The Threatening 13 In iPhone 13 -Acharya Praveen Chauhan


Earlier this yr rumours swirled that Apple’s iPhone 13 can be scrapped out for a cause that’s feared throughout the world- the unfortunate quantity 13. Nevertheless, the tech big defied the rumours with the launch.

As an astrologer, I spend my days exploring the optimistic and unfavourable omens in on a regular basis life. A number of days after the launch of iPhone13, I used to be on a zoom assembly with one among my shoppers in the US. He talked about skipping his buy of iPhone13. Though it was not stunning for me as individuals usually keep away from selecting unfortunate automobile numbers, shopping for homes with ominous numbers and so on. This time my consumer’s cause to dodge the iPhone 13 was Triskaidekaphobia- excessive concern of the quantity 13.

Tracing the concern of 13
Identical to crossing paths with a black cat breaking a mirror and even sneezing carry unfavourable superstitions, many individuals maintain quick to the idea that the quantity 13 is a harbinger of dangerous luck.
The concern of quantity 13 just isn’t unknown to many now. However why is it that 13 is believed to be cursed? The reply lies in historical past. Based on the Bible, on the final supper, Judas Iscariot, the person who betrayed Jesus, was the thirteenth individual to take his place on the desk. There’s additionally an outdated superstition that claims when you’ve got 13 letters in your title, you’re sure to have the satan’s luck.

Coincidentally, the quantity 13 can be a quantity that has received the lottery least variety of occasions. It’s believed that the dangerous omen hooked up to the quantity was additionally behind the failure of the Apollo 13 mission. Apollo 13 is up to now the one unsuccessful mission meant to get males on the moon.  

The quantity 13 in Vedic Astrology
The vedic numerology for 13 should be analyzed from its composition. When 1 and three are added (1+3=4), we get quantity 4. The quantity 4 is related to rahu in vedic astrology. The story of Rahu goes again to the epic of samudra mathan. Based on Hindu Mythology, throughout the samudra manthan and distribution of Amrit, an asura named Rahuketu disguised himself as a dev and drank some nectar. Earlier than the nectar might move rahu’s throat, Lord Vishnu reduce off his head with the Sudarshana Chakra. The top of the asur grew to become Rahu and the tail grew to become Ketu. Rahu, the asur is the harbinger of unfavourable omen.

Quantity 13- Numerical superstitions in India
India just isn’t behind in possessing the phobias round numbers. Now we have our personal picks and bits of superstitions. The generally used or ‘unused’ quantity is 420. The quantity is related to dishonest and forgery. Equally, the quantity 13 can be seen as sinistrous.  

On this planet’s largest democracy, even politics has testified to the dangerous luck that comes with the quantity. The quantity 13 was related to the previous Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The quantity naturally tagged onto his political profession. Vajpayee’s authorities collapsed after 13 days of being in energy. It’s believed that the dangerous luck was attracted by his date of oath taking ceremony which was on 13 Might, 1996. For the second time additionally, Atal Bihari Vajpayee grew to become the Prime Minister for 13 months, following which, the federal government was out of energy.

Not simply the political panorama however even ISRO fears the quantity 13. Following the failure of Apollo 13, ISRO jumped to the PSLV rocket – PSLV-C14 after sending up the rocket PSLV-C12.

The luxurious inexperienced metropolis of Chandigarh has by no means had a Sector 13 till 2020. The explanation Sector 13 didn’t exist earlier is as a result of town’s Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier thought-about the quantity 13 as unfortunate. Even Uttar Pradesh’s Noida has ensured distance with the quantity 13. Be it a home quantity, a flooring quantity, a tower quantity, even sectors numbered by state housing physique, Noida avoids the quantity 13.

Impression on Economic system 
Triskaidekaphobia – the concern of quantity 13 impacts the financial system with nice depth. The quantity even has a day related to it which is feared in most international locations. The ominous date of Friday, the thirteenth is culturally feared for the biblical causes of 13 visitors attending the Final Supper adopted by Good Friday, the day of Jesus’ crucification.

Individuals have a tendency to not store, journey, or schedule vital occasions on Friday the thirteenth. Consequently, in line with media studies, companies lose tons of of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} due to it. Some persons are so paralyzed by concern that they keep away from their regular routines in doing enterprise, taking flights and even getting away from bed. It has been estimated that greater than US $ 700 million is misplaced in enterprise on this present day.

Based on the Stress Administration Heart and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 20 million individuals in the US are affected by a concern of this present day, making it essentially the most feared day and date in historical past.

Launch of iPhone 13 and Triskaidekaphobia 
Concern of unfortunate numbers was additionally the rationale behind Apple skipping the roll out of  iPhone 9 and leaping straight to the iPhone X in 2017. Not like the earlier occasions, the corporate didn’t hesitate to launch iPhone 13 this yr. Nevertheless, the superstition has by some means justified itself as in line with studies, Apple is perhaps reducing by its manufacturing schedule for the iPhone 13 as a result of provide chain constraints attributable to the chip scarcity which has affected the tech business globally. Potential provide constraints threaten to muddy an already uneventful iPhone launch and are available at a vital time for Apple.

Apple says provide chain points have price the corporate $6 billion within the fourth quarter of the fiscal yr. “We had a really robust efficiency regardless of bigger than anticipated provide constraints, which we estimate to be round $6 billion,” Apple CEO Tim Cook dinner advised CNBC.

Not simply Apple, however even Microsoft, instantly skipped from model 8.1 to 10. So elements from each fable and math have mixed to make this explicit quantity extra maligned than another, inducing concern of the quantity 13 in lots of fields. Nevertheless it’s not all dangerous information for apple as its customers now await the brand new iPhone 14 with rather more enthusiasm. The craze for Apple and the status related to iPhones is bigger than the depth of triskaidekaphobia. Whereas gross sales may dip for iPhone 13, the consumers who skipped the acquisition as a result of concern of quantity 13, now sit up for the launch of iPhone 14. That is what my consumer on name mentioned as effectively, “I’m keen to purchase iPhone 14 now!”

The author is a Delhi primarily based Superstar Astrologer and Palmist and will be reached at

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