Just bought the iPhone 3G, should I return it & wait for the next gen iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vengeful Poet, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. vengeful Poet macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2009
    Hello, everyone. I'm new to MacRumors and I'd like to make this first post of mine an opportunity to get some opinions.

    I've recently purchased/upgraded to an iPhone 3G, with the standard issue 2-year AT&T contract (which is fine by me as I'm part of a family plan; let's just say I'm paying far less than the usual $100 a month to use the phone).

    The thing is great. It has made my life a great deal easier, et cetera, et cetera. I'm sure it has been said thousands of times before.

    But now I hear mention of the next version of iPhone coming out in June. I'm looking for some suggestions on what to do: to return the 3G and wait 2~3 months, or to hang on to it.

    Do you think the next iPhone will be priced similarly to the 3G? Will the battery life be better? How about this new graphics thing I've seen written in a few places?
  2. lillybeth macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2008
  3. Macjames macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    Yorkshire, England
  4. Aznsensation45 macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2008
  5. MrGadget28 macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2009
    Just hold onto it because it's not official that there will be a new iPhone arriving. More rumors have been speculated that the only thing arriving in summer besides 3.0 was a reduced price for the iPhone 3G.

    I read somewhere that it will be $100 for a NEW 8GB, $200 for a NEW 16GB and $300 for a NEW 32GB. But again...those are just rumors...

    Just keep your 3G.
  6. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    There has been new hardware speculation since last year when the 3G came out.

    If you really are unhappy with the fact a new device might come out, and it may cost you quite a bit to upgrade, then return it.

    If you are happy with the fact that you got a new iPhone 3G, and will still get the latest features of 3.0 (it's already been stated that the 3G will receive them all), then keep the iPhone, its a great device.

    Good luck. :D
  7. GCmini macrumors member


    Feb 2, 2009
    Chino Hills
    ABSOLUTELY return that!!!!!!! The new iPhone is gonne be legit i can feel it
  8. renewed macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2009
    Bemalte Blumen duften nicht.
    Just keep the 3G incase. If a new device comes out just unlock it and sell it on ebay. :D
  9. diemos macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2009
    ^^ I agree. I have high expectation for the new one.
  10. Tate macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2009
    somewhere in Indiana
    Well I just got my iPhone 3 weeks ago and often wonder the same thing but I think I'm just going to keep my 3g. I learn new stuff everyday with this phone. I still think about it from time to time but I think I'm just going to keep it. You just never know what is around the corner. Besides when 3.0 come out then I will have everything I want. LOL!
    If you really like it just keep it you can't go wrong. It's an awsome phone. That's just my advice. :D
  11. iTzChasE macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2008
    I would return it. I'm still holding onto my 2g iPhone. I know that the next iPhone will be amazing.... Hopefully.

    I'm just wondering about the data plan and everything. I hope to god AT&T doesn't raise the price from 30 to 35/40. They better at least add some txt messaging. (I'm use to paying $20 and get 100 texts, while my mom has to pay $30 + $ for texting)
  12. =MuLti-CeLL= macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2009
  13. milani macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2008
    There is no proof there will be a new iPhone, but by all means return your useful phone and have no phone for 3 months, only to find out that "surprise, there isn't actually a new iPhone and the 3.0 software was actually just a software upgrade." On the other hand their might well be a new iPhone - but I wouldn't give up a phone I just bought based on a rumor without a single piece of evidence... Would you?
  14. lillybeth macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2008
    dont listen to this downer.. return your phone. there WILL be a new iphone

    as i said before i am willing to make bets with people that their will be a new iphone...

    there wasnt much of an upgrade with the 3g.... 3g. gps. and new look...

    that means they will have MAJOR upgrades on this iphone .. the iphone everyone has been wanting...

    and remember last year. when people said dont return the first gen.. that the 3g was just a rumor .. well they were wrong last time and wrong this time
  15. milani macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2008
    I take it back. lillybeth can guarantee there will be a new iPhone on the shelves in June, ready for you to buy. You better sell your phone right away!
  16. Mikey B macrumors 65816

    Mikey B

    Jan 4, 2008
    the island
    Sorry but I think that's wrong. There is not going to be major upgrades. We're talking processor and RAM bumps and probably changes to the camera. They aren't going to change the form factor. They aren't going to add a keyboard. Really, think about it- what else is there besides the camera and some spec bumps to change that isn't software?

    The leap from the original iPhone to the 3G was all about evolution, I would expect the same with the next iteration.
  17. lillybeth macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2008
    no not in june in july they will be for sale..

    bele dat
  18. pugnut macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    Keep It

    If there is in fact a new phone they will make everyone, with a iphone, eligible to get a new one,
  19. rhs7787 macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Looking at what these phones sell for on ebay I would just keep the 3g. When the new iphone comes out, if it has new features worth changing for, just sell it and buy the new one.
  20. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    Keep it. You have it, you love it - just be happy. We're probably not looking at an annoucement until WWDC with availability a month later. You'll have months of enjoyment of your 3G, and then it'll feel new again when you get the 3.0 software.
  21. northy014 macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2008
    Whether or not you do in the end return your iPhone, surely on a purchase that entails such a great expense, you should have done your research ahead of time. You could now be charged restocking fees, which just wastes your capital. And AT&T will charge you a contract cancellation fee.
  22. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
    If you are happy with your iPhone - keep it!

    The process of buying mobile phones is the same with cameras. Some people simply have to have the latest model, regardless if it's really going to benefit them and offer any real worthwhile advantages!

    I understand that in May, in the UK, 02 is going to offer free phones with most of their conrtacts - obviously preparing to clear their stocks in readiness for the "new" model.

    So what? If you are happy with what you've already got and it does all you want - just be happy and forget utopia! :)
  23. dyeung macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2008
    You think a 'major upgrade' is defined by a change in form factor (i dont think we will see this because apple has said that the form will stay the same pretty much)

    For myself i would easily define a camera, processor and ram upgrade as 'major'.
  24. mattroman246 macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2009
    Upstate NY
    I just got a 3g in February, I'm not patient enough to wait. If it comes down to it I'll just add a line to my account to get the new one, no biggie
  25. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    That's what I will do if the new iPhone is something I really want. I might need help unlocking it, but I bet I will have no problems finding out how on this site.

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