The iPhone 12 is an excellent phone, and maybe better to get one now than to wait for what turns out next.
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Apple’s next iPhone we’re expecting, could be revealed in a few days. It is not yet confirmed where we expect the new line of iPhone to hit the market, and if it does, there will be a drop in price for the iPhone 12. Mostly dependent on yours and , you may just need which you can find in previous Apple products like this , or , or can join .
If you’re not sure which path to take, that’s understandable. But don’t stress yourself. This guide explains when to buy an iPhone now, just to wait a few more days. That way, you can be sure that you made the right call.
If you’re still using an outdated iPhone, you might be trying to decide whether an immediate upgrade to an iPhone 12 makes sense.
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Are you using an old, obsolete iPhone?
One of the best reasons to get a new phone is when your current one is hopelessly out of date. If you own one, Upgrade to a is probably not worth it now. You won’t find enough differences in performance and features, especially when compared to . However, if you can hold out until the next iPhone comes out, your patience has a chance of being rewarded.
For owners of older iPhones like this, the calculation is very differentSeries. When you choose the iPhone 12, you get an advanced A14 Bionic CPU, as well as an OLED screen. Only these two improvements represent a massive upgrade over phones from a few years ago.
That said, if your phone still turns on and everything you need to do is working, just wait a few more days. Phones since 2015can run iOS 14 and will be updated to iOS 15. So there is no need to take the plunge unless your phone is really broken.
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The need for 5G speed
5G wireless isn’t available everywhere, and its capabilities were. That is, the . So, if you’ve got a burning desire to connect to 5G cellular networks and have access to one, the iPhone 12 is going to scratch that itch right away. Of course, the iPhone 13 will most likely also connect to 5G, so the wait is fine too.
Living with a damaged iPhone screen is never fun.
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Broken screen, defective battery and other reasons to get the new iPhone now
Life with a damaged or malfunctioning device is tough. For example, it is hard to ignore a broken screen because you see the defect every day. The same goes for a failed battery that can no longer hold as much charge as it once could. If your iPhone is suffering from such frustrating issues, an immediate upgrade to an iPhone 12 is warranted.
The iPhone 12’s ceramic shield display stood up to our torture tests well.
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The iPhone 12 has a ceramic shield display
One of the big improvements to the iPhone 12 is the material of the display. Apple calls it “Ceramic Shield” glass. The ceramic protective glass made by Corning that covers the phone’s display is harder than most metals. In fact, we can confirm the sturdiness of the iPhone 12’s ceramic shield. When, the handset came through with flying colors. So, if you’re a big sucker prone to slips and falls, jumping for this current iPhone is a smart move. However, those who feel they can avoid mishaps should wait. The iPhone 13 will likely come with a ceramic shield display as well.
New functions in progress
The iPhone 13 will definitely come with brand new features that the iPhone 12 lacks. If the, the device will have a 120 Hz display and would be the first iPhone to do so. Right now, the iPhone 12’s screen has a refresh rate of 60Hz. The faster refresh rate results in smoother, faster scrolling through apps and websites. Apple will likely improve the iPhone 13’s camera as well, which the company does every year. Also keep in mind that for a limited time on his phones. If you wait too long, you might be locked out of the latest operating system.
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Price can be the deciding factor
As the saying goes: money speaks. If you find a significant offering on the iPhone 12, it might be enough to ease your indecision. Perhaps you are planning to change your network operator. If so, the carrier you’re trying to switch to may have trade-in specials that could make up for much of the cost of a new phone. Also, be sure to hold out until the iPhone 13 is announced, especially if it may only be a few days away. The prices for the iPhone 12 will probably collapse then. It depends onGetting a heavily discounted iPhone 12 may be a better option.
And although we don’t know for sure what the, we made educated guesses. Chances are, the iPhone 13 range will be priced similar to the iPhone 12 range. On the other hand, Apple could sell it for a lot less. Samsung and Google asked for less cash for that and in 2020 had a $ 200 discount compared to the previous model.
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