iPhone 7(+) Advice for Temporary Budget/Refurb iPhone

MacMandy

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Hi,
I’m having to raise quite a lot of funds to help family out. Part of this is selling some of my tech. I’ve been offered £800 for my 10 month old iPhone XS Max, and I can get an upgrade on my account in April next year. I’m after an iPhone 7/7+ or maybe an 8 to see me through until then. I’d like to clear at least £500, so looking to spend £200-£300. Battery needs to be decent, and as long as it can run new ios13 well, I’ll be happy. Any advice appreciated thanks ;)
 

Shirasaki

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Actually iPhone 7 worth the extra, as iPhone 6s is approaching its end of software support period, while iPhone 7 will last one or two more years than iPhone 6s. If you can get iPhone 8 or 8 plus, that would be the best.
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Get a 6s/+
Why?
 

maerz001

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Actually iPhone 7 worth the extra, as iPhone 6s is approaching its end of software support period, while iPhone 7 will last one or two more years than iPhone 6s. If you can get iPhone 8 or 8 plus, that would be the best.
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Why?
Cos he writes that in april he already can upgrade again and want to get as much money as possible now
For me the 7 didn’t make a difference in day to day use. Camera and speed was not worth it
 

Shirasaki

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Cos he writes that in april he already can upgrade again and want to get as much money as possible now
For me the 7 didn’t make a difference in day to day use. Camera and speed was not worth it
But given Apple just refreshes iPod touch with A10, going for iPhone 6s means losing iOS support quicker.
 

rui no onna

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But given Apple just refreshes iPod touch with A10, going for iPhone 6s means losing iOS support quicker.
I don't think it matters if the phone will be replaced April 2020 anyway.

That said, at 4 years old, battery on a used model might be pretty bad and I don't know if you can buy those as certified refurbs.
 

Relentless Power

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Hi,
I’m having to raise quite a lot of funds to help family out. Part of this is selling some of my tech. I’ve been offered £800 for my 10 month old iPhone XS Max, and I can get an upgrade on my account in April next year. I’m after an iPhone 7/7+ or maybe an 8 to see me through until then. I’d like to clear at least £500, so looking to spend £200-£300. Battery needs to be decent, and as long as it can run new ios13 well, I’ll be happy. Any advice appreciated thanks ;)
The thing is, everyone is primarily suggesting the iPhone 6s, it’s difficult to say how iOS 13 will perform on that device, I think a safer alternative would be the A10 fusion processor in the iPhone 7, and you’re really not spending that much more to get a phone that’s more updated from my perspective.
 

msp3

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Get an iPhone SE, if not from Apple your carrier may be (still) clearing them out
 

rui no onna

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The thing is, everyone is primarily suggesting the iPhone 6s, it’s difficult to say how iOS 13 will perform on that device, I think a safer alternative would be the A10 fusion processor in the iPhone 7, and you’re really not spending that much more to get a phone that’s more updated from my perspective.
Bugs aside, iPad 9.7 5th gen (A9/2GB) on iPadOS/iOS 13 Public Beta feels much the same as it did on iOS 12 so I don't imagine the 6s will fare worse.

As previously mentioned though, I don't see battery life on most used 6s's still being good at this point in time. I know even with my iPhone 7, the battery's on the iffy side already after almost 3 years of light to moderate use.
 

MacMandy

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Thanks everyone for your input. I think 7 is probably the way to go as it needs to last me 9 months and I’ll then be selling it to recoup some cost or passing it on to one of my children. Ideally, I’d try and get an 8, but I think that’s pushing it as the cheapest I’ve seen is £350. Se is just too small for my ageing eyes. I’ll go with the lowest capacity and keep it light on apps. I’m not parting with my iPad since that’s my main computer.
 

MacMandy

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Quick update. Swapped the 7 for the 8. Twice the storage, True Tone, wireless and fast charging was with the extra £50 for me. It’s in mint condition with 98% battery capacity.
 
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Relentless Power

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Quick update. Swapped the 7 for the 8. Twice the storage, True Tone, wireless and fast charging was with the extra £50 for me. It’s in mint condition with 98% battery capacity.
Even better. My iPhone 8+ is my ‘work phone’, true tone/wireless charging are great convenience factors, but the A11 bionic processor is a fairly nice upgrade over the A10 fusion. Good choice.
 
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