Buy a iPhone 4 or wait for the iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iekozz, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. iekozz macrumors member

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    Hello all,

    A few weeks ago, the dutch T-Mobile offered to disband my contract with them because of the bad reception where I live. (Acknowledged by three separate network specialists).

    I was offer a 50% discount for 6 months, or to disband my contract. I've had the discount a while back when the promised a better signal but it has bin almost 1 1/2 year since then and no better signal.
    They said I could keep my iPhone 4 if I paid 430 euros to them. ($606) or I could send my iPhone 4 to them and they would refund the orginal funds I paid to get it. ($125).

    I now have a D60 that I use while I decide what to do. Do you recommend that I wait for the new iPhone 5 or buy a new iPhone 4 on contract?

    As you may be aware, this month, all prices wil go up at all providers here since netneutraility has become law.

    Thanks alot!
     
  2. AreYouIn? macrumors 6502a

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    Wait until you can compare the 2 side by side if you can. If you can't the 4 is perfectly good as you know.
     
  3. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    If you want to do the smart thing, then i recommend waiting. It doesn't make sense to buy the iPhone 4 now.
     
  4. Orlandu macrumors 6502

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    It's really up to you. If you can use the older phone until October, then wait and get the iPhone 5. It will be newer and better. But if you don't want to be stuck with that phone, get an iPhone 4 now. It's still an amazing phone and is worth it. In your situation, I would probably buy an iPhone 4. But that's me, I can't go without my phone and apps for more than a day without withdrawals.
     
  5. iekozz thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the replays so far :). I think i'll be waiting for the iPhone 5 then. I already notice that I want to perform little iphone tricks on the samsung :p
     
  6. twitt3r macrumors 6502

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    iekozz, you knew all along that you wanted to wait for an iPhone 5. Clearly you just wanted people to tell you what you wanted to know.
     
  7. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

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    Can you pick up a 3Gs off contract to bridge the game between now and when the iP5 comes out? Then just sell it when you get your hands on your new iPhone.
     
  8. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    Better wait, no need to buy a 1+ year old phone now. Waitfor this next one which will be better.
     
  9. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502

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  10. The Game 161 macrumors G4

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    I will not be switching from the 4 to the 5 but if you have the choice to switch if you can then you wait

    My contract doesn't end til next dec so I will wait for the 6. Got a wedding to pay for next august
     
  11. Paradoxpm macrumors member

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    Do NOT get an iPhone 4 now. You will regret it in just a couple of weeks.
     
  12. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    I would wait as its not that longba wait.

    Even if you decide you don't want the iPhone 5 the iPhone 4 will gob down in price when the new one is released.
     
  13. moldy lunchbox macrumors 6502a

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    Wait. You'd be silly to buy one right now. It's almost the second week of August and it'll most likely be announced in September, my god.
    Even if I had NO PHONE, i could last till then.
     
  14. JForestZ34 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the same boat. I'm due for an upgrade and my BB is on it's last legs. I don't know if I want to wait for the new iPhone 5, because if it will have more of a iPod touch look I'd rather prefer the 4. I like the way the 4 looks.


    James
     
  15. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    Why don't you wait until the iPhone 5 is released? This way, you can compare them both, specification-wise and physically. You can probably purchase a iPhone 4 for cheaper than the iPhone 5, if you decide to go with the former by then. I say wait, you really have nothing to lose and the ball will be in your park.
     

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