Lots of people buy new iPhones, for themselves or as gifts, at the end of the year-end holiday season. This year, the iPhone 14 Pro (regular or Max) is the model of choice; Client truly You want your always-on display to be on and off Dynamic IslandNot to mention the improved camera.
But it is also impossible to find. a few weeks ago, Apple issued a warning about the offer, and nearly every model — every color and capacity — has shipping estimates through late December. Good luck finding one at best buy or a carrier store. So with Christmas approaching, what should you do? Let’s talk about your options.
Just get the regular iPhone 14
We’re not going to lie and say you’ll be just as happy with the iPhone 14 as the iPhone 14 Pro. You don’t get an always-on display or ProMotion. You don’t get the dynamic island. You won’t get a 48MP telephoto or wide-angle camera (compared to 12MP on the non-pro model). There’s a reason that even though it costs a few hundred dollars, it’s the most popular model this year.
But the iPhone 14 is by no means a bad phone. It’s a relatively small upgrade over the iPhone 13, but it’s fast (much faster than any Android phone), has an excellent camera, and great battery life. If you’re upgrading from an iPhone that’s more than two years old, it’s still a huge improvement (especially battery life). And you’ll save hundreds of dollars on the iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max! If you (or the person you’re introducing it to) really needs a new iPhone, chances are you’ll be really impressed by how good the iPhone 14 is compared to your old device.
Visit your local Apple Store early and often
It’s a bit of a long shot, but your local Apple Store gets new shipments of iPhone 14 models every single day. There’s no guarantee there will be any iPhone 14 Pro out there or that you’ll be able to get the exact color or capacity you want, but if you got there near the opening, you might be in luck. Based on shipping estimates, Apple’s supply issues have been easing, and since there’s still two weeks before Christmas, this is probably your best bet for finding a no.
Order one online and hopefully
No one wants to order a new iPhone and not have it for over a month. And if you’re buying it as a gift, packaging a blank box that says “iPhone 14 Pro coming soon” isn’t as festive as you might hope, but the recipient will understand — everyone’s basically in the same boat.
But she will be fine! It’s just an iPhone, not an emergency. Shortage of supplies is bad but no one will be to blame You are for them. Just place your order and wait patiently for your new iPhone 14 Pro to arrive – perhaps in the new year. And who knows, maybe you’ll get a Christmas miracle and arrive just in time to be wrapped up and tucked under the tree.
Wait for iPhone 15
Are you truly Need the best new iPhone right now? really mean? Sure, your iPhone 12 Pro doesn’t do all the great things the iPhone 14 Pro does, but it’s only two years old. it’s a Fine.
Why not wait a year and get a better phone? We don’t know for sure what Features that will get iPhone 15 Pro, but it will almost certainly be faster, with a better camera system, it will likely have USB-C, and it may even have a titanium body. You don’t want to buy an iPhone 14 Pro and then turn around and also get an iPhone 15 Pro after just one year, right?
Alternatively, you could consider an iPhone accessory that will work with your current and future iPhone. The AirPods Pro second generation Really great On sale for $200. And do you have an extension Apple Watch Until now? (Those are for sale very.)
Do not buy from speculators!
With this hot tech item in short supply, speculators are already reselling it at prices Hundreds of retail. It will only get worse as December approaches. It may be tempting to pay just to get what you want, but all this does is create demand that causes speculators to buy up all of the stock and drive up its price. And it’s easy to get fooled! Just be strong and say no to speculators.