Existing users.... Ru still gonna upgrade now that you have had a taste of 2.0???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by anim8or, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. anim8or macrumors 65816

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    I have been playing with 2.0 for a couple of hours and im now starting to reconsider getting the 3G iPhone :(

    Quick someone convince me that i NEED it!!!!!!
     
  2. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    GPS, better internet speed :p, new shiny thing to hold in your hand ;)... No scratches on it. Pristine ;)

    After the upgrading fiasco, I might wait for the white one to be available to upgrade online and get that one :), just to be different ;)
     
  3. anim8or thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But is GPS and faster internet worth £159???

    My iPhone is still in pristine condition, i treat it like a baby!!!
     
  4. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    I'm sure the 3G is better, but I kind of like the idea of milking the 2.0 upgrade for all it's worth.
     
  5. anim8or thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Better but is it worth the money???

    I thought apps like Monkey Ball were gonna be around 3/400 MBs but 35MB is tiny even on an 8GB iPhone....

    Getting the 16GB is a big turn on but im starting to feel like i wont need it!????

    Anyone else with a convincing argument?
     
  6. ibrainch macrumors regular

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    no brainer

    you get better speaker, gps, and 3g and you can still sell your old phone on eBay for over $200 unlocked - it's basically a free upgrade...
     
  7. mxpx5678 macrumors member

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    After playing with 2.0 I would really like the GPS features. The location based apps are some of the best ones and they really dont work that well with the triangulation.
     
  8. anim8or thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Im swaying back to the upgrade here.... keep em comin!
     
  9. carve macrumors 6502a

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    I thought about getting it, but I figured nah. The 2.0 software update has everything I wanted. And I actually like the original iphones design more.
     
  10. ramblintoad macrumors member

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    If you don't think 3G and GPS is worth it, don't get it. Get what you want, not what we tell you.
     
  11. anim8or thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I was all set to get it but now that i have played with 2.0 i am starting to feel like i can wait til the next gen iPhone?????????
     
  12. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    I've started mistreating my iPhone (its got the plastic skins on it) just to make me get the 3g one :p, ahh well... 16GB 3G iPhone soon :D as soon as the hype dies for it.
     
  13. GeekLawyer macrumors 68020

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    That's where I'm at today, too. This taste of 2.0 could be enough for a while...
     
  14. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    Same here, but who know's how long this 'while' will be ....:confused:
     
  15. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    Nothing says we can't buy a 3G in a month, 6 months, whatever...

    I think I'm fine for now. I don't need more memory, I don't need a gps...

    Would it be nice? Absolutely, but I'm enjoying 2.0.

    I'm sure I'll be jealous when everyone is freaking over their 3G tomorrow though.
     
  16. GeekLawyer macrumors 68020

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    I'd like to think a year. But that's just crazy-talk. Probably... by Christmas, or whenever there's a price-drop/spec-bump. One of those things will happen within the last part of the year.
     
  17. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm I've got till the
    http://www.o2.co.uk/iphone/existingiphonecustomers

    :(
     
  18. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    I am getting the 3G only because I get a discount on voice+data, which I didn't get on the 2G. Otherwise I would so keep my 2G, hmmm I still might and run it unlocked:rolleyes:
     
  19. djransom macrumors 68040

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    I feel what you saying but consider the apps you add over time. If I'm gonna be stuck with this phone for a while then I'm gonna get the 16GB to make sure I don't run out of space or get close to it.
     
  20. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    Is a price drop really realistic with the current price points?

    How low can they go?
     
  21. myphone macrumors 6502

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    If you're willing to pay $15 dollars a month, that's $180 a year and $360 in two years go for it. For me, I'm going to save my $360 and buy the 3rd generation of iPhone:) I need a faster processor, not 3G.
     
  22. GeekLawyer macrumors 68020

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    Consider the real price, not the made-up/subsidized price. The real price for an 8GB is closer to $500, or more. So, that can come down quite a bit. Like, free (subsidized) 8GB iPhone from AT&T with 2-year contract. The actual prices can come down a lot. I don't know they will. I actually would lean more toward a spec-bump (faster processor from Intel or Apple's new acquisition) and/or larger storage space for the money.
     
  23. Sphyrna macrumors regular

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    I don't know if a pricedrop is realistice, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a memory bump toward the end of the year. I'm guessing in time for the holiday shopping season there will be a 32 GB iPhone 3G at the price point of the current 16 GB, the 16 GB will take the price point of the 8 GB, and the 8 GB will be discontinued. This is purely my speculation.
     
  24. jasincity macrumors member

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    Same here!
     
  25. GeekLawyer macrumors 68020

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    That's very reasonable speculation. But I still think the (real) prices could come down considerably. Even if you look at the refurb market through Apple/AT&T.
     

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