Buy now or wait?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DigitalNinja201, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. DigitalNinja201 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone. I'm looking at selling my Atrix and getting an Iphone 4.

    The reason for this is I will be going to China to live there for 6 months to a year, and I've read online that the fastest way to communicate back here is through face time. My parents use a mac so it will work that way. Also the Iphone has an international texting app that i can use in China it will give me a Canadian number.

    So given this should I save money, but the Iphone 4 or wait for the Iphone 5? I like the design of the Iphone 4, and I can always upgrade to Iphone 6 when I come back to Canada.
     
  2. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    Do the smart thing, and wait. It makes no sense to buy an iPhone 4 now.
     
  3. Certinfy macrumors 6502a

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  4. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    In April or May I would have said go for it, but right now it would honestly be unintelligent to purchase an iPhone 4 with the general consensus being that there is a new iPhone being released within the next 1-2 months.
     
  5. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    If you have the disposable income then buy one.

    I bought the iphone 4 a couple of months ago and dont regret it.

    Im not locked to any contract so own the phone outright.

    If the iphone 5 offers way more than the ip4 then a buying I will go.
    If not i'll stick with the ip4.
     
  6. DigitalNinja201 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have the income. I was also thinking that if I lost the Iphone 5 in China it would be worse to me than losing the Iphone 4. And also if I got the 4 then I would get the 6 when I come home. if I got the 5 than I would have to wait till Iphone 7. I think I may just get the Iphone 4, it just makes more since to me.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I would be equally pissed if I lost either the iphone 4 or 5:D
     
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  9. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    Really? It's a month before release. Wait. Your Atrix will do fine until then.
     
  10. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    Wait. Then when you're done, wait some more. Then after that, wait some more.

    (seems to be the trend this year anyway)
     
  11. 3bs macrumors 603

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    You're probably always going to want the newer model. So if you get the 4 now you'll want the 5 when it comes out and if you get the 5 you'll want the 6 but you say you have to wait till 7. It's probably better to wait though since you'll get more out of the 5
     
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  13. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    If the 5 comes out and you don't like what you see, grab a 4. It'll be cheaper anyway.
     
  14. DigitalNinja201 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I found a mint Iphone 4 on kijiji. Going to trade it for my Atrix most likely plus he is going to give me $100 cash, which will take care of buying out my contract.
     
  15. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Jump on that!
     
  16. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

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    Wait, you can buy the next iPhone from China, if you are around one of their stores :rolleyes:
     
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  19. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    My ethos is if one always put off a purchase to wait for the next new item out , then you would never actually make a purchase !!
     
  20. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    Wait for sure. Also, just use Skype on the atrix, it's the same as FaceTime.
     

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