waaay early question about next gen iphone

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  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    hey,

    i know i'm kinda jump'n the gun, but i was just wondering what your advice would be...

    i am eligible to get the discounted iphone 4 around february of 2011. should i wait for the next gen iphone?

    a few things i think might be worth waiting for:
    -a fixed antenna design
    -facetime for macs as well as windows
    -more apps that take advantage of looser app control from apple
    -more durable design (glass breaking often?)
    -improved speed/battery life

    what do you think?
    right now i can't see a significant difference for me between the 3gs and the 4... but i've not lived with a 4... is it a dramatic improvement (post hype)?


    thanks,

    r.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes. No. Maybe. I don't know.

    ...

    Honestly, this is a really lame question at this point. No one knows what the 5th generation iPhone will have, so if you want to upgrade you might as well do it when you're eligible.

    No problems with the antenna here. Got my iPhone 4 in the mail as soon as it came out.
     
  3. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    if i were to rephrase my question...

    ... are there any iphone 4 owners, upgraded from a 3gs, who after a few months feel a bit underwhelmed?

    (if so, perhaps i will wait...)
    r.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I wouldnt get an iphone in February since new ones usually come out in June-July.
    Hold off another 3 months past to see what the next one is about and then decide before you waste your upgrade.
     
  5. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    My advice is to wait...while you're missing the biggest improvement with your 3GS, the retina display, you won't really notice unless you compare it with an actual iPhone 4 which you don't have yet. You still have a pretty fast phone with multitasking and other various OS4 improvements...the difference between the 4 and 3GS is pretty big, but not big enough IMO to upgrade only 6 months before iphone 5 comes out. Does that make any sense?

    I doubt that all of those things will be fixed but some probably will:
    Antenna
    Wider spread of Facetime
    Improved speed/battery life
     
  6. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yeah, i was thinking the same. thanks for giving me feedback on my lame question.

    r.
     
  7. forcetactic macrumors 6502

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    Iphone 2g -> 3g = much faster networking speeds
    Iphone 3g -> 3gs = huge noticeable speed bump
    Iphone 3gs -> 4 = not a necessary upgrade. all the features do not help you that much

    Wait 4 months, it will be totally worth it. Otherwise you'll regret it when everyone has the new gen and you're stuck with an i4
     
  8. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I'd say wait, unless you are having some problem with your current phone and you have to upgrade.
     
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  10. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    wait for the new one in July, I am in the same boat as you and will do the upgrade in July. :)
     
  11. Gin Gin macrumors regular

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    I also have the 3GS & I'm eligible at the same time as you. I'm waiting for the next one. There will probably be some small improvements from the iP4 and it's only a few more months, might as well wait.
     

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