Advice requested

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jbrooksga, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. jbrooksga macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2008
    My current vz phone is a blackberry storm2 which sucks.

    I have an upgrade available and want an iphone 4. My concern is getting it now and having an updated phone out within weeks. My options are:

    1. Wait
    2. Upgrade and take my chances
    3. Buy a new unboxed iphone 4 for $425 now from a trusted seller, use it until the updated phone is released, upgrade then sell the iphone 4

    My assumption is that the slightly used iphone 4 would be worth most of my cost, giving me the option to upgrade in a couple of months or whenever is appropriate.
  2. tardman91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    If you're in a position where you can't wait, or are really impatient like myself, go with option 3. I'm sure you can sell your iPhone 4 for close to 2x what you'll be able to get the iPhone 5 for once it's released. If you can wait though, do that.
  3. L I G H T I N G macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2011
    Just wait a few weeks, I have been waiting since the beginning of the YEAR for the 5th iteration of the Touch.
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Rumor has it that iPhone 5 will be released sometime in Sept/Oct.

    If you don't need a new phone right now, then wait.
    If you care about having the latest technology, then wait or buy a iPhone 4 off contract, sell, and buy iPhone 5.
    If you aren't bothered with the latest technology, then just save yourself the trouble and buy it now. It's a nice phone; one of my friends is buying her phone tomorrow.
  5. Apple... macrumors 68020


    May 6, 2010
    The United States
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Wait. That's the best option. ;)
  6. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    If you love the look of the 4 get that

    depends how interested you are in getting the latest bit of kit.
  7. jbrooksga thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2008
    I did not mention that my company is actually paying for the upgrade, so my cost on that part is zero. I would only stand to lose the difference between the $425 non-contract iphone 4 and what it could be sold for after the 5/4s/whatever is released.
  8. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816


    Nov 8, 2010
    South Carolina
    I'd stay with the BB until a new iPhone is released. You can make it...hang in there.
  9. Alaerian Guest


    Jan 6, 2005
    A barstool, Innis & Gunn in hand
    If you like the current iPhone, pick one up. No matter what gets released, the 4 is still nowhere even remotely close to outdated.
  10. tardman91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    My friend was in the same position last week. He had a crapped out BB Storm company phone and they were going to buy him whatever replacement he wanted. He went with the iPhone 4 and he's very happy with it. He's not a tech geek, so not having the iPhone 5 as soon as it's released won't bother him. Do what makes you happy.
  11. jbrooksga thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2008
    I decided to go ahead and upgrade to the iPhone 4. Even being a techie, I'm very pleased with it so far. The screen resolution is so much crisper than any other phone I've used. Nor do I notice the delays in switching apps as was typical with the BB and the earlier generation droid phones.

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