Its that time of the year again. The prices of iPhones are starting to drop and there is a chance that you are going to get a better deal online or offline from your local mobile phone retailer. If the dealer is desperate to sell you an iPhone, expect something extra like a free case or extra discounts on second-generation AirPods. What dealers haven’t resolved is the confusion between the current iPhone and what’s yet to come.
Right now, if you ask an expert about getting an iPhone 13, you’re likely to get one of two responses. Waiting for a new iPhone 14 or upgrading it might be a good idea, as there are many deals. The latest rumors and reports on Apple’s next iPhone 14 series will come with several upgrades that will likely make it better than the iPhone 13. However, not every feature or upgrade can change your smartphone experience.
So should you buy the iPhone 13 now or wait for the iPhone 14? Here are reasons to buy an iPhone now as well as reasons to wait for the next iPhone.
Reasons to upgrade to the iPhone 13 lineup right now
The notch is going nowhere: The standard iPhone 14 models will retain the notch. This will include the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max. Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models could feature a hole-and-pill-shaped display. This is going to be a significant design change to differentiate between the Pro and non-Pro models. If that’s something Apple has planned for this year’s non-Pro models, there’s no reason to pick the iPhone 14 over the iPhone 13. After all, both the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 will look similar in design.
The best cameras on the iPhone 13 are: Of course, the iPhone 14 Pro model is rumored to get a 48MP wide-angle camera, which will allow the devices to take more detailed shots. The regular iPhone 14 is believed to feature the same 12MP sensor that was seen in the iPhone 13 series. Expect minor camera improvements on the iPhone 14 series compared to the regular iPhone 13, but the results aren’t going to be dramatic. Sure, Apple will market the iPhone 14’s cameras as truly exceptional, but that doesn’t make the iPhone 13’s cameras any less better.
A15 is quite fast: The A15 chipset is fast and zippy, and it will continue to be crazy fast even after the arrival of the iPhone 14 series. With only the iPhone 14 Pro model reportedly getting the A16 chipset, we see no reason to wait for the regular iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max that will come with the iPhone 13’s A15 chip.
price drop: If your phone is broken or suddenly not working, and you are looking to upgrade to a premium device, then buying iPhone 13 outright is a no brainer. But if you can hold off on a few more months, either wait for the iPhone 14 to hit stores or wait for Apple’s iPhone 13 to drop further in price. This can help you save some more money when upgrading. Keep in mind that timing is important when it comes to buying an iPhone. And some months of the year are better than others. In terms of the best time of year, September, October and November are safe bets.
Reasons to skip the iPhone 13 lineup and wait for the iPhone 14 series instead
Pill-shaped punch-hole display: The four iPhone 14 models are widely expected to retain the same basic design as the iPhone 13. That means flat edges and rounded corners for the four models. The headline change for this year is a new pill-shaped punch hole, similar to what we’ve seen on Apple’s iPhones since the iPhone X in 2017. All four iPhone 14 models will have a new notch and tablet display. , Apple may keep these new design changes to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple’s flagship-grade iPhone models. If you were hoping to get the Pro option, it might make sense to wait.
Always On Display: This has been due for a long time on Apple devices, and rumors indicate that the iPhone 14 will support the feature. Always-on display essentially means that part of the display is lit, allowing users to glance at basic things like time and weather, even when the phone is asleep. Those using phones from Samsung, Xiaomi and OnePlus will be aware of Always-On Display. Apple’s own Apple Watch also has an always-on display mode (starting with the Apple Watch Series 5 and onwards).
Camera Improvements: According to analyst and insider Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 range will see Apple’s biggest increase in camera resolution in years. The iPhone 14 Pro is likely to get premium camera smarts including a 48MP sensor for the wide-angle camera, which means high-resolution shots from the iPhone’s primary lens. Apple has stuck with a 12MP primary camera since the iPhone 6s. The front-facing camera is also getting a big boost, which will include autofocus for the first time.
iphone 14 maxApple may phase out the ‘mini’ model and replace it with a new 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max. Not only will the iPhone 14 Max model provide buyers with a cheaper alternative to the iPhone 14 Pro Max but will also help Apple cater to users in China and India. That way they won’t have to pay much for the Pro variant to get a bigger screen.