Weekly poll: the new iPhone 13 series is on pre-order now, will you be picking one up?

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Tech News-It’s that time of the year – Apple announced new iPhones, discounted some older models and discontinued others. If you are looking for a new phone, would you pick up one of the iPhone 13 series?

Pre-orders started this Friday in the first wave of countries, there the new phones will start shipping on September 24 (Friday next week). You can consult the table below for the pricing of the models with base storage in various countries:


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Speaking of storage, the iPhone 13 and 13 mini now start at 128GB, while their predecessors had 64GB as base. This means there’s less pressure to pay the extra $100/€120 (64GB can be quite limiting these days). And since the prices are the same, this is a bit of a free upgrade. There is also a new 512GB model, though that seems excessive for a non-Pro model.

As for the Pros, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max stuck with the same base storage as last year (128GB) and the same pricing, except for the addition of the new 1TB model.

The Pro models are the first iPhones with high refresh rate screens (120Hz), an Apple A15 chip with an extra GPU core, noticeably improved cameras (larger main sensor, 3x magnification on the tele camera), longer battery life (by up to 2.5 hours compared to the 12 Pro series) and other improvements like dual eSIM.

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The 13 and 13 mini feature brighter displays, though they still run at 60 Hz. The chipset is faster than last year, but the GPU has 4 cores (vs. 5 cores on the Pro phones). The cameras are improved as well, as long as you weren’t hoping for a telephoto lens on a non-Pro phone. Also, battery life was improved and they should last about 1.5 hours longer than the 12-series models.

Apple discontinued the iPhone 12 Pro series, though there should still be units available in non-Apple stores for some time to come. The iPhone 12 and 12 mini are still in action and they received $100 price cuts to $700 and $600, respectively. Even the iPhone 11 and iPhone SE (2020) are still kicking around with similar $100 discounts to $500 and $300, respectively.

So, if you’re looking for a new phone, will it be an iPhone 13 and which one? Or perhaps one of the older models?

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