Reasons Not to Bother Upgrading to iPhone 13: The new iPhone 13 models – the Pro Max (beginning at $1,099), the Pro ($999), the plain iPhone 13 ($799), and the Mini ($699) – present iPhone users with their yearly dilemma: upgrade or not upgrade. While there isn’t a single feature that will compel you to upgrade, there are 5 compelling reasons not to upgrade from your existing iPhone, even if it’s an iPhone 12.
Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Get an iPhone 13
You own an iPhone 12
Yes, there are many reasons why the iPhone 13 is better and cooler than last year’s model, which you have yet to pay for. However, iPhone 12 customers already have 5G connectivity and a slew of intriguing features. You’ll also be able to upgrade to iOS 15 and take advantage of all of the new features. Plus, if you don’t have an iPhone 12 and want 5G, last year’s devices will be significantly cheaper.
No Touch ID
It’s irritating that Apple hasn’t included a fingerprint unlock option. Why not the iPhone 13? Apple reintroduced Touch ID on the new iPad Mini’s power button, so why not the iPhone 13? In this face-masked age, forcing us to enter that tedious six-digit code every time we want to wake up our iPhone is just plain negligent. Perhaps it’s all part of a diabolical scheme to persuade us to buy an Apple Watch, which can be programmed to unlock your iPhone when you’re wearing it – no need for Face ID.
Screens with the same size
Some people prefer larger display screens in their next smartphone, particularly for gaming and watching movies or television on the go. However, the screens on this year’s iPhone 13s remain the same size as last year’s iPhone 12 models, measuring 6.7 inches on the Pro Max, 6.1 inches on the Pro, and 4.7 inches on the ordinary iPhone 13. Choose the new iPad Mini (beginning at $499) if you want a larger screen on a pocketable Apple device. It’s available to order now and will arrive next week. Even while it isn’t technically a phone, the new iPad Mini has an 8.3-inch display and may be ordered with a cellular 5G connection.
On MacBooks and iPads, Apple is gradually shifting to the more broadly supported USB-C cord — but not on iPhones, which still require the increasingly archaic Lightning cable.
You’re suffering from triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13)
The iPhone 13 is powered by the bionic A15 Bionic chip and runs iOS 15. For some reason, Apple skipped iPhone 9, so why couldn’t you have skipped the far more terrible number 13 and gone straight to number 15 to match your OS and CPU numbering scheme?