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The worst time to buy an iPhone revealed – it’s sooner than you think

IF you have been wondering when the best and worst times to buy an iPhone are, you're not alone – here's everything you need to know.

Buying a new iPhone in this day and age requires consumers to think about several factors.

Some months are worse than others for purchasing a new iPhone
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Some months are worse than others for purchasing a new iPhoneCredit: Alamy

Along with the price and the model, the time at which you purchase a new iPhone should also be taken into consideration.

The truth is that certain months are ideal for buying a new device, and others should be avoided.

So, when is the worst time to buy an iPhone?

If you're in the market for a new iPhone, then you should not buy in the months of July, August and early September, according to .

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This is due to one thing: Apple typically unveils new iPhone models in the month of September.

Experts at Macworld explained: "After a launch event, the prices of the previous-generation iPhones are likely to drop, with even Apple reducing the price of last year’s handset."

"If you want the newest iPhones then the best deals don’t tend to come before the spring and summer months," they added.

Therefore, waiting until after the newest model comes out is your best bet for purchasing a cheaper, older iPhone.

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In fact, buying an older model in the summertime can set you back roughly the same amount that you would have paid for a completely new iPhone in September.

When is the best time to buy an iPhone?

While waiting until late September to buy a new iPhone is perfectly fine, if you can wait even longer, you can save more money.

In November, consumers can get Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, which can slash an iPhone's price dramatically.

Although, experts at Macworld note that "it’s fine to buy a new iPhone at any time within nine months of its launching."

That said, resellers like Amazon and Best Buy typically have deals year-round that you can catch.

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But if you're truly looking to save on an iPhone, then experts recommend flexibility regarding the model when shopping around.

"Our advice is don’t expect every sale to include the newest iPhones, we find that more often the deals are on the older handsets," Macworld reports.

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