Other Buy now or wait until new releases in Fall?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shwnmtthw, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. shwnmtthw macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011
    I currently have an iPhone 6 and I am looking to upgrade to an XS.

    If I wait for the new phones to be released, can I expect the price to drop somewhat?

    Additionally, I would trade in my iPhone 6. Do you imagine they'll still be taking them in the Fall, or am I risking that they will no longer take them?
  2. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    The Xs will drop in price once the new iPhone models are announced. If you look around, there are currently deals to be had with the Xs now from third party retailers (ie. Best Buy) and/or your carrier. Although if you want to deal directly with Apple, you'll have to wait until the new models are announced for them to discount the Xs and other models.

    Not sure if Apple would give you anything toward the purchase of the Xs by trading in your 6. If anything they'd accept it and recycle it without giving you money. You can always sell your 6 on Swappa or other sites for cash.
  3. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Apple iPhone World
    I would definitely wait till after Apple announces the next generation model and see what's in the store then. If they do continue to plan on selling the XS/XS Max after the launch, they usually will drop the cost by $100.
  4. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    +1. This late in the product cycle it's better to wait. Either you can get the new Xs (whatever it's called) possibly for the same price as the current one; or you can get the current one for a lower price, reflecting that it's last year's model.

    While your iPhone 6 will drop some in value, it won't drop as much as the price of the new phone you're looking to buy relative to today.
  5. pojo1806 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2013
    United Kingdom
    I wouldn't be surprised if the XS and XS Max is discontinued like the X was, they want you to buy the latest model.
  6. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    Wait. Doesn't make sense to buy less than 2 months from the release of the 2019 models.
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I imagine these types of threads are going to circulate a lot more now getting closer to the iPhone keynote. Yes, the answer is always the same, [wait], unless you _need_ to upgrade now due to a hardware issue, etc.
  8. Aliciakeystx macrumors member

    May 5, 2019
    since it is Aug already, I will wait.
    But it is all up to you!
    At least you should see what they gonna bring on the table.

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