iBoyfriend here, and I sure think it has. February 21, 2011; the day I bought my first iPhone ever, the 16GB iPhone 4. The price I paid? $420. I honestly thought it was worth every penny, because this phone is an amazing piece of technology. I still have it today as I see no reason why I should upgrade to the iPhone 4S, I prefer to wait until the next generation iPhone is released. When the news of the iPhone 4S came out I was shocked at the starting selling price that the phone would go for. It was far below the amount I paid for my iPhone 4 at the beginning of this year. I was totally fine with it though, I didn't have a problem with it because I knew that I wouldn't be upgrading my phone to a 4S. About two weeks after the iPhone 4S' release I started to notice something. There were more people with iPhones in my school. Last school year (my 9th grade year) there was only about 6 or 7 kids who had an iPhone in my class (of 2014 ) which included me. Now this year (my 10th grade year ) I have noticed that there are more and more people with iPhones. People who I thought couldn't afford an iPhone (I'm talking middle class and lower class people here!) have iPhone 4S's! It's truly amazing really. Now in my class (of 2014 !) there are about 16-20 kids with iPhones now (4S). I don't know if this is because Sprint was added to the list of Apple authorized carriers or if it's because of the price change...? I'm extremely confused about this strange phenomena. What do you think? Has the iPhone lost its value? I want you know what you think! Please take the time to vote in my poll! --About the editor-- iBoyfriend is a high school student from rural southern California. He enjoys reading about Apple news and is a very firm believer in the 1st amendment.