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When to Buy a New Phone. Or Not.

When to Buy a New Phone. Or Not.
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Amrita Marino Apple will talk on Tuesday about its new iPhones and other doodads. Brian X. Chen , a technology columnist for The New York Times, has a three-question quiz to help you decide whether it’s worth considering a new smartphone or sticking with what you have. (You can watch Apple’s iPhone unveiling here . Or don’t . The Times will have the useful bits here .) It’s that time of year again when companies scratch and claw and advertise like heck to get us to buy the latest versions of their phones. The difference this year is that it’s 2020, and the world feels upside down. Many of us are facing unemployment or dealing with stresses that can’t be solved with slabs of computer circuits — and have no desire or ability to buy a new smartphone. The good news is that modern smartphones are so robust and reliable that most of us probably won’t need to ditch our old ones . Here are a few questions to ask yourself to determine whether it’s time to consider a new phone. Can I still get software updates? If your smartphone is so old that the manufacturer is no longer […]

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