New iPhone: The WORST Time to Buy New Tech

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  • spacetime
    spacetime 22 hours ago +1

    I don't even bother watching your iPhone reviews anymore. Here's a Spark Notes version: you sit and bitch about things it's missing that is obvious to everyone and all the people much smarter than you at Apple, but clearly for a reason they've chose not to implement that X feature. Yes you'll bitch about the notch, how they haven't changed anything else but cameras, waste of money, etc etc.

  • Bowdey van Etten

    Im gonna get a Xs from my Carrier rn its a whole 2€ per month cheaper

  • TigerTT
    TigerTT Day ago

    Asus ROG Phone 2>Everything else lol

  • Houston International Media

    He complains about Apple not supporting an already one year old phone for 5 years and yet when I buy an Android, it slows down less than a year after buying it AND it has no real support after 2 years.
    Such a biased FLASH-PLAYER channel

  • Economan3000
    Economan3000 2 days ago

    Love the 90s camera angle

  • Antonio Toni
    Antonio Toni 2 days ago

    Shut up don’t now anything about iPhone 📱 so 🤐

  • Da PunJabI MuLtAnI
    Da PunJabI MuLtAnI 2 days ago

    here's a word from our sponsor ...... apple.......... buy old product with new packaging....... dislike to this video....

  • Colin Murphrey
    Colin Murphrey 3 days ago

    Just as an FYI and not to shit on your graph-making skills... time is always X-axis. However, you had your years set to the Y-axis... this is just for future reference and not to be an asshole.

  • Rohan George
    Rohan George 3 days ago

    Quality video as always, wow

  • Sudip Biswas
    Sudip Biswas 3 days ago

    wait for the iPhone 12

  • Juan A
    Juan A 3 days ago


    KRIXT VA 3 days ago

    Good point, let's make a movement NO ONE BUYS ANY IPHONE UNTIL THEY Sale them for no more than $300 ;) The problem is that we have a bunch of dumb market that keeps paying whatever they ask for it!

  • Channel Jany
    Channel Jany 4 days ago

    I upgraded to xiaomi from apple lol 😂

  • Channel Jany
    Channel Jany 4 days ago

    I upgraded to xiaomi from apple lol 😂

  • raja mangubat
    raja mangubat 4 days ago

    Long live iphone

  • Henry Kung
    Henry Kung 4 days ago +2

    But the iPhone 5s is still getting os updates... So you still get software updates

    • Raegan From Wowifying
      Raegan From Wowifying 3 days ago

      No, the updates ended with iOS 12.4.1

    • AphoticJr
      AphoticJr 4 days ago

      That stopped this year. Ios 13 is coming to iphone 6s and up.

  • remy greer
    remy greer 4 days ago

    🤷🏽‍♂️ new iPhones and apple products always go on sale for the holidays... just wait

  • yeRR _
    yeRR _ 5 days ago

    I’m still on my iPhone 6S Plus LoL

  • Zephyr Gaming
    Zephyr Gaming 5 days ago +2

    My battery is at 1% hopefully I can see much of Linus video.
    Linus: but here’s a word from our sponsor

  • Vikotnick
    Vikotnick 5 days ago +1

    What the hell is new with the new phone? A new camera and some sound crap. Terrible.

  • ACRapid
    ACRapid 5 days ago

    I need 7 or better 8 inch smartphone).

  • William Holes
    William Holes 5 days ago

    The iPhone 6s and up are supported on the latest software, iOS 13. That’s a 6 year old phone, not 5.
    iOS 12 supported devices as old as the 5s, which was 7 generations old in respect to that software update.

  • RaginPlayer
    RaginPlayer 5 days ago +29

    Wait a minute so i bought an iphone Xs
    A month earlier
    And the phone came out last year
    So i have 4 years till software updates stops

    • NMEofdaST8
      NMEofdaST8 2 days ago +2

      @batsonelec C yeah I have a Galaxy S10 and I'm going to switch to the 11 Pro then upgrade yearly

    • batsonelec C
      batsonelec C 2 days ago +2

      you get 5 years minimum. My 2015 6S will get iOS13 so that makes it 6 years actual time. 15,16,17,18,19,20 =6 ( or 5 model years ) and then 7 if iOS14 in late 2020 will work. I have never had a top tier Android get over 2 years worths of OS updates, that is why I switched to Apple in the first place.

    • NMEofdaST8
      NMEofdaST8 3 days ago +3

      @hammerrox yes exactly you should have more than 4 years with an A12 cpu

    • hammerrox
      hammerrox 3 days ago +4

      Not necessarily, no. Recently that has been Apple's thing for updates with the iPhone 5s going from 2013-2019 and the iPhone 6/6 Plus series going from 2014-2019. As phones get more powerful and OS's get more efficient, iPhones will be able to run the software for longer because they can handle the new features and iOS. For example, I wouldn't be surprised if the 6s/6s Plus series continues to receive updates until at least iOS 14/15 because of how fast, smooth and reliable it is on iOS 12 still. The A9 processor is very good and efficient with that kind of stuff, even being released in 2015. So, I would imagine that as time goes on we could see newer iPhones like the 8 and X series last for 7-8 years from the time of launch, that is as long as the batteries get changed every 3-4 years because of degradation.

  • RaginPlayer
    RaginPlayer 5 days ago +2

    Linus gets sponsors left and right

  • Rod Munch
    Rod Munch 5 days ago +5

    While all these FLASH-PLAYERrs will tell you, the peasant, that the new iPhone isn't worth getting, you can rest assured they'll have it for themselves. That's how it always works - the important people have the latest and greatest, meanwhile you're still using a 5s because you work at McDonalds and you're about to fired and replaced by an iPad.

    • Austin Blackburn
      Austin Blackburn Day ago

      Linus doesn't use iPhone so why would he upgrade to the newest?

    • Ape
      Ape 2 days ago


    BHUSHA BHUSHA 5 days ago

    Am I the only one who noticed the huge mole on his hand

  • David Harrison
    David Harrison 5 days ago

    4 Gigs Ram Wow My 12 month old Oppo has 6 gigs with 128 storage and the flagship has 8 gigs and 240 gig storage. Over to you Apple

    • Finlay 123
      Finlay 123 4 days ago

      And yet the iphone will still run 3 times faster.

    BIG_BOSS 5 days ago +3

    4 hours extra battery alone is more then good reason to buy iPhone 11 pro

  • M_C
    M_C 6 days ago

    Feels like an ad. Disappointed.

  • Jonor Nokturl
    Jonor Nokturl 6 days ago +1

    Im still rocking my LG G7, nothing new has made me wanna switch to a new device

  • Antonín Čala
    Antonín Čala 6 days ago

    Denis wearing those headphones backwards nearly killed me

  • Kartikay Bhardwaj
    Kartikay Bhardwaj 6 days ago +1

    so now i SHOULDN'T buy iphone 7 now..... and i CAN'T buy iphone 11 also due to less budget. :(

  • whiteandnerdytuba
    whiteandnerdytuba 6 days ago +2

    So don’t ever buy used android since there’s no update window

    • David Blanchet
      David Blanchet 3 days ago

      depend on how old it is my brother have a pawn shop and the most common cell people are trying to sell him is iphones

  • Nikos Per
    Nikos Per 6 days ago

    Are there still sheeple that buying 1k+ price tag phones? 😂

  • Andreas Hvilhøj
    Andreas Hvilhøj 6 days ago +5

    Hi i just need a little help here :)

    When was the last time the Xr prices dropped and when will it happen again?
    Thank you

    • Seldom Pooper
      Seldom Pooper Day ago

      @Andreas Hvilhøj they don't, given how Apple scam customers in repair services.

    • Andreas Hvilhøj
      Andreas Hvilhøj 2 days ago

      @Christian De Santa didn't quite understand but yes i'll buy an apple product no matter what...

    • Andreas Hvilhøj
      Andreas Hvilhøj 2 days ago

      @Seldom Pooper they do... honestly

    • AphoticJr
      AphoticJr 4 days ago +1

      Seldom Pooper i mean its not that bad a phone

    • Christian De Santa
      Christian De Santa 4 days ago

      U gonna buy iPhones just because the second handed prices don't drop?

    BLUESCHOOL RECORDS 6 days ago +1

    I have an iPhone 7, I want to buy the iPhone 11, is it a good choice?

      BLUESCHOOL RECORDS 3 days ago

      Gage Yea I had a Huawei P9 lite for like a year

    • Gage
      Gage 3 days ago

      @BLUESCHOOL RECORDS have u even tried android?

      BLUESCHOOL RECORDS 3 days ago +1

      Gage Lol the iPhone 11 costs 800€ and I love IOS and don‘t like Android

    • Gage
      Gage 4 days ago

      no, the iphone 11 (or any iphone) is an overpriced piece of shit. You pay $1000 for the bear minimum. Most android phones you can find now have way more features and are overall better than Apple, for cheaper and or the same price. I suggest getting a OnePlus 7 Pro or a Samsung Galaxy s10+ / Note 10

  • danwat1234
    danwat1234 6 days ago

    3:00 But a phone isn't dead once OS updates stop becoming available. New apps still suppor the older OS for years to come.

  • Freakinkat Productions

    Dying or not, from my point odd view its this "linus has steadily been building hardcore mining and or server hardware, thus FLASH-PLAYER had somewhat served its purpose to gain the funding for a bigger project and plan, that hes been editorial ans hinting st in his videos over time, If you've been paying attension, that is? Not to mention his affiliations, partnerships and ties with huge corporations. Factor that in and you will see what I see? One smart mofucker!"

  • Aaron
    Aaron 6 days ago +1

    Who else caught that MKBHD and Gal Gadot iPhone scandal reference?? 😂

  • Andres jimenez
    Andres jimenez 6 days ago +1

    My iPhone 7plus appears to do all that the 11 does. I don’t get how people buy new phones when benefits are minimal. Quite foolish.

    • erik svensson
      erik svensson 3 days ago

      Only reason to buy a new phone 2015 and onwards for me has always been due to them breaking. Although I do understand people wanting the latest and greatest especially with apple where the resell value makes the new phone quite cheap in comparison to other manufacturers. But most buy them for the fashion statement a 150 dollar phone works about as good as a new flagship phone for 1000$ and a car worth 3000 does about the same as a car for 30000, people have money and seem very willing to burn it quickly, so be happy for their sacrifice! It's just about the only thing keeping the economy afloat anyway.

  • Donavan Cargin
    Donavan Cargin 6 days ago

    I’m happy with my iPhone 8 Plus, not upgrading until it breaks, Feels good, I used to upgrade every time a new phone came out.
    Such a waste of money

  • Orange Man
    Orange Man 7 days ago

    Should I get the xr or the iPhone 11? Currently have a iPhone 7

  • celileminem
    celileminem 7 days ago

    You know nothing about iPhones

  • Hurrystream
    Hurrystream 7 days ago

    Who uses the same iPhone for 5 years? Or 4 then, if you buy the previous gen. Next to noone? I'd say updates is the least of the issues.

    • Finlay 123
      Finlay 123 4 days ago

      All the people who aren't techno geeks like you and me

  • Mindfake
    Mindfake 7 days ago

    Hey Linus, do you think it is worth switching to Apple? Idk if you ever made a video about iOS vs Android or Windows/Linux vs macOS.
    I am a CS student and tbh I always hated on Apple, b/c I thought they have the same specs as other laptops and sell it for 30% more. Is it as userfriendly as everybody always says or am I better off with a Windows or Linux OS.

  • Bjornormus
    Bjornormus 7 days ago

    Interesting to see when to buy certain pieces of hardware during the year. Do you have any tips on when to buy a gaming monitor?

  • Harry Huang
    Harry Huang 7 days ago

    Apple has gone from a lifestyle and imagery way of thinking to a money thirsty brand that me embarrassing itself on markets with far better alternatives

  • Darkan Raiden
    Darkan Raiden 7 days ago

    what is an iphoooone ?

  • Zax 133
    Zax 133 7 days ago

    Bro can you tell me isn't there really any reqson to have such a big notch on IPhone 11

  • R
    R 7 days ago

    I had my iPhone 5 for four years and it cost me £600 or £150 per year. I could have bought the 4s for £450 but I figured I'd only be able to keep that for 3 years until I needed to upgrade and that is the same £150 per year. It seemed logical to go for the iphone 5 and have the latest phone (at the time). Now of course the caveat is that it would delay my upgrade by 1 year. However, that would have coincided coincided with the launch of the iPhone 7 which I would have waited for father than getting the 6s after 3 years had I gone for the 4s.
    Instead I went for the Samsung S7 EDGE as it was cheaper, (Apple put up UK prices 20% due to a weak £ whereas Samsung had not), had a larger OLED screen, was waterproof (I dropped my iPhone 3GS in a coffee at work and ruined it), plus had an SD sim card tray for up to 256GB. I now have an S10+ ceramic with 512GB that I paid £879 at a UK airport: The latest iPhone with 512GB is £1,400 or £1,500!
    I noticed Apple put up the price of all Pro 11 phones £50 (in the UK) whereas there was no increase in the USA. Continuing weakness of the £ no doubt. 🙄😪

  • flatty patty
    flatty patty 7 days ago

    so the best time to buy a new iphone that just came out is 1 year later?

  • Erdi Roblox & More!
    Erdi Roblox & More! 7 days ago

    iPhones SUCK! Use Android 7 with 3 GB Ram and 32 GB free space. It's cheaper

  • Ingus Podnieks
    Ingus Podnieks 7 days ago

    Could someone tell me what happens with the plus model prices?

  • The Unboxing Experience

    Another top notch video from the LTT team

  • kittiecommittee
    kittiecommittee 7 days ago

    And just like that, Linus & team nonchalantly disrupts the consumer tech industry with a single vid.

  • AxionXIII
    AxionXIII 7 days ago

    Watching LTT videos is like watching a guy with a couple of Ferrari’s or Lambo’s constantly crapping on BMW’s and everything else in between.

  • Ronan Lagan
    Ronan Lagan 7 days ago

    Boiii he changed the title from “this is the best time to buy a iPhone” or sum shit like that to “worse time to buy a iPhone “

  • Mezmerizer 9
    Mezmerizer 9 7 days ago

    apple products are dogshit.

  • Bobspineable
    Bobspineable 7 days ago

    I’m seriously in need of a new phone. I’ve been using an iPhone 7 since it came out.

  • Phathom
    Phathom 7 days ago

    Video needs to be updated >_

  • Mr2pint
    Mr2pint 7 days ago

    Nobody needs any more RAM than 6 gigs on a smart phone it’s been tested many times over 12 gigs is just marketing baloney. iPhone with the extremely efficient processes get by with 4 gigs and run a lot more Efficient than any android setup.

  • Chris Lorine
    Chris Lorine 7 days ago

    PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR BACKGROUND MUSIC!!! It adds no value to the content and is really disturbing to those who have hifi sound.

  • Unknown Common Man
    Unknown Common Man 7 days ago

    Is Apple watch series 4 or 5 compatible to use with Android phone .???

  • j5689
    j5689 8 days ago

    I thought this video was going to be about how it doesn't make any sense to buy this year's iPhone if you are able to wait one more year, since the first 5G-capable iPhone is due next year

  • Johnnyxp64
    Johnnyxp64 8 days ago +1

    judging by last year's sales... apple has hard time to sell iphones anyway...people stopped buying them because is a trend fashion.
    so don't worry the other components will not be affected by their newest lunch like it was not affectes by last year's. on the contrary prices dropped because the factories where producing too much of some of the components but eventually didn't sell...and even apple don't forget reduced drastically their manufacturing. because they don't sale anymore.-

    • Top Kek
      Top Kek 5 days ago

      Johnnyxp64 lol watch this year

  • Philippe Bouwen
    Philippe Bouwen 8 days ago


  • SFPPhoenix
    SFPPhoenix 8 days ago

    Dude linus, what the hell is on your left arm? Is that a red bumb?

  • Chris Hyde
    Chris Hyde 8 days ago

    this would be the case however memory was bottlenecked by market fixing samsung and hynix being two of several companies who got fined for this

  • Oaf
    Oaf 8 days ago

    Oneplus 7 pro>

  • BigAntoni
    BigAntoni 8 days ago

    A fucking Notch? bruh

  • Torsten Lohse
    Torsten Lohse 8 days ago

    The table is Raytraced...

  • Rakesh Krishnan
    Rakesh Krishnan 8 days ago

    Pls do a k20 review just like u did for the pocophone #k20 #lineageos

  • Z3rostar
    Z3rostar 8 days ago +1

    So, those old processors aren't being patched against attacks? Hmm... who benefits from that?

  • the halfrikan
    the halfrikan 8 days ago

    Wait... Was that an actual professional Segway? Linus my man, what gives? Gotta keep it weird

  • TheGameMakeGuy
    TheGameMakeGuy 8 days ago

    it is never a good time to buy an overpriced piece of garbage

  • MN NM
    MN NM 8 days ago

    So litterly apple fans buying new iphones are stupid

  • MN NM
    MN NM 8 days ago

    So litterly apple fans buying new iphones are stupid

  • Alex Wu
    Alex Wu 8 days ago

    Iphone SUCKS

  • akiraokami
    akiraokami 8 days ago

    The price of the new iPhone (Max version) in Sweden is 16999sek, the cheapest price I can find to buy an apartment in Sweden is 75000sek, I feel like there's something wrong with these prices...

  • dvxAznxvb
    dvxAznxvb 8 days ago

    I know tons of people who buy iPhones around August like they couldn't even wait one more month to get a better promotional from their carrier

  • Atul Verma
    Atul Verma 8 days ago

    title got uno reversed

  • Lucas Pittol da Silva

    It is heavily dependent on where you are. In Brazil prices for second and third generation Intel core i3, i5 and i7 processors hadn't changed since they were launched. Newer generations are far too expensive and cost two to three times the price in the United States.

  • Cirque-it
    Cirque-it 8 days ago

    I have an Iphone 6+
    I will definately be tuning in to your Iphone update.
    I for one would like to know if its a good time to switch to Samsung.... Although I do appreciate how good iphones are in general, the software restrictions drive me insanne! And the Xs max is just rediculously expensive!!!

  • Reprisal
    Reprisal 8 days ago

    Down vote for trash 18:9 aspect ratio.

  • First Name Last Name

    Those headphones at the end are useless unless i have a 30 year old device that still has a head phone jack so when you say they are updated and modern you are just straight up lying. Imagine calling a tv modern without hdmi lol.

  • Kelvin
    Kelvin 8 days ago

    What I heard is Linus calling *"Huawei"* as *"Wah-way"*

  • Rabid Rabbit
    Rabid Rabbit 8 days ago +4

    Phones definitely do not need 12gb of RAM its ridiculous lol

    • jonny j
      jonny j Day ago

      Finally someone who gets it. 4gb of ram is plenty, unless you're one of those weird fucks who never clears their recent apps and wants an app from 2 weeks ago to still be there. Hell, I use a phone with 2gb of ram and its perfectly fine on android 8

  • lkzz
    lkzz 8 days ago

    Reported for misleading title


    but...but...i wont be cool if i dont have the NEW iphone to do nothing of value on while i sip my $12 coffee from starbucks!!
    of course im getting the new iphone because im socially conscious and care about what people think of me!

  • Dan Rayu
    Dan Rayu 8 days ago

    Please stop with the cheap clickbait thumbnails. It is affecting the viewcount and is making people think the quality of content is worse than it is.

  • neejoy sola
    neejoy sola 8 days ago

    LTT capitalizing the iPhone Launch FLASH-PLAYER algorithm

  • dani1341
    dani1341 8 days ago

    Am I the only one who hears a buzzing sound through the whole video, aside from the intro?

  • Jorge Siles
    Jorge Siles 8 days ago

    "Upgrade"??? Really? What is that you want tp upgrade? The price?

  • busywl69
    busywl69 8 days ago

    love my 6s

  • Zeek
    Zeek 8 days ago

    you can watch videos in 4k here, I never knew. My day has been made

    • neejoy sola
      neejoy sola 8 days ago

      jesus crhrist!! what tha hell do you have on your left arm? is that some apple shit?

  • mk private
    mk private 8 days ago

    He couldn't be more right...I buy a second hand "former model iPhone" every year for 30-40 cents on the dollar. The difference in real use is negligible so I am more than happy to let the army of "early adopters" eating 60-70% deprecation on an asset within one single year........SMH

  • Isaac Koren
    Isaac Koren 8 days ago

    The new iPhone 11 is less than the iPhone 10r and it has much more and it is the fastest phone ever, so it is much cheaper.

  • Memes n Shet
    Memes n Shet 8 days ago

    Im upgrading from iPhone SE to the 8 cause now it costs almost the same as my old one lol u w0t m8

  • Pasta Sarmonella E-Specialé

    So what you´re saying is, the long lines of Apple product owners next to an Apple store does basically mean it´s just customers who want as much as possible out of a new product before it gets thrown out the window? Now it makes sense to some degree.

  • Alex Barnett
    Alex Barnett 8 days ago

    I have no intention of ever buying an IPhone. EVER!!!