, subscribers can enjoy next-level speeds for their online activities: send heavy work files in an instant, download a 20-minute episode from Netflix in seconds, stream high-resolution videos without buffering, or play high-bandwidth mobile games without delay.
Subscribers from other telco providers can now make the Smart move and experience the fastest 5G connection from Smart without changing their number via Mobile Number Portability (MNP).
To switch to Smart, visit x.smart/switch or visit the nearest Smart Store. You can also make the Smart move via the GigaLife App.
Smart Signature subscribers will also exclusively receive a FREE Apple Music subscription for 6 months, which they may activate via Smart’s GigaLife App, to enjoy the music app’s incredible catalog of 75 million songs, ad-free.
Designed for music lovers, Apple Music offers songs in immersive Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos providing listeners a revolutionary experience that brings true multidimensional sound and clarity — now with Dynamic Head Tracking capabilities.
Apple Music also offers its full catalog in Lossless Audio so that users can unlock amazing definition and stream songs in their original, uncompromised quality.
Subscribers can also level up their listening experience with the Apple AirPods (2nd Generation), available as an add-on purchase exclusively for existing and renewing customers.
To give customers a better hands-on experience on the latest Apple devices, Smart has also rolled out the Apple Carrier Program with special experiential hubs at key Smart Stores nationwide. Smart is the first telco in the Philippines to house these Apple-dedicated sections in its stores.
For more details on pricing and data plans, please visit https://smart.com.ph/Postpaid/signature.
For more details on Apple products, please visit www.apple.com.
1 Data plan is required. 5G, Gigabit LTE, VoLTE, and Wi-Fi calling are available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds are based on theoretical throughput and vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on 5G and LTE support, customers can contact their carrier or visit apple.com/iphone/cellular.
2 Every iPhone 13 (PRODUCT)RED purchase now contributes directly to the Global Fund to combat pandemics like COVID-19 and AIDS.