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The iPhone X: Is It Worth Getting Your Hands On One Now?

It is expected Apple will unveil their 2018 iPhone models in just a few weeks time and this will mean not just more options but a price shake-up too.

What's available?

If you're looking to buy an iPhone right now but don't want to go for an older (pre-2017) model, you are limited to just a few choices: the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus.

The iPhone X is undoubtedly the flaghship iPhone device. It's the most innovative iPhone in many years and really stands out compared to the rest of iPhone line up. The high-end smartphone marked a significant change in iPhone design and takes its place beside the more modern bezel-less phones which were making the iPhone look dated in comparison. However with the starting price still at £1000 a year on the iPhone X is still a bit rich for the blood of many people.

So if you want an OLED screen, the iPhone X is your only pick. If you want FaceID, again the iPhone X is your only choice. If you fancy an upgraded design and all the latest and greatest features, you guessed it, the iPhone X is the one you want.

With the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus Apple used the same design formula as with devices for the past 10 years. The majority of improvements were in camera, internals and software. Hence the price is a bit less steep. If you are desparately in need of a new iPhone right now and you'd prefer to stick with a more familiar device, then a year old iPhone 8 might be worth it.

For those of you considering an upgrade and just shopping around for choices we'd recommend to hold off.

Wait until Apple takes the wraps off their new iPhones

Waiting just a few weeks will mean Apple's offerings will be entirely different. The announcement of new iPhone models (widely believed to be happening on September 12th) will give you not only more choices but different price points too.

The entire Apple 2018 line-up will feature the iPhone X design and FaceID. The 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch devices will sport an OLED screen, more RAM and will have a new A12 chip. The 6.1-inch phone will have an LCD panel. It will likely be a spiritual successor to the iPhone SE released as long ago as in 2016. So it means a budget iPhone is on its way.

As a bonus to variety of devices, last year's models will most likely drop their retail prices as retailers will have to sell their excess inventory and we could see the iPhone X price below £800.

That Being Said

If you are lucky and spot a nice deal for an iPhone X around £800, go for it, if you are not into all the bells and whistles of new smartphones. Alternatively, hold off on your iPhone shopping until mid September, you won't regret it. Plus our recent recycling price analysis reports that iPhone resale price will spike closer to the announcement date, so lock your recycling price on the day of unveiling and you will be a surefire winner.


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