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Iphone XS MAX or waitfor the next Iphone?

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May 24, 2019
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Iphone XS MAX or waitfor the next Iphone?

Hello, I am looking in getting an upgrade from my Iphone 6. Was thinking about getting the Iphone XS MAX, however with the new iphones coming out in the fall, would it be worth it to wait?
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Sep 13, 2007
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Depends if you can wait or not
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Feb 24, 2003
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Although there may be a new phone, it may or may not be cheaper than the Xs Max. If you need a new phone now, buy one. Frankly, an iPhone 8 or higher is going to be a substantial upgrade over the iPhone 6.

If you decide to buy the iPhone outright from Apple, trade in your iPhone 6 to get a $150 Apple gift card that can be used towards your phone purchase.
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Jan 27, 2006
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Do you like the new look of the iPhone? I think it’s ugly AF with the Mate 20 camera look.

Are you getting a deal on the Max, I’m sure Apple will increase the price.
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There are a few renders out there that indicate how the iPhone will probably look like, going forward. You should check to see if any of the updates (That are available now) are worth your while and make an informed decision from there. It's always best to wait to see what you're getting, but as others have mentioned, iPhone 8/X etc will be a substantial upgrade from the 6, and I'm sure you can find a few of them floating around for decent deals, if you're continuously checking the market.
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Mar 6, 2003
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wait, we're more than halfway to the next iphone
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Dec 15, 2007
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Wait, I have the iPhone XS Max, to be honest I miss my iPhone 6 Plus. Having many issues with Face ID, random touch screen issues, overheating, and horrible battery life
May 24, 2016
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My wife Just upgraded to the iPhone xr. The face recognition is constantly giving her problems so now she wants to downgrade back to the 7 plus.

My advice is to get the 7 plus or the 8 plus. They are both $0 down at most carriers right now.
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If you’re coming from a 6, I’d recommend either a discounted XR now, or else a full price XR replacement in the fall. The main drawback of the XR IMO is the lack of a second camera but that may be remedied in the fall with the update.

It also depends on how much storage you need. For a lot of people, the XR 128 GB is a much, much better bang for the buck than the 256 GB XS Max. The XR also has the best battery life out of all of the currently sold iPhones.

However, I’m on a 7 Plus and will just wait it out until 2020 to get a 5G iPhone.
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bembol wrote: Do you like the new look of the iPhone? I think it’s ugly AF with the Mate 20 camera look.

Are you getting a deal on the Max, I’m sure Apple will increase the price.
I just got a P30 Pro but I have to say seeing both the Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro side by side I preferred the esthetics of the Mate 20 Pro and like the way the camera looks, in fact I am thinking to save another 200 and just choose the Mate 20 Pro but I give up a very good zoom which will be useful for me, tough choices. I just dont have a phone longer than 15 mths usually, get bored want to try something new
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hvwozq wrote: Face ID is still annoying. I keep going back to iPhone 7.
What don't you like about Face ID? It is by far my favorite feature on iPhone and the most natural way of securely unlocking your phone. I heard it was quite slow on the iPhone X with earlier ios versions but its still amazingly fast on my XR.
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bembol wrote: Do you like the new look of the iPhone? I think it’s ugly AF with the Mate 20 camera look.
Aside from the initial purchase day, I don't recall a single time I've ever looked at the back of my phone...