When do you upgrade your iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DrunkinMacbook, Jun 13, 2014.

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When do you upgrade phones and what do you do?

Poll closed Apr 8, 2015.
  1. 1 year and sell

    21 vote(s)
    28.8%
  2. 2 years and sell

    17 vote(s)
    23.3%
  3. 3 years and sell

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  4. 4 years and sell

    3 vote(s)
    4.1%
  5. 1 year and keep/giveaway

    7 vote(s)
    9.6%
  6. 2 year and keep/giveaway

    18 vote(s)
    24.7%
  7. 3 year and keep/giveaway

    3 vote(s)
    4.1%
  8. 4 year and keep/giveaway

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  1. DrunkinMacbook macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey anyone :)

    I have this little question ;)

    Witch is when do you buy a new phone?

    And what do you do with your old phones?

    i upgrade them every 2-3 years and sell my old ones on craigslist

    I just upgraded my 2 year old iphone 4s to a 5s ;)

    4S was 2 years old got it on 04 may 2012 16GB
    So it was time anyways

    Got the iphone 5s on craigslist for 600 dollars (16GB) witch was why i Upgraded after 2 years :)


    And i sold the 4s for 175 dollars on craigslist as well LOL :)

    So what do you do with old phones and when do you upgrade?? :)?
     
  2. firedept macrumors 603

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    I change phones every 2 years and sell my old one. That is the cycle I am on with my phone plan. Works well for me and most phones will last at least 2 or more years.
     
  3. DrunkinMacbook thread starter macrumors member

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    Me too ;)

    Sometimes 3 years if it is really good :)
     
  4. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Same here. Although, that is always subject to change as budget permits :)
     
  5. nnacrumors macrumors 6502

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    Really just depends which cellular plan I am on.

    If I am on pre-paid, then I try to keep it as long as possible.

    If I'm on a post-paid with upgrades every 2 years, then I upgrade every 2 years.
     
  6. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    So far, I've just been upgrading yearly to take advantage of the upgrades available on our postpaid family plan. This year might be the first that I skip an iPhone upgrade since now with the new Mobile Share Value, there's actually a financial incentive if we keep our phones.
     
  7. DrunkinMacbook thread starter macrumors member

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    Then its good that apple keeps suporting iphone For years LOL
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I tend to upgrade every two years and keep my old phones. We still have our phones from 1999 when we first established service with Sprint.

    We went three years with our old HTC Touch Pros though (my wife and I).

    I'm not into cases, so my phones, although well taken care of, tend to show wear and use by the time the second year is complete. But that is not the reason I do not sell them. I like to enjoy my phones while having them, so preserving them in mint condition so I can sell them is not any kind of consideration while I own them.

    Since I keep them, I put them to use. We had a 3GS for awhile. It introduced me to iOS and was being used as a game device by my kids when I gave it to a friend who needed a phone. Both of our HTC Touch Pros went to other Sprint users so that they could continue to keep their SERO (old low cost Sprint employee) plans. That's the other reason I keep them. So, that if someone I know needs a phone I've got one.

    We generally use our tax refunds for purchasing new phones so this is another reason I don't care about keeping our phones in mind condition for resale.
     
  9. DrunkinMacbook thread starter macrumors member

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    Seems like a good run ;)

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    LOL good run as well ;)
     
  10. cynics macrumors G4

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    Upgrade when I feel there is something I really want or see it could benefit me.

    Donate my old iPhone to battered women shelter.

    I can't stand 3G anymore and I'd like a larger screen so I'll likely be getting the iPhone 6.
     
  11. DrunkinMacbook thread starter macrumors member

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    Thats sooo nice ;)

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    Good plan LOL?
     
  12. Liskrig macrumors newbie

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    For iOS devices, I wait for the "s" series (4s, 5s...) Apple seems to improve just enough from the previous model to really peak my interest. As for my old phones, I usually give them away to friends/family who will use them, as opposed to AT&T, Verizon and other vendors who will strip the phone and sell it back to consumers for a less-than-fair price.
     
  13. nnacrumors macrumors 6502

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    Kudos good sir! Kudos :)
     
  14. DrunkinMacbook thread starter macrumors member

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    Nice run as well ;)
     
  15. DrunkinMacbook thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah right ;) be nice to people and they i,ll be nice to you ;)
     
  16. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502a

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    2 year att plan. So every third(?) February.

    Me and my wife upgrade, sell her phone, and hand mine down to my son as an iPod+.

    This coming Feb is time for an upgrade, so we will be getting the i6. I'll also attempt to sell my grandfathered unlimited plan. Again.
     
  17. DrunkinMacbook thread starter macrumors member

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    Nice as well ;)
     
  18. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    Upgrade and sell every two years. Have a third tiered line on Verizon and us it to upgrade keeping my line unlimited.
     
  19. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really have a set time frame on when I upgrade. I usually upgrade when I feel my phone is no longer useful to me. My current phone is about 2 years old. I was tempted to upgrade a few times this past year, but I found it hard to justify spending money on a new phone when my existing one is still working so well.
     
  20. jlsm511 macrumors 6502

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    I always buy the new iPhone on day one, give my previous iPhone to my mom, and sell hers to pay for mine. Example, when the iPhone 5s came out, I bought the 5s, gave her my 5, and sold her 4S to pay for my 5s. Works out pretty good since I can sell the 2 year old phone for about $200-250 so I don't pay out of pocket.
     
  21. DrunkinMacbook thread starter macrumors member

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    Good run as well (Saying that alot) LOL:rolleyes:

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    Lol i guess you are a basic user then LOL?:rolleyes:

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    Nice of you :)
     
  22. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    My wife and I are on alternating upgrade years. I get a new one each year, she gets mine because she doesn't really care and I sell hers.
     
  23. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    I upgrade every year in addition to using several Android and Windows Phone devices. Usually I sell my current device to help pay for the new one.
     
  24. DrunkinMacbook thread starter macrumors member

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    Nice run as well ;)

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    Haha kidding aside why dont you buy iphones??

    android::mad:
    windows phone::confused:
    ios::D
     
  25. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    I do buy iPhones I've owned every one except for the 5c because I opted for the 5s. I upgrade to the new iPhone every year in addition to a few phones on Android or Windows Phone.
     

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