Your iPhone on its last legs? Time to upgrade if you see THESE 5 signs

    Wondering if your iPhone is still capable of running for another year or if you should update now? Here are 5 signs.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Sep 23 2022, 19:24 IST
    In Pics: iPhone 13, iPhone 12 to iPhone SE 2, check top deals on Flipkart Big Billion Days
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    1/5 Flipkart is giving great offers on iPhones as part of its Big Billion Days Sale. The launch of iPhone 14 already saw iPhone prices slashed and now Flipkart’s amazing discounts, exchange offers and bank benefits can get you the iPhone that you’ve dreamed of at a steal price. (Apple)
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    2/5 iPhone 13 - iPhone 13 128GB variant is originally priced at Rs. 69990. However, it is available for just Rs. 56990 after discount during the Big Billion Days Sale. You can get up to Rs. 16900 off on the price of the iPhone 13 if you trade-in your old smartphone. Both of these offers combined take down the price of the iPhone 13 to just Rs. 40090! Flipkart Axis Bank card holders can also get 5 percent instant cashback on the iPhone 13. (Reuters)
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    3/5 iPhone 12 - The 64GB variant of the iPhone 12 is originally priced at Rs. 59900. However, after the discount, you can buy it for just Rs. 53990. To make this deal even sweeter, you can get up to Rs. 16900 off if you trade-in your old smartphone. This takes down the price of the iPhone 12 to just Rs. 37090! Flipkart Axis Bank and ICICI Bank card holders can get a 10 percent instant discount on the price of the iPhone 12. (Apple)
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    4/5 iPhone 12 Mini – Originally priced at Rs. 59900, the 64GB variant of the iPhone 12 Mini can be yours after an initial discount for just Rs. 38990. Flipkart is also offering Rs. 16900 off if you trade-in your old smartphone. This takes down the price of the iPhone 12 Mini to just Rs. 22090. Flipkart Axis Bank and ICICI Bank card holders can get a 10 percent instant discount on the price of the iPhone 12 Mini! No-cost EMI options are also available on iPhone 12 Mini. (Apple)
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    5/5 iPhone SE 2 - The 64GB variant of the Apple iPhone SE 2 can be purchased for Rs. 29990 against its market price of Rs. 39,900 on Flipkart. If you buy the iPhone SE via the exchange offer, then you can get up to Rs. 16900 off. After which the price of the iPhone will reduce to Rs. 13090! Flipkart Axis Bank and ICICI Bank card holders can get a 10 percent instant discount on the price of the iPhone SE 2. (Apple)
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    You need to upgrade your iPhone? Check everything here. (Dmitriy Nushtaev / Unsplash)

    Is your iPhone well past its use-by date or can you make it last a year longer, or more? Surely, you must be eyeing the iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12, even iPhone 11. And now they have seen massive price drops too. If you are thinking about upgrading your smartphone to the one with better features at an affordable price, then there are certain things you should note. Most importantly, is it the right time to say farewell to your trusty old iPhone? Generally, iPhones receive software updates up to 5 years, but there is a possibility that may not be the case with your iPhone. So, how you will know if it's time for an upgrade or your iPhone is still eligible for an update to the latest iOS 16. Find out here.

    5 signs that say you should upgrade your iPhone NOW

    • First, find your iPhone model name and number. Just follow Settings > General > About and know the details.
    • Now check for the list of eligible devices supported by the latest iOS 16 via this link. If your iPhone model is available in the list that means it is compatible with iOS 16.
    • In case it is still running on iOS 15 or older version, try updating your iPhone if there is a new version of iOS available. How to do it? Open the Settings, go to General and tap on the Software update.
    • Else, if you see no update is available then you're running a version of iOS that means your phone doesn't qualify for updates.
    • However, keep looking out for the latest updates of security.

    No updates? Should you buy new iPhone

    It's completely your choice! In case you are willing to experience the latest tech, then you can consider buying the latest iPhone 14, or even the older iPhone models will work. But if you want to stay with your current iPhone, then don't be afraid to keep using it for a year longer as the 2023 iPhone 15 promises to be a game-changer. However, if your iPhone no longer receives security updates, you could be more vulnerable to attacks, hence in that case, you should upgrade your iPhone now.

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    First Published Date: 23 Sep, 19:24 IST
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