iPhone for Christmas, Yes or No?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SouthernMac, Dec 2, 2008.

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Get an iPhone for Christmas

  1. Get it!

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  2. Don't! Just wait there will be an update!

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  1. SouthernMac macrumors member

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    I have a family member that wants to buy me an iPhone for Christmas, but with the small rumor that there may be a 32gb version coming, I want to know what you think about getting one as a gift before Macworld?
     
  2. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    If it's a free gift, then definitely accept the gift and be happy.
     
  3. Trajectory macrumors 6502a

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  4. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    There is no proof that an updated iPhone will be coming out any time soon or at Macworld, so you could just be passing off an awesome gift. I'd say go ahead and get it. Make sure that you get the receipt for it.
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i would hate to have an iphone as a gift and then be stuck with the expensive plan if i wasnt ready to take it on
     
  6. jmann macrumors 604

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    That's tacky if you say that. If you want to go that road, I would suggest asking for an apple giftcard instead, telling them you don't know what you want.

    Maybe they already have an ATT plan?
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    well chances are they dont already have a data plan. maybe im wrong but it is something to consider as the iphone simply isnt a one time cost
     
  8. jmann macrumors 604

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    Yeah, it sure is a money sucker.

    SouthernMac, do you already have a plan with ATT or are they paying for a subsidized phone? Because there is a big price difference :eek:
     
  9. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    It can be one-time if you get an unlocked phone and go with a t-mobile pay-as-you-go.
     
  10. kolax macrumors G3

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    Not on PAYG in the UK with O2.
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yea it could be PAYG op, what carrier you have?
     
  12. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    get it. there's not much hardware to improve on that's very drastic. Maybe a more powerful and efficient ARM processor or more memory.
     
  13. kolax macrumors G3

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    A good definition of contradiction all in one sentence! :eek:
     
  14. SouthernMac thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't have AT&T. Obviously, I am aware that there is a monthly bill that comes with the phone, but that is not a problem. I am speaking strictly in terms of the phone itself.
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you're ready for the bills then go for it.
     

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