Yes it is, also expensive. I got my girl the XS Max and she says it’s really an upgrade and she is a Apple person. I’m going to get the XR the one that comes in colors. I still have the 6 plus. I usually upgrade every 2-3 years.
I'm guessing a new phone is required to get the 5G.
They seem to always find a way to get you to upgrade, even if you don't want or need to
Since they stopped upgrading my iphone 5C, I've been thinking about upgrading. But, it still functions (most of the time haha).
If and when the time comes, that key apps are not able to function because of this (or the phone craps out completely), then I will have to take a more seriously look at upgrading. Until then, I don't need the latest greatest phone just to make a phone call