Other Early Envy!?!?!?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Wide opeN, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. Wide opeN macrumors 65816

    Wide opeN

    Aug 27, 2010
    With the new iPhone around the corner, are you feeling any envy!? Specifically, if you have Xs or Xs Max!?

    Even more specifically, I'm asking for those of us with Xs or Xs Max who are determined NOT to upgrade to iPhone XI.

    Not going to lie, it's nice to have the latest iPhone, but I know my time as such is coming to an end. It'll be easy not to upgrade, but I think I'll miss being able to say I have the current "best" iPhone. Oh well though, as these devices are far too expensive to upgrade yearly.

    I'm VERY INTERESTED to see the trade in values this year, as I think they'll be a lot more generous if Apple has learned anything.

    At any rate, I know my phone (Xs Max 256GB) is future proof, so I take solace in that.
    --- Post Merged, Aug 3, 2019 ---
    I'm even going to say if Apple offered $700 or more on trade in I might be tempted, but I don't see that happening.
  2. I7guy macrumors Core


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    There’s always buyers remorse. And yep I’m feeling it. Specially with the new rumored features.
  3. rockitdog macrumors 68020

    Mar 25, 2013
    Having an iPhone XS, I'm more curious as to what the new XR(2) will be like. Having a 3rd camera doesn't do anything for me so the iPhone XI isn't something I'm going to get jealous over.
  4. mjschabow macrumors 68020

    Dec 25, 2013
    Considering I'm not really feeling the leaks, it's going to be tough to want to upgrade, even from the XR. Probably the most exciting leap this year is the Pixel 4, which looks like it could be really good.

    But it all depends on your situation. If you have the money to do it, upgrade, but if gosh forbid, you're "stuck" with a 2018 model, you're not missing out on that much. The biggest upgrades are in the software this year anyway.
  5. Wide opeN, Aug 3, 2019
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    Wide opeN thread starter macrumors 65816

    Wide opeN

    Aug 27, 2010
    The Pixel 4 DEFINITELY has my attention. I don't see me switching, but stranger things have happened.

    Once I get a MacBook, I'll be completely locked into the eco-system, but that's not a bad thing IMO.

    I'm very pleased with iOS 13 at the moment and dual sim is now a necessity. I have no desire for the iPhone XI TBH, but I'm saying that in a vacuum and based off leaks. I also have no complaints about my Xs Max, so there's that.

    Still, I'm excited for the release and to see if there are any surprises.
  6. now i see it, Aug 3, 2019
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    now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    I'm still happy enough w my 6 plus because it gives me indescribable joy not giving Apple any of my money. Each year that passes I like it even more because of that reason. The goal is to give as little of my cash to apple as possible. No service subscriptions from them either. Unfortunately I do pay $0.99/month for iCloud storage which kinda bothers me, but I try not to dwell on it because I consider paying for iCloud a weakness (laziness).
    But my days of iCloud backup are coming to an end, so I might as well migrate my data files over to my FTP server and go back to the free 5GB iCloud plan. Yeah, I think I'll start doing that shortly.
    No "ecosystem" entrapment for me.
  7. dwfaust macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2011
    Loving my Xs Max... after upgrading almost every year since 2010, I will not be upgrading this year. I am very happy with my Xs Max and see nothing compelling from the leaks and rumors of the new iPhone. Also, LESS THAN ZERO interest in any phone that isn't an iPhone. #standingPat
  8. internetrando macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2018

    Every rumor and supposed leak has made me less interested in upgrading than I ever have been before. I think that the new design is rather ugly, there are no new features I give a **** about, and the idea of spending another $1,500+ on a phone every year is getting old.

    I plan on sticking with my XS and XS Max for at least the next couple or three years. It already does more than I need it to, and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon. The iPhone 7 could more than meets my needs if push came to shove.

    I probably won’t care until a 5G capable model is released and 5G is widely available. I’ll probably pay attention at that point.
  9. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Apple iPhone World
    Currently have XS Max that I'm happy with, however, am currently on iUP, so I will definitely will be upgrading this year regardless of the hype.
  10. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    I’m interested in seeing what they bring but I’m not looking to upgrade this year as I don’t need to. It all looks incremental from the leaks and nothing too exciting from my point of view.
  11. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I am of the opinion that this is a choice. People choose to use the ecosystem because there are services and things about it that they like or that improve aspects of their daily lives.

    The problem is that some of them don't want to admit that it's a choice they actively made. So, Apple has 'trapped' them. A choice to use something else is either too complicated, involves too much work or will result in something less than what they had before. So stayling 'trapped' is easier than getting out.

    Despite that, there are plenty of workarounds that approach, equal or even surpass what Apple offers, although the argument is often made that Apple is the only one doing X or that they do it better or that the workflow they have can only be served by being or staying in the Apple ecosystem.

    Some are unwilling to use services they see as untrustworthy, as if Apple is the only one they can trust. Yet, Apple has also shown more than once that they are capable of screwing the customer over.

    Some just prefer how Apple's ecosystem works and that's fine. But it's still a choice.

    With all that's out there though, I just don't buy the old argument that you're trapped and can't leave.
  12. pika2000 macrumors 603

    Jun 22, 2007
    I don't feel envy as I'm keeping $1000 in my pocket. :D I will only feel envy when my my 6s severely slows down. Heck if iOS13 behaves nicely on the 6s, I would defer my plan to upgrade again and just replace the battery on my 6s and keep it for another year.
  13. StaceyMJ86, Aug 3, 2019
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    StaceyMJ86 macrumors 68000


    Sep 22, 2015
    Washington, DC
    Every year I look forward to the leaks and the keynote to see what’s released. This is the first year I’m not wowed and have no interest in upgrading. I have a 256GB Gold XS Max which I absolutely love and serves its purpose for me. There are several reasons why I choose to not upgrade this year.

    1. I have T-Mobile and with the impending merger with Sprint, I need to see how my coverage will play out. If it get worse and the price increase, I’m jumping ship to Verizon (I’ll get a government discount so I’m not worried about pricing)

    2. The XS Max have the Intel modem which I don’t like, so I definitely don’t want to upgrade this year for another iPhone with the Intel modem.

    3. I will pay outright for the SIM free iPhone, for mine and my daughter’s next iPhones, so from now until September 2020, will give me a chance to save money (I always save for big purchases).

    So for the next 12 months, I’m happy using my XS Max and my daughter is fine using her X with a new battery.
  14. BigMcGuire, Aug 3, 2019
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    BigMcGuire Contributor

    Jan 10, 2012
    Quite a few questions to answer!

    Am I feeling any envy? Nope. Glad things are changing so I have something to look forward to. It's all about perspective.

    I'm definitely determined not to upgrade. I was 100% certain I wouldn't upgrade to the Xs MAX with my 8+. Yeah, that didn't last long, but this time, I'm seriously serious. Really, I am. Seriously.

    The best phone? Well, I'll be honest with you. I use my MacBook Pro and my iPad a lot more than I do my phone. So much so, that I think this is going to be the biggest factor in me not upgrading. iPad OS along with my MacBook? Yeah, most likely not upgrading.

    So much so in fact... that ... I'm planning on keeping my iPhone XS MAX 3+ years total (almost 1 year down).

    Apple shouldn't fear. I'm giving it way too much of my money. :)
  15. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Envy? I have an 8 Plus and I'm actually a bit disappointed that it doesn't look like there's anything worth upgrading for this year. Seems, like another incremental model compared what's supposedly coming in 2020.
  16. EM2013 macrumors 68000


    Sep 2, 2013
    Not envious at all of that hideous Apple Watch camera hump. Plus no features worth upgrading from a XS Max. Maybe next year.
  17. rugmankc Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    My X is still doing great. Still feels new. But, 2020 and 5G may be my next upgrade. May be even more exciting features by then----
  18. Nacho98 macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2019
    Yeah, it usually sucks knowing there's a better phone, even if the upgrades are very incremental and totally not worth actually upgrading. But in the end, it's not a big deal.

    I typically get 2 out of every 3 phones on average, and this is a sit out year, so be it I guess.
  19. Lankyman macrumors 68000

    May 14, 2011
    What a strange post - bragging and envy. As far as I am concerned I make the purchases I want and couldn't care less what others may be buying. I have a XR, not because I want to show off etc. but simply because it's a phone that best suits my needs. I would only change my current phone if the replacement offered a feature that I really thought would make a difference to the way I use my phone.

    Having to have the latest big ticket purchase says a lot about the individual.
  20. Wide opeN thread starter macrumors 65816

    Wide opeN

    Aug 27, 2010
    Welcome to the inside of my mind, lol!!!

    I stated at the outset that I'd be keeping my iPhone Xs Max. So no need to have the latest for me. That doesn't mean, I don't have an opinion...

    Please share with the part of by post where I was bragging!? Quite the opposite in fact; I'm trying to help myself and others in the maturation process of no longer being on the bleeding edge... Hence the thread.

    Congratulations, you seem to be ahead of the curve.
  21. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68020


    Nov 6, 2014
    Haven’t had the urge since the 10 came out, which I’m still holding onto and running like a champ.

    I have to give another thumbs down to this, sadly. I upgraded annually.

    An improved camera isn’t going to impress me all that much.
  22. Freakonomics101, Aug 4, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2019

    Freakonomics101 macrumors 68020


    Nov 6, 2014
    Not even a 6s+ for iOS 13? The 6 and 6+ are underpowered, IMO. That 1 GB of RAM made it a dealbreaker once iOS 10 came along.

    I have a feeling true 5G service will end up being overhyped and quite expensive. Shoot, Verizon’s new plans that are coming out tomorrow are just expensive and confusing. $10 more for 5G is where the price hikes begin. LTE will be around for quite some time and will drastically improve once people get super excited about 5G and immediately jump on that bandwagon.

    LTE still gives me speeds way beyond what I need so I’m okay with LTE for the long haul. When my 10 dies, I’ll buy the next iPhone that includes the latest Qualcomm or Qualcomm-like chip. I spent $900 on my 256 GB 10, brand new. I’m forcing it to be well spent.
  23. SnyG macrumors regular


    Nov 6, 2017
    Liverpool, UK
    Usually upgrade every year but not this year, I’ll be holding onto my Max until 2020.
  24. Shanghaichica macrumors G4


    Apr 8, 2013
    Not really. I haven’t really felt any envy since the the iPhone X. I waited 6 weeks to upgrade to the X because I wasn’t that bothered. I only ended up getting it because I wanted to treat myself for Christmas. Based on the leaks so far I’m not that enthused. It depends on the keynote.
  25. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Like BigMac, I use my iPad (mini 5) most of the time, which includes phone duties. My XS Max still looks and runs like it is brand new. At this point in time, I have no desire to upgrade. Nothing from the rumors leads me to believe I need those possible new features in my daily life use. My plan is to see what is offered in 2020.

    With iPadOS, I no longer have the desire to have biggest phone.

    I have no envy. My self-worth is not wrapped up in material purchases.

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