Buy a new iPhone by all means. Not only now

This story is part of Hotspot iPhone 2022CNET’s collection of news, tips, and advice on Apple’s most popular products.

Thinking of buying a new Iphone? It may be in your best interest to be a little late.

Apple ‘Far Out’ launch event On Wednesday, September 7, when the company is expected to announce iPhone 14 lineup rumored Along with other products like Apple Watch Series 8. Even if you’re not interested in the latest iPhone, Apple will probably cut prices Some older iPhone modelsWhich means a little patience can save you a lot of money.

The latest rumors indicate that iPhone 14 may go on sale on September 16. While we don’t have any specific information yet – we only have it so far Apple invitation fee – This timing may be taken into account when deciding whether it is time to wait for this new device or purchase iPhone 13 or iPhone 12 While that.

Apple iPhone 14 likely to be launched soon

If Apple maintains its current pattern, it will likely announce iPhone 14 At the September 7 side by side event iOS 16 It will be launched in the second half of the month. For example, Apple first introduced the iPhone 13 on September 14 before making it available in stores on September 24. The timing was similar to iPhone 11And the iPhone 8 and previous models.

However, there were some exceptions. The iPhone 12 And the 12 Pro It was launched in October 2020, while the 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max became available in November of the same year. The iPhone X It was also launched in November 2017.

As for what to expect from the iPhone 14, rumors suggest that the Pro model can be upgraded 48 MP main camera new slit-free look. Also rumored to release Apple New bigger size From the iPhone 14 standard.

Read a more in-depth analysis on when we think the iPhone 14 will launch based on Apple’s history over here.

The battery icon as it appears on your iPhone running iOS 16 beta

The next iPhone line will likely arrive when iOS 16 is released widely.

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Old iPhones may get cheaper

Don’t bother getting the latest iPhone? You must wait. Apple usually lowers prices for previous iPhone models when introducing new ones, just as it did with iPhone 12 last year. For example, the price of the 64GB iPhone 12 was reduced to $700 from $800 after the iPhone 13 was announced. Meanwhile, the iPhone 11 dropped to $500 in 2021.

This year’s iPhone launch may be better for those who prefer saving money over an older model. If Apple follows the 2021 pattern, it will probably keep iPhone 12 and 12 Mini in its lineup and lowered the Mini’s price to $500. This is significant, as it will make the iPhone 12 Mini one of the cheapest 5G iPhones available. yes iPhone SE It’s cheaper at $430 and it also supports 5G. However, it also comes with a much smaller screen than other Apple phones, has only one main camera (most new phones have two) and lacks Face ID.

While 5G isn’t necessary, it’s a good idea to make sure your next phone has 5G if you plan to keep it for the next three years as these networks continue to evolve. You can read more about whether it’s okay to buy a non 5G phone in 2022 over here.

If you really need an iPhone now

Not everyone is in a position to wait. If you really need a new iPhone right now and want to save a few bucks, consider buying Refurbished iPhone. Apple Offers Refurbished models on its website That comes with a one year warranty. Apple says these pre-owned devices are checked and cleaned and include the option to extend customer service with an AppleCare plan.

You can also check out refurbished models on websites like Gazelle and Amazon, which will have their own disclosures about device condition and warranty length terms. (You can sell your iPhone nowvery.)

For more information, check out our guide to find out Which iPhone is right for you.

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