The summer is still raging on, but for those that are looking to upgrade their phones, all sights are set on the future. It might not be too long to wait, though, depending on which companies you keep an eye on. Then again, it might not be until August to really start getting excited. For iPhone owners, the wait goes all the way until September.
Then again, maybe you’re not upgrading just yet.
This September will see the launch of a new iPhone, that much’s practically guaranteed. It’s probably just as likely that it will be an evolutionary upgrade from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from 2014. Meaning, there will be some upgrades, but they’ll be few and far between, some more noteworthy than others, and the new phone will look identical to the phones the new models are replacing.
Essentially, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be the phones Apple should have launched in 2014, if the technology, like Force Touch (which is rumored to be a selling point of the new handsets), was ready to go. They’ll probably have more RAM, there’s a possibility that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus doesn’t have a 16GB option if new rumors are correct, and they could have even better cameras. If you can ignore the fact it looks like last year’s phone, there’s a lot to like there.
I know more people that upgrade their phone every year than I do who don’t, and for the majority of those people they upgrade into a new iPhone every year. They do it just because they want the newest possible device, and I can’t really blame them. I do the same thing, and that’s pretty much the only reason I have behind it, too. However, I know a few people who have actually made sure to switch to an “S” model in the past, and then wait for the next one to launch before upgrading.
These folks are still upgrading with the direct successor to the phone they own, but they just have to wait a bit longer to do it. Not upgrading every year doesn’t really matter to them, as I’ve discovered, because they’ve got the phone that’s already slightly upgraded. Sure, the next iPhone, the iPhone 7 more than likely, in 2016, will probably be better than the iPhone 6s in 2015, but that doesn’t mean the iPhone 6s is bad. (Of course, the same can be said about the iPhone 6 compared to the iPhone 6s.)
There’s always something new with a new iPhone, and usually —if not more often than not— it’s worth buying the new device. Clearly that’s the case, considering millions of people buy new iPhones every year, whether it’s the “S” variant or not. But how many people out there, how many of you, are upgrading to the new iPhone every year?
Do you upgrade to the new iPhone every year, or have you gone to an every-other-year routine? And which model do you aim for? The “standard” model, or the “S” variant, and why? Let me know!