Best strategy to upgrade phone

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by GenesisST, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. GenesisST macrumors 68000


    Jan 23, 2006
    Where I live
    Hi everyone,

    This will be my first time upgrading my phone since my trusty old 3GS.

    Here's how I think this will play out, please confirm if this is the best strategy:

    1) Morning of the day I pick it up (I would love to say 21st, but don't want to jinx anything): backup to iCloud (or just make sure it was)

    2) Due the transfer at my carrier's: get new sim, give away first born, turn off old phone, start new phone

    3) During setup of phone, on-site, I should choose restore from iCloud backup and let things play out: restore for 7-15 minutes, then let the app downloads, etc...

    4) Convert 3gs to an iPod Touch for my son (aforementioned first born)

    Is it that simple or I forgot something?

  2. marvin4653 macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2012
    That is how I intend to transition from my 3GS to the 5 (minus repurposing the 3GS).
  3. watchthisspace macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2010
    Step 6) Sell iphone 5 a month before iPhone 6 or next new iPhone release for a few $$ less than new

    Step 7) Acquire new iPhone for only a few hundred + sale from old iPhone

    step 8) repeat above steps

    But to answer your post, yes, that's a sound upgrade plan.

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