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  1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    We are arguably 5 months away from Apple Unveiling the next flagship iPhone model(s). With that being said, at what point does a person who's currently considering buying one of the current flagship devices decide that he or she should wait? 5 months away? 90 days away? What do you think?
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 05-12-2018 at 07:24 PM.
    04-04-2018 06:24 PM
  2. tr1ad's Avatar
    Some just can't wait... But it's different for most when cost is a factor
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    04-04-2018 06:28 PM
  3. phreddyl's Avatar
    I’m just excited that it’s only 5 months. Sounds like a short amount of time. I would tell people anything less than 6 months away to wait unless you absolutely need a new one
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    04-04-2018 06:36 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Some just can't wait... But it's different for most when cost is a factor
    Understood, but if cost wan't a factor, what do you consider the point in which a prospective iPhone buyer should wait for the next flagship?
    04-04-2018 06:39 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I’m just excited that it’s only 5 months. Sounds like a short amount of time. I would tell people anything less than 6 months away to wait unless you absolutely need a new one
    Well stated........Thank you!
    04-04-2018 06:40 PM
  6. tr1ad's Avatar
    It depends on what's coming to the table... Of course it's mostly rumours, but ideally something the new flagship carries that current gen doesn't; case in point the X vs the 8+.
    Obviously the X carried with it oled etc ... The release of the 8 series and the X would be worth it.

    5 months might be a long wait, but the features/hardware can determine if it's worth waiting..

    (IMHO of course)
    04-04-2018 06:43 PM
  7. camaroz1985's Avatar
    If rumors are to be believed the next model might only be a slight upgrade, but it is also supposed to be cheaper, so if you don't need a phone now, wait and get the new model that will cost you less. Or buy a used one now from someone who tried it and didn't like it (that is what I would and did do).
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    04-05-2018 09:59 AM
  8. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    At this point in the calendar year, I think it makes sense to try and hang in there and wait and see what Apple's going to be offering in this year's "batch". Then you can make and educated decision.

    If you can't wait, then I'd go with the most recent models out there, because they'll be around longer than earlier models. Of course, I understand that cost may be a factor, and if it is, then the buyer will have to obviously take that into consideration.
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    04-05-2018 11:36 AM
  9. kataran's Avatar
    We are in this dilemma right now my GFs 7+ is having battery issues and I was gonna get her an 8+ instead of fixing the issue but we decided to have her carry a charger with her and wait for the new offering.

    If Apple for some reason decides to get rid of the home button then I will get the 8+ at a discount. She’s tech illiterate in a way so I don’t want to overload her with Anything new.
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    04-05-2018 01:10 PM
  10. Quis89's Avatar
    It's really a tough decision. But when we are within 6 months, I'd probably recommend waiting. At least that way you can make an informed decision on if the next iPhone is for you. You'd hate to make a purchase only for a new model to release in a few months and now you're regretting it. The nice thing is these days many carriers offer some sort of annual upgrade option so you'd technically be able to upgrade within the next 6 months depending on when you made your purchase. But with the rapid pace phones release these days, it's really tough. Sometimes I'm not sure how much I like the annual release schedule. We purchase devices valued at almost $1000 only to use them for one year, lol. I have a problem.
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    04-05-2018 01:52 PM
  11. Raptor007's Avatar
    Cost is a factor, some users just need a new phone and don't care about the latest so they get whats available today or buy last years version to save a bit. Since the current X is to be discontinued and a new "cheaper" X and others will be launched (rumors) then I worry more about 10 anniversary X taking a hit on resale value if its replacement comes out cheaper unless they only offer the new X in say 128GB and no 256GB.
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    04-05-2018 07:53 PM
  12. kataran's Avatar
    It's really a tough decision. We purchase devices valued at almost $1000 only to use them for one year, lol. I have a problem.
    True

    It’s kind of funny if you spend a Grand on a Quality TV your expecting a good Ten Years of great viewing on average but when a new smartphone comes out your device feels dated.
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    04-05-2018 08:44 PM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    True

    It’s kind of funny if you spend a Grand on a Quality TV your expecting a good Ten Years of great viewing on average but when a new smartphone comes out your device feels dated.
    Yeah, but we make the decision to upgrade annually out of a desire to have the latest device. We can choose to spend a grand on a device and then enjoy it for multiple years if we wanted to....
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    04-06-2018 06:53 AM
  14. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    There is no way I could get a way with upgrading every year! LOL! Of course, if I ever win the lottery, then that's no issue! It's 2 - 2.5 years for me. And that's still pretty fast!
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    04-06-2018 07:55 AM
  15. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    The only feature that will make me even consider the next device is if it's compatible with Tmobile's 600mhz network.
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    04-06-2018 08:46 AM
  16. DarlaMack's Avatar
    I honestly think that this will be the first year that I actually hold out on getting a new device. Out of the rumors the only thing that struck my attention was the product (RED) iPhone X. Having upgraded 2 boys to an 8+ and myself to an X I think I can safely say I'll pass on whatever next for a year.... Lol I'm hoping to stick to that theory :P
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    04-07-2018 02:35 PM
  17. ksassy's Avatar
    I say wait unless you absolutely need a new phone or your current one won't hold on. For me I decided to skip my annual carrier upgrade and wait to see the new offerings from Apple. I think I'll make a better decision about my true needs at that point.
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    04-08-2018 03:44 PM
  18. msm0511's Avatar
    If rumors are to be believed the next model might only be a slight upgrade, but it is also supposed to be cheaper, so if you don't need a phone now, wait and get the new model that will cost you less. Or buy a used one now from someone who tried it and didn't like it (that is what I would and did do).
    Rumors also say there will be a Plus version of the X. That alone would be enough for many to upgrade.
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    04-14-2018 05:10 PM
  19. msm0511's Avatar
    I tend to buy 2 phones a year, but I'm crazy so no one should listen to my opinion on this particular matter.
    04-14-2018 05:11 PM
  20. Raptor007's Avatar
    IF the current rumors are true about the 6.1" LCD version starting at $550 (doubt it) then that would push more users towards that model than the Xs or X Plus or whatever they call it in the fall. I personally want the larger screen the current X aspect ratio is not really that enjoyable to me compared to the 7 Plus I had and at this point I had considered getting an 8Plus an waiting for the new X Plus in the fall but I will just wait and see.
    04-22-2018 11:53 AM
  21. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    If I recall, the iPhone X was announced towards the middle of September last year but didn't go on sale until the end of October and shipped in November. We're actually probably 7 months away from the new device(s), if it follows the same schedule. *shrug*
    04-25-2018 08:23 PM
  22. Raptor007's Avatar
    Not likely, the X was delayed due to production issues which has long been resolved, I don't see them dragging the release out again this year and if they do its not a smart move. Users who want a lower cost will get the rumored 6.1 LCD which is supposedly going to sell the most anyways so no real reason to delay the X2 and Xplus.
    04-26-2018 08:11 PM
  23. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Not likely, the X was delayed due to production issues which has long been resolved, I don't see them dragging the release out again this year and if they do its not a smart move. Users who want a lower cost will get the rumored 6.1 LCD which is supposedly going to sell the most anyways so no real reason to delay the X2 and Xplus.
    I agree with this. Releasing iPhone X in November was something Apple HAD to do. It definitely wasn’t something they WANTED to do. I’d be very surprised if they stick to the same timeline this year considering, as @Raptor007 pointed out, production issues have been resolved.
    04-27-2018 05:09 AM
  24. msm0511's Avatar
    I agree with this. Releasing iPhone X in November was something Apple HAD to do. It definitely wasn’t something they WANTED to do. I’d be very surprised if they stick to the same timeline this year considering, as @Raptor007 pointed out, production issues have been resolved.
    Plus getting them all out at once will make their all important holiday sales quarter look better.
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    04-27-2018 07:46 AM
  25. Raptor007's Avatar
    Shouldn't we be hearing more about the new fall line up around now, or at least parts leaking out. Seems like we are only 4 months out and so far very very little to go on. Hopefully with Ming Chi Kuo moving on to other areas of interest for research won't dry up the insight we had been getting.
    05-12-2018 04:58 PM
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