Wait for iPhone 5? or get iPhone 4S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zachnelson, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

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    I currently have an android phone and want to get an iPhone.

    Should I wait for iPhone 5 or get the iPhone 4S now?
     
  2. 184550 Guest

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    I'd wait. Might as well have the latest and greatest.
     
  3. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    wait
     
  4. zachnelson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    Buy now! Why wait? Enjoy life and it's toys while you can. :D
     
  6. 184550 Guest

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    Presumably the same time frame the 4S was released as the latest rumors point to a Fall release for future iPhones.
     
  7. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Go for it. I bought mine last month. The next phone may not have a new/improved feature you're interested in.
     
  8. Spink10 macrumors 601

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  9. zachnelson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Droid Charge.

    It's great, but I plan on getting a new MacBook Pro as well for college so i'd like to have both integrated.
     
  10. Jb07 macrumors 6502

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    The rumors are it won't be updated until September/October, which is 7-8 months away. Go ahead and get it now. The iPhone 4S is more than capable.
     
  11. alloucho macrumors member

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    why not wait for iphone 6? i guess there will be more new features. or may be wait for 6S or 7.. :p
    if you want it, get it
     
  12. k3roro macrumors 6502

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  13. 4sFanatic macrumors regular

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    You should get a 4 and then screw around with Spire proxies 4 hrs a day for 8 months to help pass the time - ;)
     
  14. zachnelson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Decided on the iPhone 4S now, and will probably see about selling it and getting the 5 later down the line.
     
  15. DNAppleGold macrumors regular

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    If your contract is up for renewal get a 4s now. It's a great phone, and even better when integrated into other Mac products. As Zachnelson says, the re-sale on Iphones is very good. When the 4 came out last year, my wife sold her Iphone 3g (not 3gs) for $150.
     
  16. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Probably a good idea. We can't know for sure if the iPhone 5 will be released in June or October.
     
  17. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    You guys beat me to my suggestions.

    The Macrumors buyer's guide is generally a good place to check first when trying to decide whether or not to buy an Apple product (of course that shouldn't be your only deciding factor! Just a starting point).

    Since the rumours are saying a fall release, I think this would be best for you. Apple devices hold their value so well, you won't have to pay very much out of pocket to upgrade after selling the 4S.
     
  18. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    Good decision.
     
  19. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

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    Since that thread was locked.. I had to reply somehow. :D
    Anyways, I don't have a contract since I'm on an employee line. Therefore, there isn't a commitment on my end. Just saying. :cool:

    Back on topic, get the 4S. Who knows when or if the "5" comes out. Live life now. Don't wait for something that might not even happen.
     
  20. molala macrumors 6502a

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    Just got my 4s last weekend. Upgraded from a 3G, which is a huge leap. With >6 months to go before the next upgrade, I didn't really want to wait longer.
     
  21. pmau, Feb 22, 2012
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    Buying in iPhone 4S now might be a bad idea for two reasons:

    1) It's only approx. 6 month until the iPhone 5 is released.
    2) Prices for the 4S will drop after the release.

    So, either care about money and buy a 4S after iPhone5 is released to save money,
    or wait for the iPhone5. Paying the full price now is not wise in my opinion.
     
  22. Bodygard macrumors regular

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    You have a Droid Charge? it's not bad smartphone, i'd wait for iphone "5" ;)
    Or...you might do as this guy and call it!
    [​IMG]
     
  23. pmau macrumors 65816

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    Well, we need to know what we're calling it for here.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0477348/quotes

    Great scene ;)
     
  24. Shadowbech macrumors 68030

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    You might as well buy it now or else you'll be keep on waiting till iphone 100 comes out.
     
  25. MacBookPro13" macrumors 6502a

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    This.

    Don't see why people keep waiting for things especially when they are most likely to be 7/8 months away plus the wait of getting the phone after its announced.

    If you want a new iPhone get the 4S, it's a very good phone.
     

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