As of my last update in April 2023, I can provide a list of what were considered the best iPhones available, but please note that newer models may have been released since then. Apple typically announces new iPhones in September each year, so if you are reading this after that time, be sure to check for the latest releases. Here is a list of the top iPhone models from early 2023, ranked by a combination of performance, features, and popularity:
1. iPhone 14 Pro Max
The most advanced iPhone at the time, with the best camera system, largest screen, and longest battery life among the iPhones.
2. iPhone 14 Pro
Slightly smaller than the Pro Max but still packed with the same powerful features, including the A16 Bionic chip and an improved camera system.
3. iPhone 14
A more affordable alternative to the Pro models, offering solid performance and a good camera system, is suitable for most users.
4. iPhone 14 Plus
Essentially the larger version of the iPhone 14, with a bigger screen and battery, catering to those who prefer more screen real estate.
5. iPhone 13 Pro Max
Last year’s top model, still very powerful, with a superb camera and display.
6. iPhone 13 Pro
Offers many of the same features as the 13 Pro Max, including the A15 Bionic chip, in a smaller form factor.
7. iPhone 13
A balance between performance and price, with a strong camera and processor that can handle most tasks with ease.
8. iPhone 13 Mini
The last of the “mini” line-up, perfect for those who want a compact phone with no compromise on performance.
9. iPhone SE (3rd generation)
The most affordable iPhone in the lineup, with the A15 Bionic chip but a more traditional design with a Home button and Touch ID.
10. iPhone 12
While older, it’s still a good phone with a capable A14 Bionic chip and a quality camera system.
When choosing an iPhone, consider what features are most important to you, such as camera quality, battery life, screen size, and price. The “Pro” models tend to offer the best performance and cameras, while the standard and Mini models are more cost-effective while still delivering a solid iOS experience. The iPhone SE is designed for those who prefer a smaller form factor and a more classic iPhone design. Remember, this list is based on the situation as of early 2023, and the rankings could change with new releases