iPhone 7(+) iPhone 7 Plus users - are you upgrading?

JWATT

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My 7+ jet black works fine, the battery could be a little better, but I can easily replace it for $30.

As much as I like the Xs Max screen size, I don't see any features that justify upgrading at this moment. The only reason I'm considering it is because the 7+ is worth $285 of trade-in credit. Next year, it will likely only be $150 as that is what the 6s plus currently is worth. I use my phone for watching tv, social media, some games like Grand Theft Auto, and music but stream most of my library. 64gb is too little but 256 is too much, so I'd likely go for the 264gb. Thoughts?
 

JWATT

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Hell, I have an 8+ and I'm upgrading. With the upgrade program you get a new one every year so why not?
By upgrade program, do you mean AT&T next? I am currently eligible for an upgrade, though.
 

archer75

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By upgrade program, do you mean AT&T next? I am currently eligible for an upgrade, though.
No, the iphone upgrade program. I like it much better than AT&T next. Apple is a pleasure to deal with, you get applecare, and I don't have any contracts with AT&T so I can jump carriers whenever I want.
 

archer75

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Yeah, I have the 8+ and I'm getting the XS Max. Apple Trade-in giving me $400 for the 8+ and I preordered the SIM free version.
With the apple upgrade program you trade in your old phone and they wipe the loan and then start a new loan with the new phone.
So essentially apple is giving me the remaining balance of my 8+ which is $549.
 
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LouE37

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My 7+ jet black works fine, the battery could be a little better, but I can easily replace it for $30.

As much as I like the Xs Max screen size, I don't see any features that justify upgrading at this moment. The only reason I'm considering it is because the 7+ is worth $285 of trade-in credit. Next year, it will likely only be $150 as that is what the 6s plus currently is worth. I use my phone for watching tv, social media, some games like Grand Theft Auto, and music but stream most of my library. 64gb is too little but 256 is too much, so I'd likely go for the 264gb. Thoughts?
I do and I upgraded to the S Max. VZW gave me $320 in credit toward the new phone.
 

MecPro

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I'm updating for the larger size, screen and some other stuff I can't remember

But I will keep the phone for 2 years and just upgrade later
 

Geoko78

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No way, keeping my 7Plus Matte Black 128gb for a couple of years more. It works super extra fine and i love it.
Like the design more than the X. Probably will spend this money in vacation .
Just the homepod airpods for my wife and perhaps an apple watch 4 but doubt it. The price for the Xs Max 256 gb in Europe is 1539€.
So definitely will keep the 7plus for one or two more years.
Congrats to anyone buying the new stuff.
 
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RomeosTune

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My 7+ jet black works fine, the battery could be a little better, but I can easily replace it for $30.

As much as I like the Xs Max screen size, I don't see any features that justify upgrading at this moment. The only reason I'm considering it is because the 7+ is worth $285 of trade-in credit. Next year, it will likely only be $150 as that is what the 6s plus currently is worth. I use my phone for watching tv, social media, some games like Grand Theft Auto, and music but stream most of my library. 64gb is too little but 256 is too much, so I'd likely go for the 264gb. Thoughts?
Yep, I upgraded to the Gold 256 Max.
 

lparsons21

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I'm still on the fence. So far not a single deal offered on the new iPhones is catching my eye. My 7+ is 128Gb and battery health is 97% and it does all I want it to just fine.

My interest is in a larger phone to kind of be the replacement for the 7+ and my long in the tooth iPad Mini.
 

MVPinFLA

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I will probably keep mine another year. It works fine and I prefer to get a new one every 2 years; but not on the S cycle. Now if Tmobile comes up with a great trade in offer like they had 2 years ago, I could get one; but the current $300 trade in program doesn't work for me. I might go with the Apple upgrade program some day, since it seems to make sense. I would love to have a new one each year; but might just start next year.
 

itsmilo

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Yes cuz something has been wrong with my camera for months. Every once in a while it either randomly overexposed the pictures at night or the pictures and up with some strange milky looking film over it. Also there r some scratches on the display which are driving me nuts.

However mostly updating for the screen size
 

JWATT

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No, the iphone upgrade program. I like it much better than AT&T next. Apple is a pleasure to deal with, you get applecare, and I don't have any contracts with AT&T so I can jump carriers whenever I want.
It's not bad but $60 a month for the Xs Max is ridiculous compared to $40 if I went with AT&T
With the apple upgrade program you trade in your old phone and they wipe the loan and then start a new loan with the new phone.
So essentially apple is giving me the remaining balance of my 8+ which is $549.
So you're only paying $549 for the Xs Max? Not $549 + the cost of the Xs Max?
 

dsc888

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I upgraded from my 7+ 128 Gb to the new Xs Max 256 Gb after 2 years. I have T-Mobile and got the phone dirt cheap when they ran their $649 Trade in Credit for my old iPhone 6, which I had for 2 years at that point. I took advantage of Apple's $285 trade in credit and my Discover Card gives me 5% rebate on my purchase when I use their Discover Deal Portal which helps with the final cost. Yes, that does mean I have to pay full price on the new Xs Max but I'm OK with that. I will be keeping the phone for at least 2 years.
 

JWATT

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I upgraded from my 7+ 128 Gb to the new Xs Max 256 Gb after 2 years. I have T-Mobile and got the phone dirt cheap when they ran their $649 Trade in Credit for my old iPhone 6, which I had for 2 years at that point. I took advantage of Apple's $285 trade in credit and my Discover Card gives me 5% rebate on my purchase when I use their Discover Deal Portal which helps with the final cost. Yes, that does mean I have to pay full price on the new Xs Max but I'm OK with that. I will be keeping the phone for at least 2 years.
Why would you have to pay full price for the Xs Max if you're trading in your 7+ and have had it for 2 years.
 

kazmac

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Unless Apple wants to give me at least $200 for my Mint 7+ for an in store trade for an XR, nope.

Would not pay $749 for a “budget” iPhone, and definitely won’t pay more than that for a higher end model.

I am so frustrated with Apple and their gimp and greed tactics. I would love to bail, but something always prevents that.
 

netnothing

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Unless Apple wants to give me at least $200 for my Mint 7+ for an in store trade for an XR, nope.

Would not pay $749 for a “budget” iPhone, and definitely won’t pay more than that for a higher end model.

I am so frustrated with Apple and their gimp and greed tactics. I would love to bail, but something always prevents that.
Right now Apple is giving $285 trade-in for a 7+
 
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JWATT

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I don't NEED to upgrade, but I want to upgrade. XS Max Silver 256GB.
Exactly how I feel. My 5s was already pissing me off by year 2 but my 7+ is holding up well. However, I'm eligible for an upgrade and my trade-in value will continue to depreciate, so why not?
 

Velin

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Not a plus, but iPhone 7 is rock-solid and dependable, holds an LTE signal well. It does everything I need without issue. I’ll pick up an Xs after one or two price drops.
 

archer75

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It's not bad but $60 a month for the Xs Max is ridiculous compared to $40 if I went with AT&T

So you're only paying $549 for the Xs Max? Not $549 + the cost of the Xs Max?
AT&T has different next plans. To get the payment down to $40 they're stretching it out longer than 24 months. Probably 30+ months. And that price also probably doesn't include insurance where as the apple price also includes applecare+. And the added advantage is no carrier contract.

I'm paying the full price of the max. But with the upgrade program you trade in the last phone you got on the program and they erase the loan. So I owe $549 on it and I'm essentially trading it in. They change what I owe to $0.
Then a new loan starts with the new phone.

I'm actually getting 2 Xs Max phones. One each for my wife and I. These will be our 3rd phones on the iphone upgrade program. We have gotten other phones on AT&T next in the past but this just works out better with less hassle.
 

JWATT

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AT&T has different next plans. To get the payment down to $40 they're stretching it out longer than 24 months. Probably 30+ months. And that price also probably doesn't include insurance where as the apple price also includes applecare+. And the added advantage is no carrier contract.

I'm paying the full price of the max. But with the upgrade program you trade in the last phone you got on the program and they erase the loan. So I owe $549 on it and I'm essentially trading it in. They change what I owe to $0.
Then a new loan starts with the new phone.


I'm actually getting 2 Xs Max phones. One each for my wife and I. These will be our 3rd phones on the iphone upgrade program. We have gotten other phones on AT&T next in the past but this just works out better with less hassle.
I'm still confused. So, you're paying the full price of the max minus $549? Or you're ONLY paying the price of the max because you gave them your iPhone X?
 
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