iPhone Update Cycle

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Poob Bubes, May 26, 2011.

  1. Poob Bubes macrumors 6502a

    Poob Bubes

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    I was just curious to see which iPhone upgrade cycle most people would prefer to be on if they only upgrade every other year. So let me know if you would rather be on the 3/4/5... upgrade cycle or the 3gs/4s/5s upgrade cycle and why.
     
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Doesn't really matter to me since they all are good upgrades. Plus, some people get upgrades every year.

    I guess to answer your question, the 2,4,6 cycle but I'm on the 1,3,5 cycle right now. That's not to say I can't just pay an early upgrade fee on the phone, but I get yearly upgrades anyways.
     
  3. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I'm on the 1/2/3/4 and very likely 5/6/7 cycle.
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I've been sticking to the 'even numbers' cycle.

    It's not perfect but I think I'll stick with it.
     
  5. bohbot16 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you get the new contract pricing offered every year ($199) or are you referring to the early upgrade pricing ($399)?
     
  6. eseminario macrumors member

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    3/4/5 Cycle, but in my country is really more expensive to get the upgrade because here... The prince for an iPhone with 18 months contract is about $600 ...
     
  7. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    This one :apple:
     
  8. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    New contract pricing ($199/$299) since the main line on the account pays over $100 a month.
     
  9. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    So far I've had the 3G and the 4, and I think I'll be good to wait for the 6th generation, but I'll get the 5th if upgrade eligibility and release work out close enough to get it when it's a new enough handset.
     
  10. iFiend macrumors 65816

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    Can you expound further on this?

    I have had an iPhone since the 3G, and I now have the 4. I got the 3G about 6 months after it was released so I skipped the 3GS. Since the beginning I have paid $125/month for service (including all taxes and everything). It is just me on the account.

    Think I'll get that same yearly upgrade?
     
  11. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Best cycle to be on :D
     
  12. JASApplications macrumors 65816

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    haha!

    For me it's 3Gs/4s/5s :)
     
  13. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    That's me. :D
     
  14. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    Just go to the AT&T website and check. It will tell you when you are eligible for an upgrade.

    I'm the main line on a family plan and I have been getting yearly upgrades. The others on the family plan only get 2 year upgrades (or 18 months, I don't really know).
     
  15. iFiend macrumors 65816

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    When I do the *639# it says I "may be eligible for an upgrade on 7/31" (got my ip4 7/31/10). Soooo what does that mean? lol
     
  16. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    whats a 4S and 5S?

    Anyway, i'm stuck with 3 year contracts, so after getting the iPhone 3G on launch date, i'm finally going to be upgrading to the iPhone 5. I don't think i'll be upgrading until the iPhone 7 or 8 after that. Although i do get discounted pricing off my contract when the new iPhone is released, but i still don't jump on it. The discounted prices aren't near subsidized.
     

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