44% of iPhone Users Intend to Upgrade to iPhone 13, Survey Shows

As many as 44 percent of iPhone users intend to upgrade to an iPhone 13 model and displays with 120Hz refresh rates is the most anticipated new feature, according to a new survey by SellCell.

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Of the 44 percent of respondents that intend to upgrade to an ‌iPhone 13‌ model, 38.2 percent intend to buy the 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 13‌, 30.8 percent intend to buy the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max, and 24 percent intend to buy the 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌.

Strikingly, a mere seven percent of respondents are interested in the ‌iPhone 13‌ mini. Apple is expected to discontinue the 5.4-inch mini form factor model next year due to poor sales.

The rumored feature that customers are most excited for in the ‌iPhone 13‌ lineup is a high-refresh rate 120Hz display, according to 22 percent of survey respondents. 18.2 percent of respondents are hoping for under-display Touch ID, but may be disappointed as this is not expected to come to new ‌iPhone‌ models until 2023. 16 percent are anticipating an always-on display, while 10.9 percent are excited about the prospect of a smaller notch.

The responses also indicated that customers are least excited for new color options, a faster processor, reverse wireless charging, and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, with these potential features being favored in less than five percent of survey responses.

Some of Apple's other upcoming products, such as the Apple Watch Series 7 and third-generation AirPods aroused little interest from survey respondents. 72.7 percent of respondents said that they were not interested in buying the ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ and 87.1 percent of respondents said that they were not interested in buying third-generation AirPods.

Compared to the high level of interest in upgrading to the ‌iPhone 13‌, the ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ and third-generation AirPods appear to be significantly less enticing to potential customers.

SellCell's findings were based on survey responses from more than 3,000 ‌iPhone‌ owners aged 18 or older, based in the United States, between July 28 and August 6.

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Top Rated Comments

Ursadorable Avatar
17 weeks ago

As many as 44 percent of iPhone users intend to upgrade to an iPhone 13 model and displays with 120Hz refresh rates is the most anticipated new feature, according to a new survey by SellCell ('https://www.sellcell.com/blog/iphone-13-purchase-intent-survey/').
As long as they intend to push forward with their anti-privacy functionality, my iPhone XS is my last iPhone.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HiVolt Avatar
17 weeks ago
I truly don't understand the obsession with high refresh displays, especially on something so tiny. I've had an iPad Pro with the Pro Motion display, and I really can't tell one way or the other any difference from my iPhone or my desktop monitor which is 60hz.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Vege-Taco Avatar
17 weeks ago
Since Apple appears to be throwing out their major advantage over the competition, privacy, I'm done with them. Why pay double for the same thing?
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mrjetsondc Avatar
17 weeks ago
Not rushing out to get one but I plan to upgrade eventually- I’m waiting to see how privacy concerns play out
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
t0pher Avatar
17 weeks ago
If iPhone 13 needs iOS 15 I won’t be upgrading to it.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
I7guy Avatar
17 weeks ago
I have a feeling the iphone 13 is going to be a huuuuuuge success.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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