Is iPhone 14 Pro Max worth the wait or you should buy iPhone 13 Pro Max right away?


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The confusion that whether to wait for the iPhone 14 Pro Max or buy the iPhone as we move closer to the launching date of the new iPhone lineup. The new series is expected to have four variants namely iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Max and the most awaited iPhone 14 Pro Max, in a surprising move Apple has decided to discontinue the miniature version of the iPhone. And, as the launching date is closer Apple has officially removed the iPhone 13 Pro Max from its online store, while it is still available on other retail websites such as Flipkart, Amazon and offline stores.

iPhones have been known for their sturdy build quality and their one-of-a-kind software. Both the iPhones surely are sufficient for what they were brought in for and have been the best phones ever for many people out there. So it becomes very subjective when you have to choose between one of the devices.

But we’ve got your back here is a full in-detail analysis of both the phones with a spec sheet

All about iPhone 13 Pro Max

Why should I buy iPhone 13 Pro Max?

iPhone 13 Pro Max was launched in September of 2021 with a price tag of Rs. 1,29,000 going all the way up to Rs.1,79,000. The phone is equipped with the best Apple can offer be it camera, performance, screen, and battery life because of the above reasons the phone can be easily called the best phone on the face of the earth.

The build quality of the phone is spectacular with metal frames on the side and frosted gorilla glass at the back. The phone is overwhelmed with features like IP68 dust/water resistance (up to 6m for 30 mins) and Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified). The phone has the edge over the iPhones as it has a huge  6.7-inch display (2778 x 1284 pixels) XDR OLED display which is substantially BIGGER, BRIGHTER, and more COLORFUL than the other phones of the same lineup.

Why should I reject iPhone 13 Pro Max?

  • The Notch- The notch of the phone is very big which might hamper the viewing experience at times. The notch is almost the same size as the iPhone 12. It also gives the phone a not-so-modern look as there are under-display camera phones which are in line to be launched.
  • Weight- iPhone 13 Pro Max is a heavy phone which weighs 240 grams. The weight becomes troublesome when you have to hold the phone for a very long time. The weight of the phone is substantially more than the other phones in the same line-up.
  • Charging speed- Apple claims that the phone can charge from 0 to 100% in 1 hour and 40 minutes with its 20W charger. Which is still not so fast in today’s world where chargers with a capacity of 125 watts are being introduced and packaged.

All about iPhone 14 Pro Max

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is expected to launch any time around mid of September 2022 with other devices of the Apple family being released later in the year. The iPhone will be the successor of the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

But it is expected that the new iPhone will have some major updates in terms of camera battery life and processing power and display majorly. This will be the first iPhone ever to have a cutout display which is considered to be a major leap over its predecessor as from iPhone X onwards the phones had a similar design language of having a notch on top of the screen. The new phone will also have significant upgrades in terms of connectivity with WIFI 6e which is capable of handling speed to support VR and AR functionalities.

Why should I not wait for iPhone 14 Pro Max?

Price– It is expected that the phone will cost around 1200 USD for the 128 GB base model. This price might be a pain point as this might be a little too steep for the general consumers.

Design Language– Apple seems to be going for the same old design for the phone except for the screen. This makes the phone undifferentiable from the old iPhones.

Weight– The iPhone 14 Pro Max is expected to way the same as iPhone 13 Pro Max which is already considered a heavy phone. This brings the new phone at a disadvantageous position of being compared to its predecessor

The Final Verdict: iPhone 13 Pro Max V/s iPhone 14 Pro Max

So, should you buy iPhone 13 Pro Max or wait for the new iPhone 14 Pro Max? The answer to this question is based on many factors one of the major ones being urgency. So to all the people who are in desperate need of a new phone, iPhone 13 Pro Max clearly is a one-stop solution for them as it features top-of-the-line specs from apple. And for the people who are willing to wait and want to save some money, you should wait for the iPhone 14 Pro Max to be launched as we expect major cuts in the price of the iPhone 13 Pro Max after the launch.

Full specifications of iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max

Here is the list of full specifications of both the phones

PhoneiPhone 13 Pro Max iPhone 14 Pro Max (rumored specs)
Display6.7-inch (17 cm diagonal) Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion6.7 inches (17.01 cm diagonal)Super Retina XDR OLED with ProMotion
CameraPro 12MP camera system (Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto)48 MP, f/1.5, 1.9µm (wide), sensor-shift stabilization (IBIS)
12 MP, f/2.8, 77mm (telephoto), OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/1.8, 120˚, (ultrawide)
TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
Front Camera12MP TrueDepth camera12 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
Face/Touch IDFace IDFace ID
ChipA15 Bionic chip (5nm)Apple A16 Bionic (5nm)
Water-resistantRated IP68 (maximum depth of 6 meters up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529IP68 dust/water resistant – up to 6m for 30 mins
ChargingCompatible with MagSafe accessories and Qi wireless chargersCompatible with MagSafe accessories and Qi wireless chargers

Overall, the new iPhone 2022 will be a good upgrade with all its features and is a good option for all the tech geeks, and for individuals who need high performance on their hands. While if you need a phone just as a secondary device or a daily driver going in for the earlier might be a smart choice. Let’s know in the comments box below what your choice will be!

Abhinav Anand
Abhinav Anand
Abhinav Anand is a contributor at PhonesWiki. He had joined PhonesWiki in 2021. At PhonesWiki, he mainly writes on upcoming smartphones and software/hardware bugs. He loves to try out the latest apps and gadgets and has more than 800+ bylines to his name. His work has so far been published at Financial Express, Economic Times, KnowTechie, and more. He also contributes to Android Headlines.


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