buying an Iphone 3GS now or wait forever?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eseminario, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. eseminario macrumors member

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    Hello, I'm about to buy my first iPhone.. a 3GS...
    I used nokia almost all my life, and last december I received an iPod touch which changed my life. I also was a PC user...

    Next month I'll buy my first iPhone 3GS, Macbook Pro 15" and iPad ..yes, I became a big Apple fan!!!

    I'm counting days until my visit to App Store next month...

    Now, I have a Question...
    I've read all over the web rumors about new iPhone and new Macbook Pro line..
    Should I wait until that happens? or Buy!!!
     
  2. hsk macrumors regular

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    There will most certainly be a new iPhone later this year - they usually come out each June/July. However, it has yet to be determined if the upgrade will be more software rather than hardware and thus you could take advantage of the software with the 3GS. I know it is hard to wait, but other than possibly a higher grade camera, I am not sure there will be major upgrades to the hardware. I would get it now if you really want one.
     
  3. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a 3Gs last night. What I do with all my phones is make sure that when I buy them I buy a case and screen protector and make sure I keep all the boxes and accessories(I usually keep all but the charger wrapped up new) and then when the next newest and greatest phone comes out that I want I sell my current phone. I can usually sell it as "like new" and get a nice amount for them. So thats what I'll do with my 3Gs if...when...a new one comes out this summer. So keep that tactic in mind.
     
  4. evarian macrumors member

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  5. eseminario thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I really want it bad!

    In fact, I have my N97 with screen and case protector film (Invisible Shield)
    I used to love my N97, but the interface and sloooooooooow system is very annoying.
    So... Apple...I'll be there!!!

    Thanks man! and thanks HSK
     
  6. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    I would say to get the 3gs because it's fairly cheap. If you wait for the newest model, you will also be paying A LOT more.

    Also, please don't get an iPad. It's stupid and a waste of money. Especially if you're going to get a Macbook and an iPhone. No offense but you would be a total idiot to also buy an iPad along with the Macbook and iPhone. The iPad doesn't even have multitasking, which makes it pointless. It's just an iPod Touch with a massively over sized screen. I'm kinda curious to which one of them was drunk over at Apple and said "Hey guys. I have an awesome idea. Let's make a new iPod touch!! Except let's not change anything. Let's just make the screen 4 times bigger and then charge 4 times the price!!" Oh and paying for a data plan on top of the data plan you'll be paying on your phone? Please... pure scam.
     
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    The iPhone "doesn't even have multitasking" either and yet you seem pretty happy suggesting that. :rolleyes:

    EDIT: Also, $600 is twice the price of $300, not four times.
     
  8. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    You would be buying an iPhone for the phone purpose, along with the other features it gives. If you have an iPhone and a Macbook what could you possibly need an iPad for?

    The iPhone 3gs is $199 for me here in Canada. And a decent iPad is about $800. Which equals 4 times the cost. Thanks for that math though, I would of never figured out $600 is twice the price of $300. You're a lifesaver!
     
  9. anjinha macrumors 604

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    The iPhone is $199 with a 2-year contract (actually isn't it a 3-year in Canada?). But the full price is $600. So the iPad is still cheaper.
     
  10. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    Not really sure, I bought my iPhone from Rogers without a contract for $199.
     
  11. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Yeah, right. :rolleyes:

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  12. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    1) Stupid post of the day
    2) New iPhone in June/July will likely be the same price or cheaper than the current 3gs prices (prices don't usually fall during a product's life cycle in Apple land, so your best value is on release day)
    3) iPad is not an iPhone is not a MacBoog is not an iPod Touch - different uses (as a mallet is not a hammer is not a sledgehammer). You may have overlap in functionality, but each has it's place if you need the tool
     
  13. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    I actually did. I bought a previous iPhone on a 3 year contract and I broke it. I asked them what they could do... After a few weeks of calling/debating back and forth they decided to sell me the iPhone for $199.

    You can believe what you want, it's not really like I care.
     
  14. mattais macrumors member

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    what the hell is that smell?

    Oh wait, its bulls**t.
     
  15. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

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    I would wait, that's what i'm doing, just waiting. The patience will pay off.
     
  16. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    I'm waiting to see if they up the screen resolution. After using the Nexus One for a while I have to say the screen is really quite beautiful and could not imagine going back to the current iPhone screen (having a touch, its easy to compare the two).
     
  17. greygray macrumors 68000

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    Let's not turn this thread into an iPad hate thread. :rolleyes:
     
  18. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    Be patient, trust me it will pay off, I have a crappy flip phone right now and want the iphone 10 times as much as you want it,but I know for sure there will be a new one in June/July, I cant wait I'll be first in line :D.
     
  19. kvdv macrumors member

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    Yeah, I'm waiting too, it's only about three months from now...
     

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