“Do you really need all those features?”

Refurbished phone market is growing

#Telephone

Wed, Sep 12th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Tom's Guide looks at Back Market's argument that you don't need to upgrade your iPhone every time a new comes out. If anything, a refurbished iPhone 6S is still a very good phone and can be obtained at a significantly cheaper price than Apple's latest offerings.

Despite the iPhone X’s commercial success, plenty of people are getting increasingly tired of the yearly upgrade rat race and Apple’s ever-increasing prices for incremental feature upgrades that don’t seem to add a lot of real-world benefits -- with the notable exception of camera quality improvements.

As a result, many are looking for their next phone elsewhere. “Refurbished phones represent the fastest growing segment of the smartphone market,” Vaute claims, “Last year one in ten smartphones sold were not new and the growth rate of this segment is far outpacing that of new phones, which is essentially flat.”

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