I am thinking of purchasing an iPhone XR. Unlike a lot of people, I don’t upgrade my phone often. My current phone is from 2013 and I would hope to hold on to an iPhone XR for at least 7 years. 1. How long is an XR likely to get software updates for? Obviously, I wouldn’t expect it to still get updates after 7 years, but I’d hope it would still be updated until 2024. Is that likely? 2. I notice that the XR only has 3GB of RAM compared to the XS’s 4GB of RAM. Is that likely to cause an issue with it getting updates in the future? 3. I’ve seen a lot of talk about a 5G iPhone in 2020. As I hold on to a phone for a long time, should I hold off buying until 5G is released? At the moment, I live with plenty of wifi and so rarely use cellar connection. I’ve also heard that it could be another 6 years before 5G is fully rolled out. 4. I plan to use the iPhone for the following: -Web -Email -Pages/Numbers -Podcasts -Reading ebooks -Navigation (Maps) -Photos (especially taking photos from within Pages when producing on-site reports) Would an XR be enough for all these things, especially over a 5+ year period, or would it slow down after a few years? 5. Do iPhones keep their value? Like if I decided to sell and get a newer model after three years, how much if it’s value would it keep? 6. How durable is the iPhone XR? I’ve heard the glass back can crack easily. If I keep it in a high-quality case, will it last for a good 7 years?