New out of warranty phone or wait?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zachlegomaniac, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. zachlegomaniac macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2008
    Hey everyone,

    My iPhone 4S is shutting off randomly by itself multiple times a day (usually below 40% battery life). It is out of warranty so a swap for a refurb would cost $200. I was hoping to hold out for the new phone this fall.

    I have taken it to the Genius Bar already and tried everything you could imagine as a fix. The genius said he would personally hold off for a new iteration and deal with it.

    Would you hold off for a few months, pony up the $200 or just buy the 5 if you were in my shoes?

    Thank you,

  2. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    1) Swap and place the 4S on Craigslist for $300. Net $100. Purchase iPhone 5 off contract.

    2) Purchase iPhone 5 off contract and sell for $500 the week before iPhone 5S is released. Use 4S for that week.

    3) Buy iPhone 5 under contract and be happy with the best iPhone I've used. The 5S appearance won't change.

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