With smartphone prices skyrocketing in recent years, it is becoming increasingly difficult to justify spending money on a brand new device, especially since smartphones like Apple's upcoming iPhone 11 (or XI as it may be referred to as) are likely to be expensive. Many Apple users are opting instead to keep their older iPhone model for as long as possible to avoid having to spend an astronomical price on the latest phone in the Apple product portfolio.
However, there are still some notable advantages of getting the newest model which are definitely worth considering if the features discussed below are important to you (check out our round up of iPhone 11 speculations and rumours here).
1- Hardware Improvements
The iPhone 11 is rumoured to have a boost to the latest battery by up to 25%. This rumour was circulated by the notable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who has claimed that the new XS-sized model will get a 25% increase. The iPhone batteries for former models are notoriously short-lived, so you might want to consider this upgrade if you want an iPhone with a better battery life.
Another nifty feature that might convince you to upgrade is the iPhone 11's alleged wireless charging capability. In February, Kuo released a report in which he claimed that the iPhone 11 will be able to carry out 'reverse wireless charging'. This is essentially a smartphone's ability to transfer energy for battery life to another device without the need for any fussy cables or docking stations. If you do not have a charging cable to hand, this tech is very handy.
Not only is there the battery life to consider, but there is also the all-important processor which will power the iPhone 11 series. iPhones that were released in 2018 have an A12 Bionic chip which is a powerful processor as it is. Excitingly, Apple are expected to be replacing this processor with one that is even more impressive. In May this year, a Bloomberg report was published which claimed that Apple was about to start producing the next iterations of their processors which are likely to be known as either the 'A12X' or the 'A13' processor.
The pièce de résistance of the iPhone 11 is its rumoured triple rear camera set-up which is highly anticipated. These cameras will supposedly feature 3D sensing capabilities and stereoscopic vision, which would allow Apple to have a device which could finally compare to reputable camera phones that are currently enjoying success in the smartphone market. If you are a phone photography aficionado, then the iPhone 11 could be an excellent choice for you.
If you want to find out more about the smartphones that Apple would be competing against with the iPhone 11, click here.
If you get an iPhone 11 when they are released this year, it ought to serve you up to five years, thanks to Apple's consistent iOS support. Apple regularly updates all compatible devices with the latest software improvements, keeping your iPhone protected against potential security issues and adding new and useful features to your device. Furthermore, keeping your phone for longer is better for the environment as well as your wallet. This is definitely an important feature to consider if you are thinking about getting the latest model.
3- Selling Your Old Phone
If you are seriously considering the iPhone 11, you can resell your older iPhone through our website. Our merchants are currently boosting their offer prices, so if you act quickly, you can secure a higher price for your iPhone. The money that you will receive can go towards the iPhone 11, which will cut the costs down. Take a look at the table below to see how much your iPhone is worth.
|Device||Released||Price change since July (%)||Current trade-in price|
|iPhone XS Max 512GB||September 2018||5%||£735*|
|iPhone XS Max 256GB||September 2018||3%||£700*|
|iPhone XS Max 64GB||September 2018||12%||£635*|
|iPhone XS 512GB||September 2018||9%||£690*|
|iPhone XS 256GB||September 2018||7%||£650*|
|iPhone XS 64GB||September 2018||2%||£575*|
|iPhone XR 256GB||October 2018||9%||£535*|
|iPhone XR 128GB||October 2018||20%||£518*|
|iPhone XR 64GB||October 2018||7%||£456*|
|iPhone X 256GB||November 2017||-2%||£480*|
|iPhone X 64GB||November 2017||6%||£452*|
|iPhone 8 Plus 256GB||September 2017||-2%||£370*|
|iPhone 8 Plus 64GB||September 2017||1%||£328*|
|iPhone 8 256GB||September 2017||-5%||£315*|
|iPhone 8 64GB||September 2017||0%||£274*|
|iPhone 7 Plus 256GB||September 2016||12%||£253*|
|iPhone 7 Plus 128GB||September 2016||-12%||£233*|
|iPhone 7 Plus 32GB||September 2016||1%||£210*|
|iPhone 7 256GB||September 2016||-7%||£172*|
|iPhone 7 128GB||September 2016||-7%||£172*|
|iPhone 7 32GB||September 2016||-18%||£136*|
|iPhone SE 128GB||March 2016||-18%||£73*|
|iPhone SE 64GB||March 2016||-28%||£62*|
|iPhone SE 32GB||March 2016||25%||£60*|
|iPhone SE 16GB||March 2016||1%||£52*|
|iPhone 6s Plus 128GB||September 2015||1%||£144*|
|iPhone 6s Plus 64GB||September 2015||-6%||£135*|
|iPhone 6s Plus 32GB||September 2015||0%||£131*|
|iPhone 6s Plus 16GB||September 2015||21%||£119*|
|iPhone 6s 128GB||September 2015||-6%||£107*|
|iPhone 6s 64GB||September 2015||-7%||£105*|
|iPhone 6s 32GB||September 2015||-5%||£90*|
|iPhone 6s 16GB||September 2015||3%||£85*|
|iPhone 6 Plus 128GB||September 2014||-10%||£102*|
|iPhone 6 Plus 64GB||September 2014||-12%||£97*|
|iPhone 6 Plus 32GB||September 2014||14%||£80*|
|iPhone 6 Plus 16GB||September 2014||-7%||£87*|
|iPhone 6 128GB||September 2014||-2%||£76*|
|iPhone 6 64GB||September 2014||-26%||£75*|
|iPhone 6 32GB||September 2014||-14%||£65*|
|iPhone 6 16GB||September 2014||1%||£60*|
*Prices correct on 02/09/2019 at 10:40am
While the iPhone 11 is likely to be expensive, there are a number of advantages which are worth considering if your budget extends that far and you are not happy with your current phone. Do not forget that you should trade-in and recycle your older iPhone first if you want to get the best deal while also doing your bit for the environment.
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