1. Nikizzz's Avatar
    Hey Guys!

    I recently just upgraded from the iPhone x to the iPhone xs max and I know people will be saying you should of waited the new iPhone is right around the corner but honestly I didn't care because this phone is way too good! its like having a mini computer in your pocket!

    I'm just curious if anyone here is actually going to upgrade this phone this year or wait til next because I see no reason to upgrade for another 2-3 years
    aximtreo likes this.
    08-15-2019 06:25 PM
  2. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I’ve had my XS Max since last September. I’ll be getting the new version as soon as it’s readily available.
    LadiJae, dazzlingirl and Nikizzz like this.
    08-15-2019 06:34 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hey Guys!

    I recently just upgraded from the iPhone x to the iPhone xs max and I know people will be saying you should of waited the new iPhone is right around the corner but honestly I didn't care because this phone is way too good! its like having a mini computer in your pocket!

    I'm just curious if anyone here is actually going to upgrade this phone this year or wait til next because I see no reason to upgrade for another 2-3 years
    Don’t worry about what others may think of your purchase because it’s your money and your decision. With that being said, I’m glad you’re liking your new iPhone XS Max. It really is an awesome device. As for your question, I really haven’t given much thought to upgrading. Seriously, I still enjoy using my iPhone X.

    If I like what the next iPhone offers then I’ll consider getting it, but if I don’t, I’ll continue using my iPhone X.
    Nikizzz and aximtreo like this.
    08-15-2019 07:46 PM
  4. staceymj86's Avatar
    I upgraded from the X to the XS Max in March and I love my phone! The gold color had to grow on me (T-Mobile was sold out of 256gb Silver within 50 miles so I settled on gold). I’m keeping my XS Max until next year. The only way I would upgrade this year, is if Apple added the Qualcomm modem back in iPhones.

    I have increasingly been dealing with dropped calls on a regular basis and it’s so frustrating so I can’t wait until Qualcomm is back in iPhones.
    cinnamin likes this.
    08-15-2019 08:36 PM
  5. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I purchased my iPhone Xs Max on release day and have been totally happy. I will be keeping it for a minimum of two years (total), and maybe a third year.
    Not sure about the "Qualcomm modem" mentioned by @staceymj86 concerning dropped calls as I'm with Verizon and don't have that particular or any problem.
    aximtreo, ReVu30 and Jude526 like this.
    08-15-2019 08:54 PM
  6. Cladster's Avatar
    Each to their own, but i wouldn't buy a new Max now if full retail price, used or at a good discount new ok. In 5 weeks when new one hits they will drop, and if going to pay retail may as well wait for the new one.
    08-15-2019 09:34 PM
  7. staceymj86's Avatar
    I purchased my iPhone Xs Max on release day and have been totally happy. I will be keeping it for a minimum of two years (total), and maybe a third year.
    Not sure about the "Qualcomm modem" mentioned by @staceymj86 concerning dropped calls as I'm with Verizon and don't have that particular or any problem.
    It is definitely noticeable on my XS Max. I am considering switching to Verizon, but of course I would need a new phone, so I made the decision to buy next year’s iPhone unlocked, so that I can buy a prepaid Verizon SIM card to test out the service, and if I don’t like it, I can just pop my T-Mobile SIM card and be on my way.
    aximtreo likes this.
    08-15-2019 10:01 PM
  8. kataran's Avatar
    Hey Guys!

    I recently just upgraded from the iPhone x to the iPhone xs max and I know people will be saying you should of waited the new iPhone is right around the corner but honestly I didn't care because this phone is way too good! its like having a mini computer in your pocket!

    I'm just curious if anyone here is actually going to upgrade this phone this year or wait til next because I see no reason to upgrade for another 2-3 years
    Welcome to iMore

    Enjoy your new device it was a great choice
    Spencerdl likes this.
    08-16-2019 09:50 AM
  9. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    It really doesn't matter what others think or do! Many people here prefer getting a new phone every year, while others prefer to keep their phone for 2-3 years. Each person has different views on this. What matters most is what you think or want to do. Bottom line, you got a great phone, and don't second guess yourself.
    Spencerdl, Seneca09 and Jude526 like this.
    08-16-2019 10:44 AM
  10. Spencerdl's Avatar
    It really doesn't matter what others think or do! Many people here prefer getting a new phone every year, while others prefer to keep their phone for 2-3 years. Each person has different views on this. What matters most is what you think or want to do. Bottom line, you got a great phone, and don't second guess yourself.
    Exactly. I had my 5s for 22 months and my 7Plus for 24 months. I know someone that still uses their 6sPlus as their Daily Driver and totally happy with it. One thing for sure Apple makes a smartphone that will last if taken care of properly. It really doesn't matter when you purchase it as long as your happy with your purchase. There will always be a new and improved, latest and greatest so just don't worry about what people think. DO YOU.
    08-16-2019 03:41 PM
  11. TechTs's Avatar
    I love my max! I have the gold version (which is covered by my case). I use apples smart battery case in pink sand and I honestly can say I’ve never had a better setup. I used to love getting new cases but not anymore. This is perfection!

    I don’t know if I’ll upgrade this round because of how thrilled I am with this phone. Plus with all the talk about major stuff being next year I’m like... yeah. I’m more excited about iOS 13 TBH
    Spencerdl, Seneca09 and Jude526 like this.
    08-16-2019 08:02 PM
  12. paraskhosla1600's Avatar
    There is actually no point of upgrading this year. Our phones be it xs max or s 10 plus etc are more than capable phones for atleast a year or 2.

    I have a max for my wife and personally I use xr 128gb,ipad pro 11 inch and a 10 plus.
    08-17-2019 03:54 AM
  13. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    There is actually no point of upgrading this year. Our phones be it xs max or s 10 plus etc are more than capable phones for atleast a year or 2.

    I have a max for my wife and personally I use xr 128gb,ipad pro 11 inch and a 10 plus.
    This is 100% your opinion. Everyone is entitled to one.
    08-17-2019 07:21 AM
  14. Al Paca's Avatar
    XS Max is great and will last for a few years for sure. Only thing I see is if you could have held off til the the newest launch in September you could have gotten that XS Max for lesser amount. Regardless, enjoy your new phone!
    08-17-2019 07:22 AM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Exactly. I had my 5s for 22 months and my 7Plus for 24 months. I know someone that still uses their 6sPlus as their Daily Driver and totally happy with it. One thing for sure Apple makes a smartphone that will last if taken care of properly. It really doesn't matter when you purchase it as long as your happy with your purchase. There will always be a new and improved, latest and greatest so just don't worry about what people think. DO YOU.
    ‘Nuf said....
    ReVu30, Spencerdl and Tartarus like this.
    08-17-2019 07:28 AM
  16. imwjl's Avatar
    Enjoy your new phone. Mine (XS Max) has been great. Same for the others where I work.

    I ordered mine on pre-release day. We have some newer ones in the c suite. I don't see any reliability or performance issues. Some execs who switched from US Cellular to Verizon realized their phones are fine.

    I'm not itching for a new phone. It would need to be something like an older one die in the family or an amazing capability relative to what I have now.

    As an enterprise IT admin I deal with lots. Because of the scale and demanding users I see all the top tier phones in past 1-3 years on good networks are good products.

    5G build out and phone models probably 1-2 years away will interest me the most unless as said, the new one has some features that grab me.
    08-17-2019 09:04 AM
  17. imwjl's Avatar
    I upgraded from the X to the XS Max in March and I love my phone! The gold color had to grow on me (T-Mobile was sold out of 256gb Silver within 50 miles so I settled on gold). I’m keeping my XS Max until next year. The only way I would upgrade this year, is if Apple added the Qualcomm modem back in iPhones.

    I have increasingly been dealing with dropped calls on a regular basis and it’s so frustrating so I can’t wait until Qualcomm is back in iPhones.
    I don't buy the Intel modems as the problem some people say they are. With all the people making VPN connections to our company sites the only pattern that shows up for reliability is carrier. A bunch of phones where people whined about chipset maker and modem just got moved from US Cellular to all company phones Verizon again. That was near instant change for people who thought they had bad phones realizing it was the carrier.
    08-17-2019 09:19 AM
  18. staceymj86's Avatar
    I don't buy the Intel modems as the problem some people say they are. With all the people making VPN connections to our company sites the only pattern that shows up for reliability is carrier. A bunch of phones where people whined about chipset maker and modem just got moved from US Cellular to all company phones Verizon again. That was near instant change for people who thought they had bad phones realizing it was the carrier.
    I know it’s my phone because my 7+ works perfectly on T-Mobile. I am considering switching to Verizon for next year’s iPhone release. I’ll be buying unlocked to test out on Verizon’s network, and if it don’t work out, I can always pop my T-Mobile SIM card back on.
    Last edited by staceymj86; 08-18-2019 at 09:16 PM.
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    08-17-2019 09:35 AM
  19. ReVu30's Avatar
    I got my Gold XS Max last October, upgraded from a 6S Plus that I had for over 3 years. I won’t upgrade again until next year. I’m with Verizon so I haven’t had any issues with connectivity.
    aximtreo likes this.
    08-20-2019 12:19 PM
  20. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    Look at the preorder threads from last year. Those of us crazy ones, obsessively tracking our shipments, are probably the same ones doing it again this year.

    See ya guys and gals there!
    scruffypig and Annie_8plus like this.
    08-21-2019 07:53 PM
  21. Newcitycentral821's Avatar
    This year, it is all about camera! I might skip, except they offer 600 dollars for my iPhone X
    08-21-2019 09:37 PM
  22. LadiJae's Avatar
    Look at the preorder threads from last year. Those of us crazy ones, obsessively tracking our shipments, are probably the same ones doing it again this year.

    See ya guys and gals there!
    Plan to see ya there
    iwoodland likes this.
    08-21-2019 10:10 PM
  23. SuperLeakTX's Avatar
    If they offer 600 dollars for my iPhone XR, yeah!!!
    08-22-2019 12:13 PM
  24. Jude526's Avatar
    I had the 8+ and been on the Max 5 months. Loving it. Won’t be trading it. This is a great device
    Congratulations on your new iPhone. It’s excellent
    SuperLeakTX and Spencerdl like this.
    08-22-2019 10:52 PM
  25. Jude526's Avatar
    I don’t need the camera the new iPhones are coming with. Mine takes great pics
    I would like to see the pencil be compatible with the iPhone. That would really get me to upgrade!
    09-12-2019 11:42 PM
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