New iPhone: The WORST Time to Buy New Tech

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Bowdey van Etten
Bowdey van Etten 11 hours ago
Im gonna get a Xs from my Carrier rn its a whole 2€ per month cheaper
TigerTT 13 hours ago
Asus ROG Phone 2>Everything else lol
Houston International Media
He complains about Apple not supporting an already one year old phone for 5 years and yet when I buy an Android, it slows down less than a year after buying it AND it has no real support after 2 years. Such a biased USvid channel
Economan3000 Day ago
Love the 90s camera angle
Antonio Toni
Antonio Toni Day ago
Shut up man.you don’t now anything about iPhone 📱 so 🤐
Da PunJabI MuLtAnI
here's a word from our sponsor ...... apple.......... buy old product with new packaging....... dislike to this video....
Colin Murphrey
Just as an FYI and not to shit on your graph-making skills... time is always X-axis. However, you had your years set to the Y-axis... this is just for future reference and not to be an asshole.
Rohan George
Rohan George Day ago
Quality video as always, wow
Sudip Biswas
Sudip Biswas 2 days ago
wait for the iPhone 12
Juan A
Juan A 2 days ago
KRIXT VA 2 days ago
Good point, let's make a movement NO ONE BUYS ANY IPHONE UNTIL THEY Sale them for no more than $300 ;) The problem is that we have a bunch of dumb market that keeps paying whatever they ask for it!
Channel Jany
Channel Jany 2 days ago
I upgraded to xiaomi from apple lol 😂
Channel Jany
Channel Jany 2 days ago
I upgraded to xiaomi from apple lol 😂
raja mangubat
raja mangubat 2 days ago
Long live iphone
Henry Kung
Henry Kung 2 days ago
But the iPhone 5s is still getting os updates... So you still get software updates
Raegan From Wowifying
No, the updates ended with iOS 12.4.1
AphoticJr 2 days ago
That stopped this year. Ios 13 is coming to iphone 6s and up.
remy greer
remy greer 3 days ago
🤷🏽‍♂️ new iPhones and apple products always go on sale for the holidays... just wait
yeRR _
yeRR _ 3 days ago
I’m still on my iPhone 6S Plus LoL
Zephyr Gaming
Zephyr Gaming 3 days ago
My battery is at 1% hopefully I can see much of Linus video. Linus: but here’s a word from our sponsor
Vikotnick 3 days ago
What the hell is new with the new phone? A new camera and some sound crap. Terrible.
CrimsonForce 43
CrimsonForce 43 3 days ago
Vikotnick better battery
ACRapid 3 days ago
I need 7 or better 8 inch smartphone).
William Holes
William Holes 3 days ago
The iPhone 6s and up are supported on the latest software, iOS 13. That’s a 6 year old phone, not 5. iOS 12 supported devices as old as the 5s, which was 7 generations old in respect to that software update.
RaginPlayer 4 days ago
Wait a minute so i bought an iphone Xs A month earlier And the phone came out last year So i have 4 years till software updates stops
NMEofdaST8 Day ago
@batsonelec C yeah I have a Galaxy S10 and I'm going to switch to the 11 Pro then upgrade yearly
batsonelec C
batsonelec C Day ago
you get 5 years minimum. My 2015 6S will get iOS13 so that makes it 6 years actual time. 15,16,17,18,19,20 =6 ( or 5 model years ) and then 7 if iOS14 in late 2020 will work. I have never had a top tier Android get over 2 years worths of OS updates, that is why I switched to Apple in the first place.
NMEofdaST8 Day ago
@hammerrox yes exactly you should have more than 4 years with an A12 cpu
hammerrox 2 days ago
Not necessarily, no. Recently that has been Apple's thing for updates with the iPhone 5s going from 2013-2019 and the iPhone 6/6 Plus series going from 2014-2019. As phones get more powerful and OS's get more efficient, iPhones will be able to run the software for longer because they can handle the new features and iOS. For example, I wouldn't be surprised if the 6s/6s Plus series continues to receive updates until at least iOS 14/15 because of how fast, smooth and reliable it is on iOS 12 still. The A9 processor is very good and efficient with that kind of stuff, even being released in 2015. So, I would imagine that as time goes on we could see newer iPhones like the 8 and X series last for 7-8 years from the time of launch, that is as long as the batteries get changed every 3-4 years because of degradation.
RaginPlayer 4 days ago
Linus gets sponsors left and right
Rod Munch
Rod Munch 4 days ago
While all these USvidrs will tell you, the peasant, that the new iPhone isn't worth getting, you can rest assured they'll have it for themselves. That's how it always works - the important people have the latest and greatest, meanwhile you're still using a 5s because you work at McDonalds and you're about to fired and replaced by an iPad.
Austin Blackburn
Austin Blackburn 11 hours ago
Linus doesn't use iPhone so why would he upgrade to the newest?
Ape Day ago
BHUSHA BHUSHA 4 days ago
Am I the only one who noticed the huge mole on his hand
David Harrison
David Harrison 4 days ago
4 Gigs Ram Wow My 12 month old Oppo has 6 gigs with 128 storage and the flagship has 8 gigs and 240 gig storage. Over to you Apple
Finlay 123
Finlay 123 3 days ago
And yet the iphone will still run 3 times faster.
BIG_BOSS 4 days ago
4 hours extra battery alone is more then good reason to buy iPhone 11 pro
M_C 4 days ago
Feels like an ad. Disappointed.
Jonor Nokturl
Jonor Nokturl 4 days ago
Im still rocking my LG G7, nothing new has made me wanna switch to a new device
Antonín Čala
Antonín Čala 4 days ago
Denis wearing those headphones backwards nearly killed me
Kartikay Bhardwaj
so now i SHOULDN'T buy iphone 7 now..... and i CAN'T buy iphone 11 also due to less budget. :(
So don’t ever buy used android since there’s no update window
David Blanchet
David Blanchet 2 days ago
depend on how old it is my brother have a pawn shop and the most common cell people are trying to sell him is iphones
Nikos Per
Nikos Per 4 days ago
Are there still sheeple that buying 1k+ price tag phones? 😂
Andreas Hvilhøj
Andreas Hvilhøj 4 days ago
Hi i just need a little help here :) When was the last time the Xr prices dropped and when will it happen again? Thank you
Seldom Pooper
Seldom Pooper 12 hours ago
@Andreas Hvilhøj they don't, given how Apple scam customers in repair services.
Andreas Hvilhøj
@Christian De Santa didn't quite understand but yes i'll buy an apple product no matter what...
Andreas Hvilhøj
@Seldom Pooper they do... honestly
AphoticJr 2 days ago
Seldom Pooper i mean its not that bad a phone
Christian De Santa
U gonna buy iPhones just because the second handed prices don't drop?
I have an iPhone 7, I want to buy the iPhone 11, is it a good choice?
Gage Yea I had a Huawei P9 lite for like a year
Gage 2 days ago
@BLUESCHOOL RECORDS have u even tried android?
Gage Lol the iPhone 11 costs 800€ and I love IOS and don‘t like Android
Gage 2 days ago
no, the iphone 11 (or any iphone) is an overpriced piece of shit. You pay $1000 for the bear minimum. Most android phones you can find now have way more features and are overall better than Apple, for cheaper and or the same price. I suggest getting a OnePlus 7 Pro or a Samsung Galaxy s10+ / Note 10
danwat1234 5 days ago
3:00 But a phone isn't dead once OS updates stop becoming available. New apps still suppor the older OS for years to come.
Freakinkat Productions
Dying or not, from my point odd view its this "linus has steadily been building hardcore mining and or server hardware, thus USvid had somewhat served its purpose to gain the funding for a bigger project and plan, that hes been editorial ans hinting st in his videos over time, If you've been paying attension, that is? Not to mention his affiliations, partnerships and ties with huge corporations. Factor that in and you will see what I see? One smart mofucker!"
Aaron 5 days ago
Who else caught that MKBHD and Gal Gadot iPhone scandal reference?? 😂
Andres jimenez
Andres jimenez 5 days ago
My iPhone 7plus appears to do all that the 11 does. I don’t get how people buy new phones when benefits are minimal. Quite foolish.
erik svensson
erik svensson 2 days ago
Only reason to buy a new phone 2015 and onwards for me has always been due to them breaking. Although I do understand people wanting the latest and greatest especially with apple where the resell value makes the new phone quite cheap in comparison to other manufacturers. But most buy them for the fashion statement a 150 dollar phone works about as good as a new flagship phone for 1000$ and a car worth 3000 does about the same as a car for 30000, people have money and seem very willing to burn it quickly, so be happy for their sacrifice! It's just about the only thing keeping the economy afloat anyway.
Donavan Cargin
Donavan Cargin 5 days ago
I’m happy with my iPhone 8 Plus, not upgrading until it breaks, Feels good, I used to upgrade every time a new phone came out. Such a waste of money
Orange Man
Orange Man 5 days ago
Should I get the xr or the iPhone 11? Currently have a iPhone 7
celileminem 5 days ago
You know nothing about iPhones
Hurrystream 5 days ago
Who uses the same iPhone for 5 years? Or 4 then, if you buy the previous gen. Next to noone? I'd say updates is the least of the issues.
Finlay 123
Finlay 123 3 days ago
All the people who aren't techno geeks like you and me
Mindfake 5 days ago
Hey Linus, do you think it is worth switching to Apple? Idk if you ever made a video about iOS vs Android or Windows/Linux vs macOS. I am a CS student and tbh I always hated on Apple, b/c I thought they have the same specs as other laptops and sell it for 30% more. Is it as userfriendly as everybody always says or am I better off with a Windows or Linux OS.
Bjornormus 5 days ago
Interesting to see when to buy certain pieces of hardware during the year. Do you have any tips on when to buy a gaming monitor?
Harry Huang
Harry Huang 5 days ago
Apple has gone from a lifestyle and imagery way of thinking to a money thirsty brand that me embarrassing itself on markets with far better alternatives
Darkan Raiden
Darkan Raiden 5 days ago
what is an iphoooone ?
Zax 133
Zax 133 5 days ago
Bro can you tell me isn't there really any reqson to have such a big notch on IPhone 11
Austin Blackburn
Austin Blackburn 10 hours ago
The notch should die! What was wrong with bezels?
R 6 days ago
I had my iPhone 5 for four years and it cost me £600 or £150 per year. I could have bought the 4s for £450 but I figured I'd only be able to keep that for 3 years until I needed to upgrade and that is the same £150 per year. It seemed logical to go for the iphone 5 and have the latest phone (at the time). Now of course the caveat is that it would delay my upgrade by 1 year. However, that would have coincided coincided with the launch of the iPhone 7 which I would have waited for father than getting the 6s after 3 years had I gone for the 4s. Instead I went for the Samsung S7 EDGE as it was cheaper, (Apple put up UK prices 20% due to a weak £ whereas Samsung had not), had a larger OLED screen, was waterproof (I dropped my iPhone 3GS in a coffee at work and ruined it), plus had an SD sim card tray for up to 256GB. I now have an S10+ ceramic with 512GB that I paid £879 at a UK airport: The latest iPhone with 512GB is £1,400 or £1,500! I noticed Apple put up the price of all Pro 11 phones £50 (in the UK) whereas there was no increase in the USA. Continuing weakness of the £ no doubt. 🙄😪
flatty patty
flatty patty 6 days ago
so the best time to buy a new iphone that just came out is 1 year later?
Erdi Roblox & More!
iPhones SUCK! Use Android 7 with 3 GB Ram and 32 GB free space. It's cheaper
Ingus Podnieks
Ingus Podnieks 6 days ago
Could someone tell me what happens with the plus model prices?
The Unboxing Experience
Another top notch video from the LTT team
kittiecommittee 6 days ago
And just like that, Linus & team nonchalantly disrupts the consumer tech industry with a single vid.
AxionXIII 6 days ago
Watching LTT videos is like watching a guy with a couple of Ferrari’s or Lambo’s constantly crapping on BMW’s and everything else in between.
Ronan Lagan
Ronan Lagan 6 days ago
Boiii he changed the title from “this is the best time to buy a iPhone” or sum shit like that to “worse time to buy a iPhone “
Mezmerizer 9
Mezmerizer 9 6 days ago
apple products are dogshit.
Bobspineable 6 days ago
I’m seriously in need of a new phone. I’ve been using an iPhone 7 since it came out.
Phathom 6 days ago
Video needs to be updated >_
Mr2pint 6 days ago
Nobody needs any more RAM than 6 gigs on a smart phone it’s been tested many times over 12 gigs is just marketing baloney. iPhone with the extremely efficient processes get by with 4 gigs and run a lot more Efficient than any android setup.
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