The new iPhone X is hotly anticipated, but underneath all of the hype, is it worth it to wait for the iPhone X? If you're in need of a new phone right now, should you just get one of the latest iPhone 7's and call it a day? Let's examine this conundrum more closely:
Is It Worth Waiting for the iPhone X?
Though the iPhone will probably be announced officially in September, these are just rumors based on leaked information, and nobody knows for sure yet when it will actually be available to buy. So, is it worth the wait? It really depends. There are things to consider on each side of the argument:
Reasons to Wait
✓ According to leaks, the iPhone X comes with many interesting security features, such as facial recognition technology.
✓ There is a huge leap in features when it comes to photos and media for iOS 11, which iPhone X will run. For example, there are new effects for Live Photos and better photo / video compression technology that helps save storage space.
✓ The iPhone X will feature a better camera.
✓ It will have better specs overall compared to the iPhone 7, of course, which means that it will run iOS 11 better and won't become obsolete as soon.
Reasons Not to Wait
✘ It's not clear exactly when the iPhone X will actually come out. Until then, you'll be waiting with an old phone.
✘ The iPhone X is rumored to be very expensive, more expensive than any other iPhone ever made. If you can't afford the nearly $1,000 USD price tag, then there's no reason to wait.
✘ Even when the new iPhone X does come out, you may not be able to get your hands on one right away, since it's not clear how many units Apple will initially put out.
✘ So far all the information about iPhone X has been mostly rumors. You don't know for sure yet what the device will actually look like.
Things to Do Before Selling an Old iPhone to Upgrade iPhone X
If you do decide to get a new iPhone X, then the question is: What should you do with your old iPhone? Whether you sell it or give it away, there are some important things that you should do first, for your own protection and security:
- Back up your iPhone.
- Turn off or sign out of all of your services, such as iMessage, Facebook, iCloud, iTunes, the App Store, Activation Lock, and so on. Also, make sure to unpair any devices, such as your Apple Watch.
- Reset your iPhone to factory settings.
"The problem with using Apple's official iPhone reset methods is that your data is still recoverable. This means that a hacker could still use special software to recover private data from your old iPhone. If you're going to give it away or sell it, you don't know whose hands your device could end up in."
With Umate Pro, you can reset your iPhone easily while permanently deleting the data so that it is unrecoverable. This will protect your privacy.
- Completely reset your iPhone, erasing all data so that it can't be recovered, even by a hacker.
- Wipe private data on your device selectively.
- Destroy private fragments of data that third-party apps leave behind.
- Permanently erase files that you delete manually, but whose traces are still left on your iPhone.
- Clear junk files for free, including anything that you normally can't see, such as your cache or temp files.
How to completely reset your iPhone and permanently delete all of your data:
Step 1. Install iMyFone Umate Pro on your computer, then plug your device in via USB.
Step 2. Open Umate Pro and click Erase All Data. Click Erase.
Step 3. Choose your security level (this will determine how scrambled the data will be). Type “delete” into the text box to confirm that you want to delete your data permanently. Click Erase Now.
Wait while Umate Pro erases your data. Note that all of your personal data on your iPhone will be permanently erases. There is no way to recover your files after you have done this, so make sure that everything is backed up.