Any 2G owners fianlly upgrading to the iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 3N16MA, Jun 10, 2010.

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Will you be upgarding your 2G to the new iPhone 4?

  1. Yes - getting the iPhone 4

    40 vote(s)
    80.0%
  2. No - staying with the 2G

    10 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. 3N16MA macrumors 65816

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    #1
    This is the first iPhone that has made me want to finally retire my trusty 2G and pick up a new iPhone. Funny thing is I live in Canada where the 2G was never released. I have been asked 2-3 times if my 2G is the new iPhone by complete strangers.
     
  2. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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  3. .:R2theT macrumors 6502

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    I have had the 8 GB 1st generation iPhone since about 3 months after its release. I think this year's update as well as last year's are more than enough to justify me upgrading. But I waited last year and I will wait this year. I promised myself I wouldn't upgrade to a new iPhone until 64 GB was available and I am sticking to my promise!
     
  4. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I have three iPhone lines, one 3GS, one 3G and one original iPhone. I'm going to use the 3G as my upgrade this time around though all three lines are eligible. I am keeping the original on it's plan indefinitely simply because I like the $73 a month bill.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  6. SA22C macrumors regular

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    Much like yourself, I've been using a 2G iPhone in Canada since long before the 3G debuted. The iPhone 4 is the first new model that feels like a big enough update for me to buy one.
     
  7. WoodNUFC macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using a 4gb model that I bought from a friend 2 years ago. This is the first update that really makes me want to upgrade. I can't wait!
     
  8. Press22 macrumors 6502

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  9. Skull21 macrumors regular

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    I've had the 2g for almost 3 years now. The iphone 4 will be a nice update :)
     
  10. mikeyiphone macrumors regular

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    I purchased my 2G (8GB) the second week of release, it's still a beast but it has its issues. The home button barely works I am hoping it can hold on till the 24th.

    The only thing i wish 4 had was a 64GB model. The ability to record in HD I can see 32GB it getting filled up quickly between music, pictures and video. Either way im really glad i skipped the 3GS because 4 looks incredible.
     
  11. memesmith macrumors regular

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    I'm going to replace the EDGE iPhone I had since a few days after the UK launch (it was bought on launch day, but I had to wait 'till my subsequent wedding anniversay before I got to play with it). I'm glad I resisted the temptation of the 3G S, but as iOS4 won't work on the original it's time to move on.
     
  12. USMCSSGT macrumors member

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    I've had my 2G since December of 2007. I didn't upgrade yet because it was $400 and I wanted to get my money out of it. And I didn't see enough to upgrade. But the iPhone 4 is definately my next phone. My 2G has been acting up lately anyway, so it'll be a welcome change.
     
  13. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    I can't believe this, lol. Three years with the same phone and you want to make it four? I can't imagine that.
     
  14. jess127 macrumors member

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    I have had the iphone 2g for a year and a half and I am MOST DEFFINATELLY upgrading to the 4g.... I have been waiting for this phone since before the
    3gs came out... knowing that they were going to release a new one, and it is finally weeks away!! =D

    I know for sure I will be keeping this phone for a while, I love my 2g but after 2 upgrades I felt like it was ready to let it go hehe =P.

    4g here we come =D!!!
     
  15. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Good luck man. :rolleyes:

    Also, doesn't the iPhone miss out on 4.0? I would upgrade for the pure awesomeness of the new software. Also, I can't imagine using the original. My 3G was acting laggy and since getting a 3GS I'm surprised I was patient with it.
     
  16. kaputsport macrumors member

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    I have one of the first phones (as verified by a apple tech) and I am upgrading.

    My serial number came back to a production date weeks before the release!!!!
     
  17. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a

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    i stood in line in 2007 for the 2G iPhone and every iPhone released since then made me want to upgrade. but i stuck with the 2G, mainly because of the $20 200txt/unlimited data plan.

    i will be getting an iPhone 4, but my priority is to get a 3G iPad first, and hope the iPhone 4 is released for multiple networks by 2011. an iPad is much more capable in my hands then a new iPhone anyway.
     
  18. .:R2theT macrumors 6502

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    I am most impressed by the new design element and the screen. The plastic-y nature of the 3G and 3GS just didn't do it for me.

    But like I said, 64 GB or no go. Memory should be cheap enough a year from now for Apple to put the 64 GB in.

    Plus, my 1st gen. still has way more going on than what I see most people using for a phone!

    The only thing that really burns me about my current phone is the battery life. But that's pretty much been since day one.
     
  19. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    Depends on if there will be a unlock soon after. The new iPhone looks cool but i still wont sign up with AT&T.
     
  20. achtungfemme macrumors member

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    I too am upgrading from a 2g that I got from one of those freeiphone.com sites (it actually worked). But, alas, I have had the phone since Jan. of 2008 and it is time for an upgrade.

    I also had a 30GB ipod video that was 4 1/2 years old. I sold that on Amazon recently and have decided that I am only going to have one device to carry - use the iphone 4 as my ipod AND phone. Get rid of the clutter.

    However, I have a few concerns about this:

    (a) When upgrading, do I need to remove my sim card from the old phone and put it in the new one, or will it automatically switch over once I activate the new iphone 4 on iTunes.

    (b) How many others use their iphone as thier primary ipod device? I am concerned about always taking out the headphones and putting them back in on a daily basis. Will that short out the headphone port with all of that constant "in and out"?

    Thanks!
     
  21. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Aren't those switching from the original going to get stuck with the new data caps since they're not currently on the $30 unlimited data plan?
     
  22. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    I've had my first-gen 2G iPhone since launch day.

    - It's still in near-mint condition
    - I thought the case on the 3G/3GS models was a step back.
    - The increased 3G speed of the 3G/3GS wasn't worth the extra $15/mo (since the $20/mo EDGE plan included 200 texts.)
    - The increased processor speed of the 3GS, again, wasn't worth the upgrade cost IMO.

    But now:
    - 2G not getting iOS 4
    - $15/mo 200MB plan available (I usually use less than 100MB/mo)
    - Even faster processor
    - I really like the look of the new case, and will check it out in person once released to stores
    - 4GB is starting to be too little storage.

    So yeah, I'm finally contemplating making an upgrade.
     
  23. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I'm back on my old 2G while I'm selling my 3GS. I guess I've been spoilt by the 3GS' speed and RAM. I don't know how you guys have held on this long.
     
  24. CSMchris376 macrumors regular

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    Actually no. According to AT&T, they will be grandfathered also, they will just have to upgrade to the $30 plan. That will, however, affect their texting.
     
  25. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

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    YES! I had no intention of getting an iPhone. My brother upgraded to a 3gs and put the 2g in a drawer. Four months ago I told him that I was starting to get into podcasts on my iPod so he gave me his old phone to use as a iPod touch. I think I had it for an hour before going to the att store to activate it. LOVE IT!

    The 4 is not all that I had hyped it up to be and it sucks we all still have to stay with att but now that I am over the need for 100+gb and a facial recognition scanner I am pretty esxcited about getting my first new iPhone!
     

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