Get the current 3G iphone or wait for the new Summer iPhone?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Chim3ra, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Chim3ra macrumors member

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    i haven't really found that much info on the new iphone, just some rumors here and there.

    so should i buy the current 3G iphone or wait for the next one to come out? what's the likeliness of the 3G dropping in price...? and by how much...?

    thx for the suggestions!!!
     
  2. miggitymac macrumors 6502a

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    lol

    :rolleyes:
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Seeing as we have no idea what will be in the next iPhone...

    Do what you want.
     
  4. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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  5. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    If you don't need a phone till July, just wait. If you need one now or don't want to wait, buy one now!
     
  6. arthursiew macrumors 6502

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    We don't know anything about a "new" iPhone. Apple may or may not release a new one this summer. Only Apple knows whether they will. I THINK that they might, but we don't know details. Just buy the 3G one if you want it. If you need the phone, just get it.
     
  7. skubish macrumors 68030

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    I would wait, there is surely something better coming along...sometime :rolleyes:
     
  8. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    Isn't it funny

    All these posts, regardless of the product, are ALWAYS the same:

    Should I buy (insert your product) now or wait for the next one.

    Ans:

    1) Whatever
    2) Wait
    3) We don't know
    4) Buy

    If only the lottery were this predictable :p
     
  9. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

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    if your perfectly fin with the phone you have I would wait because your going to be stuck for two years or have to pay another $400 in a few months to get the phone you really want
     
  10. OneMike macrumors 601

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    For iPhone I'd say buy now. High resale value. Unlike computers you need a contract to buy the iPhone which many either don't want to or can't do. Therefore as with my 4GB I was just about to sell. A year and a half later after getting I can still get back what I paid for it. Was going to sell a couple days ago but I don't want to start a contract.

    It's not every going to be pay another $full price in x months unless you always keep your old phones. iPhone sold without contract is worth more then iPhone with contract.
     
  11. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    Hey guys! Um, I was just wondering, I really need a car right now, but I've heard rumors that they come out with new cars every year, so should I buy one now or wait until next year?
     
  12. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    LOL! Come on now, don't be so harsh. Be a little harsh, but not too much :p
     
  13. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I heard the new one comes with Blu-Ray and runs on panda tears.
     
  14. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

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    doesn't duesinvictus mean double unconquerable or something? (I know this is really random)
     
  15. veeco3110 macrumors 6502

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    call me a douche all you want but i honestly hate these threads. should i take a crap now or wait til later? dude do what you want. regardless, if you wait til the next big thing you'll be waiting forever.
     
  16. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    But to be fair to the OP, sometimes it really does matter. If you don't know much about computers and release schedules for processors and such, it's good to ask.

    Saying that, this is a phone. :eek:
     
  17. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    no, it means God is Unconquerable. And it's dEUs, not dUEs. :D
     
  18. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Maybe tell us what you're using now and why you'd like to try iPhone.
     
  19. godaz macrumors regular

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    It depends what you want from the phone, if you are going to get the most out of the app store or itunes then get it, your not going to be entirely sure when the new iPhone is going to come out anyway....
     
  20. redwin11 macrumors member

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    It's pretty obvious that a new iPhone is on its way, and the chances are, it'll be June/July time when it finally arrives.

    If you have no patience or your current handset is broke, then get the 3G iPhone now.

    Otherwise, just wait.
     
  21. iWoz macrumors 6502a

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    I'd wait till June. It's only a couple of months away...

    I wonder if they did bring a new Iphone out whether us existing Iphone 3g customers will be allowed to upgrade again and start a fresh new contract.
     
  22. hacksaw-C87 macrumors regular

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    This might interest you, posted on MacNN today about an analyst how has re-predicted a $99 iPhone. It personally doesn't interest me, it's not the cost putting me off, it's the size. For my liking, the iPhone is just too big, I want something a little smaller. An iPhone nano would suit me perfectly, but I understand it's unlikely.

    http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/01/12/iphone.nano.non.us.rumor/
     
  23. iWoz macrumors 6502a

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  24. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    Look at it this way. The last 2 iPhones were released at approximately the same time of year. This year will most likely follow the same schedule.

    Are you willing to wait that long?
     
  25. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    I had the same dilemma about a toothbrush last weekend! :confused:
     

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