The month of June is approaching and with it, the expected Mobile Word Congress, the event where Apple presents the new operating systems and devices who can update iOS 17. However, not every iPhone that updates to iOS 17 is a good option to buy. Therefore, in this article, we are going to see the iPhone blacklist which update to iOS 17, but it is not worth buying in 2023.
The iPhone XR is a device that is likely to come into your last year of updates, Since, the iPhone X and iPhone 8 will most likely not receive iOS 17 and, by chronology, the XS and XR generation are the next ones that Apple does not provide support for. This device was a true success at its launch, because it had incredible results in terms of performance and quality ratio. Therefore, it is very common that you can find it in second-hand stores at a price that ranges from 150-160 euros. However, and as we have already said, this near the end of his life and it’s not worth buying.
Along with the end of its updates, the processor It has also been on the market for four years, so app and software updates cause its performance to gradually decrease.
iPhone 12 and 13 mini
The two generations “minis” They’re two big devices, it’s a very small body. Apple wanted, with this movement, to once again have a very ergonomic model in its range of phones but with the features of the highest-end models. However, Apple did not analyze the changes in the consumption habits of users, being a failure in the field of sales and, at the level of usability.
In terms of performance, Yes, it is a very interesting option, because it has one of the best processors on the market, an OLED screen and double cameras with great features and one of the best on the market regarding video recording. The problem with this phone is its 5.4-inch screen, the battery, which lasts a maximum of 5 hours, and above all, the applications that any user uses are not designed for such small devices, but for devices with a larger screen size. To all this, we have to add the price, high, where the user can find models like the 12 Pro at a similar or lower price in the market.
The iPhone 14 is a device that has not been on the market for even a year and even so, it is one of the big flops than apple will be remembered for several years. Its little evolution with respect to its previous generation, the iPhone 13 and, the price of the device that exceeds a thousand euros, makes it a device where any option is more interesting.
It is true that we are facing a device that will last many years on the market. However, their problem lies in the very conception of the devices: same processor as the iPhone SE, same screen and a brief reduction of the notch and slightly better cameras insufficient to renew the device or catalyze it from the previous generation.
In June, iOS 17 will be presented, and the iPhone 14 will drop in price where, at this moment, is where we have to analyze whether or not it is worth buying a device that, in its reversal period, had fewer purchases than the iPhone 12 mini and the 2nd generation iPhone SE. Seeing is believing.