iPhones don’t come cheap. The iPhone XS Max, Apple’s most expensive phone to date, starts at $1,099.
But if you’re on a tight budget, there are ways you can save money on an iPhone. Here are a few tips.
1. Buy an older model.
One of the best times to buy an iPhone is in September when new models are typically announced and older ones are discounted. If you have a budget of Kes 20,000-30,000 for example, you can easily afford an iPhone 6-7, which still comes with the same updates as newer models, not necessarily the same features though.
2. Buy an iPhone with less GB
iPhones with more storage capacity are more expensive. You can save considerably by opting for the basic model over a beefed-up version. For example, opt for an iPhone with 32GB or 64GB, as opposed to one with 128GB or 256GB.
3. Trade-in your old iPhone for a new one
There are a number of Kenyan iPhone stores that allow you to trade in your old iPhone and top up cash for a new or pre-owned iPhone. You may end up spending Kes 10,000 less, or even lesser than you would’ve originally used if you were to buy the phone at full price. Some of these stores include Titanium Phones and iPhone Shop Kenya
4. Buy a pre-owned iPhone
Used or refurbished phones often have a stigma attached, but when purchased from a trustworthy seller, they’re actually reliable — and affordable — options. Used doesn’t necessarily mean lesser quality of function. A well-cared-for phone that has a previous owner will have a lot of life left.