Is it worth buying the new iPhone at any cost?

Is it worth buying the new iPhone at any cost?
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Recent reviews by tech experts and gadget fans hint at the recently-released iPhone 5 being pretty awesome. Amid stiff competition from the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, it has all the bells and whistles that iPhone fans could possibly ask for. However, as was the case with previous models, it’s pretty expensive, even on contract. Like all iPhones that came before it, the newest version will allow users to buy apps without taking longer than a few seconds, use data at an alarming speed and, unfortunately for those who might be strapped for cash, be an expense they could possibly do without. As shown by this infographic from payplan, you might be surprised to learn that iPhone users have more financial problems than the rest of us.

Money down the drain Amazingly, iPhone owners are likely to spend five times as much on gaming than Android users. This could be partly explained by the ease with which anyone can spend money with an iPhone, whereas it might take a bit longer if using a top-spec Android to do likewise. Meanwhile, iPhone users may also be more likely to use more data when accessing the net, again due to ease of use.

Something which helps to underline how easy it is to buy an iPhone 5 is the easy-payment method. iPhone owners are three times more likely to use their phone without having to use a debit or credit card than other smartphone users. All this adds up to suggest that, aside from paying up front for one, the chances of spending more while using it may make it easier to fritter money away.