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- Apple reduced the price of the iPhone 11 from $699 down to $599 after the company announced the new iPhone 12 series.
- That’s a great deal for the iPhone 11 — still an excellent smartphone with a powerful processor, excellent and versatile camera system, and a piece of the unrivalled Apple ecosystem.
- Sure, it’s tempting to go for the iPhone 12 series, which starts at $699 with the iPhone 12 Mini, but it’s not a fair comparison. The standard $799 iPhone 12 is a better comparison for price, as it has the same screen size as the iPhone 11.
- At the end of the day, the iPhone 12 series are just iPhones, just like the iPhone 11.
Apple lowered the price of the iPhone 11 down to $599 after it announced the new iPhone 12 series, and that’s a great deal on its own.
Indeed, before the iPhone 12 series was announced, the iPhone 11’s $699 price tag was already good for a high-end smartphone with a powerful chip and superb camera, and especially a phone that’s part of the Apple ecosystem.
No doubt, the iPhone 12 series, which starts at $699 with the iPhone 12 Mini, come with a wide variety of improvements and upgrades.
The highlight feature for the iPhone 12 series is 5G connectivity, which Apple and the telecomms industry has promised for years to bring super fast data speeds for cloud gaming, high-quality video calls and video streaming, and a generally quicker and better experience overall using apps that require data.
At the same time, 5G is still in its early stages, and no one should feel any real rush to buy a 5G phone. 5G, at least a version of 5G that’s noticably faster than today’s 4G LTE, needs more time to expand its coverage.
And there are improvements with cameras, and the new MagSafe on the iPhone 12 series looks seriously cool.
But, at the end of the day, the iPhone 12 series are just that: iPhones. And, so is the iPhone 11. And, it’s still a really good iPhone that comes highly recommended for its new $599 price tag.
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