This past Tuesday Apple announced, among other things, the all-new iPhone 11. You might notice that iPhone 11 looks familiar. That’s because it’s the direct successor to last year’s iPhone XR.
While it might look similar, iPhone 11 outshines the XR with a new, duel-lens camera system, a faster processor, and a longer battery life. But are these changes enough to justify an upgrade? Let’s find out.
SCENARIO 1: You have an iPhone with a home button.
If you’re still rocking an iPhone outfitted with a home button, you might want to save up your pennies. While iPhone 8, 7, and even the 6s can still hold their own when it comes to usefulness, recent software and hardware additions to the iPhone line have made these aging devices obsolete.
SCENARIO 2: You have an iPhone X.
iPhone X was such a huge leap forward when it was released that it still feels very modern next to Apple’s newer iPhone lineup. That being said, the processor is two generations old and users who purchased iPhone X when it was released are probably seeing diminished battery life.
If this is your situation, you can get up to $400 trade-in value if your iPhone X is undamaged and working normally. That would make quite a dent in iPhone 11’s starting price of $699.
SCENARIO 3: You have an iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max.
If you purchased an iPhone last year, then my recommendation is to hold off. Sure, this year’s offerings are improved in every way, but you’ll have to ask yourself if the extra expense is worth it. There are those of us who want a new phone every year simply because we love technology. But there really isn’t a very compelling reason for regular users to rush out and buy iPhone 11. You might as well keep what you have and see what Apple has in store next year.
If you’d like to learn more about iPhone 11, head on over to Apple’s website. There you can find information about trading in your old device or how to sign up for the Apple upgrade plan.