How Much To Put Aside for new iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thomamon, May 9, 2010.

  1. thomamon macrumors 65816

    thomamon

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Location:
    Flemington, NJ
    #1
    Hey guys,

    So I won a poker tournament last night and want to put aside some money for the new up coming phone. Would it be safe to put aside $300 for the top of the line model?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Geckotek macrumors G3

    Geckotek

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #2
    See one of the multiple threads on what the new iPhone will cost.
     
  3. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

    iMJustAGuy

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Location:
    Beach, FL
    #3
    If you are eligible for the complete subsidy, then I would guess yes. UNLESS there will be 3 models. I am borderline wanting to say we will have a 32/64 lineup. I can't tell if we've progressed far enough to see a 64 at $299... maybe they'll switch it up a little and go $349. But what is it you actually need/want? $300 MUST guarantee you at least 32gb I would assume.
     
  4. AbSoluTc macrumors 601

    AbSoluTc

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    #4
    At most, $400 with another 2 year contract. Off contract, at most, maybe $600. That's taking into account a possible "64g" phone. If they continue and only do a 32g phone, then $500 off contract, $299 on contract.
     
  5. thomamon thread starter macrumors 65816

    thomamon

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Location:
    Flemington, NJ
    #5
    Yeah, I'm eligible for the discounted updates as of May 1 :)

    I'm hoping there is a 64 GB Version!
     
  6. Tankfantry macrumors regular

    Tankfantry

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    #6
    Man I guess I might have to wait until my upgrade comes around again in July. I have to go over a year without the new iPhone, damnit! I am willing to pay $300 for a new 32G but anything more then that and my wife would murder me.
     
  7. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

    iMJustAGuy

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Location:
    Beach, FL
    #7
    When I look at 32gb, and $299 together it just doens't feel right anymore (this day and age). However, if this is "higher class" iPhone than the norm (video conf./HD video, etc) then I guess so... I guess I just repsonded to my own post, lol.
     
  8. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

    iMJustAGuy

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Location:
    Beach, FL
    #8
    Psh.. I ain't waintin' nothin'! Gimme my $600 iPhone! lol. I'm thinking about cheating the system. I'm a business customer and I might cancel my contract this month (because it's free) and then re-sign up when iPhone comes out. IDK though, not only does it feel wrong, but it's also a hassle, and I'd lose my nuimber... I heard if you pay at least $100 a month and are a business customer you can upgrade way earlier than normal... the thing is though I get a 24% discount so I am NEVER at $100 - not to mention my 3gs got stolen 3 months ago and I've lowered my plan/rates significantly for my samsung eternity (PUKE). With the current iPhone it says I can upgrade in november or early upgrade now is like $299 for a base 3Gs I think... does that sound like a faster upgrade than [YOU (readers)] would have if you contract renewed at the time of 3Gs?

    Sorry for the infamous Double post :( :p
     
  9. AbSoluTc macrumors 601

    AbSoluTc

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    #9
    Is Ms. Spears stalking me? :p

    Yeah, $299 does seem high these days for a phone. However if it has all the great features I want and more, it will be worth it. If it has that ****** yellow screen again, I will be PISSED!
     
  10. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

    iMJustAGuy

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Location:
    Beach, FL
    #10
    HEY I COMMENTED IN THIS THREAD FIRST! :eek: :p

    Yeah... and it really doesn't matter if it's a complete rip off or not...
    "If it's shiny and made by apple...:rolleyes:"
     
  11. Geckotek macrumors G3

    Geckotek

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #11
    Seriously doubtful, there is not 64GB NAND memory. And so far they haven't placed 2 chips in the iPhone. It doesn't look like ther'e's any room for an additional chip in the new one either.
     
  12. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

    iMJustAGuy

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Location:
    Beach, FL
    #12
    Speaking of... (btw I don't know much about prototypes) I always notice XXGB on the back? I don't get it. How much IS actually in there? Can we not tell from that?
     
  13. Geckotek macrumors G3

    Geckotek

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #13
    Since it's XX....nope.
     
  14. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

    iMJustAGuy

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Location:
    Beach, FL
    #14
    Haha, when I said that, I was referring to the prototype not the XX. Very poor choice or words. Did the phone not have any in it? I don't understand how this works.
     
  15. Geckotek macrumors G3

    Geckotek

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #15
    We don't know for sure how much memory was in it. The finder only had access to it for a short time before it was unbootable.

    There was some talk of memory quantity at one point, but it didn't jive with known chip sizes so I think most concluded it was false information. And the chips size/model was never revealed due to being covered by a metal frame.
     
  16. thomamon thread starter macrumors 65816

    thomamon

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Location:
    Flemington, NJ
    #16
    I can't imagine it won't have a size increase, I think it is pretty much fact they find some way to get it up to 64.
     
  17. Geckotek macrumors G3

    Geckotek

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #17
    If you know anything about the internals of the iPhone, it will make it easier to imagine.
     
  18. CptAwesome macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    #18
  19. Tankfantry macrumors regular

    Tankfantry

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    #19
    Just found out that new next upgrade is in December so I won't have to wait until next summer, awesome!
     

Share This Page