Still get iPhone now and the 5 next month?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PDFierro, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    The wait is killing me. I have had my phone upgrade since mid-June, and I do want to get an iPhone. Back then, I almost got the iPhone 4.

    It's so close, but I sort of really need a new phone now and could put an iPhone to good use. Plus, I'll be traveling in August. But the downside is that I'd be purchasing the iPhone 5 when it comes out anyway. How much money do you think I'd lose by selling the 4 and buying the 5 at full price?

    It seems stupid to buy now, but I guess if you need it.
  2. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    if you buy it used then resell it you won't loose too much. if you are traveling out of country make sure it's unlockable. honestly most indications say new model will arrive in Sept.
  3. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Do you REALLY need it?

    I've been there myself, I craved a new phone and almost drove myself nuts thinking about how crappy the phone I currently had was and how I needed that new phone immediately but like any sort of craving... It comes and then goes.

    I say wait the month for the 5, it'll be worth the months wait... Guaranteed :)
  4. PDFierro thread starter macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    Getting a cheaper one on eBay or something instead of on-contract price is something I have considered. I was going to add that.

    And I guess I don't really need it at the moment, but it would most certainly help. My flip phone is on its last legs, cracked outside screen and damaged to hell but it will keep going. And I do have other phones I could replace it with, but an internet phone right now would help greatly.

    I guess if I don't mind spending the money, then why not. I will think about it, thanks!
  5. Reach9 macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2010
    In America
    You need a phone? Do the smart thing, and buy a prepaid or $0 phone, and wait for a couple months.
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. I wouldn't buy an iPhone now.
  7. serialtoon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    Long Beach
    No no no, you guys got it all wrong. What you do (this is what i did) is buy an Android phone for 200$ on craigslist, then sell that for 240-260$ or find someone to trade it straight up for an iPhone 4 (which is what i did). I bought a brand new T-Mobile G2X from someone for $280 on craigslist, then i flipped it for a brand new iPhone 4 16GB ;-) See what you need to do is feed on the stupid people on craigslist. I do it all day long. :p

    Alternative : Buy an iPhone 4 at an Apple store for your upgrade price, then return it in 30 days for a full refund plus you get your upgrade back.

    Alternative Part Deux : You buy the iPhone 4 full price at Best Buy and return it within the return period. Being that i have a Best Buy Premium card for purchasing so many things there, i have a 45 day window to return things, full refund, no restocking fee. If you live outside of California you get 14 days..but still.

    There are many ways to attain an iPhone 4. Think of it as a borrowing situation.
  8. Big D 51 macrumors 6502a

    Big D 51

    Jan 15, 2011
    Mobile, AL
    If it was me, I would, but that's me.
    Someone will buy your iPhone 4. You may take a little loss so I guess it depends if you can afford the loss.

    Good luck on your decision.
  9. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
  10. PDFierro thread starter macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    I just have a regular flip phone now. I guess if I can afford the loss, then I should do it if I really want to. Thinking about it.
  11. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    Well since you are looking a purchasing the next iPhone at full price why not just purchase a factory unlocked iPhone 4 now at full price of $749.00 from Apple and then when the new iPhone comes out you can sell your existing unlocked iPhone 4 and purchase the iPhone 5 using your upgrade.

    A factory unlocked iPhone 4 will have the highest resale value after the next iPhone is released.

  12. PDFierro thread starter macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009

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