Many of you have asked if Apple will continue to sell iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and iPhone 13 after the September event, where the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro will be launched. Today I want to tell you what I know about it, what Apple is discussing internally, and what could happen.
However, let me say that what I am about to tell you is not definitive yet. I asked my sources what they know about it and they shared a few things but also added that Apple is looking at different options – so this is no confirmation of what will happen. , which is an indication of what you should expect. Start!
The iPhone 11 is out. Most of my sources agree on that. It seems that Apple will not continue to sell this device. It’s a bit dated and competes directly with the new iPhone SE, which Apple doesn’t like.
In fact, some people familiar with the matter have even asserted that the iPhone 11 has sold “more than average” since the iPhone SE was announced, and that makes perfect sense.
Think about it – the average Joe doesn’t care about A15 or 5G; he just wanted a phone. Let’s say you’re the average Joe and you walk into an Apple Store. Would you buy the 2014-looking iPhone for $429, or spend the extra $70 and buy a larger iPhone that “looks” like the latest model and has two cameras?
I don’t know about you, but if I had to choose between one or the other and didn’t know the specs, I would buy the iPhone 11 any day of the week.
iPhone 12 ✅
The iPhone 12 could stay on the market for another year. It works well and is cheap to produce. It is indeed a good device for Apple as its price is not high enough to compete with the latest models nor low enough to compete with the new iPhone SE. It’s a pretty good mid-range phone with a great display, great processor, and reasonable price.
I don’t expect Apple to stop selling it this year. I hope they bring the price down to $599, which would be great for iPhone users who want a great phone without the $999 price tag.
My sources are still clueless about the iPhone 12 mini, and while it makes sense for Apple to continue selling it, it will be a huge competitor to the new iPhone SE and Apple wants to avoid that. By all means.
I guess Apple will sell it for 499 USD, but very gently, to avoid a customer coming to the Apple Store to initially want to buy the iPhone SE, but then choose iPhone 12 mini because it looks better.
If I had to bet, I’d say Apple will train its employees to deliver the iPhone SE as a much more premium iPhone than the 12 mini to avoid that.
iPhone 13 ✅
Last but not least is the iPhone 13. I can confirm that it will be on the market for a few more years. The iPhone 13 mini will also continue to be sold by Apple.
Great phone; I don’t have anything bad to say about them, I have the 13 Pro and love it, and while it’s not technically identical, the user experience between the two models is pretty similar. In my opinion, Apple should drop the price by $100 and sell it in the Apple Store along with other models.
Apple believes that there will be a supply shortage for the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro. As a result, offering more models at reduced prices could help Apple cope with high demand for new iPhones.
Apple is seriously discussing this because they don’t want iPhone 14 Pro buyers to have to wait three months or more for their device.
The company will continue to discuss this topic and I will update you as soon as I have more details. Let me know what you think about it in the comments section below. I hope you found this article useful. As always, have a great day.
[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]