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The launch of the new iPhone 14 is just a few weeks away, meaning millions of iPhone customers will soon upgrade their existing iPhone or perhaps get an iPhone for the first time.

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Exclusive MacRumors iPhone 14 Pro renders by graphic designer Ian Zelbo

Whether upgrading from an older model or this is your first iPhone, we've rounded up a few tips to help you prepare for the next flagship iPhone and whether or not you'll want to upgrade.

Consider Your Trade-In Options

iphone-trade-in-store.jpg

One of the most common ways customers purchase a new iPhone is through trade-in, which lets them receive credit for purchasing a new phone. How much credit you'll receive depends on several factors, including the model of your current phone and its condition.

Apple itself offers trade-in for older iPhones and even flagship Android devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S21 and the Google Pixel. Apple provides a list of how much it estimates devices may be worth, but it's crucial to note that those value estimations will drop due to the addition of the iPhone 13 family to the trade-in program after the iPhone 14 launches.

It may be a good idea to consider your trade-in options if you are eyeing an iPhone upgrade this fall. You can learn more about Apple's trade-in program here.

Check Up On Your Carrier Plan

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Beyond a trade-in, many customers receive new phones through their carriers under installment plans that spread the device cost out over up to 36 months. As you consider your buying options, check what your carrier currently offers and how it stacks up to other possibilities such as trade-ins.

Last year following the launch of the iPhone 13, Apple partnered with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile/Sprint to offer specific promotions and deals for the new iPhone lineup.

Consider Whether or Not You'll Upgrade

iPhone-12-Pro-vs-iPhone-14-Pro-Feature.jpg

If you currently have an iPhone 13, you're probably not considering jumping to the iPhone 14. An upgrade may seem more appealing if you're rocking an older iPhone.

There have been plenty of rumors and leaks about what new features and changes the iPhone 14 will include. Using what we know, we've compiled a few helpful comparison guides for iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro customers compared to the iPhone 14 Pro and what we're expecting.


For a quick rundown of the iPhone 14 series: we're expecting four models with two 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes, improved cameras, a new design with no notch for the higher-end variants, and more.

Article Link: iPhone 14 Is Just a Few Weeks Away: Three Tips to Prepare for the New iPhone
 
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Deadman64

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I see my iPhone 12 Pro is worth up to $500 per apple’s website. I’m planning to get a 14 pro but how can I use the trade in value towards the purchase of the 14 pro? I typically do the apple upgrade program but I seem to recall being unable to use the trade in value with that plan…and I would have to buy the phone outright. I would love if I could apply the trade in value to reduce the monthly cost of the phone.

There’s also the timing…I’ll have to pre-order the 14 pro before giving up my 12 pro (I need a phone) in store.

Curious if anyone has any advice…worst comes to worst I’ll trade it in once I have my 14 pro and save the apple gift card for a new watch or something down the road.
 

Reeneman

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Nov 25, 2021
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Better wait for 2023.
USB-C, probably periscope lens…

Always on screen is nice and I’m waiting for Apple fanboys praising this as a groundbreaking feature that totally changes their daily life routine - after they’ve called it unnecessary for many years, but ok.
 
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senttoschool

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Nov 2, 2017
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No iPhone 14 Mini. Probably no iPhone 15 Mini too. This is going to suck. Might need to hang onto my iPhone 13 Mini for many years.

Yes, I know statistically, very few people bought the Mini. But I'd still like an upgrade path. I would consider the smaller Pro but Apple has made it extremely heavy.
 

MAlbi

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Jun 14, 2022
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With SE 1st gen, as long as I can call and text its OK. Or what a phone is for then? It can still take 4K videos oh yes and thats still something my 2009 pc can not handle. I recommend to learn that keeping up with the newest does cost money. Money not spent elsewhere.
 

Alpha Centauri

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Oct 13, 2020
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With SE 1st gen, as long as I can call and text its OK. Or what a phone is for then? It can still take 4K videos oh yes and thats still something my 2009 pc can not handle. I recommend to learn that keeping up with the newest does cost money. Money not spent elsewhere.
2016 SE and 2009 mac user here. Yer, the 4k stuff. I've found Handbrake does an absolute smashing job at converting into whatever codec you need.
 
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fontman

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The launch of the new iPhone 14 is just a few weeks away, meaning millions of iPhone customers will soon upgrade their existing iPhone or perhaps get an iPhone for the first time.

iPhone-14-Pro-Purple-Front-and-Back-MacRumors-Exclusive-feature.jpg

Exclusive MacRumors iPhone 14 Pro renders by graphic designer Ian Zelbo

Whether upgrading from an older model or this is your first iPhone, we've rounded up a few tips to help you prepare for the next flagship iPhone and whether or not you'll want to upgrade.

Consider Your Trade-In Options

iphone-trade-in-store.jpg

One of the most common ways customers purchase a new iPhone is through trade-in, which lets them receive credit for purchasing a new phone. How much credit you'll receive depends on several factors, including the model of your current phone and its condition.

Apple itself offers trade-in for older iPhones and even flagship Android devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S21 and the Google Pixel. Apple provides a list of how much it estimates devices may be worth, but it's crucial to note that those value estimations will drop due to the addition of the iPhone 13 family to the trade-in program after the iPhone 14 launches.

It may be a good idea to consider your trade-in options if you are eyeing an iPhone upgrade this fall. You can learn more about Apple's trade-in program here.

Check Up On Your Carrier Plan

carrier-mobile-taskforce.jpg

Beyond a trade-in, many customers receive new phones through their carriers under installment plans that spread the device cost out over up to 36 months. As you consider your buying options, check what your carrier currently offers and how it stacks up to other possibilities such as trade-ins.

Last year following the launch of the iPhone 13, Apple partnered with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile/Sprint to offer specific promotions and deals for the new iPhone lineup.

Consider Whether or Not You'll Upgrade

iPhone-12-Pro-vs-iPhone-14-Pro-Feature.jpg

If you currently have an iPhone 13, you're probably not considering jumping to the iPhone 14. An upgrade may seem more appealing if you're rocking an older iPhone.

There have been plenty of rumors and leaks about what new features and changes the iPhone 14 will include. Using what we know, we've compiled a few helpful comparison guides for iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro customers compared to the iPhone 14 Pro and what we're expecting.


For a quick rundown of the iPhone 14 series: we're expecting four models with two 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes, improved cameras, a new design with no notch for the higher-end variants, better cameras, and more.

Article Link: iPhone 14 Is Just a Few Weeks Away: Three Tips to Prepare for the New iPhone
Isn't it time that we all step off the perpetual upgrade train .
 
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contacos

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Nov 11, 2020
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Nothing works better than Touch ID with a mask on, I'm sticking with my iPhone 8 until morale improves, hopefully 2023.

FaceID works 100% with a mask now in my case. TouchID and my sweaty fingers in the summer on the other hand …

—-

As another poster has said, considering we are most likely looking at a price increase for the „Pro“ line, I rather wait for next years model with USB-C and the periscope lens
 

jchap

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Sep 25, 2009
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“iPhone 14 Is Just a Few Weeks Away”

…Wonder where they got that information? Specific announcements from Apple? Supposedly just two weeks down the road, yet what concrete information have we actually seen or heard from the supply chain? iOS 16 isn’t exactly ready for prime time, either.

Sounds like a fair bit of MacRumors clickbait hype to me.
 

knirirr

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Aug 30, 2016
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Preparation for new iPhone releases these days is very easy; no Touch ID, no purchase. No need to think about any other features.
 
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The-Real-Deal82

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Jan 17, 2013
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“iPhone 14 Is Just a Few Weeks Away”

…Wonder where they got that information? Specific announcements from Apple? Supposedly just two weeks down the road, yet what concrete information have we actually seen or heard from the supply chain? iOS 16 isn’t exactly ready for prime time, either.

Sounds like a fair bit of MacRumors clickbait hype to me.

I think it’s safe to say it’s ‘a few weeks away’ judging by the fact an iPhone is launched in September or October every year. It’s a safe bet I think.
 
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ChrisMoBro

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Oct 31, 2016
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Im keeping my iPhone 11 Pro until we get USB-C. The battery needs updating soon but it’s still works absolutely fine. I think it’s pretty sad that so many people want to trade in their current devices just to have the latest model.

Apart from when I jumped from the iPhone 8 to the 11 Pro, usually after upgrading I’m left thinking how it’s ever so slightly better but it’s mainly the OS that really improves the device. People really don’t need to be upgrading every 1-2 years.
 
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JippaLippa

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Jan 14, 2013
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Genuinely excited as it'll be my first Pro iPhone.
After that I'll skip gen 15 for sure, as I already had to save a lot for the upcoming 14PRO.

The only reason I'm switching is the telephoto camera (I often miss it while I'm shooting video) and the prores recording.
Other than that, I'd be perfectly happy with my current 13 regular.
 
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