How long does it take for Iphones price to go down?

super michael

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I never owned a Iphone before, I know most technology when it becomes 1 year old the price goes down. I was wondering how long would it take for the Iphone 4s to get lower the price?
 

super michael

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I would to know for pay as you go, I normally buy my mobile phone in UK like the carphone warehouse when we go to UK on holiday.
 
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Stealthipad

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Most phone hardware drop very quickly but Apple does not discount for a long time. Even old 3GS device demand some serious bucks for their age.

If you are waiting for the 4S to drop. it would likely be when the 5 is officially announced with a delivery date.:)
 
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wpotere

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I never owned a Iphone before, I know most technology when it becomes 1 year old the price goes down. I was wondering how long would it take for the Iphone 4s to get lower the price?
From what we have seen, the price will drop when a new model comes out. Otherwise it stays where it is at.
 
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super michael

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So the Iphone 4s price will come down when the Iphone 5 comes out. I was wondering did the Iphone 4 price go down when the Iphone 4s came out?

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One thing important, is it possible to turn of 3G on the Iphone 4 or 4S? The thing is in Gibraltar using 3G is so overcharge I never use 3G.
 
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wpotere

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So the Iphone 4s price will come down when the Iphone 5 comes out. I was wondering did the Iphone 4 price go down when the Iphone 4s came out?

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One thing important, is it possible to turn of 3G on the Iphone 4 or 4S? The thing is in Gibraltar using 3G is so overcharge I never use 3G.
Yes, they lowered the price. Could vary from country to country but here in the USA it was lowered.
 
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Lugnutz

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So the Iphone 4s price will come down when the Iphone 5 comes out. I was wondering did the Iphone 4 price go down when the Iphone 4s came out?

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One thing important, is it possible to turn of 3G on the Iphone 4 or 4S? The thing is in Gibraltar using 3G is so overcharge I never use 3G.
I just purchased a 4 on eBay and they were running around 200 less than the 4s. I couldn't justify paying 200 more so i settled for the 4 and am glad I did.
 
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BiggAW

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A while. The used prices drop right after the next model come out because the market gets flooded, and then they rebound a little bit when the flood of them slows down. iPhones hold value better than about anything else. A 2.5-year-old iPhone 3GS is around $150, a 1.5-year-old Samsung Captivate is less.
 
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MultiFinder17

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As far as new ones are concerned, the price will drop when the next iPhone is introduced. Generally, the current iPhone gets bumped down to a lower price point when the new one comes out.
 
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Ksizzle9

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I still see people asking $575 on Craigslist for a ip4. That speaks for apples quality, but it speaks volumes for what people actually think about their iPhones.
 
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hurricanes305

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i would say once the ip5 comes out. everyone will be dumping their 4s's and the supply will exceed the demand causing the price to drop.
 
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TM WAZZA

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Resale value goes down as it gets closer to the release of the next iPhone. So say the cycle now is October release date for the iPhones, prices will go down late August - September.

Of course, it depends on the condition of the device. If you've kept it mint you'll get a great price. If its full of scratches you can expect a low resale value.
 
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ApplesAndOrangs

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I still see people asking $575 on Craigslist for a ip4. That speaks for apples quality, but it speaks volumes for what people actually think about their iPhones.
Yah, that's just like those idiots with craigslist postings "I bought this big bulky projection HDTV new for $5000 in 2002. Have it yours for only $2500 now! What a deal!"
 
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