What are you going to do if there isn't a new iPhone until Q1 2012? [non IP4 users]

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What are you going to do if there is no new iPhone until Q1 2012?

  1. Keep my current (i)phone

    74 vote(s)
    60.2%
  2. Buy the latest available iPhone

    21 vote(s)
    17.1%
  3. Switch to a different device

    28 vote(s)
    22.8%
  1. wordoflife, Mar 28, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2011

    wordoflife macrumors 604

    wordoflife

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    #1
    The title is pretty self explanatory.

    I'm going to stay with my 3GS until a new iPhone comes out. Its tempting to get an iPhone 4 or even the HTC Inspire, but I'll be fine. I don't really need to have the latest device, albeit its already 2 years old.
    ** This poll is mainly for the 2G, 3G and 3GS iPhone users. You can vote if you want to though, regardless of iPhone.
     
  2. vincenz macrumors 601

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    #2
    Wait until it does come out.

    The 4 is still very good.
     
  3. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Keep enjoying my iPhone 4. Too much invested in it with apps and accessories to make the switch
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    #4
    Since I don't plan on upgrading until 2012, it doesn't really matter to me. I upgrade every other year.
     
  5. iRobby macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    'm going to stay with my 3GS until a new iPhone comes out
     
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  7. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly I dont know what Im going to do. You should have made this poll for 3GS users only. I think the answer is 100 times easier for iPhone 4 owners.

    Its going to be really hard to hold out for 7-9 months with an already 2 year old phone without getting the iPhone 4. But I know if I do get the 4 Ill be kicking myself when the 5 comes out. Kind of a ****** spot Apple is puttin 3GS owners in imo if they decided to do that.
     
  8. Surely Guest

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    #9
    Doesn't it stop working in Q3 2011?
     
  9. cbronfman macrumors 6502

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    Yes - also, if once Apple Care runs out if our batteries go or something else does, nothing covers those repairs. In that case, I'll pull out my original iPhone hoping I can bring it back to life after more than 2 years. Otherwise, I'll cancel my AT&T contract and get a cheap pay as I go phone until I can get the iP5. I have an iPad2, but I need an iPhone. I just won't buy the iP4 when it will be already a year old.
     
  10. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    #11
    Well I guess I should mention that the thread wasn't really limited to iPhone 4 owners. I'm still running on a 3GS and have been debating or not whether I should just go with the iPhone 4 now or not and was wondering what other iPhone users are doing (mainly 2G, 3G, and 3GS users). Hmm, should have mentioned that in the poll. :confused:

    I should have mentioned that. Will add it to the OP.
     
  11. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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  12. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    Same boat here, but if the 5 turns out to just be a refresh of the 4, then it won't hurt so bad... 9 months is a helluva long time.
     
  13. B.A.T macrumors 6502a

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    #14
    I have no smart phone and waited to see what the Verizon phone would do for me. I decided to wait until June. Now I may start thinking about Android. Can someone please talk some sense into me.
     
  14. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    #15
    Exactly, no need to drop 300-600 dollars on a phone every year.
     
  15. JKK photography macrumors regular

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  16. youknome macrumors 6502

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    #17
    Most likely search for another phone, I've got the 3GS and it needs an upgrade.
     
  17. iApples macrumors 65816

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    #18
    The tread title says for non iPhone 4 users. And the responses are "Keeping my iPhone 4." Some people need to read first.
     
  18. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    Well no, I added it that to the title after post 11
     
  19. iApples macrumors 65816

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    #20
    That makes more sense.
     
  20. Heisman5 macrumors newbie

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    #21
    Really not sure. My 3GS screen is busted but I've been making due waiting for the iPhone 5 this summer. I also will be going on a trip the first 2 weeks of July. Now it's really tempting to get the iphone4 to have a nice video camera to document the trip. Decisions, decisions....
     
  21. X2468 macrumors regular

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    #22
    I'm going to celebrate!

    It will give Apple more time to create the best iPhone of all.

    They need to focus & use their resources, including proper quality control.

    If they create a good antenna, and include a larger display, it will be worth the wait.

    That's the phone I'll buy.
     
  22. Reach9, Mar 28, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2011

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    #23
    You guys are lucky that you have an iPhone 3GS. I have an iPhone 3G, and i thought that i only had to bare with the lag for 3 more months, but Apple threw us a curve-ball now.

    I'm hoping that the iPhone 5 comes out right after WWDC if anything. Regardless of when Apple releases it, if it's after the normal June/July refresh period, they're going to be wracking up losses big time.
     
  23. SandynJosh macrumors 68000

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    #24
    I'm in a strong Verizon/weak AT&T area and bought a HTC Incredible back when it was unsure if Apple would open Verizon up to the iPhone until 2012. So, I'm sticking to my original plan and getting my iPhone when my Incredible plan runs out in 2012.

    P.S. My Incredible is so easy to use that it came with only a 73 page 8.5 x 11 inch manual with nearly no graphics. What a P.O.S.
     
  24. wordoflife, Mar 28, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2011

    wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    #25
    Hahaha :D
    I guess you don't need much more than that considering how easy Android is to operate. :rolleyes:

    On a side note, I don't think Apple ships iPhones with manuals. At least you got one lol



    You are lucky you don't need SHSH blobs to restore to an earlier version of iOS. I'd restore to 3.x if the lag is that bad.
     

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