How Often Do You Upgrade to a New iPhone?

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  1. nviz22 macrumors 68040

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    My 5C is my 2nd iPhone, but I only had the 5S for a week. I think I'll upgrade to the 6+ or 6S+.
     
  2. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    I buy each model as soon as they open up the pre-order option
     
  3. e93to macrumors 6502a

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    I used iPhone 4 for 3 years and 9 months (shattered the screen 2 years into the ownership...). Recently got iPhone 5S. I upgraded only because my iPhone 4 died. Otherwise, I would have kept using the 4 for another year until battery wouldn't last more than 3 hours. So I plan on keeping my current 5S until it becomes unusable.

    BTW, my iPhone 4 turned on right after I got my new 5S... So I carry the 4 around along with 5S:cool:
     
  4. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I've bought every iPhone except for the 5. This time with the 6+, I paid for the phone outright through T-Mobile back in January and it is now unlocked.
     
  5. firedept macrumors 603

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    Every 2 years. That way I am never to far away in technology and I can usually sell it for enough to help take the sting out of buying a new one.
     
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    Resell previous generation iPhone and use that money to buy the new iPhone (so every year). But this time, I will hold onto the 6 till my contract expires on Oct 2016
     
  10. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Sometimes once a year, sometimes ebrry other year. I'll probably stick to every other now because the advances are so slight year over year.
     
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  12. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I normally upgrade every 2 years when the form factor changes.
     
  13. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    Ever since the iPhone 4 hit Verizon I've gotten them on launch via preorder. I try and talk myself out of it but I get up at 3 am every year haha
     
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    Every 2 years when I am eligible for an upgrade. This is my first Iphone, a 5s, and I can't imagine anything better, but in 2 years I'm sure I will be ready for a new Iphone!:D
     
  16. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    This. I find if I keep it in perfect condition with all the original accessories and box I don't have trouble getting 50% of its original cost back. I always put boxes in the loft and keep my phone in a case, so this isn't hard. Sold my 5 to get the 6, will probably wait for the 7 (or whatever 2016's model is called).
     
  17. CrashX macrumors regular

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    I bought my first iPhone 4 on launch. Haven't bought another since, probably never will given they just keep getting bigger.

    So never? ;)
     
  18. fcomstoc macrumors member

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    I upgrade every 18 months, that is when I get my carrier discount (AT&T), although I may do it sooner this time as I switched to ATT Next.
     
  19. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Every year.

    With the financing options that the carriers offer now it doesn't even make sense to wait for the traditional two years anymore.
     
  20. nouveau-apple macrumors 6502a

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    I buy all the iPhones using all the money I have at that moment.
     
  21. rexboe macrumors regular

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    every new launch i get the new one and sell my old one
     
  22. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    I'm on my first iPhone (5, 16GB). It is almost 2 years old now, but it still runs very well. I'm not sure when I'll upgrade, because neither the 5S nor the 6 compelled me to buy a new device.
     
  23. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

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    Used to be every year but circumstances changed a few years back and cash has been low so I've had the 5 since release.

    Hoping to upgrade this September.
     

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