Despite the fact that today the attention of almost all Apple fans is riveted to the new generation of smartphones, last year’s devices are still very, very good. Especially if you look at the Pro and Pro Max models, which, in terms of technical equipment, not only are not inferior, but even surpass the basic iPhone 14 line. But if earlier, when Apple put in new smartphones exclusively new processors, it was more logical to incline in their favor, but now the devices of the previous generation, having significantly lost in price, sparkled with new colors. It is enough just to look at iPhone 13 Pro Max.
iPhone 13 Pro Max, which until recently was the top and most expensive smartphone in the Apple line, has fallen quite a bit in price. Almost a month after the newer model went on sale, it lost almost 30 to 40 thousand rubles in price, depending on the store. Such a reduction in price instantly turned it from an overpriced device, perhaps, into the most preferred option for purchase. At least in the top segment.
The price of the iPhone 13 Pro Max in Russia
iPhone 13 Pro price in Russia, according to Yandex Market, has decreased to 77 thousand rubles, and in some stores it can be found even cheaper – for example, for 74-75 thousand rubles. This is the lowest price that was fixed for this model, in principle, which can greatly change the balance of the market. After all, most will prefer the iPhone 13 Pro Max, and not the iPhone 14 or even the iPhone 14 Plus.
Despite the fact that I personally have already decided to buy the iPhone 14 Plus for myself, the problems of the novelty, which are trumpeted from all sides, made me slow down a bit with the purchase and rethink it. Moreover, according to a number of indicators, the iPhone 13 Pro Max really outperforms the 6.7-inch new product with the “plus” index.
- iPhone 13 Pro Max: 1000 nits brightness, 120Hz refresh rate
- iPhone 14 Plus: brightness – 800 nits, refresh rate – 60 Hz
- iPhone 13 Pro Max: 12/12/12 MP Lidar, Macro, ProRaw, ProRes and 6x Optical Zoom
- iPhone 14 Pro: 12/12 MP, Action mode
- iPhone 13 Pro Max: 28 hours of video
- iPhone 14 Plus: 26 hours of video
Advantages of the iPhone 13 Pro Max over the iPhone 14 Plus not so much. But among them there is not a single checkpoint (I did not take them into account at all). In the end, increased display brightness and refresh rate, an additional telephoto lens with lidar and support for advanced shooting modes are really important aspects that may determine your choice in favor of the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Where to buy iPhone 13 Pro Max
They say that iPhone 14 Plus worth buying if only for the extra year of software support that he supposedly gets. But I wouldn’t count on it too much. First, because the iPhone 13 Pro Max has an absolutely identical A15 Bionic processor, and it would be irrational to stop updating it, but at the same time continue to send updates for the iPhone 14 Plus. And, secondly, history already knows examples when devices of different model years were stopped supporting at the same time. So I have no illusions about this: both smartphones will stop updating at the same time.
Interestingly, the prices for the iPhone 13 Pro Max in gray and official retail are now closer than ever. Despite the fact that in some places – for example, in Svyaznoy – last year’s flagship is sold for 120 thousand rubles, in the same M.Video it can be snatched for 88. This is almost 10k more expensive than on Yandex Market. No, having overpaid, you will not get the opportunity to be repaired in authorized service centers.
Due to the fact that all iPhones that remained on sale in the Russian market come here from abroad, the ASC refuses to repair them outside the warranty. This means that if you damage your smartphone yourself, then most likely it will be possible to repair it only from unofficial ones. However, with warranty service – when it comes to factory defects – there are still no problems. For these obligations, M.Video is responsible to the fullest extent of the law and, most likely, simply replaces the defective device with a new one.
However, this is not the only advantage that awaits you in official retail. Don’t forget about installments. M.Video allows buy iPhone 13 Pro Max in installments up to 2 years. Thus, you will pay about 3.5 thousand rubles every month, without straining your budget at all. But on the Market buy iPhone installment is not possible. The maximum that awaits you is a two-month split with a mandatory down payment or a loan with an overpayment of 15-20%, which is logical for this type of service, depending on the bank you choose.