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Are You an iPhone Judger?

Sept. 13, 2022

Believe it or not, 20% of people think that not having the new iPhone is a sign someone is struggling financially. (We realize 20% is not much, but still…?)

With more than a third of Americans saying their phone is their most important belonging, more than 1 in 5 Americans reporting that the new iPhone is worth going into debt, according to a recent survey by WalletHub.

Additional survey highlights include:

  • iPhone demand is rising: 24% more people plan on getting the new iPhone this year, compared to last year.  
  • Budget carriers look appealing: More than half of Americans are willing to try a budget cell phone carrier.  
  • Discontent with credit checks: Half of consumers don’t think it’s fair that cell phone carriers check your credit score.

For the complete survey results, visit:

WalletHub has also produced a handy Cell Phone Savings Calculator, which crunches the numbers on whether it’s better to buy a phone upfront or pay in installments and much more.

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