"Old" iPhone 4 prices after iPhone 5 release?

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  1. DUDEMANGUY5, Sep 17, 2011
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    DUDEMANGUY5 macrumors regular

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    What do you think the prices of the 16 and 32GB iPhone models would be after the release of the iPhone 5/4s? I do remember vaguely that the iPhone 3GS 16 and 32GB models dropped a few hundred dollars after the iPhone 4 was released. (anyone remember the actual prices or the amount off?)

    But my plan was to buy a NEW iPhone 4 (off contract through Verizon) when the new iPhone comes out to replace my QWERTY basic phone.
     
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    Good question. But I'd think Apple would sell the iPhone 4 cheaper compared to the carriers once the five is released as the carriers have to pay back Apple plus make a profit.
     
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    If Apple only unveil an 8GB iPhone 4 then the price will be reasonable, as people will still pay for more storage. However, if there is a lower cost iPhone 4S that has 16GB, along with the iPhone 5, then original iPhone 4 prices will suffer in the pre-owned market.
     
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    Did the retail prices drop or did the 2 year contact prices drop... Or both?
     
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    Apple did not sell an unlocked iPhone 3G(s) in the US so can't say anything there. I know AT&T did sell off the 16GB/32GB 3G(s)'s off contract for around $400-$500 and I believe gave the 3G away for 'free' with a new two year contract.
     
  7. Lindenhurst macrumors 6502a

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    That is not correct. I sold my iPhone 3GS for $285 after I received my iPhone 4. Many on the forum got over $300.

    Een the ripoff places like gazelle were offerring $150 for the 3GS.

    I would say that the iPhone 4 16gb will probably sell on eBay or craigslist for high 200's low 300's.
     
  8. Lugn macrumors newbie

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    Here's a pic of reduced prices in Japan. 20,000 JPY (~$250) off, if purchased before the end of the month.
     

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    Edited.
     
  10. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    What the heck are you talking about? He's talking about the carrier prices not the resale value. Read the OP posting before you make comments.

    2 year prices dropped. I would assume the retail prices stay the same or Apple could drop them.
     
  11. Mumstalker macrumors member

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    It is correct. The 99USD price was only for a 3GS iPhone on a new 2 year contract. Instead of the 199 or 299 which was it's original cost. iPhone 4 took that price spot.

    He's not talking about Second hand market, or unlocked devices, perhaps thats your confusion.
     
  12. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Exactly.
     
  13. Impulse29 macrumors member

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    Well $250 is 25,000 cents. If 25,000 cents = 20,000 yen (not Japanese dollars), then per unit, a yen is worth more than a cent. Google 'hyperinflation' to see some currencies that really are worthless (like hundred million billion valued bills).

    Back on topic, I'm also excited to see how much the iPhone 4 will be once the iPhone 5 is released. I quite like the design of the iPhone 4 and will choose it over a radically redesigned iPhone 5.
     
  14. Lugn macrumors newbie

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    Obviously you are clueless, so here's a chart to help you understand how our precious dollar is performing...

    Up is good. Down is bad.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. magamo macrumors 6502

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    This is hands down the dumbest sentence I've read in a long while. That number is in yen, which is roughly 1.3 cents right now. Japanese yen is very very very strong so exporting companies in Japan are suffering while Japanese importers are enjoying super "cheap" American products. I doubt your brain can understand what this means though.
     
  16. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    I bet you feel special. Have a cookie.
     
  17. blunti macrumors 6502a

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    Japan dollar?! wtf are you talking about. It would be wise to at least know the currency they are using before opening your mouth...
     
  18. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    The discussion has long passed. It would be even wiser if you knew when to not speak.
     
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    Learn to take your own advice
     
  20. bigmac58 macrumors member

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    I'm just biding my time until the new phone(s) are revealed. I like the iPhone 4 design and would be thrilled with that phone right now. However, I'm hopeful that the price will drop on it when the new models are released. One concern I have is that Apple will pull the current iPhone 4 models and only have the iPhone 4s and the iPhone 5 for new customers. Another post suggests Apple might pull the existing unsold models for warranty replacements and other uses. I have an iPod Touch 2g that has 8gb. I never thought I would fill it but I have, so a 16gb iPhone sounds good. If the iPhone 4s is 8gb (as is rumored), then I have a great new phone but the same amount of memory. In that case I might have to pony up the extra for the iPhone 5.
     
  21. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    So I forgot the name of their dollar because it has nothing to do with my life. Such a terrible tragedy. And I stopped the conversation and edited my post when I was proved wrong. But people like him don't know when to stop and tried to revive it.
     
  22. corys00 macrumors regular

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    Actually, it does affect your life, whether you want to admit (or even know), but the economy is global and even if you live in B.F.E., the value of the dollar in comparison to other currencies does affect your life.
     
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    There we go again. If I don't use the 'yen' it DOES NOT affect me. It affects politicians, which affects industry, which affects businesses and then finally comes down to me if I actually use that certain service. If you really want to keep this going we could say a honey-bee dying today could have an effect on the sales of honey five generations from now because that one honey-bee could not reproduce and makes new hives and their population dwindles even further.
     
  24. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Can we stop trolling and get back to the original topic? Mature up.

    OP: The price should remain around the same if a lower version of the 4 is to be released. Obviously, if the 5 is released instead then the price will drop. I'd assume it will touch $99 like the 3GS.
     
  25. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    I think theyll remain constant and an 8gb model will be offered not at launch until they clear out the 16gb iPhone 4's
     

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