For how many years do you keep your iPhone ?

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For how many years do you keep your iPhone

  1. Until the next one comes out (1 year)

    58 vote(s)
    46.4%
  2. 2

    53 vote(s)
    42.4%
  3. 3

    10 vote(s)
    8.0%
  4. 4 or more

    4 vote(s)
    3.2%
  1. apple.fan macrumors member

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  2. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    It is replaced when the new modle comes out.

    4 years?:p
     
  3. darngooddesign, Sep 25, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012

    darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    #3
    My girl was still on her original 3G until I just kicked my 4S down to her.
     
  4. zildMacjian macrumors member

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    4 was my 1st, had for 2 years ...

    hope my 5 lasts that long ! (it should !)
     
  5. ccwestcliff macrumors member

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  6. Crotalus_Joe macrumors regular

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    I go every 2 years, I am on the "non-S" cycle. 3G -> 4 -> 5
     
  7. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Same, I like this approach better.
     
  8. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    I was on the "S" cycle. However, we were adding my son to the account and my wife suggested that I get the iPhone 5 and give my son my 4S... Who's ever going to argue with their wife, right? :p

    I may upgrade to the 5S since I am technically eligible for an upgrade at the end of June 2013. I can give my iPhone 5 to someone in my family to use if I feel the upgrade is worth it...
     
  9. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    #9
    Four years, four months and 18 days.
    iPhone 2G release day, June 29, 2007 -> iPhone 4S release day, October 14, 2011.
     
  10. Shrink macrumors G3

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    The period of my contract - 2 years. Then get the next new phone when it comes out, or, as now, wait until my upgrade date (Oct 6, 2012) and then order.
     
  11. nw9 macrumors regular

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    There's no option in the poll for upgrading only when I think it's worth it. My upgrade cycle is inconsistent because of that, so there isn't a pattern for me. I still have my iPhone 4 since I didn't think the 4S was worth the upgrade.

    I may or may not get the iPhone 5. I prefer to try it and read up on the reviews before I buy it rather than get buyer's remorse as some people are experiencing. After reading about some of the problems others are having, I'm glad that I'm waiting. If I do end up liking the 5, I would still rather wait for Apple to fix some of the problems that have been mentioned by others.

    The 5 is still lacking a few things that I wanted but after I get to try it out I'll decided if they are deal breakers for me.
     
  12. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    I go for 18 month contracts, so I picked nearest option which is 2 years.
     
  13. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    I used to get caught up in the "latest and greatest" enthusiasm, but realized it wasn't worth the money and problems.

    I only upgrade when there are enough features that I want.
     
  14. Mr Hill macrumors 6502

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    Kept my 3G for 2 years until the 4 came out. Been getting the newest model each year since then.
     
  15. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    #16
    I usually upgrade when my contract is up to get the discount price and still have value in my old iPhone. As much as I like the iPhone 5, I'm a little put off by the maps issue--as that is my most commonly used app that is now missing subway station locations.
     
  16. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    Well since I usally sell the current model about 6 weeks before the new one comes out to make sure I get top dollar its more like 10 to 10 1/2 months.Since this year it was out a month earlier I only had the 4S about 9 1/2 months. Sold the 4S the first week of August.
     
  17. jumpmandds macrumors regular

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    #18
    Until the next model is released have done this since the beginning I'm a tech junkie
     
  18. GeorgieAcevedo macrumors 6502a

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  19. Prof. macrumors 601

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    2-year cycle. I buy the S model iPhones. My next one will be the iPhone 5S. I just feel with the S model, all the problems with the # model has been worked out...? Can't wait til October 2013! Haha
     
  20. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    #21
    Sell the iPhone 5 buy the new one and pocket a couple of hundres dollars. That's what I do every year. ( well now with the added $10 a month for the added line it will only be around $100 a year)
     
  21. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    #22
    I still have my original iPhone. I'll keep them till they die.

    t
     
  22. Eddy Munn macrumors 6502

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    #23
    I've just swapped from my launch-day 3GS to an iPhone, so 3 Years!
     
  23. Stayfly2407 macrumors 6502

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  24. sixteen12 macrumors regular

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    3g-->4-->plethora of android devices (traded a lot)-->4s-->5 (because it was my upgrade cycle again.
     

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