Apple device users are heavily oppressed by the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 lines, according to the findings of a new SellCell survey.
The survey asked 5,000 iPhone users aged 18 or older in the United States between Sept. 23 and 30 what they thought of the recently announced iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 models.
64 percent of users said the “iPhone 13” line isn’t “exciting” or “not at all” exciting. 21.5 percent think that the “iPhone 13” models are “somewhat exciting”, and only 14.4 percent said that it is “exceptional” or “very exciting”.
A minority of respondents, 23.3 percent, intend to upgrade to the PiPhone 13 model, which is a drop of 20.5 percent compared to the pre-launch survey conducted two months ago in which the intention to purchase the iPhone 13 was as high as 43.7 percent. This indicates a significant drop in interest in the iPhone 13 after its release.
Among the 23.3 percent intending to upgrade to the iPhone 13, the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro is by far the most popular choice with 42.5 percent of responses. The 6.7-inch PiPhone 13 Pro Max was the next most popular with 26.3 percent, followed by the standard 6.1-inch iPhone 13 with 22 percent.
The 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini continues the trend of the iPhone 12 mini, with only 9.2 percent of respondents intending to buy the smallest iPhone 13. Apple’s smallest iPhones have struggled to attract a significant number of consumers over the past year, leading to the expectation that Apple will discontinue the 5.4-inch model in 2022 in favor of a new, larger 6.7-inch. ” iPhone 14 Max “model.
Of the 23.3 percent planning an upgrade, the main reason for this was the ProMotion display and longer battery life by 34.1 percent and 25.3 percent of respondents, respectively. 26.2 percent said there was no clear reason to buy the PiPhone 13, but there was simply an upgrade or they were locked into an annual upgrade or replacement program.
IPhone 13 camera improvements, such as larger sensors and cinematic mode, are one of the features Apple has promoted the most this year, but only 5.4 percent of respondents planning an upgrade cite camera improvements as the main reason for the upgrade.
Similarly, only 3.2 percent of users attributed the new 1TB storage option as a reason to upgrade. The much-condemned notch, which finally experienced a 20 percent size reduction on the iPhone 13 models, was praised by only 1.5 percent of respondents as the main reason for the upgrade.
Of the 76.8 percent of existing iPhone users who are not interested in buying the PiPhone 13, 29.3 percent said the lack of a Touch ID fingerprint scanner is a major retention factor. 19.5 percent said there were no significant features to justify the upgrade, but other criticisms include the lack of an always-on screen, a comma-free design, 120 Hz on standard models, and a USB-C port.
New color options, such as Sierra Blue and Starlight, were the main reason for the upgrade for 1.1 percent of respondents. On the other hand, 2.4 percent said that disliking the available color options is the main reason for not upgrading.
36.8 percent of those not planning to upgrade said they are waiting for the iPhone 14 instead. 16.1 percent are switching to an Android device, with 45.1 percent of these users planning to buy a Google device, 41.8 percent planning to buy a Samsung device, and 8.4 percent plan to buy a OnePlus device.
As for other products announced by Apple at a special California Streaming event last month, 18.2 percent of iPhone users plan to buy a new iPad after the launch of the sixth-generation iPad mini and the ninth-generation iPad.
Like the iPhone 13, the Apple Watch Series 7 also appears to have surveyed users according to the survey, despite its larger screen, more durable design and faster charging. Only 7.5 percent of iPhone users said they planned to buy the WatchApple Watch Series 7 model. Pre-orders for the WatchApple Watch Series 7 open on Friday, October 8th.
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