Buyers Guide

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus insurance: Should you buy AppleCare or something else?

2014 iPhone buyers guide: How to decide what iPhone extended warranty, if any, is right for you

Many new iPhone owners find themselves wondering whether AppleCare+ is worth it or not. More importantly, is AppleCare+ the best option when it comes to protecting your iPhone. With the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus hitting shelves next week, the insurance decision is one you'll have to make. Like any other kind of insurance, iPhone insurance is far from one size fits all. So if you aren't exactly sure what type of warranty you need, we can help you decide what best suits your personal situation.

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iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5c vs. iPhone 4s: Which iPhone should you get?

2014 iPhone buyers guide: How to choose the perfect high-end iPhone 5s, less-expensive iPhone 5c, or zero-dollar iPhone 4s for you!

Once you know you're getting an iPhone and now, you need to decide which iPhone you want to get. While some might consider the the latest, greatest iPhone 5s a no brainer when it comes to their next purchasing decision, others might think the funner, less expensive iPhone 5c, or even the hold-over iPhone 4s is a much better value. If you're on-contract, you'll be paying a couple thousand dollars over the next couple of years anyway, so a few hundred for up-front may not matter to you. However, if you don't have that couple extra thousand up front, especially if you're going off-contract, up-front cost really will matter. It's important to really run the math on this and see what suits you best. So, premium, popular, or passé, which one should you get?

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Green vs. blue vs. yellow vs. pink vs. white: Which iPhone 5c color should you get?

More than any iPhone in history, the iPhone 5c is all about color and personality. It comes in hard coated polycarbonate - think plastic, but way classier! - in fun, vibrant shades of green, blue, yellow, pink and white. Color is so personal, so distinctive, but more colors mean more to choose from, and can also mean a more difficult choice! If you're having trouble picking your particular spot on the iPhone 5c rainbow, we're here to help!

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Gold vs. silver vs. space gray: Which iPhone 5S color should you get?

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2013 iPhone buyers guide: How to choose the perfect gold/white, silver/white, or space gray/black iPhone 5s for you!

Color is one of the most visually distinctive - and personal - things about a new iPhone, which makes it one of the most important choices you'll have to make. Originally there was only one color, aluminum and black, but Apple eventually went to black and white, and now they're offering three choices for their high-end iPhone 5s: silver and gold, silver and white, and space gray and black. (The space gray and black replaces last year's slate and black, likely because it's an easier color to anodize). If you're on the fence about which color you should get, here's what you should consider.

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16GB vs. 32GB vs. 64GB: Which iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s storage size should you get?

2014 iPhone buyers guide: How to choose the perfect 16GB or 32GB iPhone 5c, or 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB iPhone 5s for you!

One of the biggest decisions you have to make - literally! - when it comes to buying your new iPhone is how much storage capacity you get. The way Apple's pricing works, you get double the storage for every extra $100 your spend, which isn't really as straightforward a deal as it seems. While the iPhone 5c only has 16GB and 32GB options, the iPhone 5s has a 64GB option as well. Get more capacity than you need and you'll waste some money. Get too little and you'll experience no end of frustration. So, it's really important to weigh all the options and figure out the best price/storage ratio. Here's how it works!

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iPhone vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. Windows Phone: Which phone should you get?

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iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac: 2013 back to school buyers guide!

There's nothing more stressful for parents or students than the annual back-to-school insanity that prefaces the actual return to educational institutions across the land. From kindergarten to grade school to high school to college, from clothes to supplies to books to gadgets, there's so much to get done and so little time to do it. We feel your pain. It's our pain too. And while we can't help you with all of it, we can absolutely help you with the gadget part. Whether you're a parent shopping for your child, or a student trying to decide what to get yourself, here's every iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac made by Apple, and our buyer's guide for each and every one!

Important note: Apple will almost certainly release new iPhones, iPods, iPads, and Macs (with the exception of the Air) this fall. If you have to buy now, now, now, ignore that and get whatever's best today. If you can wait, however, you'll typically pay the same amount for better technology come September/October.

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T-Mobile iPhone 5 buyers guide

Today, T-Mobile becomes the fourth and final major US carrier to launch Apple's iPhone 5. If you're thinking of heading down to your local store to pick one up, but you're not sure which exact model is best for you, we're here to help. There are a lot of decisions involved when it comes to buying a new iPhone, or any phone for that matter. Is the iPhone really the best phone for you? Is the iPhone 5 really the best iPhone? Is T-Mobile really the best carrier? Even after you've decided it is and they are, there's still the question of which color and what capacity to get.

Enter iMore's comprehensive iPhone buyers guide. If you need help deciding what to buy, we've got your back. And if you've already decided, just bookmark, email, Facebook, or Tweet this so we can help your friends and family and you can get on with enjoying your new iPhone!

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Apple iOS and Mac gifts: 2012 holiday guide

We're entering what is, for many, the biggest shopping and gift-giving season of the year, and by virtue of their range, cachet, utility, and joyfulness, Apple gifts are always high on everyone's lists. But whether you're looking for that perfect present for that special someone, or just want to take advantage of the once-a-year sales for yourself, it can be a challenge to figure out exactly which Apple devices to get. When does an iPad mini make more sense than a full iPad? When does a MacBook Air? iPhone 5 or iPod touch? iMac or Mac Pro? Which Apple device is best for you and yours? These are the among the questions we get asked the most often, and with Black Friday just around the corner, here are our answers!

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iPhone & iPad Live 285: 2012 iPad buyers guide

Waiting for your new iPad to arrive? Whether you're standing by the door or standing in line, here's something for you to listen to. Nothing like a tasty podcast snack to help the time pass!

Georgia, Seth, and Rene help you pick out your new iPad with complete buying advice on color, storage capacity, and 3G/LTE data networks, along with app, game, case, and accessory compatibility tips. And a special appearance from Phil! This is iPhone & iPad Live!

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