Has the rumor/leak cycle of iPhones discouraged you from upgrading in 2019?
So I’ve been planning on upgrading in September 2019 for about a year now, but I’m kinda getting turned off by the rumor cycle. My 7 Plus still works fine, but I’d like a better camera, screen, SoC, etc. 3 years seems like a pretty good life, but with the price increases from $870 (128GB 7 Plus) to $1250 (2019 XS Max replacement 256GB), I’d probably keep the phone for 3-4 years.
5G probably won’t be available in my mid-sized city (about 200k) til late 2021, even then the range is short compared to LTE. Mainly would be disappointed if I miss out on a redesign like a reduced notch or USB-C port replacing lightning.
I know there’s always rumors/leaks about the new models, and they’re not always accurate, especially further from release. But I’m curious how many people delay buying based on rumors?