Aside from the battery optimization with the new A15 chip, there is not much difference with the A14 chipset. Many people have upgraded from iPhone 11 pro max to the 12 series, and some people are craving to upgrade to the new 13.
So the question is; “Should I upgrade to iPhone 13? What is the risk attached?“
According to iFixit, a popular website that provides device fixing guides, reveals the iPhone 13 camera with a “New screen repair trap” what does this mean? It will cost you a lot of money and time as when your iPhone 13 screen has an issue; you need to send it down to Apple for a repair.
Can’t I repair it from any repair shops around?
On the iPhone 13, Apple has placed a small chip at the bottom of the screen. The chip is a microcontroller that pairs each iPhone 13 to its display. When an iPhone 13 screen is damaged and needs to be replaced, you need to change the microcontroller chip with the new screen.
Do you have your iPhone screen replaced before, and you keep getting this error message “Unable to activate Face ID on this iphone”? That’s is because the face ID scanner is embedded with the display, and if you replace it with a non-OEM screen, you can never regain that Face ID feature.
According to iFixit, replacing a damaged screen on an iPhone 13 should be the easiest thing compared to other iPhone models as the Face id sensor is very much different from the display.
What are the implications of the microcontroller??
The next time you have your iPhone 13 damaged, you need to consult the Apple service toolkit, a service by Apple that requires consent and certification.
Out of the ten thousand repair shops worldwide, Apple is trying to manage a competition-free service as this will make them set their price as it fits them. For instance, a screen repair out of warranty on an iPhone 11 pro max is already priced for $600 by apple.
It has become habitual of Apple as they have blocked third parties from repairs of touch ID, iPhone batteries, and cameras. And each time the public made complaints, they claimed its a bug. So there is every possibility Apple might claim the iPhone 13’s case is a bug as Apple.
Apple is already facing a lawsuit over the rights to repairs, and the conclusion is that iPhone 13 cannot be fixed elsewhere except by Apple.
So the question is, should I upgrade from 12 to 13? You have your answer already.
How much is a iPhone 13?
The new iPhone 13 range – which also includes the mini, Pro and Pro Max – can be pre-ordered now and bought on Friday. The iPhone 13 mini starts at $1199 and the iPhone 13 at $1349, while the iPhone 13 Pro will cost you at least $1699 and the 13 Pro Max $1849
Can I trade iPhone 12 for iPhone 13?
You also must have an eligible trade-in that’s in good, working condition. The iPhone 11 and 12 lines (and XS Max), as well as recent phones like the Samsung Galaxy S20, S21, Note 20, Google Pixel 5 and LG Wing, are among the phones that can get the full discount on the iPhone 13 Pro
How much do you get for trading in an iPhone 13?
|Base Price||$799||$829 (unlocked)|
|Trade-in Value (iPhone 11)||$800||$340 (instant credit or an Apple Gift Card)|
|Device cost at checkout = tax (4.5%)||$35.96||$22.01|
Is iPhone 13 waterproof?
No phone is truly waterproof, but the iPhone 13 and its models are more water-resistant than other phones. … Apple has stated that the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini are splash, water, and dust-resistant under lab conditions and could last up to 30 minutes long in maximum depths of 6 meters.