Should people ignore the 4 and just buy the 3GS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by klrobinson999, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. klrobinson999 macrumors 6502

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    ...and wait for the iPhone 4G next summer, and allow Apple a year to perfect their device?

    Discuss.
     
  2. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    its their call, i love my iPhone 4.


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  3. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    btw, pics of the 4G iPhone or i dont believe it.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    That's really a personal question.

    If you like your 3Gs then yeah keep it for another year. There are advantages for holding off. There are also disadvantages so each person has to weigh the god and bad.

    Personally, while I'm not an iPhone 4 owner (my wife is), I'd say there's enough good with the IP4 that I'd say its not worth it. I also believe apple will at some point in near future address the antenna and proximity issues.
     
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    It looks exactly like the 4, but with 64GB.
     
  6. King Luis macrumors 6502

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    this is how i see it.

    if you have a 3g or lower, get the 4.
    if you have a 3gs, wait a year.

    upgrade every 2 years.
     
  7. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    After owning my Iphone 4 I wouldn't go back to a 3GS.
     
  8. RC83 macrumors 6502

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    Hell no. The 4 is way better than my 3GS ever was. No way I would go back
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    No, the iPhone 4G/5 is going to be a Rev A all over again and have its own set of problems, as did every generation iPhone. No such thing as a perfect Rev A.
     
  10. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    What is this iPhone 4G you speak of?
     
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    iPhone 5.
     
  12. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    I suppose, as we've seen from people with no problems to those with problems (reception, dropped calls) that it depends on where the potential buyer lives. Ask others that own an iPhone 4 if they have any reception issues. If not, iP4. If so, iP3GS.
     
  13. -MRB macrumors 6502

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    These threads rile me up.


    The phone isn't so ****ed up that it's totally unusable.

    It works perfectly fine. And wipes the floor with the previous 3GS & 3G.
     
  14. iTiki macrumors 6502

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    :D We're talking about phones right?
     
  15. BoleCailey macrumors member

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    Same for me. Even though it does not seem like it, the large majority of us are happy with our phones. The only "problem" I have had is the Death Grip making speed test slow down when I was trying to create the problem, I had to squeeze pretty hard and holding the phone naturally that way with my left hand did not cause any signal problems.
     
  16. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    I hope so!! I'm holding my 3GS and waiting for the price to go up before I sell it. :D

    Loving my iP4.
     
  17. andy9l macrumors 68000

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    +1

    I had to upgrade my 3G. That YouTube parody video is not 'fake', they really are that slow running 4.0.

    I can't believe people still think their iPhone 4 is perfect. Surely you've not convinced yourselves that much?
     
  18. jqc macrumors regular

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    I picked up my 4 from the apple Store last week and love it. No way I would go back to my 3GS. Awesome screen, much better battery life. Haven't been able to replicate grip of death, no proximity issues.
     
  19. mgamber macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone 4 is obviously superior to any previous iPhone. It does more, the radio has better reception, etc. If someone doesn't want to buy an iPhone 4 because of the antenna problem, they probably shouldn't buy Apple at all because the antenna isn't the problem, it's a symptom. The problem is Apple and it's inferior corporate culture. Buying a 3GS instead of a 4 won't change that.
     
  20. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

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    I lOVED my 3GS but would never want to go back now.
     
  21. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    This seems like sage advice to me.
     
  22. onep00nis macrumors member

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    My iPhone 4 works just fine for me. Only issue I have is the antenna issue but I haven't dropped any calls yet. I not saying I'm 100% happy with iPhone 4 but it hasn't given me any major issues for me to not use it and I would go with 4 instead of 3GS. But that's just me. :)
     
  23. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    I think you could be happy if you stayed with your 3gs, but I don't see anyway anybody could use the iPhone 4 and then go back to the 3gs. It can't even compare hardware wise. The only way I'd understand is if the antenna issue really does cause a huge difference wherever the person lives. For me, it doesn't.

    Would I ever advise anyone to buy a new 3gs and sign a 2 year contract now? Of course not. Buy an iPhone 4, sell it on ebay and then buy a used 3gs on ebay and make a few hundred dollars and also get higher storage capacity.
     
  24. -MRB macrumors 6502

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    Okay,

    Perfect: No
    Un-usable: No

    Happy overall: Yes
     

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