Is it a good time to buy the latest iPhone? This is a common question that is usually easy to answer. If you need a new mobile now, the latest iPhone will keep you satisfied for years to come.
If you can wait a bit longer, be aware that Apple usually releases new iPhones in September. If it’s not long, wait.
Apple tends to release new iPhone models at a similar price to its predecessors, so you’ll get a newer, better performing iPhone for the same price.
Carrier offers also often pop up around the same time new iPhones launch, so you might be able to save a bit of money if you don’t mind switching to another company.
Even if the new model doesn’t particularly impress you, Apple still sells the previous year’s model for a lower price.
Here are our tips when buying an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max.
iPhone 12: Price and Specs
Release: October 2020
Apple almost always releases new iPhones in September, a few weeks after hosting its big event to announce them. Due to the pandemic, it was launched a little later than usual in 2020.
We don’t know if the same will happen in 2021 for the iPhone 13 series, although we have heard rumors that it will return as usual in September.
The iPhone 12 is available in four versions: iPhone 12 mini ($ 809 / MXN $ 19,999), iPhone 12 ($ 909 / MXN $ 22,499), iPhone 12 Pro ($ 1,159 / MXN $ 27,499) and iPhone 12 Pro Max ($ 1,259 / 29,999 MXN).
They all use the same OLED processors and displays, and the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are the same size. But the Pro models use a stainless steel housing, an additional telephoto lens, and a LiDAR scanner.
Apple typically releases its main iPhone models in September / October a few weeks apart, while the iPhone SE, if they do launch it, in the spring.
iPhone 12: Why buy it
If you need a new iPhone, you need a new iPhone. And while the iPhone 13 should be better, the iPhone 12 won’t let you down for years to come. There’s nothing wrong with buying a new iPhone 12 now, although it’s not the best option for those who can wait.
The other reason to buy the iPhone 12 now instead of waiting would be if you assumed that the iPhone 13 mini or iPhone 13 Pro Max were more expensive and preferred the iPhone 12 versions.
While Apple will likely continue to sell the iPhone 12 when it releases on the 13th, we would expect it to only sell the standard iPhone 12, not the mini or Pro / Pro Max models.
iPhone 12: why wait
We expect Apple to announce the iPhone 13s in September and launch them in late September and early October. There should be four models, the same as for the iPhone 12.
If the rumors are true, it will have a better camera, faster A15 processor, bigger battery, and always-on display at 120Hz (at least on Pro models). They do not agree if he will have a notch smaller for TrueDepth camera or not or if all models will have LiDAR sensors.
Even if it costs more and you prefer to buy the iPhone 12, it’s a good idea to wait. Apple will surely drop the price of the iPhone 12 when it launches the iPhone 13, giving you the chance to save some money.
igamesnews recommends that … WAIT
Generally speaking, once July rolls around, it’s hard to justify buying a new iPhone when you know that a better model will arrive in two to three months and will be similarly priced.
And August is “don’t buy a new iPhone if you don’t have to” month. Think of it like this: If, once you see the iPhone 13, you decide you don’t want it, the iPhone 12 will definitely be cheaper than it is today.
For more information, see our article: When is the best time to buy an iPhone?.
Original article published in igamesnews US.