Apple will introduce a trio of new iPhones next month, and even if you're not interested in bringing out the latest and greatest every year, the release of new models from Apple also means changes to what's on the market right now.
Is the iPhone X worth buying, or should you wait until September?
The iPhone X is an excellent device. In fact, it's probably the best iPhone that Apple has ever released. On the other hand, it is the most expensive iPhone ever; and a year later this price starts to show. The iPhone X starts at $ 999 – and although 1000 smartphones have become the norm in the last year, it's hard to justify spending so much on a year-old product.
As in every August – the month before Apple released its new iPhone lineup – one of the most common questions is whether to wait for the new iPhones or buy last year's models. Perhaps this year, more than ever, the answer is clear: wait .
There are a few reasons why it makes more sense to wait than start and buy right now. First and foremost, Apple's new hardware means new opportunities for you.
The current iPhone lineup consists of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. While there are three devices, you're more likely to be limited in your choices. Do you want an OLED display? The iPhone X is your only option. Do you want facial ID? The iPhone X is your only choice. Do you want a low price? The iPhone 8 – and its age-old design – is your only choice.
Much of it is changing this year. All three new iPhones will wear Face ID, two of them will have an OLED display. The 6.1-inch LCD model will be aimed at the lower end of the market and have an iPhone X-like design.
In addition to the added variety, the introduction of new iPhones also means that the current models are getting cheaper. Reports have suggested that the 2018 iPhone X update will lower the starting price to $ 899, with the iPhone X Plus priced at $ 999.
So, this means that the current 2017 Gen iPhone iPhone will also get cheaper. While it's still unclear at this point whether Apple will sell the iPhone X 2017 as soon as it introduces the new 2018 models, carriers and retailers will undoubtedly have excess inventory they want to get rid of. When the new 2018 iPhone X actually launches at $ 899, we'll likely see the 2017 model retailer and carrier go below $ 800.
So I say that a case where I say it would be ok to buy the iPhone X as it stands today when it was sold for less than $ 800. Keep an eye on 9to5Toys if that seems interesting to you.
Again, the purpose here is not to say that you should just wait, "What's next?" Or get the latest and best device. If you can only last three weeks, you have more choices at different prices. The iPhone X is a great device, but you could kick it yourself in a few weeks if you pay full retail today.
What do you think? If someone asked you today if they should buy the current iPhone X or wait until next month, what would you say? Let us know in the comment!
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