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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:24 AM   #1
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What's the appeal of owning multiple iPhones?

I understand if one is a backup but owning 3 is like... pointless. The signatures on this site are like "iPhone 5 64gb whiteiPhone 4S 64gb BlackiPhone 4 32gb blackiPhone 3GS 8gbiPhone 3g 8gbiPhone 2g 4gbiPad 3 64gbiPad Mini 32gb+celluar
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:32 AM   #2
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Are you bored?
That's your 1030st post within one and a half month. Don't you have something else to do? Not that I want do say you shouldn't post some useful stuff - but I get the feeling that you ask questions just for posting
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:33 AM   #3
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I understand if one is a backup but owning 3 is like... pointless. The signatures on this site are like "iPhone 5 64gb whiteiPhone 4S 64gb BlackiPhone 4 32gb blackiPhone 3GS 8gbiPhone 3g 8gbiPhone 2g 4gbiPad 3 64gbiPad Mini 32gb+celluar


Sometimes people leave their older idevices in their signature to show they have experience of that gadget.

Some people don't need to sell on their idevices so they keep them in the original boxes for prosperity.

What you see as "pointless" another see's as an investment.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:39 AM   #4
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Are you bored?
That's your 1030st post within one and a half month. Don't you have something else to do? Not that I want do say you shouldn't post some useful stuff - but I get the feeling that you ask questions just for posting
nice to see you follow me.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:39 AM   #5
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My Signature doesn't show any, but I do have almost all the models.
Why? Because I can have them unlocked and be able to use them when I am at other countries and don't want to pay roaming to AT&T.
Also it is nice to collect them, some decades from now they will be valuable collectables if they are in pristine condition and the tricky part and kind of annoying is having to charge them every now and them.
Anyone have good tips on how to keep the battery?
one of them I will jailbreak again and run Minivmac, so I can have a classic Mac with me when I want, play old games I enjoy.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:40 AM   #6
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Sometimes people leave their older idevices in their signature to show they have experience of that gadget.

Some people don't need to sell on their idevices so they keep them in the original boxes for prosperity.

What you see as "pointless" another see's as an investment.
well hey the aftersale market is huge, might as well make some money back, I see it as a "stealth brag" kind of thing.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:50 AM   #7
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Have you ever thought that people just like to collect things some people are like that just like people collect stamps or CDs or records some people like to collect phones or even iPads at the end of the day its there money they can do what they want with it.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 04:34 AM   #8
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I get a lot of calls and I can't always buy enough new phones. But I agree if you don't have as many girlfriends as a general, you might be over doing the phone thing.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 04:59 AM   #9
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Also it is nice to collect them, some decades from now they will be valuable collectables if they are in pristine condition.
Bearing in mind the millions of iPhones that are produced I should think this is highly unlikely!
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:06 AM   #10
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Bearing in mind the millions of iPhones that are produced I should think this is highly unlikely!
The original iPhone...
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:20 AM   #11
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Between my wife and myself, I keep one iPhone in every form/design factor and sell the others. So I have a collection consisting of the oldie but goodie original iPhone, fat but nice in the hand 3GS, and heavy and squanty 4S. They obviously won't be worth anything as too many of them have been produced, but it's nice to have them around for comparison purposes. I don't list them in my signature as that'd be quite pointless (do you list your ex-girlfriends, etc.?).
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:22 AM   #12
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:34 AM   #13
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I don't think it's about the appeal, but people like to keep their investment. For instance, my mother still has her 2G and 3GS phone and simply doesn't want to sell them.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:51 AM   #14
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I don't think it's about the appeal, but people like to keep their investment. For instance, my mother still has her 2G and 3GS phone and simply doesn't want to sell them.
so are they just laying around the house? I would much rather sell it than leaving it to gather dust, money is tight nowadays.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:22 AM   #15
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so are they just laying around the house? I would much rather sell it than leaving it to gather dust, money is tight nowadays.
Some people can see a bigger picture where keeping things they've purchased will over time gain in value.

Case in point; the vindication of those who've hoarded twinkies for years.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:32 AM   #16
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Some people might list the phones in their household or they might have a personal and work phone that they list.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:33 AM   #17
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I was just too lazy to sell my iPhone 4, and have since let my kids use it occasionally it as an iPod touch for games, etc.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:34 AM   #18
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i owned the iPhone 3G, iPhone 4 obvs was the way to go after that but then i found the iPhone 4S for 1€ and i wanted a white one for a change so i thought, why not?

gonna skip the iPhone 5 now to stay in the "S" generation update cycle
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 09:23 AM   #19
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Some people keep them as backups or just don't need to resell them.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 11:24 AM   #20
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The original iPhone...
6 million made still. Hardly a rare specimen.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 11:46 AM   #21
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I did it so I could get a 5 at the 399$ for 64GB price. Now I have a setup that will allow me to get the newest iPhone every year, at reduced price. Then turn around and sell the previous one I had, and pay the difference in price, which is usual around 50$
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6 million made still. Hardly a rare specimen.
How many originals are either boxed or in perfect condition?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:06 AM   #23
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Someone will always buy something.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:02 AM   #24
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I use one for travel SIM (local SIM whenever I travel, and for work), and my other with personal US number at all times (even when roaming). It also lets me access US data services where it's blocked locally.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:24 AM   #25
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I use the 5, but also have the 4 and 3GS to use when I travel and as a spare phone if needed. When traveling, the 5 keeps my personal number with roaming, and I use either the 4 or 3GS with a local sim.
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