After the presentation of the iPhone 15, the market for Apple devices will remain stable until September 2024, at which time the new generation of Apple mobile devices will be announced. Now that Christmas is approaching, it is a very important time to know which devices are not worth buying in 2023, that is, those devices we can classify as the iPhone blacklist.
The reason why we have highlighted these devices is for multiple reasons, such as the end of the update cycle, the years it has been on the market, its own features or the price it has in relation to its real value in 2023 and its direct competition. Let’s see it below.
The iPhone 11 is experiencing the twilight of its useful life as a device, despite having been the tenth best-selling device of all of 2023. In 2024, the iPhone XS and iPhone XR will no longer receive support and in 2025 it will be the device in question .
The great success of this device is due to how balanced it is in terms of performance and, of course, its price. Its 6.1-inch screen with LC technology offers spectacular performance and a battery that offered autonomy until now unthinkable in iPhones.
Its dual camera also had very good performance in video games in many scenarios, except at night, which is quite weak. Power is also another section that is not weak at all. It is true that it has very interesting performance in most of its areas, but time passes for everyone and today it is a device that for a little more money, you can buy a refurbished iPhone 12 and even a thirteen. With all the pain in my heart, this device is not profitable to buy at the end of 2023.
iPhone 12 and 13 mini
If Apple has highlighted this product with only two generations, it is because it has not caught people’s attention and sales have been very low.
The company chaired by Tim Cook looked for the best of both worlds, that is, a small device, all screen and with great power. It had the same processor as the iPhone 12 and 13, an OLED screen and the same camera as its older brother. The problem with this device was the screen, as you can imagine, but above all its battery, an autonomy that resembled the iPhone
After the launch of the iPhone 15 and its price drop, it makes no sense to acquire a generation that is practically an iPhone 13 2.0. In fact, they have the same processor as the iPhone SE, the same screen as the 13 series and a brief reduction in the notch, along with some slight camera improvements that are insufficient to renew the device or catalyze it from the previous generation.
Perhaps, at the end of 2024 or in the middle, the price in third-party stores does make it a more interesting device, since the iPhone 13 will make less sense to buy due to the passage of time and the 14 will have an increasingly competitive price.