iPhone XR Buy iPhone XR now or wait?

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  1. boombox15 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 128GB iPhone 7 Plus which I have owned since October 2016. It still works good and it's in perfect condition, but it is starting to run just a bit slow.

    I am tempted to participate in Apple's trade in program and getting the XR for $449, or $499 if I get the 128GB version. The only thing that is holding me back is that I am wondering if Apple will drop the price of the iPhone anytime soon. Based on this offer, I am led to believe that Apple will reduce the price based on slowing sales. I know that they did reduce the price of the original iPhone by $200 in 2007 a few months after it was released.

    Anyone think Apple will do that again soon?
     
  2. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68020

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    Just curious... why is it running slow? How’s the life of your battery? Friend of mine has a 7 Plus and said iOS 12 makes it feel like new... same as my iPhone SE that’s older than the 7 Plus.
     
  3. cableguy84 macrumors 65816

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    I would go with the 8 plus. Bought one recently it's a great phone.
     
  4. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    apple generally doesn't lower prices during a model year. At best, there may be better deals through carriers. Which often require more than 1 line, discounts over 2 years, etc.

    The performance of my backup 7+ phone still seems fine. I only replaced it for my primary phone since I never really got to like the large size.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    There isn’t indicators Apple will reduce the prices of the current iPhones, furthermore Apples price reductions in 2007 isn’t the same how Apple treats their pricing today. Very rarely do they reduce prices on their products. I suspect the current trade in incentives through Apple is as ‘discounted’ as the newest iPhones will be.
     

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