Yearly updates

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by azfalcons, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. azfalcons Suspended


    Sep 29, 2014
    Valley of the sun
    so people think I'm crazy because I update my phone every year. The reason is as we know each company now charges a monthly fee (at least Verizon and ATT do) for the phone unless you pay the full amount. I don't have the money to pay the full amount but when the new phones come out I owe less than 30 to upgrade. The way I see it if I upgrade yearly I pay the monthly fee and If I wait the full two years I still pay the monthly fee regardless. Is this crazy talk to justify myself. lol
  2. mlody macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2012
    Windy City
    if I only had listened to what people said... oh boy.

    Do what suits you the best. If a new phone makes you happy every year, there is nothing wrong with it.

    Back in the day, I used to work in a mom and pop computer store. I didn't bother to keep my computer case closed, cause at least once a month, I would replace some parts for newer, better or faster. I continued to do that for close to 4 years because I really enjoyed that. Now I have several soulless mac's and one PC that I still tinker with. I upgrade parts perhaps once a year if that because I still find this exciting, plus I somewhat keep my system current and fresh.
  3. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    Since I buy unlocked every year, it's really expensive to continue unless I sell my iPhone every year to regain some money. If I had the option to upgrade for a small fee and then pay monthly, that would be awesome. I'm on T-Mobile prepaid though, so no iPhone Upgrade Program for me :/
  4. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
  5. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    I buy my phones sim free unlocked from the Apple Store.

    I skipped the 6s models so am waiting to see what the iPhone 7 brings.

    The cost of these things are high so it's got to ✔️ my wants and needs boxes.
  6. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    I typically upgrade every year. I sell my old phone and buy the newest one. Once everything nets out, it usually costs me about $200 net.

    Some people spend that partying on a weekend, or going to one football game. It's really not a big deal spread out over the course of a year.

    Get the phone you want, when you want it as long as you have the means. Try not to worry about other's have to use your phone, they don't.
  7. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2011
    I think the iPhone Upgrade Program is a great deal and am looking forward to using it for annual upgrades for a long time.
  8. nrvna76 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2010
    I don't understand your post. If you're talking about plans like AT&T next the 12 mo upgrade is the most expensive plan, they have cheaper alternatives. Also, even if you don't upgrade the 'Fee' does not continue after you pay off the phone.. I can understand the argument to upgrade yearly but it does cost more overall.
  9. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Not sure about AT&T or Verizon but I know that on T-Mobile if you're not financing a phone then your bill is cheaper. I've been upgrading every year since the iPhone 4 but I'll likely skip this year since I have basically no complaints with the 6s plus.
  10. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I buy a new iPhone every year just because I enjoy tech. Do whatever makes you happy, you don't need a justification for that.

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