Several weeks ago, prior to the release party for the iPhone 5, I wrote a post about whether it was a good time to buy an iPhone.
The phone was actually shipped and out the door this past weekend (September 21st to be precise). Apple sold 5 million of them on the opening weekend (including pre-orders).
So, the question occurs to me: Is it still a good time to buy an iPhone?
If anything, I think now is an even better time to buy an iPhone, assuming a few things. The biggest impact on how much it will cost you is answered by two questions: 1). Are you due for an upgrade? and 2)Do you have to have the latest and greatest?
If you are due for an upgrade, or if you are changing carriers (with all that can entail), you have a great opportunity to score a iPhone at a good price. You can get the iPhone 5 for $199 from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. Great phone. Great price.iPhone 5 For Seniors For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
If you live in an area served by smaller regional cell phone companies, you can actually score an iPhone 5 (all models) for $149, $249 or $349. That is a $50 savings off of the “normal” on contract price. And Cricket is offering a non-contract iPhone 5 for $499.
If you are due for an upgrade but $199 seems to steep a price to pay, you can still get a great deal on an iPhone…only this time it is an iPhone 4s. You can score a 16GB iPhone 4s for just $99.00.. These deals are available at AT&T, Sprint and Verizon, and they do require a 2 year contract. Again, great phones. Great prices.
And, finally, you can score an iPhone 4 for only $0.00. Yep. Nada. Zilch. Free.
Of course, they $0 does require a 2 year contract, and the device is only an 8GB model. But the iPhone 4 is an amazing phone. One more time: Great phone. Steal of a price.
You can also find used iPhones for sale on Amazon, eBay and Craigslist. Your mileage may vary on any used phone, so buy wise.
That’s my thought. What do you think about buying an iPhone now?