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  • Now that Apple’s new iPhones are out, there’s a bigger difference than ever between the older devices and the new ones. 
  • That means that if you own an iPhone 6S or older, it’s probably time to start thinking about upgrading.
  • There are five key reasons why you should upgrade, including battery life, performance, design, and the camera. 

Anyone who owns an iPhone 6S or older, it’s time: you probably need to buy a new phone. 

It’s not an emergency, of course. It can wait until the end of your phone contract, or the holidays, or whenever you get a nice little bonus at work. 

But when the time comes, don’t put it off. 

That’s because in 2018, the new phones are finally a big enough upgrade from the old device that you’ll feel a noticeable difference in your quality of life. 

So if you have an iPhone 5, 5S, 6, or 6S — or even if you’re holding on to a practically ancient iPhone 4 or 4S — here are the 5 reasons why you should upgrade to a new iPhone.