Advantage of 3g over old iphone?

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  1. i3igsmooth5769 macrumors 6502a

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    Aside from the 3g network and gps.....is it really worth to get the new iphone? obviously, i havent held one yet, but the old one seems to look like it is made of better quality. even though i have 3g coverage in my area, is it worth it to add more to my monthly bill? and from what ive heard, the app store wont offer certain apps that jailbreaking offers, like themes and customize.
     
  2. greenmymac macrumors 6502a

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    let me think..............YES upgrade. if not the lord (SJ) will not be happy with you
     
  3. i3igsmooth5769 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well id hate for steve to be unhappy... reason enough to take the plunge
     
  4. greenmymac macrumors 6502a

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    Thata boy
     
  5. PJF13 macrumors member

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    We have the iPhone and the iPhone 3G, I might just wait for the iPhone Video to come along, mawhahahahaha! :p
     
  6. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Don't forget those 2 new more prominent screws at the bottom - why - they could be an early sign of a removable battery! (or not)...
     
  7. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Then ask yourself. What WOULD make you upgrade?


    Only thing you could argue with is 32GB and a better camera.

    If it's Copy / Paste or software stuff, just get it.

    And remember, it will at some point be 100% possible to have the 3G iPhone jailbroken. Probably within a matter of hours / days at the most.
     
  8. i3igsmooth5769 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah....i dont want to speak for other people, but it seems that if i were to make the jump over to the 3g iphone, that it would be because i could not help buying the "newest" iphone.
     
  9. i3igsmooth5769 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thats a good point....i just feel that when the first iphone came out, it had this mystique and luxury about it. Now, aside from the additions, seems to be downgraded.
     
  10. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    I am in Maine but will be getting one next week (first thing that AM). Sold mine 3 weeks ago and have missed it ever since... hard to believe life without an iPhone.
     
  11. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    It's because all along you were expecting the iPhone to be 100% better than the current one.
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Sense fail, oxymoron win.
     
  13. i3igsmooth5769 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah....one thing i do like is the flushed headphone jack
     
  14. i3igsmooth5769 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LoL i was waiting for someone to point out that i contradicted myself there
     
  15. greenmymac macrumors 6502a

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    No you all watch the iPhone 3G is not going to do as good as expected and the original iPhones are gonna start going for like 600 dollars on Ebay.. which is fine all that means is i know ill get my iphone 3g on iDay (v. 2)
     
  16. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

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    ummm...gee..how about you weigh the pros and cons yourself?! you know, like everyone else does. WTF?
     
  17. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Steady on.... No need for that sort of language.... We can't be having this talk of making decisions independently...
     
  18. PJF13 macrumors member

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    Understood...it is always exciting when Apple releases something new.

    I do think it's unfortunate that the data plan will cost more monthly even though we here in Maine won't be able to benefit from 3G.
     
  19. shecky Guest

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    i am hoping (betting on) the new iphone having better reception than the old one, both due to 3G and the plastic back.
     
  20. born2win413 macrumors member

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    3g and gps, hrms.. i have t-mobile...so 2g only, also i don't even have edge, just uses wifi..

    3g's plastic back is inferior to the 2g's aluminum back? hrms...



    decisions decisions... i actually found someone who wants to buy my 16gb iphone..
     
  21. Tom Sawyer macrumors 6502a

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    Speaking of 3G coverage, is there a way (site, etc) to tell if your area has it and if so how "covered" the area is 3G wise? TIA!
     
  22. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Go to your network's website - or just put it's name into google and add coverage map , or similar. AT&T, O2 both have decent maps.
    They should show 2G, 3G, and some will HSDPA coverage too.

    If you really want information, reps at your local store will have access to a much better internal system that shows coverage, which can show by post/zip code, etc.
     
  23. skubish macrumors 68030

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    I feel the real hype is for people outside the US that can now get an iPhone without unlocking.

    For the US, I feel the 3G iPhone is just meh.
     
  24. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

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    I just got back from vacation, and I was pleasantly surprised that the pictures I took using my iPhone camera were comparable to the pictures from my Fuji FinePix digital camera.

    Huh....if the iPhone camera is as crappy as others have stated, maybe it is time for a digital camera upgrade;)

    Anyhoo, I decided to remain with 1st gen phone for a number of reasons: I prefer aluminum over plastic, EDGE is not as slow as I thought it was going to be, therefore 3G is no longer a compelling reason for me to upgrade, and I have a portable GPS unit.

    So, based on on the foregoing, I couldn't justify the additional $15 per month for 3G. I don't, OTOH, have an Apple geek that lives within:D

    Jude
     
  25. syclonefx macrumors regular

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    Yeah Att has a coverage map. Just type in your zipcode and select 3G in the options.

    http://www.wireless.att.com/coverageviewer/
    Here is att 3G coverage map. Blue is 3G Areas
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