Do you think early iPhone 4 buyers will get discounted pricing for iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jamesryanbell, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

    jamesryanbell

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    If it's been announced, I haven't heard it yet.

    You know how they offer pricing starting at $199 for new customers and eligible upgrades? I wonder if early iPhone 4 buyers will have that same price point? What do you think?
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    They won't do it different; it's carriers that pay the subsidies.
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    if thats the price for a new contract then thats the price, if your eligable for an upgrade than you can have that price to if you sign a new contract
     
  4. boshii macrumors 68040

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    There have been many threads about this already.

    Upgrade dates usually don't get moved until after the phone is announced. It's happened this way in the past and i'm not expecting anything different this time.
     
  5. bandw macrumors member

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    No discount, I think, if you want, buy TouchPad ;)
     
  6. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    Well I bought my iPhone 4 the day it was released. A year later, I was eligible to upgrade. So yes, for me, I'm getting discounted pricing for the iPhone 5.
     
  7. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    That's usually because your number is the main line and your bill is over 100 bucks. AT&T does that for its long time customers. If none of the above are true, you may want to call AT&T to confirm you're eligible.



    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=929041
     
  8. mms13 macrumors 6502

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    Well, even if they don't move up the date, I'm eligible for an upgrade in late November (bought iPhone 4 preorder), so I would probably wait till then anyway.
     
  9. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

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    They have done it for the past 3 iPhones, so I have a feeling they will.
     
  10. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Upgrades depend on the amount spent on your plan.

    The only reason ATT was so generous with upgrades last year was because they knew that Verizon was getting the phone and wanted everyone locked in.
     
  11. mms13 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think this is true. I bought the iPhone 3G on launch day, and I was not eligible for a discounted upgrade on the 3GS.
     
  12. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    They did it last year but only to lock people in before AT&T lost their exclusive deal with Apple.
    It was done before the iPhone 4 was even released.
     
  13. SFGiantsfan macrumors newbie

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    Yes ATT is still doing it, I know because my upgrade eligibility has been moved up :D

    iPhone 5 here I come!
     

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