so I've got to get a new iPhone today, can't decide which one

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by astromoose, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. astromoose macrumors member

    astromoose

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    I've had an iPhone 1st generation since they came out on June 29th a year and a half ago.
    Yesterday, using it to play music docked to a third party speaker system, it got fried. The phone is done. Some kindof bad power connection shorted the USB pins completely.

    Anyway I'm going to get a new one today and I have the option to get the first generation one again for $199 through the "out of warranty equipment replacement program".

    I know many would consider it a no brainer to go ahead upgrade to the 3G for the same price of $199. But I actually can't decide, I really liked the flat metal back and classic look of the old phone. I also think it gets better battery life and is more durable. This thing was like a tank of a cell phone, I really wish it would have just survived through next june/iphone refresh. Although I wouldn't mind having the GPS of the new one.

    anyone care to give input?
     
  2. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    I understand your hesitation, but I would just go ahead and upgrade. The OS has been the big problem so far, but with the release of 2.2 things are a lot better.
     
  3. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    I would suggest finding out how the 3G coverage is in your area. That would be the first factor in my decision. If the coverage is okay to poor, I would definitely stick with the first gen. Personally I think it looks and feels better.

    After that it's a matter of preference in what you pay. If you think the 3G and GPS are worth an extra $15/month (I sure as hell don't) then go for the newer technology. It'll be worth more if you decide to sell it if/when you upgrade in June.
     
  4. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    3G.. move forwards with technology, don't stay in the dark ages! :D
     
  5. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    There we go
     
  6. astromoose thread starter macrumors member

    astromoose

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    well I was going to go with the new one, but apple hooked it up with a free replacement of my old phone. nice, way to go apple.
     

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