buy or wait

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  1. collegestudent9 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    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 4s...so 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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    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

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    5months after?
     
  8. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone 5 is already out.


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

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

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

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

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

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    Xcallibur macrumors 6502a

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    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

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  15. howtouseiphone macrumors member

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    I hope not .. lol
     
  16. dknightd macrumors 6502

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    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

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

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    Definitely it will.
     
  19. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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

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