The time of year often dictates when you should buy, oh, say, a new smartphone. 2019 iPhones are due in a month or two, so if you don’t need a new iPhone now, now is not the time to buy because new ones are on the way. What about Mac? What about iPad? AirPods? Apple Watch?
Now Is Worst
My father was a bit of a geek back in the day and got me started on the road to becoming an Appleholic way back in the last century. He would laugh and say, “Don’t buy a new Apple computer now because an even newer one with better features is coming out soon!” I would give him that puzzled look athletic blonde teenage girls give their parents when they don’t quite understand the nuance.
Uh, dad; that means I should never buy a new Apple because a new one comes out every year and it’s always better than last year.
He would grin and walk away but over time the nuance became obvious. If you need it, now is the time to buy; otherwise, next year will have something better so when you buy should be timed carefully.
Oh, and never look back.
Now is the worst time to buy a new smartphone
In just a couple of months, the biggest tech companies in the world, including Apple, Google, and Samsung, will announce their flagship phones for 2019.
So, as the thinking goes, what you buy now will be outdated within a couple of months. Fair enough. I’ll wait. But then, I’m on the iPhone Upgrade Program so the wait is rather, uh, um, a superfluous act on my part.
I’m getting a new iPhone anyway.
Still, the logic holds true for just about every device Apple makes these days.
Don’t get a new Mac because the old Jonny Ive inspired keyboard is on the outs, and new keyboards are coming, and that means new Macs. Maybe this year. Anything else? How about everything else?
Don’t get a new iPad because we’ve been reading in the news that new iPads are on the way, too, so who wants to buy an old model when tomorrow afternoon at 3:19 PM Apple will announce new iPads with better features, faster CPU, lower price, more capabilities, etc?
What about Apple Watch?
So far, except for the first year when supply was thin, Apple has managed to launch a new Series-number Watch every year about the time iPhone is launched, so if you want a Watch, wait, if you need a Watch now, wait– because you can tell the time from your iPhone and you have to have that to setup your Watch anyway.
See? Logic prevails.
AirPods? Same thing. In fact, every piece of new technology should be delayed until next year because whatever is launched next year will be even better.
Anybody see the problem with that logic?