Is it worth getting the latest iPhone? Well, that depends on what your priorities are. We’ll walk you through a few scenarios to help you decide if it’s worth buying the latest version of Apple’s smartphone.
You want the latest tech
Apple updates its phone every year, so if having the latest and greatest tech is important to you, then yes, it’s worth getting the new iPhone. The tech giant is currently gearing up to launch its iPhone 14 range, which will include the standard iPhone 14, the iPhone 14 Max, the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The new models are expected to have always-on displays, better cameras and a new pill-and-hole punch cutout to replace the sensor notch.
You want to save money
If you simply can’t afford to keep buying a new model each year, it’s worth considering purchasing one of Apple’s older phones. Most still have some really great features and even better, they often drop in price when a new model is released. If you’re wanting a new phone, it could make sense to wait until the iPhone 14 range is released to see how much money you can save on an older generation model.
However, it’s also worth bearing in mind that Apple releases new versions of iOS periodically. While you don’t need the latest handset to get the new iOS 16 update, they have confirmed that the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE 2016, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus will no longer be supported.
Making a final decision
Ultimately, if saving money is more important than having the latest technology, then take a look at some of Apple’s previous models, such as the iPhone 12 and iPhone SE After all, if you’re upgrading from an older model like the iPhone 8 Plus (or even older), this will still represent a great step up in terms of features for a fraction of the cost. On the other hand, if you can afford it and are keen to explore what Apple is offering with the iPhone 14, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t upgrade to the newest handset.