What to do regarding replacement

BigDO

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I lost my phone (iPhone 6S Plus), and my insurance is paying me out. I need to replace it. My line is also due for an upgrade towards the end of the year, so I'll most probably be getting the iPhone 8 (unless it's a total disaster).

What do I get as a replacement now? Whatever I get, I will most probably sell on once I get the next iPhone. Do I get another 6S, or a 7?
 

Relentless Power

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I lost my phone (iPhone 6S Plus), and my insurance is paying me out. I need to replace it. My line is also due for an upgrade towards the end of the year, so I'll most probably be getting the iPhone 8 (unless it's a total disaster).

What do I get as a replacement now? Whatever I get, I will most probably sell on once I get the next iPhone. Do I get another 6S, or a 7?
At this junction, I would likely just get another 6S if you're comfortable with that device, being you had that the first time. The only reason I say that is, is the iPhone 8 is approximately 3 1/2 months out. UnLess you find the iPhone 7 to be more appealing, then I would search for a good deal, as there are plenty of sale prices out there currently.
 

BigDO

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The used market is weird af (I'm not in the US). The price differential between 6S and 7 is so small, that when you take into account that the 7 will be newer in most cases, it's a no brainer to go for that. Yet I feel silly to drop so much tom knowing that a new iPhone is around the corner. Bah.
 

bufffilm

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I'd get a SE if you can stand the size. Then order the new phone after the keynote.
 

chilman

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I lost my phone (not iphone) once before and covered by insurance. They will send you a refurbished phone of the same type, unless it is no longer available in the market then they may bumb up to the next in line model. The 6S is still readily available. The insurance will mail to you the replacement. I doubt you can not request money or ip7. That was my experience.
 

Tthomas612

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iPhone SE can be had cheap. Lots of places have the 16 gb model on sale for less than $250 new. Personally I'd buy that phone outright unlocked before I'd spend money on a used 6s or 7...

Of course there is hope that Apple updates the SE as well as coming out with an OLED iPhone ... we shall see
 
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Relentless Power

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iPhone SE can be had cheap. Lots of places have the 16 gb model on sale for less than $250 new. Personally I'd buy that phone outright unlocked before I'd spend money on a used 6s or 7...

Of course there is hope that Apple updates the SE as well as coming out with an OLED iPhone ... we shall see
That's what I did. I purchased the SE outright, being it was so cheap and affordable. It was nice not having to finance through my carrier for an iPhone.

I don't believe the iPhone SE will see an update in 2017. In 2018, I do see the SE being refreshed and more current with the other iPhones in the lineup. It's a brilliant move by Apple offering a smaller form factor for that demographic.

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/05/10/iphone-8-cad-renders-images/amp/
 
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