There are currently different generations of iPhone as well as different models on the market. When looking for the right smartphone for yourself or as a gift for Christmas, you can quickly get lost in data sheets, test reports and overviews. In the following I will show you a few pointers and tips for orientation when looking for the right Apple iPhone. Of course, I do not lay claim to absolute wisdom - if you would like to highlight your own criteria that are important for your individual purchase decision, then please leave a comment on the topic.
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Current iPhone series: mini, standard, Pro or Pro Max?
The iPhone 11 was presented by Apple in a standard version as well as a Pro and Pro Max model in 2019. In 2020, the iPhone 12 was followed by a small version of the standard model, the "mini". And in 2021 there were again four different sizes with the iPhone 13. Here is a brief overview for you for orientation:
- iPhone 13mini: 5,4 inch display, double camera, 128 to 512 GB memory
- iPhone 13: 6,1 inch display, double camera, 128 to 512 GB memory
- iPhone 13 Pro: 6,1 inch display, triple camera, 128 to 1 TB storage
- iPhone 13 Pro Max: 6,7 inch display, triple camera, 128 to 1 TB storage
The Pro models usually have more RAM in addition to the larger memory and a more extensive camera. This enables even more functions for photos and especially videos. So if you want to shoot high-quality videos, short films or even more with the iPhone camera, you can and should use the Pro models. They continue to offer longer battery life.
Professional tip: compare iPhone generations
The Apple iPhone does not always have to be in the current generation to be able to score points in everyday life. And good photos and videos can also be taken with generations of recent years. In addition, Apple itself sells the iPhone 13 in addition to the current 12 series. Other retailers and cell phone providers also sell the iPhone 11 or the iPhone XS / XR until stocks are used up. That's why it's worth it Comparison of different iPhone generations.
So you can see which older models have the technical data that was "only" adopted into the current devices. The iPhone 12 already has 5G mobile communications. The iPhone 11 already has an integrated U1 chip for the precise search for paired devices; and so forth. Unlocking via Face ID has even been around since the iPhone X from 2017. Advantages of buying one or two year old iPhones: they are still technically good, the price is lower than when they were released and iOS updates are also available for several years.
Which iPhone would you buy right now and why? Please leave your opinion on the topic :)
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.