If you currently have an iPhone...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RiCEADDiCTBOY, May 23, 2009.

  1. RiCEADDiCTBOY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2007
    I would suggest waiting till next year when Apple is scheduled to deliver their in-house developed system on a chip that will be showing up in the iPhone. The next iPhone refresh would be a major dissapointment for current owners as the next true "update" will occur next year. I am not saying the new hardware updates won't be great - just not the kind of upgrade the refresh the next year is suppose to bring and the one we can all smile about.
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    lol something better is ALWAYS around the corner
  3. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    I hope your correct cause i dont want to buy another phone, when this one is workin fine
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    why would you have to get a new phone again? lol

    can always not get the newest model you know. apple doesnt force you to buy it
  5. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Indeed. Besides, I think I can 'settle' on twice as fast and twice as much RAM.
  6. Mikey B macrumors 65816

    Mikey B

    Jan 4, 2008
    the island
    I don't think we're ever going to see a MAJOR update with any future iPhone release. They are going to be far more evolutionary than revolutionary.
  7. fratboy macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2009
    screw that. i will buy it the minute it comes out.. and if apple were to come out with an iphone 3 days after that i would buy that one too..

    i am going to buy a new iphone every year.

    why not enjoy the new iphone .. sell it when the other new iphone comes out?
  8. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    its like crack lol once you get hooked on it you want more
  9. afireintonto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    i'm going to keep up with the new model. i mean it's a 300 dollar toy phone. it's not a thousand dollar computer. my 3g currently has a couple bumps on it as it is, to go along with several scratches on the screen. i dont think it's a big deal to shell out 2 or 3 hundred dollars a year, especially since i'm on the iphone more than my computer. and if apple keeps releasing in june/july i'll always have the money(july bday!)
    i really like how apple keeps it refreshed, it helps the iphone to stay up/ahead of the competition.
  10. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    There is little to nothing actually KNOWN about the 2009 model update and you're trying to tell us all about the 2010 phone? Geebus. AT&T could go all GM on us and fold, or iPhones could be found to cure cancer (if they don't already). You're doing an awful lot of speculating 13 months in advance.
  11. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    It depends what you consider major.

    Some would consider a video camera and better camera major. Some would consider the transition from 3g to 4g major (which will undoubtedly happen in the future)
  12. chriszzz macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2008
    Thanks. I will definitely take into consideration your predictions on future products when making purchasing decisions....
  13. bigchief macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2009
    No, we're all going to get the iphone coming out next month so we can all have a better iphone than you. :)
  14. robothero macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2009
    Honestly, why next year? Two years from now Apple will be releasing their New and Better© technology which will put next year's iPhone to shame.

    And why stop there?

    Three years from now you won't even believe what's in the pipeline for the iPhone that is coming out in 2013.
  15. RiCEADDiCTBOY thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2007
    ok you guys - sarcasim is great and all...ah forget it.

    anyways, i'm not waving a "DON'T BUY ANYTHING FLAG."

    btw - there are already reports - if you missed them...sorry, i'm not going to go digging them up...you can look for them yourself - about Apples system on a chip showing up in the 2010 refresh. they are still actively developing it and didn't make the cut for this year.

    buy what you want - your money, just saying because i know SOME users are wanting to wait.
  16. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.

    It should be obvious about that since a thread asking about the "next thing" is found on here every single day
  17. RiCEADDiCTBOY thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2007
    true, but there is a distinctive difference between incremental upgrades and upgrades.

    not everyone has cash to burn and would rather wait if they can.
  18. thomamon macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2008
    Flemington, NJ
    I would love to get the phone next month, but I just got the 3g in December and can't pay full price :(
  19. Koodauw macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2003
    I agree. I don't think we are going to see much in the way of hardware upgrades this year. 3.0 OS will be more impressive than a new model.
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. If it suits your needs when you get it, then it doesn't matter what is released after that.
  21. iCantwait macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    or you could by the new one as to have an extra 1 year warranty on your iPhone (i have needed that 5 times, coming up to 6) and have some minor performance upgrades to pass the time between this update and the next?
  22. adamerr macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2008
    Quite annoying that.

    WHICH is why you always do your research before buying something as expensive as an iPhone.
    (Well to me its a tad past my budget so :p)
  23. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2008
    I'm more excited for Firmware 3.0, cause my iphone will be a whole new beast with a lot more potential.
  24. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    OP are you really suggesting that people wait 1 YEAR based on a rumor that might not even be true?

    There is always something better around the corner, if we wait for everything we end up never getting what we want...
  25. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Because they don't exist. :confused:

    WHAT system-on-a-chip?

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