In 2017, Apple unveiled the iPhone X as its flagship smartphone. But the high-end handset was more than just an average Apple device – the iPhone X was seen as a pioneering force in the smartphone market.
Whereas plenty of other premium handsets had merely just copied trends or made slight, incremental changes on existing features, Apple’s phone was actively moving things forward. It was innovative and groundbreaking and the mobile world took notice. Not only did the phone look great but its selfie camera kept photos looking crisp with studio lighting effects making it a must-have for Instagram influencers and image-conscious mobile users alike. Features like FaceID, which let you unlock the lock screen just by looking at your device, as well as authenticating payments, was also seen as a big step forward in smart security.
More than a year and three new iPhones later and the iPhone X is still a hot-ticket item. The cutting-edge features may have been improved with the iPhone XS and XS Max but the original iPhone X is still a powerful beast of a device that tech aficionados are eager to get their hands on.
The combination of Apple’s annual new iPhone announcements and general shifts in the market make now the best time to buy an iPhone X. Read on to find out how to get one and why the market’s current deals and offers are the best for your wallet.
Why the iPhone X Being Discontinued is Good News for You
It’s important to note that the iPhone X has been discontinued which means that Apple has no plans to make any more of this smartphone. It has done this in an effort to drive people to buy its new phones, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. These phones build on what the iPhone X started and include more RAM, the A12 Bionic chip, 12-megapixel rear cameras, and a 7-megapixel selfie camera. The new handsets are great but they are also very, very expensive.
The reason that these new phone announcements are good news for you is that it means that many retailers will be eager to shift their iPhone X stock. Most people will be flocking to their stores to buy the new iPhones, rather than the iPhone that made its debut last year. Because of this low demand, many retailers will slash the prices of the iPhone X in an effort to get rid of its remaining stock.
They don’t want the iPhone X taking up precious shelf space nor do they want to lose money on that stock. As such, they will dramatically discount the devices to shift them, which is excellent news for you and your wallet.
More People Are Trading in the iPhone X
Another knock-on effect caused by the new iPhone announcements is that more people are trading in the iPhone X. Some of those who purchased the iPhone X last year watched that Apple iPhone reveal event in September 2018 and decided to upgrade their phones. As such, they took their iPhone X back to the retailer or network carrier, selling it back to them or trading it in for money off of the new iPhones.