However, not all older individuals prefer a smaller iPhone. A larger display on an iPhone would greatly benefit those with poor eyesight. While there are options for larger iPhones, there are also variations in size within that category. For the largest iPhone, the Plus version of the standard handset offers a 6.7-inch screen. But for those who find that too heavy, the ideal choice would be one of the 6.1-inch iPhones, such as the iPhone 15, iPhone 14, or iPhone 13.
Based on current value, we recommend the iPhone 13 as the top choice. It is priced at $599/£599, which is $200/£200 less than the iPhone 15 and $100/£100 less than the iPhone 14. While there are minor differences in features between the iPhone 14 and 13, such as Action Mode for video making on-the-go and Crash Detection on the iPhone 14, both phones have the same A15 chip (also used in the SE). The iPhone 14 does have an additional GPU core, but this is unlikely to significantly impact the average user’s experience (unless they are avid gamers).
The processor is highly capable of handling tasks such as emailing, checking social media, taking photos, making FaceTime calls, and meeting the needs of seniors looking for an iPhone. Furthermore, it will continue to receive iOS software updates for several years.
The user may need some time to adjust to Face ID if they are accustomed to using Touch ID and the Home button. However, it could be a simpler method for individuals with arthritis to protect their iPhone.
Please take a look at our comprehensive review of the Apple iPhone 13.