Everyone knows that we are on the verge of the 3G iPhone. I have the 1st gen iPhone and plan to upgrade, but I want to upgrade with as little cost as possible. I have a couple of ideas. Tell me what you guys think: First, you should know that I am currently experiencing a couple of minor issues with my phone. I plan to get them fixed before my warrant ends in August. Idea #1: I would call Apple and tell them about the issues I am having issues with my phone. Because I am still under warranty, they would send me a new or refurbished phone. Now that I have my new phone, I would sell it on eBay. (I would possibly unlock it to get the most money) Then use that money to purchase the 3G iPhone. I would probably be out some money, but I would guess it would be less than $100. The problem with this idea is that the longer I wait, the more my current iPhone looses value. Idea #2: I am not sure this has ever been done before and this is where I need you guys. Has anyone called Apple saying they need a replacement iPod and been upgraded to a later gen model? Like sending in a 4th gen model and receiving a 5th gen? Or been upgraded from a 60 GB to a 80 GB just because the previous model was discontinued? If I waited to call Apple about my issues, do you think they would upgrade me because the old iPhone has been discontinued? Those are my thoughts. Tell me which you think is better or if you have a better idea. Thanks!