iPhone 3G: Buying now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RogueVasion, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. RogueVasion macrumors regular

    RogueVasion

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    Well, here's my predicament...

    My Blackberry Curve is on its last leg and I really need to upgrade it soon (and I've decided not to go the Bold route). I plan on buying the iPhone to replace the Curve on Monday after work. Here's where I have a question.

    If I purchase either:

    A. A refurbished 16GB iPhone 3G off of AT&T.
    B. A brand new 16GB iPhone 3G at Bestbuy.

    Will I be able to purchase the new or revised one at a reduced price in the summer? Would I have to turn in my old iPhone if it does become a possibility? And which route to you think I should go: A or B...

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    C. wait for WWDC/late june and get the new one.

    But of course you can get the new one. you prob will have to sign a new contract. The only way to get the old model is prob to go right after the new one is released because around may-ish apple will stop making/shipping the current one to make way for the new one to be released in late june; or you can prob get a refurb.
     
  3. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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  4. RogueVasion thread starter macrumors regular

    RogueVasion

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    I'm going to see if it can withstand another month and a half...I may have to buy a cheap prepaid phone to hold out.

    But adding on to my question: Say I buy the iPhone on Monday. And in the beginning of June, they release the iPhone revision. Will I be able to renew my contract for two years, buying the new iPhone at a reduced upgrade price, and keep my iPhone 3G?

    *Even if I cannot do that, I'll probably buy it, test it for a month, and return it...paying the restock fee.
     
  5. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Currently when you buy an iPhone you are committed to it for 2 years. If you want to upgrade, say in June, you would have to pay an early upgrade price.

    Currently:

    New Contract: 8GB-$199 16GB-$299

    Existing Early Upgrade: 8GB-$399 16GB-$499

    No Contract but locked to AT&T: 8GB-$599 16GB-$699

    Obviously you have the refurbished prices as well but those are 2 year contracts also.
     

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