Buy a case or wait for new iPhone?

rene24

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 17, 2012
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I'm so torn.....I've had every generation of iPhone but not sure I'll be able to afford the next version right away. I also need a new protective case but don't want to waste the money on a good one if I do end up upgrading phones. Any advice? Anyone else in the same boat?
 

s15119

macrumors 68000
Nov 20, 2010
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Don't buy anything - enjoy what you have and don't drop your phone. Go out and play in the son. Love life. That's my advise. Good luck.
 

617aircav

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Jul 2, 2012
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I'm so torn.....I've had every generation of iPhone but not sure I'll be able to afford the next version right away. I also need a new protective case but don't want to waste the money on a good one if I do end up upgrading phones. Any advice? Anyone else in the same boat?
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lordofthereef

macrumors G5
Nov 29, 2011
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Boston, MA
The average decent "brand name" case is $35 retail. I really don't mean to be rude, but if you cannot afford that, my advice is don't buy anything; you are too strapped for cash and this shouldn't be a priority.
 

nostresshere

macrumors 68030
Dec 30, 2010
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Gee. New phone is coming out in a month. Either spend a few bucks or wait. This is not rocket science.
 

charlesdayton

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Oct 24, 2011
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mofunk

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Aug 26, 2009
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You can find a nice one at any store. I've seen a lot of them on the sales rack. Five Below have them for $5. Marshalls Target Walmart Staples TJ Maxx etc have cases. Check there.
 

wolfpackfan

macrumors 68000
Jun 10, 2007
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Cary, NC
So you're basically trying to decide whether to buy a case for your existing phone or wait and buy a new iPhone which you can't afford. Sheesh, seems like a no-brainer to me.