Apple is expected to bring the next-gen iPhone 13 sometime in September of this year. And already it appears that according to a survey from SellCell, 74% of users prefer another name for the upcoming iPhone 13. The reason being that the number 13 is considered to be unlucky for the superstitious people out there.
Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13
3005 iPhone users were taken into account for this survey and there are some interesting findings here. 18.3% of users (1 in 5 users) expressed their distaste for the iPhone 13 moniker. Men at 24.9% and 11.7% of women are triskaidekaphobic (men are nearly twice as likely to be affected) and would just steer away from the number 13. However, 81.7% of fans do not seem to have any problem and wouldn’t mind changing their next iPhone purchase plans.
The next iPhone should be called?
26% of 3005 users said It’s better if Apple stuck to the usual naming scheme for iPhone models. Meanwhile, the next iPhone lineup should be simply called iPhone (2021), suggest 38% of the surveyed users aiming to bring in a consistent naming scheme to better match up to the MacBook line and iPad range. Interestingly, 16% feel Apple should instead follow Samsung’s footsteps in naming their next iPhone lineup as iPhone 21.
The good old S moniker…
The iPhone XS and XS Max were the last iPhone models to sport an S moniker a few years ago. The S in the name indicated an interactive upgrade as opposed to a full-fledged revamp of sorts. That brings us to what 13% of iPhone users feel about. They are of the opinion that Apple has to restart their S suffix for their next-generation iPhone calling it the iPhone 12S.
Nevermind, let’s skip this year
Whatever this year’s iPhone is purported to be called, 7% of the 3000 users said they would rather altogether skip this year and hop on to the iPhone 14 in 2022.