Should I Upgrade My Smartphone?

Should I upgrade?


That being said, if you have a lot of money lying around, there are two things you can do.

  1. You can upgrade your phone as frequently as you wish, or
  2. You can send me a few thousand dollars. My mailing address is posted online.

If you are someone who always wants to have the newest device because you can, or because you’re a techie or you like what it does to your perceived social status, that’s your prerogative.

But especially for iPhones, most of the most common problems can be addressed with a repair – issues such as:

  1. Broken screens, charger ports, cameras and dying batteries.

If you would like to upgrade but don’t need the latest and greatest, I recommend always staying a couple of models behind the newest.

  1. Repairs will be much cheaper (most of the time cheaper than the insurance deductible, which most people do not know).
  2. The phones will still be supported with the latest software updates and
  3. Performance should still be satisfactory.