Here’s a piece of advice you won’t hear very often: don’t buy a smartphone from Apple. If you do, you’ll be cheating yourself.
This isn’t a slam against the iPhone — now simply isn’t the time to purchase one. The next-generation model is coming soon, and if you buy the version that’s available now you’ll almost certainly regret it.
The details of this model have not yet been announced, but unconfirmed reports indicate that this smartphone will have a slightly larger, higher resolution Touchscreen than its predecessors, as well as 4G LTE giving it a much faster connection to the wireless Internet.
Even if that doesn’t tempt you because you’re satisfied with the iPhone 4S, this model will almost certainly be cheaper once the new one is introduced. So resist the urge to buy this model in one of the sales that are are going on now. You can get this handset from a number of places for $150 now with contract, but that’s not a great bargain when you consider it’s almost certain to drop to $100 when the new one comes out.
According to information leaking out of Apple, the next-gen iPhone is going to be announced on Sept. 12 and released on Sept. 21. So if you’re in the market for a new smartphone you should consider waiting until the middle of next month to make a decision, when you’ll know what Apple has to offer. It’s just a few weeks, and it’s worth the time to be sure you’re not making a mistake by buying now.