In a suddenly confusing world of zero percent financing, trade-ins and contracts, The MacJury tries to make some sense of the many ways that one can buy an iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. Do you want to trade in your phone? Is having a new iPhone on launch day important to you? Should you buy from one of the cell carriers or from Apple itself? Do you prefer to sell or hand your phone down? What about data plans and international service? Those are just some of the questions that the panel of Josh Centers, Adam Engst and host Chuck Joiner look at as they give you some things to think about when you go to purchase your next iPhone.
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Josh Centers is the Managing Editor of TidBITS. He’s also an occasional contributor to Macworld, Boing Boing, and The Sweethome. You can keep up with him on Twitter, App.net, and his blog at joshcenters.com.
Adam C. Engst is the publisher of TidBITS and Take Control Books. He has written numerous books, including the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series, and many magazine articles – thanks to Contributing Editor positions at MacUser, MacWEEK, and now Macworld. His innovations include the creation of the first advertising program to support an Internet publication in 1992, the first flat-rate accounts for graphical Internet access in 1993, and the Take Control electronic book series. His awards include the MDJ Power 25 ranking as the most influential person in the Macintosh industry outside of Apple every year since 2000, inclusion on the MacTech 25 list of influential people in the Macintosh technical community, and being named one of MacDirectory’s top ten visionaries. And yes, he has been turned into an action figure. Want more? Follow Adam on Twitter for 140-character musings on a variety of topics.
Comparing U.S. iPhone Plan Costs in a Contract-Free World by Josh Centers and Adam Engst on TidBITS