Apple has announced the launch of the iPhone 13, which will be available later this month.

The latest iteration of the smartphone will ship from 24th September at a price starting at £679 for the iPhone 13 Mini, £779 for the regular model, £949 for the Pro, and £1,049 for the top-spec iPhone 13 Pro Max.

All four versions will be available to pre-order from this Friday (17th September).

The announcement, which was made during a special streaming event on Tuesday, also revealed some of the iPhone 13’s new features and improvements.

The device will feature the company’s newest A15 chip, which Apple said was up to 50% faster than its rivals.

Apple said that this would allow users to “fly through” demanding workloads.

There will also be a larger battery and, in conjunction with the more efficient chip, this should provide up to an extra two and a half hours of use between charges.

The company’s vice-president Kaiann Drance said that there would also be a brighter OLED display and the iPhone’s most advanced dual camera system yet.

The camera upgrade features a reduction of the ‘notch’ on the front of the device, resulting in a 20% reduction of the black bar.

It will also have a new ‘cinema mode’ for video, allowing users to quickly shift the focus from foreground to background and vice versa.

The new iPhones will be available in a new range of colours, including pink, blue, midnight, starlight and red.