Do you think it is too late to buy an iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Duckit, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Duckit macrumors regular

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    I am looking into buying an iPhone soon. My iPod touch recently broke and my phone is on the verge of breaking. I think my phone should last until October, but the iPhone 4 is really tempting.
    Should i wait for the iPhone 5, with all of these rumors saying it should come out in early October? Or just get the iPhone 4 now? :confused:
     
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    It's never too late unless you think it is. Overall the iPhone 4 is quite reliable. The next model is an unknown phone. If I were in your shoes, I'd buy one now. All rumors point to a much more interesting and greatly improved iPhone 6. That's the one I will happily wait for. My iPhone 4 is just fine till then.
     
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    ...if that's the case, what's the rush?
    Wait as long as you can.
     
  6. lionqueen macrumors 6502

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    Are you crazy? Wait! You're going to feel like a fish-eyed fool if you get a 4 now & a month later they announce the 5.
     
  7. ryanaaaah macrumors newbie

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    buy the 4 now and you will cry after 1 to 2 month
     
  8. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    Why can't people make these decisions themselves?
     
  9. mlmwalt macrumors 6502a

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    Buy a used 4 now, then put it on ebay or sell it under the used section of Amazon when the new 5 arrives. Easy-peasy lemon squeezy...
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    If you must have it now then buy now. if you can wait, wait.
     
  11. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    wait until you can't.
     
  12. Ksizzle9 macrumors 6502a

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    If u arent one of those that like to have the latest and greatest, go for it. The 4 is a great phone no matter how good the 5 is.
     
  13. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Of course you shouldn't buy an iPhone 4 now knowing the new one is around the corner. Why do you need to ask this?

    If, for some reason you don't like the new iPhone when its released the iPhone 4 will still be available.
     
  14. JForestZ34 macrumors 6502a

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    WHy would he feel like a fool? Because a new phone is coming out when we don't even know what the spec's are yet? For all we know the new phone could only add LTE or H+ for some of us.. I just got a 4 a couple weeks ago and that because my other phone died.. If you want one now get one now...

    Not everybody needs the newest to tout " Hey look at me I got the new iphone before you did"


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  15. dzigg macrumors member

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    Agree. Also iPhone 4's price would drop after the new phone arrive.

    Off topic, I think people buying iPhone 4 from the release is lucky bunch of people considering the long period of no refresh, and the maturity of the product.It's still even being compared in reviews for newer phones just released. I'm an iPhone 3G user and boy oh boy do I feel ripped off.. lol.
     
  16. Duckit thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok i think i will wait until the iPhone 5 comes out unless my phone suddenly fails me. Thanks for all of the replies! :)
     
  17. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Even if your phone fails you I'd wait. Worse case buy the least expensive gophone or get one off craigslist / ebay. I always keep a spare phone on hand.

    You can get a Samsung A107 for $10 or a Nokia 2320 (I have this one) for $15 at bestbuy.
     
  18. outlawarth macrumors regular

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    Yes, wait.

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    Ok, but why not wait at this point especially since we know the iPhone 5 will be comparable in price to iPhone 4?

    We may not know the exact specs but I think it's a fairly safe bet the 5 will be an improvement over 4.
     
  19. cardinalryan macrumors 6502

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    This is an easy one...WAIT! It makes no sense to buy the 4 right now with a new iPhone slated for release in less than 2 months. Also, if you decide you want the 4, the price will likely be lower in October.
     
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  22. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    Technically you could buy an iPhone 4 even after the iPhone 5 is announced. Would it be kind of odd to do so? Yes.
     
  23. diamornte macrumors regular

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    Just buy it. iPhone 5 is NEVER going to come out.
     
  24. bryann9182 macrumors regular

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    This.
     

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