iPhone 3G: Buying now?

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

  1. RogueVasion macrumors regular


    Nov 23, 2008
    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


    May 25, 2004
    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

    Sep 27, 2008
  4. RogueVasion thread starter macrumors regular


    Nov 23, 2008
    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


    Mar 24, 2009
    Bemalte Blumen duften nicht.
    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.


    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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