Leo says that the upgrades in the iPhone 13 are so incremental, that it's probably not worth upgrading to, even if you have an iPhone 11. Sure, there's better battery life, and about 10% more performance, and the camera now has cinematic mode. But is that worth paying over $1000 for a new phone when you have one that's perfectly good? Leo doesn't think so. Unless you have an old iPhone, like an iPhone 6, then it's high time to upgrade. But moving from 12-13? Save your money.
This week, Apple announced the new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, with about 10% faster and greater battery life. But for the first time, Leo has decided to skip the upgrade. Just not enough to spend over a thousand dollars a year after buying the iPhone 12.
Apple's new iPhone 13 is faster, has better graphics, an improved camera with macro, and even better battery life. But Leo says that while it's a great phone, should you rush out and buy one? Well, if you have an iPhone 12, it's not really necessary to buy one. But if you want all-day battery life and are ready to upgrade, then it's a good one to get.
Meanwhile, a new Apple Watch Series 7 was also announced with about 40% more screen real estate. But it has the same processor as the Series 6. When do you get it? No one knows.
This Tuesday, Apple will be having another event, which is expected to showcase the latest iPhone. Presumably called the iPhone 13. Leo says that it's likely that Apple will showcase four new phone models, as well as a new Apple Watch, and AirPods 3. They will also likely announced iOS 15. But Leo says not to expect new Macs until a separate event in October.
The date may have been set for Apple to announce the new iPhone 13 on September 14th. But Leo says that since we are in the middle of a chip shortage, that users should expect delays.
If you are itching to get an iPhone, you may want to wait just a bit for Apple to announce and/or show off their iPhone 13. There will probably be minor improvements, but exactly which enhancements are uncertain. Even if you don't want the newest model, prices will drop on the iPhone 12 versions. The reveal will likely occur on the 8th or 14th of September 2021, so keep an eye out for rumors from Mark Gurman and other Apple-related sources.
Charmaine wants to get a new iPhone to replace her iPhone 6. Should she buy one now? Leo says that the iPhone 13 should be announced in about three weeks. Either September 8th or 4th. Preorders will likely be the Friday after the announcement, for delivery about a week later. But it's unclear what availability will be due to the chip shortage. So if you want to get a new phone now, there's plenty of iPhone 12s to be had, and you'll be very happy with the results. The iPhone 13 won't be that big of an update.
Neil recently switched to T-Mobile and wants to know if he should buy a new iPhone now or wait for the iPhone 13? Leo says that the iPhone 13 will be announced in September and it will probably make the iPhone 12 cheaper. The 13 will likely be a little faster, with a better camera. But no real changes. It's silly to buy one now with the announcement so close. So if he can wait until it's announced, he'll be better off. Follow Mark Gurman at Bloomberg. He's pretty wired into the rumor mill and gets pretty good intel.