according to this article on new york times, first gen iphone owners can upgrade to 3G iphone by paying 199 plus extra 10 per month on data plan. however, one then would be "locked in" for 2 years (although it won't extend but replace the current contract), and can't upgrade again next year to the next iphone because of the subsidy. so i'm just wondering if we like this new iphone enough to own it for 2 more years... or wait and see what next year's version is. and this seems to be a perpetual problem. i know if you wait you end up waiting forever, but i hate the idea of not being able to buy the next one (if there will be a new one next year) even if you don't want the subsidy.