New iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by new.era.13, May 26, 2009.

  1. new.era.13 macrumors newbie

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    i heard that it is coming out in July.

    But can you still get one even if you not eligible to get one?
    Can't i just renew my contract?

    I have a iPhone 3g 16GB right now and i want the new one.

    can you guys give me some help?
     
  2. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Thus far an iPhone in July is nothing but rumors. Nobody knows if AT&T will make a special exception for current 3G owners to upgrade, but I highly doubt it.
     
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  4. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    There will be a new iPhone in June/July. There is no doubt about it.


    And does that really seem logical that AT&T won't allow iPhone 3G owners to upgrade? Every iPhone 3G user will be eligible for the new iPhone.
     
  5. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    No they won't, you may be eligible for the "early upgrade" pricing, but that won't be the $199/299 price point.

    You can also pay full price. So yes, one way or another you can buy the new iPhone.
     
  6. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    I doubt they are going to make the people that waited in line on the first day and have had the iPhone for almost a year now make them pay more.
     
  7. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Why not that's how all contracts on subsidized cell phones work...


    There are rare cases where some people will be able to upgrade early at the fully subsidized price. Log into your account and see when you're upgrade eligible. If it says you can upgrade around the time of the release of the new iPhone, then you can. If it puts it off to say around Dec 09, guess what, you can't!
     
  8. Cade Vereen macrumors newbie

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    Where is a legit place to download the new iPhone 0s 3.0 software for free?
     
  9. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    The Search button is your friend. Love it, embrace it, make it your friend.
     
  10. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Apple.com approximately 17 July 09.
     
  11. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    there are tons of place to do so but your phone will be bricked if your SSID is not registered.
     
  12. Cade Vereen macrumors newbie

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  13. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Agreed. I bought my 3G in July 2008 and I'm eligible for an early $499 upgrade now and a full $299 upgrade in December 2009.
     
  14. nitromaxx macrumors member

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    isnt it true that first gen iphone customers were eligible for the subsidized price of $199/$299 when the iphone 3g was released last year? i would think that if there is a new iphone this summer, at&t would do the same for iphone 3g customers.
     
  15. macintosh.apple macrumors 6502

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    but, the first gen. iPhone wasn't subsidized.
     
  16. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816

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    With the increasing competition from other smart phones, Apple would be committing suicide by not releasing a new phone and keeping ahead of the trend. Also, keep in mind that AT&T released an annoucement on their website today that 7.2Mbps (double today's 3G speed) will be available later this year, but current devices will not be able to operate at this speed, and new handsets will be needed to take advantage of this higher speed network. (do you really think Apple would allow other smart phones to have DOUBLE the speed of the iPhone, instead of just upgrading the chip from AT&T (it's just the modem/data-connection chip)?)
     
  17. nitromaxx macrumors member

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    right, but 1st gen iphone customers still had to sign a contract and were only 1 year into that contract when iphone 3g was released
     
  18. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    +1 ^^^ I have to agree with Nick; I've owned iPhones since '07 and they've always accommodated my ADDICTION to the newest and latest....:p:p:p
     
  19. swy05 macrumors 6502

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    Right but, you were paying the full retail price for the phone whether a contract existed or not.

    The 199/299 you paid for the 3g iphone was the discount price. Thus, you are locked into the 2 years and paying each month to recoup the cost of the phone at the discounted price.
     
  20. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    Man I really hope you're right.
     
  21. con500 macrumors regular

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    Is this Fact?
     
  22. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe they will just let us extend our contracts?
     
  23. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    signing a contract and getting an "upgrade" are completely separate things. You can have a 2 year contract but be eligible for a new upgrade in 1 year. all of those iPhone users could use their upgrade and buy a backup phone if they wanted to.
     

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