iPhone 7(+) Advices to 7 plus owner.

Is it a bad choice to get XS now?

  • Yes.

    Votes: 7 20.6%
  • Wait for new one.

    Votes: 15 44.1%
  • Upgrade is an upgrade doesn't matter.

    Votes: 12 35.3%

  • Total voters
    34

ParaShot

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Hey. I love taking advices from this forum because I think everyone sees everything through my eyes :D

So my question is I have a 7 plus right now. But eventually I want to change it. From what we heard about the leaks and they will probably be true, It's gonna be same design with hideous 3 cameras and nothing more? So I will be in Germany for this summer where's an iPhone cost less than my country. But I don't think I'll be here enough to get new ones in the September. So if I wait I'll pay more to new ones in Turkey.

Do you really think Leakes are gonna be accurate again ? Because as much as I want to newest phone possible I don't like the design I don't think there's gonna be huge difference between XS and possible XI.

What do y'all thinking?
 

KarimLeVallois

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Feb 22, 2014
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Well, I just picked up a sealed Xs from eBay for £300 discount and couldn't be happier. My old 6s took a rather bad tumble and thought an upgrade was better value in the long run, rather than repairing.
 
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ParaShot

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Well, I just picked up a sealed Xs from eBay for £300 discount and couldn't be happier. My old 6s took a rather bad tumble and thought an upgrade was better value in the long run, rather than repairing.
That's what I think but I'll ask them if my 7 plus gets me any discount for trade in. It's in good shape but the battery is not good. So if they accept it for a trade in I want to upgrade too.
 

wproct

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Dec 4, 2014
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Hey, I just upgraded from a 6s to a 8 and I'm happy as can be. Loved the 6s but battery had gone south on me and I was due for an upgrade with my carrier. I just hated to give up the home button and touch ID.
 
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internetrando

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Hey, I just upgraded from a 6s to a 8 and I'm happy as can be. Loved the 6s but battery had gone south on me and I was due for an upgrade with my carrier. I just hated to give up the home button and touch ID.
The 8 is a really good phone. It should serve you well for a couple of years (at a minimum). It is powerful enough that you shouldn't have any software issues for the next few years either.
 

ParaShot

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Hey, I just upgraded from a 6s to a 8 and I'm happy as can be. Loved the 6s but battery had gone south on me and I was due for an upgrade with my carrier. I just hated to give up the home button and touch ID.
My worry is if it’s to worth XS now. Is it worth it. Is it that good? I want to buy it asap but this makes me stop :D
 

KarimLeVallois

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My worry is if it’s to worth XS now. Is it worth it. Is it that good? I want to buy it asap but this makes me stop :D
I adore my Xs and if you can get it for a good price you’ll be over the moon.

That being said, if you can wait until October the Xs will be discounted further...
 

maerz001

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The first 2 answers are true. Yes now its bad and yes wait.

If u wont like the 11 u can still buy the xs even cheaper after September release
 
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Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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XS is Okay in my opinion but not that fantastic . Telephoto lenses kinda works but not that great. Everything else is the same as iPhone X except the processor.
 

Relentless Power

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At this junction, there’s no doubt the ‘triple lens camera’ will be a reality this coming fall, the exact orientation might be slightly different from what we have seen from renders/leaks. But it’s not a ‘bad choice’ to purchase the iPhone XS now, is it still highly relevant and a fairly significant upgrade over your iPhone 7 Plus. I personally wouldn’t hesitate to pick up the XS, even if the iPhone 11 were to launch tomorrow.
 

ParaShot

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At this junction, there’s no doubt the ‘triple lens camera’ will be a reality this coming fall, the exact orientation might be slightly different from what we have seen from renders/leaks. But it’s not a ‘bad choice’ to purchase the iPhone XS now, is it still highly relevant and a fairly significant upgrade over your iPhone 7 Plus. I personally wouldn’t hesitate to pick up the XS, even if the iPhone 11 were to launch tomorrow.
That's what I wanted hear. Thank you sir.
 
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bnmcj1

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Anything other than XS Max would in my view be a significant downgrade from a 7 plus. I mean, the XS is tiny.
 

jaybar

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At this junction, there’s no doubt the ‘triple lens camera’ will be a reality this coming fall, the exact orientation might be slightly different from what we have seen from renders/leaks. But it’s not a ‘bad choice’ to purchase the iPhone XS now, is it still highly relevant and a fairly significant upgrade over your iPhone 7 Plus. I personally wouldn’t hesitate to pick up the XS, even if the iPhone 11 were to launch tomorrow.

I just got an XS Max. Apple gave a $450 trade-in for my X. Good deal in my opinion.
 

bnmcj1

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Apr 13, 2014
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It’s got a bigger screen than the 7 Plus, but much easier in the hand. What’s not to like?
Significantly smaller screen... screen width is everything. You know what happens when viewing a picture in vertical mode? Just a little extra width makes the total image much much larger. Try to compare X vs 7 plus.

Crazy how the inch metric confuses. Screen area should be the metric.
 
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ParaShot

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After all the excitement that I had, there was an issue about Tax Free so that I couldn't buy the phone. With that I think I need to wait at least middle of September to solve that issue. Now that being said I'm thinking why would I buy XS just before new one release :/. I have to wait until then and probably will wait for the new one. If that still looks like the same as leaks maybe I can find a cheaper deal to buy the XS Max. :(

Thanks everyone for their comments and thoughts.
 

KarimLeVallois

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Feb 22, 2014
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Significantly smaller screen... screen width is everything. You know what happens when viewing a picture in vertical mode? Just a little extra width makes the total image much much larger. Try to compare X vs 7 plus.

Crazy how the inch metric confuses. Screen area should be the metric.
To each his own. I personally much prefer the size of the Xs to the Plus sized iPhones, but that's probably why Apple sells both.
 

jaybar

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Dec 11, 2008
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I think simply saying wait or buy misses something. One has to look at trade-in offer as well, if applicable.

On Friday, I picked up an SX Max. I traded in my X. I received a $450 credit. I doubt if I would have gotten as good a trade-in had I waited until release of the new phones. Moreover, the price for the new phone might be higher and my total cost after trade, might be higher had I waited.

Again, buy or waiting, can be more nuanced.
 
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craigio85

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Anything other than XS Max would in my view be a significant downgrade from a 7 plus. I mean, the XS is tiny.
The OP would definitely notice the reduction in screen size coming from a Plus device - but there are a lot of people who previously bought the Plus devices for the camera advantage without necessarily wanting the hefty size of the device. Anybody with a Plus device who wants a more manageable form factor is likely to find the XS to be a considerable upgrade. I certainly did.
 
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jaybar

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The OP would definitely notice the reduction in screen size coming from a Plus device - but there are a lot of people who previously bought the Plus devices for the camera advantage without necessarily wanting the hefty size of the device. Anybody with a Plus device who wants a more manageable form factor is likely to find the XS to be a considerable upgrade. I certainly did.

I went from a plus to a an X and then to an XS Max.