i just wanna call a 3g dongle right now

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by greenyboy411, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. greenyboy411 macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2007
    seriously, it may sound implausable right now, but just wait a couple of months. i'm sure apple knows how sad many edge iphone owners will be when the newer tech comes out. what's the solution for this? well, they could offer an upgrade plan (like, trade in your old one and get 3g for $200 or something) but wouldn't it be simple to just release a small, unobtrusive plugin on the bottom? sure, battery life would still be an issue, but since its detachable, you could choose when you use it. now i'm not sure about technical logistics, but from a business/costomer point of view, it makes perfect sense. everyone right now thinks they're gonna be screwed into either buying a new phone when they come out or feel burdened by old technology. its not apple's duty to release this at all. but if they did, wouldn't it make each and every buyer absolutely love the company?

    just my 2 cents
  2. pavvento macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2007
    I've been thinking about this and it could work. I had a bluetooth dongle for my motorola 400 which turned a non bluetooth phone into a bluetooth phone. The chip could be made to work with the EDGE so that it was only a 3G chip but could easily transition to the phone's edge when support was not available. I do not see Apple selling this, they would rather you spend $600 for a 3G iPhone.
  3. DaffyDuck macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2007
    In the end, they are a company (and a publicly traded one at that) so their ultimate goal is to make money. They WANT you to want to buy the next model. I suppose it's possible for a 3G module to be released although I'm not sure if the dock connection can support something like that. I doubt Apple would spend time and money developing something like this.
  4. rablat macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2007
    Classified NSA intel
    what makes the iPhone any different than any
    other phone released.
    Motorola,Nokia,Sony Ericsson etc... Do not offer
    anything when they release new models every other month.
    Nor does apple need too.
    Furthermore I guess apple owes eveyone some sort of a deal
    on a new iPod and MacBook ever so often aswell.

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