So the iPhone 13 has been out for a couple of weeks now, and I must admit, it’s not a bad phone. Once again, Apple nailed the upgrade without changing the design that much. While this might be frustrating for some, I genuinely don’t care about having an entirely new design every single year.
But now we have two similar iPhones that we can choose from. So it’s understandable that you may be wondering whether you should buy the iPhone 12 Pro or just go for the upgrade and buy the iPhone 13.
I should go with the latter, and here is why.
Why being a thief of your own wallet?
The price is the first and most important reason you should go for the iPhone 13 over the iPhone 12 Pro. I mean, why paying more if you could spend less and get even better functionalities. As a matter of fact, the regular iPhone 13 could even be better than the iPhone 12 Pro. More on that later in this article.
But let us go back to the price comparison. If we look on the internet, we learn that the iPhone 12 Pro is around a whopping $950. And I’m not talking about the Max version. And this is just the regular iPhone 12 Pro.
What about the iPhone 13? Well, it starts at $799 at Apple, which is an advantage on its own (why it’s better to buy Apple products at Apple is a topic on its own and requires a whole article. I might be writing an article about that in the future).
On a side note, that both base models come with a 128GB capacity mode, which is a brilliant move made by Apple. That way, you don’t have to think twice about going with last year’s Pro model and just upgrade to the iPhone 13.
But I want the Pro iPhone, not the regular one
I know what you might be thinking right now: Okay, the price of the iPhone 12 Pro is maybe a hundred dollars more, but I don’t mind since I get the Pro version and not the regular iPhone.
Well, I honestly do understand your point. Having the Pro model can have its advantages. Think of a more durable device that handles heavy programs more efficiently. But if you’re not a gamer or a video editor, the iPhone 13 will give you more bang for your buck.
As a matter of fact, with its A15 Bionic chip, the iPhone 13 will also allow you to edit videos and play games without worrying about battery life or having it freeze from time to time.
As for the notch, yes, you will get a 20% smaller notch, but that shouldn’t be your primary reason for buying the iPhone 13. Yes, I’m advocating to go for the 13 instead of the 12 Pro, but the thing is, a smaller notch shouldn’t be your main reason for an upgrade. So if you already have the iPhone 12 Pro and wonder whether to upgrade or not, then I would advise against that.
Besides, Apple hasn’t even used this upgrade to its advantage (iOS wise). Think, for example, about making the battery percentage visible, which was the first thing apple got rid of once they introduced the notch in the iPhone X. No one was happy with that, but after a while, we got used to it. But now we have a smaller notch, and you may think that Apple would be bringing the battery percentage back. That’s unfortunately not the case. So you’re not missing anything.
iOS upgrades will have a longer lifespan on the iPhone 13
I’m sorry, I find myself digressing from the topic of this article. So the third reason why you should go for the iPhone 13 and not the iPhone 12 Pro is the iOS upgrades.
We all know that Apple releases one major upgrade every single year. But there is a moment that they stop supporting a specific iPhone model. Most of the time, the oldest iPhone model in the chain will no longer get any future upgrades.
As for now, the iPhone 6, for example, isn’t compatible with iOS 15, Which is not the end of the world. I mean, you still can use your iPhone 6, but it’s not as secure as it used to be. So be careful with downloading things from the web.
But buying the iPhone 13 instead of the iPhone 12 Pro means that your iPhone will be longer compatible with futuristic updates. So you don’t have to worry about purchasing a new iPhone for the next seven years.
And that’s basically it
I know, I know, I haven’t listed all of the functionalities of both iPhones. But that’s not what this article is about. Believe me; I can talk for hours about how efficient the new A15 Bionic chip is, how beautiful those new colors are, about its impressive Cinematic feature, and much more.
The thing is, that would not be very helpful for you if you’re on the verge of buying whether the iPhone 12 Pro or the iPhone 13.
I wanted to give you the real reason why you should buy the iPhone 13 and not relist the features mentioned on Apple’s website, and I truly hope it was helpful.
If not, let me know in the comment section, as I’m very eager to learn more about your feedback and how to improve these articles.