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Why should I upgrade my iPhone 5s?
I've had an iPhone 5s for a while now. It works fine. I'm thinking that I would like to get an iPhone 8+. Outside of the superior camera, I can't think of any sufficiently solid reason to forfeit my 5s. I know that hardware wise the 8+ is a completely different machine from the 5s. I get that I'd be getting a faster more powerful device with a better screen. But, it's not exactly like I find myself often feeling limited by my 5s. The only compelling argument I can come up with thus far is the camera. When I get devices, it all comes out of pocket (and it's not an insignificant amount of money to me) -and carrier deals are not an option for me. If the Apple Watch 3 LTE could hope across borders, then that would be another reason to consider the 8+. But as it stands, I cannot get the AW3LTE because I do travel across borders often for prolonged periods of time; so that does matter to me -ergo if I get an apple watch 3, it'll be GPS non-LTE. So that's one non-argument against my 5s.

iPhone SE 4-inch display
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How Often Should You Upgrade Your iPhone? An Experiment
Whitson Gordon
iPhones tend to lose most of their value in the first two years, after which they lose a bit less per year. (This trend does not apply to Android phones, from my research—only the iPhone, which is in more steady demand over time.)
...Looking at those numbers, it seems that it’s most cost effective to sell your phone every three years or more, but just by a nose. Doing so will save you around $100 (plus tax) over the course of six years on Swappa. If you use my Cragslist numbers, it comes out closer to $160. Even more interestingly, selling your phone every year and every two years is pretty darn close to equal. So if every three years is a bit too long for you, you might as well upgrade every year and have the latest and greatest!..

iPhone SE price, release date, deals and specs
12 April 2016


iPhone SE features a 12MP camera with 4K video at 30 fps. A 4-inch Retina display.¹ A9 chip. Long battery life.² Comes with iOS 11, which sets a new standard for the world’s most advanced mobile operating system.
Obviously, the iPhone SE is much faster and more powerful than the iPhone 5S. Users will likely notice an appreciable difference in response time, app loading and installation, and stability between the two. Furthermore, while the 5S is upgradeable to iOS 9.3 — the device ships with iOS 7.1 — it won’t run as well on the device’s outdated hardware. The iPhone SE, on the other hand, is packed with the same chipset as the iPhone 6S, and ships with iOS 9.3. As time goes on, the 5S will have a harder time running the latest version of iOS, which is why it isn’t particularly surprising that Apple no longer offers the device online or through any of its retail outlets.

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