mdehart78

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Thinking getting iPhone can't really afford new one what's oldest iPhone should I get ? hearing about iOS 13 stop supporting older ones
 

Relentless Power

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Thinking getting iPhone can't really afford new one what's oldest iPhone should I get ? hearing about iOS 13 stop supporting older ones

If it was me, I would look at an iPhone 7, rather affordable and easily will see support past iOS 13. In my opinion, one of the better iPhones made in the last three or four years.
 
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se95dah

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The best tip I can give for saving money on a new iPhone is to buy refurbished directly from Apple. When Apple sell refurb phones, you get something that is good as new with a new battery, warranty etc, but save some cash. Note that many other vendors sell iPhones described as “refurbished” but it’s very hard to know which can be trusted and which will have worn batteries, non-OEM replacement displays etc. The only place I would buy a refurb is from Apple themselves.
 
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Relentless Power

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The best tip I can give for saving money on a new iPhone is to buy refurbished directly from Apple. When Apple sell refurb phones, you get something that is good as new with a new battery, warranty etc, but save some cash. Note that many other vendors sell iPhones described as “refurbished” but it’s very hard to know which can be trusted and which will have worn batteries, non-OEM replacement displays etc. The only place I would buy a refurb is from Apple themselves.

Best advice right here. A lot of people tend to complain about Apples refurbished prices compared to the competition from third-party vendors who sell iPhones that are used, etc. But in the end, you’re not just purchasing a higher priced refurbished phone from Apple, you’re purchasing a Phone that is guaranteed with quality/OEM parts, a one-year warranty, customer service direct from Apple and the device has been completely stringently tested in addition. I don’t trust third-party vendors whatsoever, Apple is the _only_ source that I will purchase directly from when it comes to products that are refurbished.
 
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pika2000

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Best advice right here. A lot of people tend to complain about Apples refurbished prices compared to the competition from third-party vendors who sell iPhones that are used, etc. But in the end, you’re not just purchasing a higher priced refurbished phone from Apple, you’re purchasing a Phone that is guaranteed with quality/OEM parts, a one-year warranty, customer service direct from Apple and the device has been completely stringently tested in addition. I don’t trust third-party vendors whatsoever, Apple is the _only_ source that I will purchase directly from when it comes to products that are refurbished.
Second that. All of my Macs are refurbished Apple once I found out about the refurbished store. Even my old Airport expresses are refurbished ones.

Too bad Apple doesn’t offer refurbished iPhones in other markets outside US.
 
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Hieveryone

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If I was ballin on a budget I’d go to a legit refurbished seller like Apple directly. I would be very careful and probably only stick with them.

Then I would probably get an iPhone 7 Plus.
 
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