October 4, 2022

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Don't buy an iPhone now!

Don’t buy an iPhone now!

In a few weeks we’ll be moving into September on the calendar, the month when Apple usually releases new iPhone models; Tradition the company continues with all sun brands this year as well.

The latest rumors suggest that the iPhone 14 models will appear on September 13th, usually in stores a week and a half later.

When there is little time until a new launch is expected, the product is highlighted in red Macrumours Buying Guide. “Don’t buy” is the advice that applies iPhone 13 and 13 Pro models.

This is partly because it’s wise to wait until new models arrive to see what’s new before making a decision, but also because existing models often drop in price when you get their complements.

True, usually careful analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that this year’s iPhone models will be 15 percent more expensive than last year’s:

And that’s in dollars. The exchange rate of the US dollar is also a little more than 10 percent now than it was at the same time last year, which could mean that here in Norway we will see a price increase of more than 20 percent, which could mean, for example, that the iPhone 14 Pro It will start at around 15,000 NOK (12.290 for the iPhone 13 Pro).

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The only iPhone model that still has a green mark is iPhone SEwhich was launched in a new version in March of this year.

Not only iPhone

It’s not just the iPhone 13 models that are highlighted in red in MacRumour’s buying guide. The 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro versions are also recommended for waiting. It’s been 468 days since Apple last updated iPad Pro models, and on average, 499 and 466 days (12.9/11-inch) passed between each iPad Pro upgrade, respectively.

If you’re in the market for a 13-inch Macbook Air or Macbook Pro these days, our buying guide gives you the green light. The Macbook Air was updated just over a month ago and the 13-inch Macbook Pro released 55 days ago.

Both 14 and 16 inches get a yellow light — they’re nearing the end of the cycle after 296 days since their last upgrade, versus 391 days on average. These two devices still have the M1 processor and the M2 processor is likely to be available later this fall. The same goes for the iMac, which hasn’t been updated since April 2021.

According to the website, the Mac Mini should also be close to getting new hardware. The previous version came in November 2020 with an M1 processor and it’s now overtime versus average update time – so it’s marked in red as well. The same is true for the professional Mac Pro computer.

No “green” Airpods

It’s been a long time since Apple launched the new AirPods models. The smallest of them is the third generation AirPods, which were launched in October 2021. True, an average of 885 days passed for two updates, but MacRumours chose to name this model in gray – neutral.

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However, it’s almost two years since Apple released the first AirPods Max headphones. And we have to go back to October 2019 to find the launch of AirPods Pro.

These two products never came in new versions, but both of them are starting to age. AirPods Pro In yellow in the buying guide.

New Apple Watch Coming Soon

From 2016 to 2020, Apple released a new model of Apple Watch each September, while it had to wait until October last year. With such an even cycle of release, it would be natural to expect last year’s seventh series to get its sequel in the fall.

The SE version, which is a fairly affordable version, arrived in September 2020, but has not received any sequel. Whether the stage is set for a new SE variant this fall as well, only Apple knows.

Macrumours also has the yellow-labeled Apple TV, which was last updated in April 2021. This is probably the product with the most uneven updates – the average is 708 days, but it went anywhere from 231 to 1323 days between each update.