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Apple usually announces new iPhones in early September. And while the company definitely had an event last month, it should be announcing thatand as well as the new iPad and iPad Air. The October event will likely feature the iPhone 12 and its siblings, including one .
Even if you don’t intend to buy an iPhone 12, delaying buying a new iPhone is a good idea. New iPhones mean that old models have discounts and clearance prices, and if you pick the right time, you can actually get pretty good deal.
iPhone 12 prices will be cheaper, more expensive, exactly the same
Four new iPhone models are expected. Just like the iPhone 11 generation, there will likely be an iPhone 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max alongside a smaller phone called the iPhone 12 Mini. The prices for the new iPhones are expected to stay the same, be more expensive and cheaper. Sounds confusing, but let me explain.
Currently the base 11 Pro costs $ 999 and the base 11 per max costs $ 1,099. The new iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are likely to stay at exactly the same price point as their older iPhone 11 counterparts. So if you want to buy an 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max in about a week, you should be able to get an iPhone 12 Pro or 12 Pro Max for the exact same price., the base
The iPhone 12 Mini is expected to cost $ 649 (that’s $ 50 cheaper than the iPhone 11), and the iPhone 12 is expected to cost $ 749 (that’s $ 50 more than the 11). These prices are however.
iPhone 11 should fall in price
Apple kept the previous year’s models for years and sold them at a discount. Currently, the 2018 iPhone XR is available for purchase for $ 599. After the iPhone 12 event, there’s a good chance Apple will keep the iPhone 11 close and drop its price to $ 599.
As for the iPhone 11 Pro, it’s harder to say whether Apple will keep selling it or the iPhone 11 Pro Max after the new iPhones are announced. When the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro were announced last year, the company stopped selling the iPhone XS ($ 385 at Back Market) or XS max ($ 624 at Back Market).
“But I just bought a new iPhone” or “I have to buy a new iPhone now”
There is absolutely nothing wrong with buying a new iPhone now. If you have a broken phone and need a new one, don’t wait for Apple to announce new iPhones. That said. Usually (this is not always the case) Apple extends this return window to 30 days when a new product / updated product is announced. That said, if you’ve just bought an iPhone 11 for $ 699 and Apple starts selling it for $ 599, you can get that $ 100 back or return the phone right away. Be warned, if you have opened a new line with a network operator and you return a phone, you will need to inquire with them whether they should cancel the new line.
If you received your iPhone through a wireless operator or a non-Apple retail store, see their return policy.
The iPhone SE is the exception
Apple announced that earlier this year. And it’s highly unlikely that Apple will announce a new iPhone SE next week. However, if you buy an iPhone SE direct from Apple and a new version is announced, you are still in that 14-day return window and should be fine.
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