Why would anybody buy anything from Apple right now? I mean, anything Apple sells now will get better in the next year or so. Why not just wait until then? New iPhones are due next week at another of Apple’s big product unveiling.
Would you buy an iPhone today knowing that new models are about to be introduced and launched in the next few weeks? Here’s why it doesn’t matter to most people.
We keep our products longer because they last longer; thanks to Apple’s state of the art upgrade system. Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Watch get upgraded multiple times each year. That means a new iPhone four years ago actually works better now than when it was new.
If you plan to keep your Mac about five or six years, and you need a new Mac now, now is the time to buy. Yes, you could wait around six months to see those new Macs with better keyboards and displays and faster Intel Inside, but the reality is obvious. In five years it won’t matter because each year whatever Mac you buy now or soon or bought recently will be better again next year.
As they do every year at this time, just before an obvious new iPhone launch, the nattering nabobs of negativity go into full force and tell you what not to buy.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes on iPhones:
Bottom line, we’re a few weeks away from new hardware landing, so if you’ve held out this far, you might as well wait and see what falls in the fall.
Unless your old iPhone died and you need one now. New iPhones may not ship for a month.
Get ready. The advice gets worse.
Once the pinnacle of Apple’s thin-and-light engineering, the MacBook now feels neglected, with the last update being almost two years ago. It’s a great laptop, but the aging processor makes it a poor buy compared to the MacBook Air.
Copy and paste is a bitch. Phoning it in are we? Apple no longer sells the MacBook. The MacBook Air is new and very sweet.
Hey, let’s try to straddle a technology barbed-wire fence.
The current iPad was updated a year ago, and the line didn’t see a refresh along with the iPad Air and iPad mini, which means that it might be a good idea to either pick up one of the updated models, or wait for a hardware refresh to come.
So, what’s the advice? Buy? Or, not buy?
Honestly, if you plan to keep an iPhone, an iPad, or a Mac for a few years, when you buy means little. If you are in a position to wait for the latest and greatest, it could be a long wait because everything gets better next year. You would always be waiting.
Buy what you need, what you can afford, and buy it when you need it.