buy or wait

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by collegestudent9, May 17, 2012.

  1. collegestudent9 macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2012
    I currently have a blackberry bold under sprint and just became eligible for an upgrade with 2 yr contract. i've been looking to get the iphone 4s for a while...the question is whether to wait or not. i know its pretty apparent the iphone 5 will be out this fall, but i will be studying abroad for the fall semester (sept-dec) and will not be able to buy/use the iphone overseas. i'm pretty frustrated with my bb - it constantly freezes, is very slow, horrible camera, little app options, etc.

    i've also heard about the resell opportunities with the if i wanted to upgrade, i could sell the 4s for a pretty high price and use that to buy the 5 at full retail?

    any advice would be appreciated!
  2. musty345 macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Just hold off for now and wait for the iPhone 5, imagine how annoyed you'll be when you've bought the iPhone 4, and a few months later, an awesome new iPhone 5 comes out. In terms of resale, you're right, you probably can, but you'll definitely make a substantial loss, and in my opinion, it just isn't worth it. If your BBs that bad just buy a cheap phone for abroad which you don't have to worry about and get the iPhone 5 when you get back :)
  3. EngageWithRage macrumors 6502


    Jan 30, 2012
    Your girlfriend's house
    Im gonna hold off on the iPhone 5 and wait for the iPhone 6 which will be out 5 months later.
  4. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    Why can't you use it overseas? Sprint will unlock it for international use.
  5. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    And even locked, it can still be used for WiFi
  6. collegestudent9 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2012
    I would bring it overseas to use with wifi, but in terms of using it as a phone that would get expensive. the program i am traveling with gives all students a cheap phone for the 4 months and a sim card to upload minutes onto...apparently if using a US unlocked phone, anyone who wants to contact you from France would end up paying much more than if I just used the French phone.
  7. howtouseiphone macrumors member

    May 2, 2012
    5months after?
  8. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2011
    The iPhone 5 is already out.

    Its name is "iPhone 4S".
  9. howtouseiphone macrumors member

    May 2, 2012
    Oh.. Haha :) So you meant the 5th gen :)
  10. toiday macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2011
    They may just call it "the new iPhone" :D
  11. LxHunter macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2010
    You answered your own question.
    Buy the iPhone now.
    I have sold each iPhone I owned at a net profit.


    Learn how to write. Like starting sentences with caps.
  12. shinobi-81 macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2012
  13. Xcallibur, May 18, 2012
    Last edited: May 18, 2012

    Xcallibur macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2011
    How have you sold at a profit? Second-hand goods generally fall in value, unless of course you bought second-hand?
  14. gooroomoo macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2012
  15. howtouseiphone macrumors member

    May 2, 2012
    I hope not .. lol
  16. dknightd macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2004
    I'd be reluctant to sign up for a new 2 year contract if I knew I was going to not be able to use it for a semester
  17. macbookairgirl macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2011
    My boyfriend says iPhone 5 is going to be out this fall. I would wait
  18. howtouseiphone macrumors member

    May 2, 2012
    Definitely it will.
  19. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2011
    Indeed. In fact, you can already buy it! Look for an "iPhone 4S".

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