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Buy an iphone xr now for $424 or wait?

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Buy an iphone xr now for $424 or wait?

I have access to telus epp plans and can get an iphone xr for $424+tax on a 2 year term. It's $820 - $424 promo rebate on contract. Comes out to $16.50 a month. I know it's an old phone but spec wise still really good, better than iphone se in some ways. Should I bite or wait till September?
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You said it yourself....wait until Sept.

iPhone 12 Is to launch in a couple of months...so if you can wait until then.

But if you need an iPhone now....get the XR now then...

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Why do you want to wait until September?

Do you expect the price to drop even lower or are you waiting how much the iPhone 12 is going to be?
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Both actually. Rumors say iphone 12 will be around same price as 11 and at the same time may make the xr price go even lower although $424 is pretty damn low so don't know if can go any lower.
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$420 for an XR is a very good deal. It's still very snappy and has at least 4+ years left with Apple's software support.
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abybiggs wrote: Both actually. Rumors say iphone 12 will be around same price as 11 and at the same time may make the xr price go even lower although $424 is pretty damn low so don't know if can go any lower.
Pocketnow's latest report says Apple will increase the 12's price by $50 despite not including a Chargers and EarPods. Apple says it's because of 5G.

Okay.
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Good lord! that was a good deal.
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bembol wrote: Pocketnow's latest report says Apple will increase the 12's price by $50 despite not including a Chargers and EarPods. Apple says it's because of 5G.

Okay.
Honestly I'm now thinking of going with iphone se. It's $180 on a 2 year term which is insanely good! I just tried the xr and I just hate face id so much. So many instances I cant use the damn thing.
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I got the SE when it came out and ended up returning it. Just couldn't get used to the small screen and bad battery life. Not to mention a 10 year old 5w charger.
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abybiggs wrote: Honestly I'm now thinking of going with iphone se. It's $180 on a 2 year term which is insanely good! I just tried the xr and I just hate face id so much. So many instances I cant use the damn thing.
I've got an XR and don't even use face id, just punch in my passcode each time. Obviously touch id was much better, but I've adapted and it's not a big deal. That being said I personally find the XR too large and a bit heavy, but the battery life is stellar; I can go 3 days without charging if needed.
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WhatsTheRush wrote: I've got an XR and don't even use face id, just punch in my passcode each time. Obviously touch id was much better, but I've adapted and it's not a big deal. That being said I personally find the XR too large and a bit heavy, but the battery life is stellar; I can go 3 days without charging if needed.
I like Face ID.

Doesn’t work when you’re wearing a face mask

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