Stay with iphone4 or upgrade to 4s for $200

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ac921ol, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. ac921ol macrumors 6502

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    -Both phones are 16gig
    - no contract for the 4s off Craigslist
    - trading my iPhone 4 for the 4s plus 200
     
  2. pilot1226 macrumors 6502a

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    Buyer beware. I dont trust Craigslist. I would ask for the esn/meid and make sure its legit.
     
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Sure, if you want to.

    Are you eligible for contract upgrade? If so you can get the 4S for $200 under contract, sell your iPhone 4 outright for ~$300, and walk away with a new phone and $100 in your pocket (but under contract extension).
     
  4. ac921ol thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I would def meet at apple.
    So not worried about that.

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    Def. don't want a contract extension until the iPhone 5.
    That's the only reason I am considering this.
    GF said wait it out she has the 4s. I have a 4.

    I. Obviously know its up to me at the end just wondering what you guys would do.
     
  5. pilot1226 macrumors 6502a

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    While the addition of Siri and the better camera/processor are always fun to have, I'm not sure the 4S really has a lot of "wow factor" from the 4. That being said, to each his own. Personally I intend to wait for the 5 because I am hoping for LTE support.
     
  6. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    I am with you. I am holding on to my 4, and waiting for the 5. The 4 is a perfectly fine phone in meantime. It helps that my wife has a 4S. I got to play with hers, and realize what I wasn't missing :)
     
  7. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a

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    Why not? I just did the same deal 2 days ago. Except mine was $150 and the iPhone 4.

    Is it worth extending contract? Nope! Is it worth upgrading to a faster phone, faster data, better camera, Siri, and 1080p video without extending contract and your coming out of pocket with $150-200? Yup!


    Keep in mind, the value of the 4 is low $250-$300. While the 4S is $500+. So when the time comes to sell before the 5 drops, you'll get alot more for the 4S then the 4.
     
  8. sracer macrumors 603

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    Resale prices vary by location, but I'm seeing 16gb iPhone 4 with bad ESN going for OVER $300 on eBay. A fully functional version will be even higher. And the price trend on eBay is rising. I don't know why, maybe it is those people looking for an upgrade to their iPod Touches.
     
  9. rookiezzz macrumors regular

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    Do you think the camera upgrade, processor upgrade, and siri for 200 bucks are worthy enough for you? If that so, go on. If I have that option, I'd prefer to stick with my iphone 4, I don't really need the new features though. Just my personal opinion if someone offer me..
     
  10. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    IMO it's not worth the upgrade, unless you happen to take a lot of pics/video and/or you really want Siri (which has the potential to become cool but it is sort of lackluster right now).
     
  11. b24pgg macrumors 65816

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    Stay with the iPhone 4. The upgrade isn't worth $200 IMHO.
     
  12. vonWachtstain macrumors regular

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    I traded my 4 for 4s plus $150. It was scratched up but I knew I will just take it to Apple and have it replaced since I noticed right away dead pixel. If you doing trade make sure you are getting real iPhone 4S and not iphone 4 on iOS5. I did not care about upgrading I just wanted warranty. In the end he got phone and cash but I got WARRANTY and 4S is actually pretty nice.
     
  13. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a

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    You have a point. The prices are a little on the high side for the 4 because of the jailbreak being available even on IOS5 (Semi Tethered)

    Once iPhone 4S has a jailbreak, the prices for the 4 will decrease even more.
     
  14. Eager Beaver macrumors 6502a

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    Save your money and wait for the 5, or grab a high end android for a year -
     
  15. labman macrumors 604

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    my contract is up in January. I have already decided I'm waiting for the 5 to see what that brings us..
     
  16. Seasought macrumors 65816

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    Not worth it at all.
     
  17. Geo411m macrumors regular

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    I sold my iPhone 4 on Craigslist for $350 and got the 4s for $400 still sealed in the box. So my upgrade only cost me $50.
     

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