2. Quality in hand
There is something to be said for having the latest technology. Developers — even ones as efficient as Apple’s — need time to work out kinks, the software is usually top-notch, and the hardware is sparkling and new. Yet Apple’s reputation for quality hardware and software can actually be seen as a negative. If you have the iPhone a generation or two preceding the latest one, chances are it’s still working well. Maybe it’s not quite as good as when it was brand new, but it makes it hard to justify plunking down several hundred dollars or more for a new phone.