Other Are you skipping 2019?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by janeauburn, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    I seem to have switched from a 2 year cycle to a 3 year cycle. Nothing coming in 2019 sounds that interesting to me, but if the 2020 iPhones have a design something like this (i.e. iPad Pro like design with a shrunk down notch/hole punch) I might be looking to upgrade in 2020.
  2. Falhófnir macrumors 68040


    Aug 19, 2017
    I'm not especially offended by the notch, but I do think hole punch designs look cleaner. Having said that, with how much is packed in behind it, I can't see the notch being made that much smaller, unless they completely jettison FaceID when TouchID returns (unlikely?).

    As for upgrading, I am hoping to see the 2020s bring back TouchID as rumoured, so yeah I will probably skip 2019 barring dropping my 8 plus in the next 18 months or something.
  3. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    No. Not Forbes...
    Since I have iPhone XS Max, I won’t care about 2019, maybe 2020 iPhone in that regard as iTunes support could be extremely stretched.
    Plus, purchasing iPhone outright every year is just too much. I know I can go with a plan, but leasing a personal device is not my cup of tea either.
  4. janeauburn thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2015
    I read that Apple is dropping the lightning port.

    No thanks. This port dance is getting old. I've got all my cables, etc. Not going to buy all new stuff for a stupid new connector that I don't need.
  5. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    This is progress I’d argue and users are always left out dry and have to figure out those things on their own. No one will back them up. I have learned this in a hard way especially in recent months.
  6. Falhófnir macrumors 68040


    Aug 19, 2017
    I'm not relishing this either, USB C in many cases has a nasty habit of getting loose over time - I've read of people with MacBooks where this even compromises the connection. Lightning is a really solid design (and yeah I've got a drawer full of cables at this point too!)
  7. now i see it, Jun 22, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2019

    now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    the days of 1 year, 2 year upgade "cycles" ended when the carriers stopped subsidizing phones a few years ago. There's nothing magical about 2 years or three years and nowadays not much changes year to year except the hype & camera. Most people aren't buying new computers every 2 years... so why buy an iPhone? It costs as much as one. It seems like unnecessary churn & waste for marginal benefit. Most of these iPhones can work perfectly fine beyond 3-4 years if they're taken care of (and kept on their original OS)
  8. jagolden macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2002
    Not sure but am definitely going to wait until mid 2020 when we get more solid info on the 2020 phones.
    Ambivalent about a 6.7” Max and 5G means nothing to me.
    I’ll take the 6.7” if I can run it under 4G I suppose.
    Possibly I’ll get a 2019 when the 2020s come out and save a few dollars.
    Lots of time, lots of questions.
  9. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    That is the key most people seems to not care. Latest is not always the greatest, period.
  10. OasisNYK macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2004
  11. janeauburn thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2015
    Progress for whom? Leaving me out to dry is not progress in my book.

    I’m sure it’s progress to Apple if it gets more of our money.

    New connector is an answer to nobody’s problem.
  12. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

    Dec 3, 2017
    I’m waiting for 5G, but the rumor is that apple will be getting rid of lcd. The oled on my max messed with my head, so I had to return it. If the 2020 iPhone lineup is all oled, I’ll give them another chance. If I continue to get headaches, then I will have a decision to make. For now my 8+ will suffice, but it’s going to be pretty old by 2020.
  13. niji, Jun 22, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2019

    niji Contributor


    Feb 9, 2003
    i will ask my wife if she can give me her phone, an iPhone 8, and then well get her a new 2019 model whatever it is.
    then i will get a new phone in 2020.

    i really want a 5.4 size display, really pocketable top tier model.
    with USB-C if possible.
    and a qualcomm 5G modem, not an intel branded 5G modem.
    really want LCD, not the OLED display pulsing lights.
    really want it to retain Touch ID and not make Face ID compulsory.
    also need global NFC (with A.B, F) and Expresscard with reserve battery function.

    the mid-term rumored small size model apparently targeted for spring 2020 is going to be tempting to get.
  14. klky macrumors member


    Oct 30, 2015
    It used to be that I would change my iPhone pretty much annually. At current day prices and frankly, lack of meaningful new features to me personally, I will hold on to my iPhone X for at least a 3rd year.
  15. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    But without new connector, companies won’t be able to push new stuff and sell them to customers. In the USB-C case, that is higher transfer speed, more power support and universal To other devices. Apple sees these advantages and go for USB-C. Same thing happened when 30-pin connector was replaced by lightning. They care customers as much as we care Apple.
  16. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000


    Nov 6, 2014
    USB-C cables are expensive, the good quality ones anyway. An adapter would be annoying. I’m sure, eventually, this year or next, they’ll drop the ball on us and change over and offer a $10 adapter.
  17. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    Any place but here or there....
    If that is close to what Apple designs for 2020, depending on price and other things, I might consider it. Not a notch fan at all.
  18. nouveau_redneck macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2017
    Anyone that has witnessed me posting will attest to me HATING the notch.

    If Apple releases the phone in that picture, with that punch hole, I'll be first in line. Take my money.
  19. Wide opeN macrumors 65816

    Wide opeN

    Aug 27, 2010
    I've said and maintained: iPhone 2019 is DOA

    Won't be getting a new iPhone until AT LEAST 2021. Apple needs to suffer and languish with more losses for a consecutive year to get their heads out of the cloud. Delayed features /products, obscene pricing, no game changing features, etc...

    Like I'm sure they know already, 2020 will be make or break for iPhone dominance. I think Apple will deliver.

    With that said, even then I'm not upgrading. There's a certain satisfaction in owning my device upfront and not having to obsess with carrier deals, or if Apple will do the "right" thing and lower prices.

    In closing, this article is spot on!
  20. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2013
    I'm definitely skipping. XS Max was already above my budget, so to compensate I'll hang on to this phone for 3 years rather than my usual 1-2.
  21. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It depends what the ‘triple lens camera’ can offer, but my ‘upgrading annually’ has halted being my iPhone does everything I need it to right now. The next major upgrade that I for-see for sure upgrading will be in 2020, When 5G is predominant and I suspect more physical tweaks will be in place.
  22. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    I will as on annual upgrade...go for a silver max this time.
  23. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000


    Nov 6, 2014
    Can’t afford another $1,000 iPhone that will perform just as great as the 2017 iPhones. Even if I had the money, I just can’t see it being a justifiable purchase. The camera is awesome on the 10, even the 10s. Performance on iOS 13 (impressive for an early beta) is awesome for devices.
  24. Pepe4life macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2018
    My iPhone X still works great, I’m gonna wait for 2020, when we get 5G Qualcomm modem and USB-C port

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