PDA

View Full Version : Anybody still rockin' a 3GS?




buddgeez
Jul 23, 2012, 02:57 AM
I was at a conference today and was surprised at the amount of people with a 3GS. I know everyone doesn't have money to upgrade every time a new iPhone comes out, but if you could've seen how many people had a 3GS you would've been shocked as well. So who has a 3GS?



party
Jul 23, 2012, 03:03 AM
I was at a conference today and was surprised at the amount of people with a 3GS. I know everyone doesn't have money to upgrade every time a new iPhone comes out, but if you could've seen how many people had a 3GS you would've been shocked as well. So who has a 3GS?

I'm still using a 3G!

Also I'm surprised they updated 3GS with iOS 6. iPhone 3G died after iOS 4.2 :(

mrsir2009
Jul 23, 2012, 03:25 AM
I was at a conference today and was surprised at the amount of people with a 3GS. I know everyone doesn't have money to upgrade every time a new iPhone comes out, but if you could've seen how many people had a 3GS you would've been shocked as well. So who has a 3GS?

Of course people "still have" 3GS's - Apple's still selling em :)

Agent-P
Jul 23, 2012, 04:50 AM
My sister still uses her 3GS as her daily driver, and I have my old 3GS sitting around as a backup phone (still functional). As long as it's still supported, people will continue using it.

bandofbrothers
Jul 23, 2012, 05:01 AM
Hi,

I live in the Uk and don't really see many of the 3gs around.
The youngsters want the newest and mostly have the 4 or 4s, but i can't tell which one there holding :roll eyes:

We have a well known high street retail outlet in the Uk who deal in phones , games/consoles and dvd's etc who have a decent amount of 3gs for sale. To be honest tho the difference in price between a second hand 3gs and 4 is not vast so is a non brainer !

Apple's idevices tend to hold their prices so well !

Sedrick
Jul 23, 2012, 05:03 AM
My son has my old 3GS and except for battery life, it's doing ok. Of course he doesn't use it for much...

ixodes
Jul 23, 2012, 05:13 AM
Apple builds excellent high quality products. Not everyone is obsessed with the latest. If your phone or computer is doing what you bought it to do, then there's nothing wrong with continuing to enjoy it.

Having to have the latest is a choice, not a must. Why so many people fail to realize this smacks of simple peer pressure. If you buy the latest because it's truly what you want, that's one thing.

But those who do it to be seen with the latest model are never going to be happy. They'll always be relying on their iToyz for their ego gratification.

JASApplications
Jul 23, 2012, 06:21 AM
My 3Gs is still holding on! Gonna get the next generation iPhone when it's released, fingers crossed it's August!

Twixt
Jul 23, 2012, 06:26 AM
Proud user of 3GS, running iOS 5...
I did not like 4 and 4S which I think were poor upgrades, time to get a new one by end of this year!

chambone
Jul 23, 2012, 06:37 AM
Yep, me. I've had it for a year and a half now and still very satisfied with the thing. Don't give a crap about keeping up with the Joneses anyhow. I might even keep it for another year if the iphone 5 is (too) ridiculously priced.

Small White Car
Jul 23, 2012, 07:16 AM
Heck, my dad just GOT a 3GS last week.

It's first iPhone. He mostly needs texts, e-mails, maps, and a phone. He will occasionally use Safari.

And remember, the 3GS is basically free with a new AT&T account.

Easy choice for him. I couldn't think of any reason for him to pay more for a 4 or 4S either.

cynics
Jul 23, 2012, 07:55 AM
I agree with the posters saying not everyone needs or even cares about the latest and greatest. Not everyone are tech nerds like a lot of us.

My father still uses a flip phone. He was baffled to find out my 4S's battery doesn't last all day. But if I used my iPhone just as a phone it would probably last 3 days between charges.

Sedrick
Jul 23, 2012, 11:40 AM
I agree with the posters saying not everyone needs or even cares about the latest and greatest. Not everyone are tech nerds like a lot of us.

My father still uses a flip phone. He was baffled to find out my 4S's battery doesn't last all day. But if I used my iPhone just as a phone it would probably last 3 days between charges.
Yeah, most people are like "you have to plug it in every night?!".

NewAnger
Jul 23, 2012, 01:31 PM
my 32GB 3GS is still working, can go two days without a charge and has been contract free since May. Just waiting till the new iPhone to upgrade.

I do have a 4S on Verizon and I'm waiting till the cancellation fee goes down so I can drop Verizon and just stay with AT&T.

wordoflife
Jul 23, 2012, 01:36 PM
Just gave my 3GS to a family member yesterday since their blackberry broke. Still trying to decide if I should pay Out of warranty costs to get it repaired, or to buy a new iPhone on contract. The person doesn't really care about what phone they have so that's why it's a hard choice.

iMacFarlane
Jul 23, 2012, 02:06 PM
I'm still using my 3GS. I love it. I've had it for over two years now, thinking of upgrading to "the New iPhone" this fall.

To me, the 3GS was a real treat. I'd been using flip phones forever, then got this Samsung Blackjack smartphone thing. As much as I've been giddy and 'loved' some of my past tech, I HATED that thing. I had a 1st gen iPod Touch that I used to death (literally, broke the screen). So, getting my 3GS killed both them birds . . .

johndallas999
Jul 23, 2012, 02:36 PM
I was at a conference today and was surprised at the amount of people with a 3GS. I know everyone doesn't have money to upgrade every time a new iPhone comes out, but if you could've seen how many people had a 3GS you would've been shocked as well. So who has a 3GS?

Anyone still using the term "rockin'" to mean "using"? Hopefully not!;)

Kyrra
Jul 23, 2012, 02:41 PM
I had a 3Gs up until 2 weeks ago when I got a free galaxy nexus from Google IO. I had the 3Gs since its release date 3 years ago, and it was still kicking. The plastic was starting to crack and it was starting to run slow so I decided to use this android phone until the iPhone 5 releases.

web500sjc
Jul 23, 2012, 03:00 PM
im switched down to 3gs to use until the next iPhone comes out-them I'm going to take a look and decide wether to jump ship or upgrade

soulreaver99
Jul 23, 2012, 03:21 PM
sstill have my 3GS as a backup world phone when I go traveling. Also use it has my HTPC with stream to me, slacker, pandora, and crunchy roll connected via airplay.

ipoddude56
Jul 23, 2012, 03:48 PM
I really liked my 3GS, the only reason I purchased an iPhone 4 was for the front facing camera for FaceTime. Will probably stick with this for a few more iPhone versions. Although must admit Iím getting tempted by the new Samsungs having seen a friendís Galaxy S3.

I have always brought the phones up front (eBay) so do not get the upgrade option; this is probably the case with a lot of people who are still using the 3GS and prefer not to get tied into a lengthy contract.

SurferMan
Jul 23, 2012, 04:42 PM
Still have my 3GS and 4 but neither really get used, moreso for backup just in case.

Eddie Bombay
Jul 23, 2012, 05:35 PM
3GS as a backup phone also.:thumbup:

firestarter
Jul 23, 2012, 05:42 PM
Mine's now over three years old... gets used a lot every day, gets charged every night. The battery still lasts pretty much as long as when it was new.

The only thing that annoys me is the lagginess... iOS5 definitely taxes it.

Waiting for the iPhone 5...

Pompiliu
Jul 23, 2012, 05:48 PM
People still use the 3Gs? LOL That's so 2009!
I sold mine when they released the iphone 4.:cool:

SurferMan
Jul 23, 2012, 05:52 PM
Mine's now over three years old... gets used a lot every day, gets charged every night. The battery still lasts pretty much as long as when it was new.

The only thing that annoys me is the lagginess... iOS5 definitely taxes it.

Waiting for the iPhone 5...No doubt, the whole "3GS still supported" is mute since the phone runs crappy on iOS5 (not as fast or smooth as previous OSs), can see plenty of post on here regarding this. It's jailbroken and my serial and early baseband allowed me to downgrade back (which I don't think everyone can do on their 3GS), tried multiple times and iOS5 has basically no wifi (yet works fine in iOS4), and is laggy and glitchy, but phone works 100% perfect on iOS4, no typing lag either, my keyboard lagged like crazy on and off when typing in iOS5.

buddgeez
Jul 23, 2012, 06:37 PM
People still use the 3Gs? LOL That's so 2009!
I sold mine when they released the iphone 4.:cool:

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have the latest and greatest tech. Just be fortunate you are.

----------

Anyone still using the term "rockin'" to mean "using"? Hopefully not!;)

Sure do. Gotta problem with that? Oh well.

Indy21
Jul 23, 2012, 08:35 PM
Yep.

I wanted a iPhone when they first came out but didn't have the funds and had just renewed a contract with T mobile, Doh!

So I held out for a couple of years and followed everything having to do with the iPhone.

Finally my day came and I got the 3GS on release day, I was so excited! (my wife settled for a 3G ;) )

I've had it ever since and I'm SO ready for the next iPhone. I think sitting out on the 4 and 4S will definately be worth the wait.

Also, the screen on mine has been busted since last Halloween, so yeah, like I said, I'm SO ready!

The sooner the better as far as I'm concerned. :D

SimonasLT
Jul 24, 2012, 06:28 AM
Well, I`m still using iPhone 3G from 2008. Plastic near dock connector and headphone jack cracked, but for being 4 years old, device is still in very good condition. Oh, and running 3.1.3. Performance is great, but you would be shocked, how many apps require at least iOS4 - AppStore on iOS3 is almost useless. Even Facebook and Skype won`t install ;/
P.S. Wanted to upgrade to iPhone 4S, but I refuse to buy another smartphone with 3.5" display. Hopefully this year`s iPhone update won't disappoint me :)

yellowbunny
Jul 24, 2012, 11:15 AM
3GS is still my only phone and i'm still extremely happy with it. I've been out of contract for over a year but didn't fancy either the 4 or 4s. Might get the new one when it comes out but too be honest the 3GS still satisfies my uses 100%.

darngooddesign
Jul 24, 2012, 04:58 PM
Anyone still using the term "rockin'" to mean "using"? Hopefully not!;)

I'm still rocking the term using to mean rocking.

roblin
Jul 24, 2012, 05:19 PM
I am. Was goona go for the 5 but it became a 4s and since I skipped the 4 it seems like all my waiting would have been for nothing...

The 3Gs sure feels much slower today than when I bought it :(

toondw
Jul 24, 2012, 05:42 PM
Yup! And once the 5 comes out it will be reduced to the "spare" in the man drawer.

Beeplance
Jul 31, 2012, 04:24 AM
Rocking' "A" iPhone 3GS?? Man, I'm rocking' TWO 3GS, one black & one white. Black one for data only & white one for text and calls only. That's how much I love the 3GS, the design & the speed. iOS 5 didn't even slow it down, quite satisfied with it!

84jeepjohn
Jul 31, 2012, 04:32 AM
My wife is still using one. It's been in a sink of water and in the toilet TWICE. FREAKIN THING STILL WORKS. Except for the home button and being slow lol. She drops it all the time too :) gotta admire the build quality. She didn't want to upgrade, but at this point I'm not giving her the choice lol

Reason077
Jul 31, 2012, 05:05 AM
Still rockin' my 3GS as my everyday phone. I'm still in love with its sexy curves, and the fact that its basically indestructible.

Have to say though, the iPhone 5 with a slimmer profile and taller screen might just steal my heart.

Happybunny
Jul 31, 2012, 05:36 AM
My grand daughter is still using a 3GS. I gave her mine when I up graded to a 4S.