Phones are expensive and nowadays barely has an upgrade when the next lineup comes out. The price goes up and features stay the same. The big scam is that the phone is “faster” when your old phone is so slow because you run your entire life on that thing and have photos from 10 years ago on that brick. Of course your battery is going to feel faster switching to a new phone. After a year of using your phone for 4 hours every day, its going to reck the battery. The difference in my iPhone 8 and the new iPhone is 3 new cameras and dystopian face recognition software that became worthless in the age of corona. Upgrading costs money and you are just stuck a payment loop always in debt to the phone company for your made overseas phone. I miss the iPhone 4 for real. That thing was a brick and you could only run the essentials. Keep it limited and save the big stuff for the computer. That’s how I would like it but they make old gen phones obsolete. Gen 5 was probably the best as it was a little bigger than the 4, had the metal back, better camera etc… take me back.
After 2 years your phone is worthless, cant hold a charge, no storage and slow. Might as well upgrade and stay in the payment loop! Well I might have figured something out! I say everything I did in the last paragraph from past experience and because I broke my busted up, slow Gen 8 phone and had to file an insurance claim to get a new one. Good as new! It was only $100. Now I have been paying or insurance over the past 2 years but at I’m glad I can utilize it! I’m 4 months from my upgrade and I was probably going to get the expensive guy that costs like $1k. But because of my reckless treatment of my phone I have this new puppy that will hopefully last me 2 years. My phone will be paid off and it will be new! If this phone breaks, I can still upgrade in Feb as well. This kind of worked out for me and I wonder if you break your phone when you have an upgrade you can still use insurance. I think there are limits on how many you can have but fact check me on that. I’m not saying to break your phone right before you have to get a new one because if you keep your phone in perfect condition, I’m pretty sure you get some money for trading that in. That entire trade in thing seems like such a scam but what do I know.