It might sound wild to some, but the idea that Apple is fast approaching the launch of an iPhone 13 is a problematic prospect for some. And it's not because they're worried about rumors of a 120Hz display, larger batteries, under-display Touch ID, or indeed any other feature. In fact, it seems a lot of people are genuinely concerned about the notion of 'iPhone 13' because of the number 13's unlucky connotations and superstition, as well as a genuine phobia.
From one of our most popular stories this week:
According to SellCell 1-in-5 surveyed users identified as triskaidekaphobic, having a genuine fear of the number 13 that would put them off buying an iPhone 13. Yet a massive 74% of those asked said they would prefer the iPhone to have a different name, suggesting many would be wary for reasons pertaining to superstition, or perhaps because they're just bored of the current iPhone naming convention.
This isn't the first time we've heard this notion. We're expecting the 2021 iPhone to be a more subtle 'S' upgrade, but even next year we've heard that iPhone 13 might not make it market, from leaker Jon Prosser:
That's where our poll for this week comes in, how do you feel about the prospect of an iPhone '13', would you be wary of buying it? Or are you not at all fussed? Maybe you'd like to see a different name like simply iPhone or iPhone 2021, whatever your thoughts, make them known below!
If you're on a mobile device click here to see the poll.
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.
If they win 13 million dollars they would forget about the phobia
It's just a freaking number. Superstitions are garbage.
Please also have a poll later to get to know out of those (now 22 people) how many bought an iPhone 13 dispite having said no. :)
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