(SPOT.ph) Shortly after the official unveiling of the iPhone 13, which took place early on the morning of September 15 local time, Apple Philippines released the official price list of their latest flagship smartphone line, which includes four models: the iPhone 13 Mini, the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Pro, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The prices of the 13 series are pretty close to those of the iPhone 12's upon its initial release in 2020. The iPhone 13 Mini, for example, starts at P44,990 where the 12 Mini was originally priced at P43,990.
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In case you're not sure if the newest line of Apple iPhones is worth the splurge, don't worry because their previous models are still up for grabs and has great specs and features even in 2021. In fact, it's well-known among Apple loyalists and tech geeks that the prices of previous iPhone models almost immediately drop following the announcement of a new series, so some even consider the period after a new iPhone release the best time to buy older models. Case in point: The iPhone 12 series is now more affordable!
Months before the September release of the iPhone 13, industry insiders and tech experts were already predicting that its predecessor would see a price drop soon after the Apple Event. According to the Apple website, every iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini model now costs P5,000 less than its original retail price.
Here's how much the iPhone 12 costs following the release of the iPhone 13:
iPhone 12 Mini
- 64 GB - P38,990 from P43,990
- 128 GB - P41,990 from P46,990
- 256 GB - P47,990 from P52,990
- 64 GB - P44,990 from P49,990
- 128 GB - P47,990 from P52,990
- 256 GB - P53,990 from P58,990
Business Insider notes that the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, along with 2018’s iPhone XR, have officially been removed from Appe’s website, meaning they’ve joined the ranks of previous models like the iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, all of which were discontinued in 2020.
This is not to say that those models can no longer be purchased, especially as many authorized Apple retailers still carry them. However, the tech giant will no longer be producing these models and their prices following the release of the iPhone 13 series will typically be subject to where you buy them.
Authorized Apple seller Power Mac Center, which still carries the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max as of writing, posted a list of new prices for the models, which follows the blueprint set by Apple, meaning each device will cost P5,000 less than the retailer's original price.
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