Do You Think The iPhone 4 Will do the same in price as the 3GS?

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  1. js111 macrumors newbie

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    We all know the iPhone 5 is coming out later this year, and i want to add to my Apple collection with an iPhone. I don't have enough $$ to get an iPhone 4, but the 3GS would work perfectly. But the question bugs me: What if the iPhone 4 takes a good drop in price, as the 3GS did when the iPhone 4 came out? I'm not sure on whether or not to buy it or wait and see, haha.

    Thoughts? Thanks!:D
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I think it'll drop in price once the iPhone 5 (Or whatever it will be called) will release.


    I think it will follow the iPhone 4 release pricing, where the iPhone 5's price will be as follows:


    Lower end: $199
    Higher end: $299.

    And the iPhone 4 will be dropped to $99
     
  3. js111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok then i will probably just wait until iPhone 5. It's rumored around October, So shouldnt be that long a wait. Will the plan be the same cost as the 3GS's in your opinion?
     
  4. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    Uh, I don't see why not. If you're grandfathered in, you shouldn't have to worry about the new texting plans.
     
  5. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    The rumors of late seem to be that there will be a cheaper iPhone 4 coming (4GS).
    Possibly an 8GB version. Possibly one made from plastic. Time will tell.
    But if true then it is this phone that I can see replacing the 3GS.
    The iPhone 4 as we know it now may become cheaper or it may be retired all together but I don't see it dropping to the 3GS price point.
    That would also give Apple a few more price points in the marketplace.
    A high and a low-end iPhone 5. A high and a low-end iPhone 4 (assuming it sticks around) and a low-end iPhone 4GS.
    True or not, I really don't see a $99 iPhone 4 as a realistic option anytime soon.
     
  6. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    Are you saying you are considering buying the iPhone 4 when the iPhone 5 comes out? I would suggest getting the newest version as it will be the best supported with new apps and OS but obviously if you can't afford it I suggest you wait because the price will drop pretty much guaranteed.
     
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    The price should certainly go down. Would be nice if it was only $50 for an 8GB version.
     
  8. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    He's saying that he doesn't know if he should be the 3GS now or wait and buy the iPhone 4 after the iPhone 5 is released, hoping that the iPhone 4 will drop in price.
     
  9. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    In that case YES! WAIT! It will be two months max and the 3GS will not be anywhere near as well supported by what ever iOS comes out next nevertheless iOS 5 this fall.
     
  10. jmpnop macrumors 6502a

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    What I think may happen is Apple will launch a stripped down version of iPhone 4 unlocked for $299. The iPhone 4 8GB will sell for $99 with 2-year contract, the new iPhone will sell at the current iPhone 4 pricing.
     
  11. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    Pricing is so unpredictable, I wouldn't count on anything till the next model is released. Why not base your decision off of facts instead of meaningless guesswork.
     
  12. js111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    True, Vitzr. But the way Apple is, I highly Doubt they would release a plastic version of the iPhone 5. But i agree in seeing them dropping to 8GB, to compete in that price range.
     

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