sorry if i am not schooled up on the situation, but my 14 year old daughter has been promised the iphone for high school this year (august), her birthday also... my elder daughter has a 3g she doesn't use and will put her on in her plan to get a "family" rate ($80 for everything), but suggests she use the 3g until the 5 comes out soon... is that one of those "soon" soons? like with the experience of those waiting for the new iMac to be released? If so, that could be into next year imo. The reason we promised at least a 4s, because of its camera being very good, plus being faster, (and "all kinds of stuff, Dad!), face-time etc. She is very talented with taking pictures and it could very well be part of her vocation. She's won some community awards for her photo's. So i think it's going to be get the 4s now... or should i wait and use the 3g? any comments greatly appreciated.