It’s this time of year when Apple made announcements about its new brand new iPhone 13 series, discounted certain models from the past, and also discontinued some. If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, should you consider buying a brand new iPhone 13 series?
Pre-orders began on Friday in the first round of countries, and the phones will begin to ship on the 24th of September (Friday the following week). The below table for the price of models that come with base storage available in various countries:
|iPhone Mini 13||iPhone 13||iPhone 13 Pro||iPhone 13 Pro Max|
|US||USD 700||USD 800||USD 1,000||USD 1,100|
|Canada||CAD 95||1.100 CAD||1,400 CAD||1,550 CAD|
|UK||GBP 680||GBP 780||GBP 950||GBP 1,050|
|Ireland||EUR 830||EUR 930||EUR 1,180||EUR 1,280|
|Australia||1200 AUD||1,350 AUD||1.700 AUD||1,850 AUD|
|Germany||EUR 800||EUR 900||EUR 1,150||EUR 1,250|
|France||EUR 810||EUR 910||EUR 1,160||EUR 1,260|
|Italy||EUR 840||EUR 940||EUR 1,190||EUR 1,290|
|Poland||3.600 PLN||4200 PLN||5200 PLN||5700 PLN|
|India||INR 70,000||INR 80,000||INR 120,000||INR 130,000|
|Malaysia||MYR 3,400||MYR 3,900||MYR 4,900||MYR 5,300|
|Thailand||THB 26,000||THB 30,000||THB 39,000||THB 43,000|
|China||CNY 5,200||CNY CNY||CNY 8,800||CNY 9,900 CNY|
In terms of storage, the iPhone 13 and 13 mini have now been priced at 128GB in storage, whereas their predecessors only included 64GB of storage as a starting point. There’s no need to shell out an additional $100 or EUR120 (64GB isn’t uncommon nowadays). Also, since the costs are similar, this is an essentially free upgrade. The new model also comes with a model that has 512GB of storage, which seems a bit excessive for a non-Pro model.
The Pros are the exception. they’re the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max were able to use the same storage base as the previous season (128GB) and the same price, with the exception of the introduction of the 1TB model that is new.
Pro models were the first iPhones that feature high-refresh screen resolutions (120Hz) as well as an Apple A15 chip that has an additional GPU core, significantly upgraded camera sensors (larger sensors, and 3x magnification for the tele camera), and longer battery life (by approximately 2.5 hours when compared to 12-inch Pro series) as well as other enhancements such as Dual eSIM.
- The 13, and the 13 mini-feature larger, more vibrant displays, but they’re still operating at 60 Hz. The processor is speedier than the previous model, however, the GPU comes with four cores (vs. 5 cores found on those Pro handsets). The cameras are upgraded too, so provided you don’t look to see a telephoto lens on a phone not designed for Pro. Additionally, battery life was enhanced and will last approximately 1.5 hours longer than 12-series models.
Apple has ceased production of its iPhone 12 Pro series, however, there will be models available at stores that are not Apple for a while to arrive. It’s iPhone 12 and 12 mini are in use and got $100 price reductions up to $700 and $500, respectively. The iPhone 11 and iPhone SE (2020) remain kicking around with similar discounts of $100 up to $300 and $500, respectively.
So, if you’re searching for a new phone would it be an iPhone 13? If so, what model? Or maybe one of the earlier models?